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Call for Volunteer Experts for the TNA Scientific Review Panel

EXCITE (Horizon 2020) is an international network involving 15 European leading institutions in the field of electron and X-ray based analytical research on Earth materials. We invite volunteer experts — scientists, academicians, and other professionals who work in the broad fields of electron and X-ray based analytical techniques — to apply to become members of … Continued

EXCITE Industry Meet and Greet Event

One of the aims of the EXCITE Network is to create a research community around electron and X-ray microscopy for earth research and development. Be it fundamental or applied Earth science questions; from earthquakes to hydrogen storage as well as sustainable mineral extraction and recycling, from climate change to the interaction of life with our … Continued

1st call for Transnational Access now open

We are please to announce the first call for access to the EXCITE X-ray and electron microscopy facilities. The call opened on 1 December 2021 and will close 28 February 2022. The EXCITE project supports transnational access (TNA) to equipment offered free-of-charge by world-class European Earth Science research facilities in the field of X-ray and … Continued

EXCITE Industry Event

Are you a company that develops or uses electron and X-ray imaging technologies for Earth sciences? We would like to meet you! Join us for an online meet and greet event on the 22nd of November (09:00-11:00 CET). During this interactive event, we will present the EXCITE Network and explore how we can together advance electron … Continued


Want to learn more about electron and X-ray microscopy? Could electron and X-ray microscopy help answer your Earth materials research question? The EXCITE Network is organising its first workshop aimed at introducing you to modern electron and X-ray microscopy techniques. We will also show you how to get the most out of your data using  correlative data … Continued

The EXCITE Network in a one-minute video

Finding the bigger picture The launch of the EXCITE Network is emphasized with the release of a beautiful short film showing the quality, relevance, and accessibility of the infrastructure to geoscientists all over the world.  The EXCITE Network is all about visualizing the tiniest particles that together make up our planet. The international research conglomerate, … Continued

Open science, easy access, real teamwork

Twenty-four European electron and X-ray imaging facilities in nine countries join hands to move global research into Earth-materials forward. The EXCITE Network is officially active since May 1st, 2021, and this will result in a series of open research calls where access to the electron and X-ray imaging facilities will be a fact. ‘Together we … Continued

EXCITE Network Kick-off Meeting

50 scientists from nine countries joined the virtual kick-off event to create a durable structure for the EXCITE Network project The EXCITE Network is moving forward. But before we allow you to access our European research infrastructure, we first must get our priorities straight. We did, during a two-day online kick-off event in June.  To … Continued

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