ATF Users' Place
Before coming to the ATF for the first time all ATF users
and visitors have to use the
The Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) at the
Physics Department at BNL is a
national user research facility funded by the
U.S. Department of Energy. The ATF
users are served by the RHIC & AGS
Users Center and the Physics Department
Environmental, Safety and
Health (ES&H) group.
Prior to arrival at BNL:
- If you plan to actively participate in an experiment, you must log
into the BNL Guest
Registration system to request a guest number assignment. Non-US
citizens should expect at least 60 days for processing.
- After you are issued a BNL guest number, complete as much of the
online ATF training as possible. The requirements are listed
- Consult the
Experimental Work Guide for important information on planning
experimental work and installations at ATF.
- In order to use your scheduled beam-time, you must fill out and
submit an Experimental
Safety Review (ESR) form. Fill out Sections 1, 2, 4 & 6, and forward
it to the ATF ESH officer (Karl Kusche), who will review it and contact you for final
information. Once the ESR is completed, you should ask the ATF ESH
officer to submit it to the Physics ESH committee for formal review and
The ESR process may take 2 months or more, so please start
as early as possible. Installation at ATF may not begin until the ESR is
Upon arriving at BNL:
- Report to the RHIC & AGS
Users' Center, (email@example.com,
phone 631-344-7959) to receive BNL training, dosimetry badge and ID
- In order to perform any work at ATF, you must first complete "ATF
awareness" training, given by the ATF Safety Officer. Additional
specialized training may be necessary (e.g.
laser training) depending on your
experiment. Please contact the
ATF ESH officer (Karl Kusche) for additional information upon arrival.
And here's a variety of information to help you make the most of your
experience at BNL: BNL
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Last Modified: November 16, 2012
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