ESRF - European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Program Description: The ESRF – the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility - is the most intense source of synchrotron-generated light, producing X-rays 100 billion times brighter than the X-rays used in hospitals. These X-rays, endowed with exceptional properties, are produced at the ESRF by the high energy electrons that race around the storage ring, a circular tunnel measuring 844 metres in circumference. Each year, the demand to use these X-ray beams increases and thousand of scientists from around the world come to Grenoble, to access the 43 highly specialized experimental stations, called “beamlines”, each equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Upgrade Program, implemented in two phases: Phase I (2009-2015) and Phase II (2015-2022). With an investment of 330 million euros, the Upgrade Programme is paving the way to a new generation of synchrotrons that will produce more intense, coherent and stable X-ray beams

Year Started: 1994.

Organization Description: The ESRF is a French Société civile and subject to French law. Its direction is the responsibility of the Director General and its Council, made up of representatives appointed by the Member Countries. In matters of science, the Director General draws upon the personal expertise of the members of the Science Advisory Committee. As an international leader, the ESRF participates in many local, national, and international partnerships. The facility shares a physical site, called the European Photon and Neutron Campus, with the neutron source Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).

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Project Type: Collaboration

Project Domains: Math and Physical Sciences

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Grenoble, France 45.1885,5.7245 Instrument Instrument Not Specified - -