Large-scale facilities

Elettra and FERMI lightsources

The Elettra lightsource is a 2/2.4 GeVthird-generation Italian synchrotron radiation facility. It has been serving the national and international scientific and industrial communities starting from 1993, with continuous upgrades up to the present day.
Elettra is proud of operating 28 beamlines that enable the most important x-ray based techniques in the areas of spectroscopy, spectro-microscopy, diffraction, scattering and lithography.

FERMI (Free Electron laser Radiation for Multidisciplinary Investigations) is the seeded free electron laser (FEL) facility in operation for external users next to the third-generation synchrotron radiation facility Elettra. Unique among the FEL sources currently operating in the ultraviolet and soft x-ray range worldwide, FERMI has been developed to provide fully coherent ultrashort (10-100 femtosecond) pulses with a peak brightness ten billion times higher than that made available by third-generation light sources.
FERMI opens unique opportunities for exploring the structure and transient states of condensed matter, soft matter and low-density matter using a variety of diffraction, scattering and spectroscopy techniques.

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It-fab: the Italian network for micro and nano fabrication

It-fab represents the Italian network of research infrastructures in the field of nanofabrication, and supports the establishment of the pan-European distributed research infrastructure EuroNanoLab.

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Nanoscience foundry & fine analysis

NFFA provides free access to state- of-the art tools for multidisciplinary, frontier research at the nanoscale: available techniques range from nanocharacterization to theory and numerical simulation.
Advanced infrastructures for growth, nano-lithography, nano-characterization, theory and simulation and fine-analysis with Synchrotron, FEL and Neutron radiation sources are integrated in a multi-site combination which users can access free of charge.

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