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Integrated Infrastructure Initiative for Neutron Scattering and Muon Spectroscopy


Project timeline
February 2009
48 months
January 2013
General Information
NMI3 aims at the pan-European co-ordination of neutron scattering and muon spectroscopy, maintaing these research infrastructures as an integral part of the Euroepan Research Area. NMI3 comprehensively includes all major facilities in the field, opening the way for a more concerted, and thus more efficient use of the existing infrastructure. Co-ordination and networking within NMI3 will lead to a more strategic approach to future developments and thus re-inforce European competitiveness in this area. NMI3 is a consortium of 21 partners from 13 countries, including 10 research infrastructures. The objective of integration will be achieved by using several tools:
- Transnational ACCESS will be provided by 10 partners offering more than 4000 days of beam time. This will give European users access to all of the relevant European infrastructures and hence the possibility to use the best adapted infrastructure for their research.
- Joint Research Activities focusing on six specific R&D areas will develop techniques and methods for next generation instrumentation. They involve basically all those European facilities and academic institutions with major parts of the relevant know-how.
- Dissemination and training actions will help to enhance and to structure future generations of users.
- Networking and common management will help strategic decision-making from a truly European perspective.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP7-Infrastructures-2008-1; Integrating Activities
Project TypeCombination of CP & CSA
Contract NumberGrant Agreement 226507
Co-ordinatorInstitut Max von Laue - Paul Langevin (FR)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Prof. Martin Müller, WP, Institute for Materials Research, Phone: +49 4152 87 1268, (initial contact: Prof. Andreas Schreyer, Institute for Materials Research)
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Commissariat Energie Atomique CEA (FR), Council for the Central Laboratory for the Research Councils (UK), Delft University of Technology (NL), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (CH), Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (DE), Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (DE), Institut Max von Laue - Paul Langevin (FR), Köbenhavns Universitet (DK), KFKI Atomic Energy Research Institute (HU), Laboratorio de Instrumentacao e Fisica Experimental de Particulas (PT), Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie (DE), Nuclear Physics Institute (CZ), Paul Scherrer Institute (CH), Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (RU), Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HU), Technische Universität München (DE), Technische Universität Wien (AT), Universita Degli Studi di Parma (IT), Universitatea Babes Bolyai (RO), Uppsala Universitet (SE)
Website NMI3 FP7
Last Update: 27. February 2023