The Institute of Physics maintains several items of core research equipment infrastructure and participates in international research facilities and organizations, included in the Estonian Research Infrastructure Roadmap.
- Nanomaterials – Research and Applications (NAMUR)
Coordinated by the Institute of Physics, University of Tartu the facility includes High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope (HR-TEM) and High Resolution Scanning Electron Microscope (HR-SEM).
- Estonian Beamline MAX-IV at the Synchrotron Radiation Source
The Institute of Physics, University of Tartu together with three Finnish universities is running a beamline (FinEstBeAMS) on the new synchrotron radiation source in MAX-IV Lab (in Lund, Sweden). FinEstBeAMS at the MAX IV 1.5 GeV storage ring is a material- and atmospheric science beamline dedicated to provide high quality radiation with precisely controlled and widely variable parameters for a broad range of research. Studies at FinEstBeAMS range from the electronic structure of free atoms, molecules, clusters and atmospheric particles in a gas phase and on surfaces, to formation analysis and nanoscale characterisation of surface interfaces.
- ESS Estonia
Coordinated by the Institute of Chemistry, University of Tartu, Estonian researchers collaborate with many other European countries to build a new generation multi-disciplinary science facility based on the world’s most powerful neutron source. The European Spallation Source is under construction in the city of Lund, in southern Sweden.
- European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Estonia participates in the activities of CERN according to the cooperation agreement from 23 April 1996 which is renewed every 5 years. The research activities are coordinated by the National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics.
- Estonian Environmental Observatory
Coodinated by the Estonian University of Life Sciences, the Observatory covers research stations all over Estonia with the aim to do research and monitoring on atmosphere-biosphere interactions, marine and limnological sciences, and land ecosystems.
- Eurofusion / ITER Estonia
The Institute of Physics is a member of the Eurofusion consotium, working to pave the way for fusion power reactors.