About EuroFEL
EuroFEL is part of the ESFRI Roadmap since 2006. The preparatory phase of EuroFEL (IRUVX-PP) prepared the establishment of the EuroFEL Consortium to link FEL & SPS facilities in Europe closer together. IRUVX-PP has been funded by the European Commission under FP7 from April 2008 to March 2011.

Partners of IRUVX-PP

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY

DESY is one of the world’s leading centres for the investigation of the structure of matter. DESY develops, runs and uses accelerators and detectors for photon science and particle physics. DESY is a national research centre supported by public funds and member of the Helmholtz Association. It operates the FLASH facility, the first Free Electron Laser in the world for vacuum ultraviolet and soft X-ray radiation, and has prepared the construction of the European XFEL in Hamburg.

For further information please visit www.desy.de


Sincrotrone Trieste

Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. runs the Elettra Laboratory: a multidisciplinary international centre of excellence, located in the North of Italy and specialised in the production of synchrotron light and in its application to the study of matter in its various physical states – solid, liquid and gas. Next to the 3rd generation light source, which has been operating since 1993, the Free Electron Laser FERMI@Elettra is currently under commissioning to offer further technologies to the science and industrial world community.

For further information please visit www.elettra.trieste.it


Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB) operates two large scale scientific facilities for investigating the structure and function of matter: the research reactor BER II for experiments with neutrons and the electron storage ring BESSY II, producing an ultrabright photon beam ranging from Terahertz frequencies to hard X-rays. HZB has a long tradition in FEL-related R&D: HZB has developed and operates the HoBiCaT Test Facility to study CW operation of TESLA cavities, the heart of linacs in virtually all FEL projects. Furthermore, HZB cooperates with DESY on the FLASH II extension and the seeding project sFLASH. Within the next years, HZB will build and put into operation BERLinPro, for accelerator studies and technology development to demonstrate the feasibility of an X-ray user facility.

For further information please visit www.helmholtz-berlin.de


Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare

INFN – the National Institute of Nuclear Physics – is an Italian organization dedicated to the study of the fundamental constituents of matter, and conducts theoretical and experimental research in the fields of subnuclear, nuclear, and astroparticle physics. Fundamental research in these areas requires the use of cutting-edge technologies and instrumentation, which the INFN develops both in its own laboratories and in collaboration with the world of industry. In the IRUVX-PP project INFN represents the SPARX collaboration which is currently preparing the construction of a short-wavelength FEL facility in Rome.

For further information please visit http://www.infn.it/indexen.php



MAX-lab in Lund, Sweden, is a national laboratory for synchrotron radiation, accelerator physics and nuclear physics research. MAX-lab is operated by Lund University on behalf of the Swedish Research Council. The facility provides synchrotron radiation from three storage rings to more than 800 international researchers every year. MAX-lab is in the process of constructing MAX IV – the next generation synchrotron radiation facility in Sweden. The newly designed accelerator system is based around a 3.5 GeV storage ring and a full energy linac injector. The linac injector is built with the aim of also providing a high quality beam also for a Free Electron Laser (MAX FEL). The MAX IV project has been funded in April 2009.

For further information please visit www.maxlab.lu.se


Paul Scherrer Institute

Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) is the largest research centre for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform world-class research in three main subject areas: structure of matter; energy and the environment; and human health. By conducting fundamental and applied research, we work on long-term solutions for major challenges facing society, industry and science. PSI employs 1300 members of staff, making it the largest of the national research institutions. We develop, build and operate complex large scale research facilities that impose particularly high requirements in terms of knowledge, experience, and professionalism. PSI is one of the world’s leading user laboratories for the national and international scientific community.

For further information please visit http://www.psi.ch


Science and Technology Facilities Council

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is an independent, non-departmental public body of the UK Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. It is one of Europe‘s largest multidisciplinary research organisations supporting scientists and engineers world-wide. The Council provides large scale research facilities in the UK including the ISIS neutron facility, the Central Laser Facility, and High Performance Computing and is a major stakeholder in the Diamond Light Source. It also provides access to overseas facilities.

For further information please visit www.scitech.ac.uk/


Potential Beneficiaries

National Centre for Nuclear Research

The National Centre for Nuclear Research is a state owned Laboratory located near Warsaw, Poland. It carries out pure and applied research in elementary particle and nuclear physics, hot plasma physics and related fields. It also produces specialized equipment for various applications (notably for medicine and environmental protection). The Scientific Council of the National Centre grants Ph.D. and habilitation degrees. The National Centre conducts advanced training for various inside and outside groups. The National Centre for Nuclear Research plans to build a FEL driven by a superconducting linear accelerator, called POLFEL.

For further information please visit http://www.ncbj.gov.pl/en



SOLEIL is the French national synchrotron facility, a multi-disciplinary research instrument and a research laboratory. It was inaugurated in December 2006 and has started user operation with the first 12 beamlines. It is open for the French and international scientific community. SOLEIL is planning a national FEL facility called ARC-en-CIEL.

For further information please visit http://www.synchrotron-soleil.fr



Upcoming Events

21-23 May 2014
Workshop on "Advanced X-Ray FEL Development
Organized by the Seeding Experts Group of FEls-of-Europe
Venue: DESY, Hamburg, Germany

2-4 June 2014
Laserlab-Europe Foresight Workshop 'Lasers for Life'
Registration deadline: 30th April 2014
Venue: Royal Society, London
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8-13 June 2014
5th Photoinduced Phase Transitions and Cooperative Phenomena (PIPT5) conference
Abstract submission deadline: 31st March 2014
Registration deadline: 31st May 2014
Venue: Bled, Slovenia
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15-20 June 2014
5th International Particle Accelerator Conference IPAC’14
Abstract submission deadline: 4th December 2013
Registration deadline: 14th April 2014
Venue: Dresden, Germany
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07-11 July 2014
SXNS13 Conference on Surface X-ray and Neutron Diffraction
Venue: DESY, Hamburg
Abstract submission: 7th March 2014
Regular registration deadline: 15th May 2014
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25-29 August 2014
FEL 2014
Abstract deadline: 30th May 2014
Registration deadline: 15th August 2014
Venue: Basel, Switzerland
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14-19 September 2014
12th Biennial Conference on High-Resolution X-Ray Diffraction and Imaging (XTOP 2014)
Venue: Grenoble & Villard-de-Lans, France
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15-17 September 2014
Science@FEL 2014 Conference
Venue: PSI, Switzerland
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29 Sept. - 01 Oct. 2014
27th Annual MAX IV Laboratory User Meeting (UM14)
Venue: Lund University, Lund, Sweden
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6-8 October 2014
6th Microbunching Instability Workshop
Organized by the seeding Experts Group of FELs-of-Europe
Venue: Elettra, Trieste, Italy
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9-14 November 2014
AVS 61st conference, dedicated to synchrotrons and FELs
Venue: Baltimore, USA
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