Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A.
Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste is a multidisciplinary research center of excellence, open to the international research community, specialised in generating high quality synchrotron and free-electron laser light and applying it in materials and life sciences.
Its mission is to promote cultural, social and economic growth through:
Basic and applied research
Technical and scientific training
Transfer of technology and know-how
The Elettra synchrotron (third generation electron storage ring, working at 2 and 2.4 GeV, in operation since October 1993) and the free-electron laser (FEL) FERMI enable the international community of researchers from academy and industry to characterise material properties and functions with sensitivity down to molecular and atomic levels, to pattern and nanofabricate new structures and devices, and to develop new processes.