At the moment Elettra is only accepting scientific and institutional visits, for school and other visits we hope to reopen from November. Reservations will only be possible with a renewed online calendar, so please do not send e-mail requests before November 1st.

We are an international and multidisciplinary research center of excellence, specialized in the study of materials through the light generated by two sources: Elettra, a third-generation synchrotron radiation facility, and FERMI, a free electron laser of new concept. The light produced by this two is used to study matter and its properties at atomic level by 36 experimental stations.

Thanks to the basic and applied research that is carried out daily in our two facilities, Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste promotes the cultural, social and economic growth of society, contributes to the transfer of knowledge and technology, to the dissemination of high technical, scientific and management training, and promotes the creation and coordination of national and international scientific networks.


More than 400 people work permanently within Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, and numerous chemistry, biology, materials science, electronics and computer science laboratories are operative and enhance the scientific investigation capacity of the experimental stations.

Every year more than 1000 researchers from more than 50 countries apply to be selected for their scientific merit and carry out their research and measurements at Elettra, while more than 5000 visitors from schools, universities, other bodies and associations satisfy their curiosity through guided visits. Many of our researchers and technicians are happy to dedicate part of their time to dissemination and information for visitors.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 August 2022 10:16