Establishment of European free-electron laser collaboration

On may 31, ten European research centres, agreed on a long-term close collaboration in the field of free-electron lasers and accelerator-based short-pulse sources. Together with Carlo Rizzuto, President of Sincrotrone Trieste, rapresentatives of the main or European Infrastructure Laboratories were present in Hamburg, at Desy Laboratory.

The partners of the new collaboration are: Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY (Germany); European XFEL GmbH, Germany
Institutio Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Italy
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (HZB), Germany
MAX IV Laboratory, Sweden

National Centre for Nuclear Research, Poland
Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Swizerland
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Great Britain
Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. (Elettra), Italy
SOLEIL, France

With combined efforts and thanks to knowledge excange, the technologies and methods will be further developed and implemented for operation and use of these novel research facilities, thus creating a unique top level research infrastructure for science in Europe, offering optimal experimental conditions for a wide range of applications.   

Representatives of the ten research organisations sign the MoU

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 June 2012 15:04