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.


The Proton Irradiation Facility (IRRAD) is located on the T8 beam-line in the Meyrin site East Area Proton Synchrotron (PS). For the irradiations, it uses a 24GeV/c proton beam.

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 houses several irradiation sources including the 60Co source of CC60

The CC60 facility, located in the same building as CALLAB, uses a 60Co for the qualification of components againts TID effects.

The Very energetic Electron facility for Space Planetary Exploration missions in harsh Radiative environments, situated in CTF3, is a high energy electron beamline for radiation testing.

At CERN there are many X-ray irradiation facilities which are included in the database.Please click on the button to view a full list of the X-ray facilities at CERN.


CERN collaborates with partner facilities for carrying out Total Dose, Displacement Damage and Single Event testing. These include:

If you collaborate to a CERN project and you would like to organize an irradiation test in these facilities, please contact us.