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ESRF - European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility located in Grenoble, France, is a collaboration of 19 European countries. The ESRF operates Europe's most powerful third-generation synchrotron light source, based on a 6 GeV electron storage ring delivering highly brilliant X­rays up to very high energies (several hundred keV).
The research user community can access more than 50 world-class experimental stations, for research in a large variety of scientific areas, resulting in more than 6,000 user visits per year for 900 different experiments.
Constant upgrading and refurbishment guarantees a worldwide competitive performance level: A major upgrade programme, which will extend the facility’s capacities in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Structural and Functional Biology and Soft Matter, Pump-and-Probe Experiments and Time-Resolved Science, Science at Extreme Conditions as well as X-ray Imaging, is currently underway. The rich international research environment provides students with a solid platform from which to launch their scientific careers. The ESRF funds more than 30 PhD students and 60 post doctoral fellows every year, while many hundreds more come from Member States to work on synchrotron radiation experiments. Over the past 20 years, ESRF has built up a worldwide reputation in various areas of instrumentation, including X-ray optics detector technology, automation and data processing.
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
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6 RUE JULES HOROWITZ 38043 Grenoble