Synchrotron Light Source and Free Electron Laser (Elettra & FERMI)
Core Data
Hosting Legal Entity
Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A.
Strada Statale 14 - km 163,5 in AREA Science Park, Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Basovizza, Trieste, PO: 34149, Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy)
Strada Statale 14, km 163.5, Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Basovizza, PO: 34149, Trieste (Italy)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 1993
Being upgraded since 2009 to 2009
Operational since 1993
Scientific Description
Mission and objectives
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
Free-electron laser, Electron storage ring, Synchrotron and free-electron laser light, Material sciences
RI Category
Intense Light Sources
Scientific Domain
Chemistry and Material Sciences
Access to Synchrotron Radiation Source (Beamtime)