One of the backgrounds of E-RIHS is the H2020 IPERION CH (Integrated Platform for the European Research Infrastructure ON Cultural Heritage) project which already represents a unique collaboration in the research of cultural heritage

The participating institutions offer access to their analytical equipment or data bases for external users (TNA: Trans-National Access).

This activity is complemented with research tasks with the aim to improve the competencies of the infrastructures.

The Laboratory of Ion Beam Physics, MTA Atomki participates with elemental analysis in the TNA programme, while its main research task is the investigation of the effects of radiation in the case of sensitive materials.

Compared to its role in IPERION CH, MTA Atomki will be represented more extensively in the E-RIHS infrastructure. This will be partly due to the new, state of the art imaging and analytical devices which will complement the currently applied, accelerator-based analytical techniques, and partly to the inclusion of our modern carbon dating facility into the European access scheme. Carbon dating, which is of extreme importance in archaeology, offered through the accelerator mass spectrometer (AMS) operated, adhering to the highest standards, jointly by MTA Atomki and Isotoptech Ltd.


The beamlines of the Van de Graaff accelerator