HEARTS aims at increasing Europe’s autonomy on critical radiation-testing facilities outside its borders, by creating a high-quality and sustainable very high-energy (VHE) ion irradiation capacity, accessible to and tailored for space applications. The project involves 5 academic, scientific and industrial partners.
Its activities include, among others, upgrading and tailoring of the current VHE ion accelerator facilities in Europe, as well as facilitating access to VHE ion beams for research and commercial applications.