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Laboratoire pour l'utilisation du rayonnement electromagnétique (LURE)



LURE is one of the biggest European facilities dedicated to the use of Synchrotron Radiation (SR). It has two storage rings using positrons. A linear accelerator feeds both the DCI and SUPER ACO storage rings. The former produces X rays in the energy range of 2 to 50 KeV, with hard X rays provided by a super conducting wiggler. The latter produces radiation in the range from far infrared to soft Xrays (5 KeV). Some 40 experimental stations, 20 on each ring, can be operated simultaneously. Most SR applications are possible, but there is special emphasis on molecular and atomic physics, surface, sciences, absorption spectroscopy, diffraction and biology. A special feature of LURE is the important use of the time-structure (SUPER-ACO operates 50% of the beam time in the 2 bunches mode). The storage rings operate 5 days per week on SUPER ACO and DCI, totalling 171 runs on SUPER ACO and 175 runs on DCI per year.


Call for Proposals are published in "Synchrotron radiation news" and in the "European Physical Journal B". Scientific experiment proposals are selected once per year by peer review panels (named Programm Committees by LURE). Deadline for submission of proposals is usually end of November of each year. More information can be obtained from : LURE Scientific Secretary - email :

Project Manager:
Robert Comes, LURE Centre Universitaire Paris-Sud, Bat. 209 D, Orsay 91898, B.P. 34France
Tel: +33-1-64468001
Fax: +33-1-64464102

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Centre Universitaire Paris Sud - Batiment 209 D
91898 Orsay