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EXCITE is an abbreviation that originates from the project label ‘Electron and X-ray microscopy Community for structural and chemical Imaging Techniques for Earth materials’.


EXCITE helps you to gain access to leading-edge electron and X-ray imaging facilities to answer questions around Earth-materials research. By analysing the microscale, we gain insights into processes that control the bigger picture.

The EXCITE Network actively connects scientists from various disciplines, including geoscientists, engineers, biologists, computer scientists, environmental scientists, material scientists and even health scientists to world-class imaging technology. We inspire and foster cooperation, so you can conduct interdisciplinary research into Earth and planetary materials.

Curious to learn more?

Twenty-four European facilities for electron and X-ray microscopy are joining hands. To better understand Earth and planetary materials and to together unveil the secret codes hidden under our feet. Curious? Like to learn more? Interested in gaining access to our EXCITE Imaging facilities? Please enter your email address and be one of the first geoscientists to be informed when we open calls for proposals. Other questions? Contact us here.

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