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Preparatory activities for the implementation of the European  X-ray Free-Electron Laser Facility

Preparatory activities for the implementation of the European X-ray Free-Electron Laser Facility

Objective

The objectives of the Preparatory Phase of the European X-ray Free-Electron Laser Facility are: a) to provide the technical, legal and financial documents which are necessary for the foundation of this new research infrastructure in Europe. b) to advance as far as possible in the specification, research and development, prototyping and industrialization of buildings, technical infrastructure, technical components, in order to start the construction phase with maximum probability to conclude it succesfully on time and budget. c) to mobilize the potential users community, which is multidisciplinary and possibly composed by scientists experienced with synchrotron light sources, with ultrafast lasers, and ultrafast electron diffraction. As far as the objectives a) are concerned, the Technical Design Report is completed, and nearly final drafts of the Convention and of the Articles of Association are available. Still missing are the basic contractual framework to regulate in-kind contributions from participating countries, and the framework contract regulating the relationship between the new international facility and the host laboratory (DESY), which are among the deliverables of the present proposal (Work Packages 4 and 5). As far as the objectives b) are concerned, the work is very advanced for accelerator and infrastructure design, where DESY personnel is engaged; for instrumentation and experiments development, the necessary personnel is lacking. One goal of this proposal is the immediate recruitment of an international staff, supported by the EC funding, in order to advance in this domain, and to impress a strong international flavour to the enterprise, which has been so far mostly carried out as a DESY activitity (Work Package 3). As far as the objectives listed under c) are concerned, with support from this proposal we plan to hold 9 workshops over the next 4 years, plus three annual Users’ meetings (Work Package 2).

Coordinator

STIFTUNG DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY

Address

Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 2 246 445

Administrative Contact

Ute Krell (Dr.)

Participants (17)

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BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG

Germany

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

United Kingdom

VETENSKAPSRADET - SWEDISH RESEARCH COUNCIL

Sweden

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 158 805

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

Spain

ELETTRA - SINCROTRONE TRIESTE SCPA

Italy

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 2 220 250

MINISTERE DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR, DE LA RECHERCHE ET DE L INNOVATION

France

NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN JADROWYCH

Poland

UNIVERZITA PAVLA JOZEFA SAFARIKA V KOSICIACH

Slovakia

UNIVERZITA KOMENSKEHO V BRATISLAVE

Slovakia

SZILARDTESTFIZIKAI ES OPTIKAI KUTATOINTEZETE - MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 374 500

INSTITUT TEORETICHESKOI I EKSPERIME NTALNOI FIZIKI ITEP

Russia

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

MINISTERIO DE CIENCIA E INNOVACION

Spain

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 211604

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2007

  • End date

    30 June 2011

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 318 600

  • EU contribution

    € 5 000 000

Coordinated by:

STIFTUNG DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY

Germany