Welcome to the Irradiation Facilities Database.
This website hosts information about facilities for radiation testing at CERN, in EU, and worldwide.

This website is of public access and its content has been compiled from a variety of sources.
Data accuracy and completeness relays on the information submitted by the facility coordinators.

March 2017: Database entries are being validated by the facility coordinators.


The Proton Irradiation Facility is located on the T8 beam-line in the Meyrin site East Area of the 24 GeV Proton Synchrotron (PS).

The new Gamma Irradiation Facility (GIF++) is located in the North Area. It combines a 137Cs source with a high-energy particle beam from the SPS H4 beam line.

The Cern High energy AcceleRator Mixed field facility (CHARM), located in the East Area, features a wide spectrum of radiation types and energies.

The High-Radiation to Materials facility (HiRadMat), located in the Meyrin Site on the SPS accelerator is designed to provide High-Power LHC-type pulsed beams.

The CERN-EU high-energy Reference Field (CERF) is located in the North Area providing a neutron field for characterizaion of dosimetry at commercial flight altitudes and in space.

This new dedicated state-of- the-art facility replaces the ageing facility in building 172 (~30 years old). It also provides a Cobalt-60 source for calibrations at low dose rates(ELDRS) as well as high dose rates.

The Very energetic Electron facility for Space Planetary Exploration missions in harsh Radiative environments is a high energy electron beamline for radiation testing which is part of the CTF3 experimental linear electron accelerator at CERN.