Call for Proposals for Experiment and Project
at the RCNP Cyclotron Facility

1. Experiment

This is the call for new proposals as well as updated proposals for experiments at the RCNP Cyclotron Facility. Proposal submission deadline: Sunday, July 24, 2016 B-PAC meeting: Wednesday August 24, 2016 The RCNP Beam-time Program Advisory Committee (B-PAC) evaluates scientific values and feasibility of the proposed experiments as well as the budget requests. The result of the B-PAC is submitted to the Director. B-PAC meets twice a year and reviews research programs received more than one month in advance of the B-PAC meeting although proposals may be submitted at any time. The spokesperson or one of collaborators is requested to give an oral presentation of the proposal at B-PAC. The spokespersons are strongly requested to give the presentation at the B-PAC by themselves. If the spokesperson is not available, a presentation by TV conference system is acceptable. In the case, a representative is requested to attend the meeting. According to the recommendation of B-PAC, beam time will be scheduled for approved proposals. Spokespersons are requested to send the numerical data to the Japan Charged-Particle Reaction data Group (JCPRG) in order to add them to the data base after completing their experiments. URL of JCPRG is http://www.jcprg.org/. The beam time for approved proposals will be scheduled within two years from the date of the approval, depending on the status of the preparations. A proposal should include COVER PAGE, SUMMARY OF EXPERIMENT and DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED RESEARCH. Proposals should be sent to the RCNP Director with "Research Program" clearly written on the envelope if it is sent by conventional mail. The official language is English. The RCNP director keeps about 10% of the total beam time to be distributed at his own discretion. This includes beam time for training undergraduate students upon request. Those who are interested in this beam time are asked to submit proper proposals, at any time to the Director. Present B-PAC members F. Camera (Milano) G. Hackman (TRIUMF) M. Itoh (Tohoku Univ.) Y. Matsuda (Univ. Tokyo) T. Myo (Osaka Inst. Tech.) H. Nakada (Chiba Univ.) A. Obertelli (CEA Saclay) A. Sakaguchi (Osaka Univ.) T. Sanami (KEK) K. Sekiguchi (Tohoku Univ.)

2. Project

Proposals of projects which fill at least one of following criteria are also invited. a. Experiments which are expected to take more than 2 years to be completed. b. Experiments which request budgets larger than ten millions JPY in total to RCNP. c. Experiments which request beam time longer than 30 days/year. d. Projects for constructing new equipment or for doing fundamental developments which are expected to be widely used in other experiments. Proposals will be reviewed by the P-PAC or a sub-committee of P-PAC, if necessary. The spokesperson is requested to give an oral presentation of the proposal. The deadline of proposals to be reviewed in the coming P-PAC in August is Sunday, July 24, 2016. At the end of the project, the spokesperson should write a report on the accomplishments, budgets and other details of the project as an article of the RCNP Annual Report. Details of the call for project proposals are found on http://www.rcnp.osaka-u.ac.jp/Divisions/plan/project/index.html.

3. Present Status and Highlights of RCNP Cyclotron Facilities

The present status of RCNP Cyclotron Facilities is found on the Web pages for reference for Proposals. URL is http://www.rcnp.osaka-u.ac.jp/Divisions/plan/b-pac/reference.html.

4. Safety Check

A safety check is made for materials or equipments you will use in your proposed experiment. If you use one of the following items, the details need to be described in the proposal. a) a laser b) a flammable gas such as hydrogen, methane, ethane etc. except for the gases used for the wire chambers of Grand Raiden/LAS and the PPAC at EN-course. c) nuclear fuel materials d) a gaseous or liquid target e) beryllium f) chemicals g) un-sealed radio-isotopes h) other materials or equipment to be controlled. In principle, the use of animals is forbidden at RCNP. If you have any questions about the safety, please contact the radiation control office before submitting proposals.

5. Application form

An application form can be found on the Web pages. URL is http://www.rcnp.osaka-u.ac.jp/Divisions/plan/b-pac/application.html. If you have any problem to access the URL, please contact Prof. A. Tamii (tamii@rcnp.osaka-u.ac.jp). The address for submitting proposals is as follows. Electric submission is strongly recommended. Director Takashi Nakano Research Center for Nuclear Physics(RCNP), Osaka University, 10-1 Mihogaoka Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047, Japan FAX: +81-6-6879-8899 Tel: +81-6-6879-8900 e-mail: director@rcnp.osaka-u.ac.jp Takashi Nakano Director of RCNP Osaka University