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CompactLight

Objective

During the past decades Synchrotron Radiation facilities have seen an impetuous growth as a fundamental tool for the study of materials in a wide spectrum of sciences, technologies, and applications. The latest generation of light sources, the Free Electron Lasers, capable of delivering high-intensity photon beams of unprecedented brilliance and quality, provide a substantially novel way to probe matter and have very high, largely unexplored, potential for science and innovation. Currently, the FELs operating in EU are three, FERMI, FLASH and FLASH II, operating in the soft X-ray range and two are under commissioning, SwissFEL and EuroXFEL, which will operate in the hard X-ray scale.
While most of the worldwide existing FELs use conventional normal conducting 3 GHz S-band linacs, others use newer designs based on 6 GHz C-band technology, increasing the accelerating gradient with an overall reduction of the linac length and cost.
With CompactLight we intend to design a hard X-ray FEL facility beyond today’s state of the art, using the latest concepts for bright electron photo injectors, very high-gradient X-band structures at 12 GHz, and innovative compact short-period undulators. If compared to existing facilities, the proposed facility will benefit from a lower electron beam energy, due to the enhanced undulator performance, be significantly more compact, as a consequence both of the lower energy and of the high-gradient X-band structures, have a much lower electrical power demand and a smaller footprint.
CompactLight gathers the world-leading experts in these domains, united to achieve two objectives: disseminate X-band technology as a new standard for accelerator-based facilities and advance undulators to the next generation of compact photon sources, with the aim of facilitating the widespread development of X-ray FEL facilities across and beyond Europe by making them more affordable to build and to operate.

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRADEV-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ELETTRA - SINCROTRONE TRIESTE SCPA
Address
Ss 14 Km 163.5 Area Science Park
34149 Basovizza Trieste
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 380 000

Participants (25)

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 303 000
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
SHANGHAI INSTITUTE OF APPLIED PHYSICS CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Jialuo Rd 2019
201800 Shanghai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF ACCELERATING SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 67 500
Address
Panepistimiou 30
10024 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 131 500
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Australia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Parkvilleoffice Of The Vice Chancellor
3010 Melbourne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AUSTRALIAN NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION
Australia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
New Illawarra Road
2234 Lucas Heights
Activity type
Research Organisations
ANKARA UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 96 500
Address
Dogol Caddesi
06100 Tandogan Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 106 250
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VDL ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES GROUP EINDHOVEN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 102 500
Address
Achtseweg Noord 5 Ak-1 K113
5651 GG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 102 500
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 212 500
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Activity type
Research Organisations
KYMA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 92 000
Address
Basovizza S.s. 14 Km 163.5
34149 Trieste
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 72 500
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSORCIO PARA LA CONSTRUCCION EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DEL LABORATORIO DE LUZ SINCROTRON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 163 250
Address
Carrer De La Llum 2-26
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 81 875
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 134 000
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 128 000
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 58 125
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 96 500
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 62 500
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BILFINGER NOELL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Alfred Nobel Strasse 20
97080 Wurzburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)