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Beamline for Tomography at SESAME

Beamline for Tomography at SESAME

Objective

The overall objective of the project Beamline for Tomography at SESAME (BEATS) is to pave the way for an efficient and sustainable operation of the Synchrotron light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) research infrastructure. The project builds upon the OPEN SESAME project, and has the following key objectives: • Develop and consolidate the scientific case and build up a science community, paying particular attention to the R&D and technology needs of the SESAME Members and beyond. Today, there is already significant interest from the Cultural Heritage and Archaeology community. Applications in Environmental and Materials Sciences, with links to industries in the region, shall also be explored; • Design, procure, construct, and commission a beam line for hard X-ray full-field tomography at SESAME; • Foster collaborations among the project partners in all aspects of the technical work to ensure that a comprehensive transfer of knowledge to SESAME staff is accomplished within the lifetime of the project; • Address the issue of sustainability of operation by preparing medium- to long-term funding scenarios for the tomography beamline and the facility. In this context, the participation of CELLS and SOLARIS, which both operate storage rings of energy similar to that of SESAME, is of particular value as both research infrastructures plan the construction of a hard X-ray imaging beam line mainly focused on computed micro-tomography. They will therefore directly profit from the common technical developments. The consortium is a blend of leading research facilities in the Middle East (SESAME and the Cyprus Institute), well established European synchrotron radiation facilities and high-energy laboratories (DESY, ELETTRA, ESRF, INFN and PSI) with a decades-long experience in synchrotron radiation research and technology, and more recently founded synchrotron laboratories (ALBA and SOLARIS).
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Coordinator

EUROPEAN SYNCHROTRON RADIATION FACILITY

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71 Avenue Des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 980 125

Participants (8)

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SYNCHROTRON-LIGHT FOR EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCE AND APPLICATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Jordan

EU Contribution

€ 3 591 850

THE CYPRUS INSTITUTE

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 308 200

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 79 737,50

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

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 220 250

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 225 725

STIFTUNG DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 146 187,50

ELETTRA - SINCROTRONE TRIESTE SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 220 675

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 195 187,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 822535

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.4.3.1.

H2020-EU.1.4.1.3.

H2020-EU.1.4.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 447 937,50

  • EU contribution

    € 5 967 937,50

Coordinated by:

EUROPEAN SYNCHROTRON RADIATION FACILITY

France