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CompactLight

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 777431

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.4.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 639 225

  • EU contribution

    € 2 999 500

Coordinated by:

ELETTRA - SINCROTRONE TRIESTE SCPA

Italy

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.
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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

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom

SHANGHAI INSTITUTE OF APPLIED PHYSICS CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE

China

INSTITUTE OF ACCELERATING SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 67 500

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 131 500

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Australia

AUSTRALIAN NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION

Australia

ANKARA UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 96 500

UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 106 250

VDL ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES GROUP EINDHOVEN BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 102 500

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 102 500

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 212 500

KYMA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 92 000

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 72 500

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 200 000

CONSORCIO PARA LA CONSTRUCCION EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DEL LABORATORIO DE LUZ SINCROTRON

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 163 250

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 81 875

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 134 000

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 128 000

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 80 000

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 58 125

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 96 500

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 62 500

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA

Italy

BILFINGER NOELL GMBH

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 777431

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.4.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 639 225

  • EU contribution

    € 2 999 500

Coordinated by:

ELETTRA - SINCROTRONE TRIESTE SCPA

Italy