ELETTRA

Full name and location: Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. - Trieste, Italy

Web Site: http://www.elettra.trieste.it

Short description:
ELETTRA has been the first national third generation synchrotron radiation facility to come into operation in Europe. The storage ring is operated at 2 or 2.4 GeV and provides 5000 hours of user beamtime per year. On the 16 presently operating beamlines (12 of which on insertion devices) 70% of the available beamtime is allocated on the basis of an open competition. In the past more than 40% of the available public beam time has been given to non-Italian groups. At least 8 additional beamlines will be available in the next 5 years. The beamlines at Elettra cover a wide variety of applications ranging from micro and nano fabrication to protein crystallography and various spectroscopic techniques. A unique project is the Inelastic Ultraviolet Scattering beamline which will be opened to users in 2004 and which bridges the gap between inelastic neutron scattering and inelastic x-ray scattering.

Co-ordinator of I3; infrastructure providing access; participant of JRA1, JRA2, JRA3, JRA4


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