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Elettra Sincrotrone

Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste is a multidisciplinary research center open to the international research community with two lightsources, specialized in generating high quality synchrotron and free-electron laser light and applying it in materials and life sciences. The third-generation radiation facility Elettra (2 and 2.4 GeV ) has been serving the national and international scientific and industrial communities starting from 1993, with continuous upgrades up to the present day. Research is carried out in fields ranging from physics to chemistry, from biology to life and environmental sciences, from medicine to cultural heritage. FERMI (acronym for Free Electron laser Radiation for Multidisciplinary Investigations) is the seeded free electron laser (FEL) facility in operation for external users. Unique among the FEL sources currently operating in the ultraviolet and soft x-ray range worldwide, FERMI has been developed to provide fully coherent ultrashort (10-100 femtosecond) pulses. FERMI opens unique opportunities for exploring the structure and transient states of condensed matter, soft matter and low-density matter. Both Elettra and FERMI are included in the Italian National Research Infrastructure Plan 2021-2027 adopted with Ministerial Decree no. 1082 of 10 September 2021 among the few European category research infrastructures (IR-EU). Elettra is going to be replaced by the new Elettra 2.0 facility in 2026, The Italian government is funding the Elettra 2.0 upgrade with 170 million euros for machine and beamlines and 29 million euros for physical plant upgrade.

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Booth's code: A64