last update May 07, 2013, at 04:37 PM
by Elena Cantori

Aim of the School

The Italian Society of Synchrotron Radiation (SILS) in collaboration with Sincrotrone Trieste SCpA organizes in September 2013 the XII edition of the School :

“Synchrotron Radiation: Fundamentals, Methods and Applications”

The first seven editions of the School were organized by SILS at S. Margherita di Pula in Sardinia, the VIII at the INFN Frascati Laboratory and the last three editions at Duino (Italy). This edition of the school will be held in Grado (Italy) from the 9th to the 27th of September, 2013. Grado is a pleasant seaside resort town close to Trieste, where ELETTRA, the Italian 3rd generation synchrotron radiation facility, and FERMI@ELETTRA, the new seeded Free Electron Laser source, are located. This edition of the school is partially supported by Action MP1103 – Nanostructured materials for solid state hydrogen storage (

The School will give a general overview of the characteristics and potentiality of synchrotron radiation to graduated students and young researchers interested in its use. The emission of synchrotron radiation both from the storage rings and from free electron lasers, its properties, most of the experimental methods used, their fundamentals and applications in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science, Material Science and Medicine will be illustrated. Data analysis sessions, as well as experimental training on some of the Elettra beam-lines, are also foreseen.

The lecturers will be well known scientists with long standing experience on the use of synchrotron radiation in each specific topic; the lectures will be given in English.


Prof. Settimio MOBILIO
Department of Physics
University Roma TRE
Via della Vasca Navale, 84
00046 Roma


Prof. Gilberto VLAIC
former professor Department of Chemistry
University of Trieste


"Carla Cauletti" Fellowships

As in the previous editions, SILS will grant some fellowships to facilitate participation to the School. Fellowships are entitled to Carla Cauletti, an Italian chemist who pioneered the use of synchrotron radiation. Fellowships will cover the registration fee and, in exceptional cases, part of the accommodation costs. Fellowships will be assigned to PhD student on the basis of their curriculum.