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Preparatory Phase of the IRUVX-FEL Consortium

Objective

The successful demonstration of single-pass free electron lasers (FEL) around the year 2000 triggered a number of research centres in Europe, the United States and Asia to initiate the construction of new research infrastructures. These projects are based on strong science cases put forward by interested research communities. The new FEL sources combine the wide and continuously tunable wavelength range of synchrotron radiation with ultra-short pulses and coherence of lasers, but at much higher peak and average power, offering completely new research opportunities in different areas of science for a large research community. Several European countries are supporting the construction of national FEL facilities which are now combining their forces and coordinating their activities to build and operate a distributed European facility, the IRUVX-FEL. This facility will be able to offer a suite of complementary sources and instrumentation that is unsurpassed in the world. The main objective of the IRUVX-FEL Preparatory Phase is the integration of the national FEL facilities into a distributed European FEL facility in order to fully exploit the complementary features and expertise of the individual member facilities and to maximise the benefits for both the member facilities and the users. This includes the agreement and implementation of structures and methods that allow efficient construction and operation of the IRUVX-FEL facility, and the preparation of critical technology ensuring that all member facilities will be exploited with highest efficiency. The access to this world-class facility will be facilitated by transparent and coordinated access policies and procedures agreed by the IRUVX-FEL consortium. The present proposal includes all the necessary preparatory work to build this consortium with the goal to offer world-class service in response to the needs formulated by the research community.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra - Combination of CP and CSA

Coordinator

STIFTUNG DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY
Address
Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 041 257
Administrative Contact
Ute Krell (Dr.)

Participants (6)

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM BERLIN FUR MATERIALIEN UND ENERGIE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 659 873
Address
Hahn Meitner Platz 1
14109 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Van Issem (Mr.)
ELETTRA - SINCROTRONE TRIESTE SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 949 207
Address
Ss 14 Km 163.5 Area Science Park
34149 Basovizza Trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michele De Franceschi (Dr.)
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 764 555
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nils Mårtensson (Prof.)
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 790 255
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1SZ Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Linda Baines (Ms.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 181 144
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Teresa Ghirelli (Ms.)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 313 709
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Walthert (Ms.)