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Synchrotron Light Source and Free Electron Laser (Elettra & FERMI)
Hosting Legal Entity
Elettra Synchrotron Light Laboratory
Strada statale 14, km 163.5, Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste SCpA, Basovizza, PO: 34149, Trieste (Italy)
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Scientific Description
Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. is a multidisciplinary international laboratory of excellence, specialized in generating high quality synchrotron and free-electron laser light and applying it in materials science. Its mission is to promote cultural, social and economic growth through: Basic and applied research; Technical and scientific training; Transfer of technology and know-how.

The main assets of the research centre are two advanced light sources, the electron storage ring Elettra and the free-electron laser (FEL) FERMI, continuously (H24) operated supplying light of the selected "colour" and quality to more than 30 experimental stations on 27 beamlines. These facilities enable the international community of researchers from academy and industry to characterize material properties and functions with sensitivity down to molecular and atomic levels, to pattern and nanofabricate new structures and devices, and to develop new processes. Every year scientists and engineers from more than 50 different countries compete by submitting proposals to access and use time on these stations.

RI Keywords
Material sciences, Synchrotron and free-electron laser light, Free-electron laser, Electron storage ring
RI Category
Intense Light Sources
Scientific Domain
Chemistry and Material Sciences
Access to Synchrotron Radiation Source (Beamtime)
Date of last update: 14/09/2018