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Meet our Members

ALBA is the newest 3rd Generation Synchrotron Light facility in in the Mediterranean Area of Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain. It is governed by the Construction, Equipping and Exploitation of the Synchrotron Light Source (CELLS) and owned in equal part by the Spanish and the Catalonian Administration.

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The Budapest Neutron Centre (BNC) is an open access facility for the domestic and international user community-a suit of reactor irradiation equipment, thermal neutron beam instruments and cold neutron spectrometers in the neutron guide hall are available and assisted by a professional team of scientists and engineers for experimental services.

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CERIC is a distributed research infrastructure integrating and providing open access to some of the best facilities in Central and Eastern Europe, to help science and industry advance in all fields of materials, biomaterials and nanotechnology. It enables the delivery of innovative solutions to societal challenges in the fields of energy, health, food, cultural heritage and more.

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DESY is one of the world’s leading accelerator centres. Researchers use the large-scale facilities at DESY to explore the microcosm in all its variety – from the interactions of tiny elementary particles and the behaviour of new types of nanomaterials to biomolecular processes that are essential to life.

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Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron. It works like a giant microscope, harnessing the power of electrons to produce bright light that scientists can use to study anything from fossils to jet engines to viruses and vaccines. Diamond is one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world, and its pioneering capabilities are helping to keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research.

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EGI is a federated e-Infrastructure set up to provide innovation and advanced computing services for research, including high-throughput and cloud compute and storage solutions. The EGI e-infrastructure is publicly-funded and comprises hundreds of data centres and cloud providers spread across Europe and worldwide.

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Elettra is a multidisciplinary international research center of excellence, specialized in generating high quality synchrotron and free-electron laser light and applying it in materials and life sciences. Because of its central location in Europe, Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste attracts several users from Central and Eastern European countries, where the demand for synchrotron radiation is in continuous growth.

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ELI is a new Research Infrastructure (RI) of pan-European interest and part of the European ESFRI Roadmap. ELI is a laser facility that aims at hosting some the most intense lasers world-wide, develop new interdisciplinary research opportunities with light from these lasers and secondary radiation derived from them, and make them available to an international scientific user community.

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The research neutron source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) is a central scientific institute of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) housed on the premises of the Research Centre in Garching. The FRM II provides neutrons for science, industry and medicine in four cycles of 60 days a year. The core aim of the reactor operation is to provide a high neutron flux. The FRM II has the world's best thermal ratio of performance to neutron flux and is thus one of the most effective and modern neutron sources in the world.

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GANIL, the National Grand Accelerator of Heavy Ions, is today one of the leading international laboratories for research with ion beams. Thanks to the unique nature of its facilities, GANIL is classified as a Very Large Research Infrastructure (TGIR). GANIL includes ion sources, cyclotrons, and experiment rooms that house unique high-performance detection instruments to the service of the international scientific community.

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GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung operates a unique large-scale accelerator for heavy ions. Researchers from around the world use this facility for experiments that help them make fascinating discoveries in basic research. In addition, they continually develop new and impressive applications. GSI is a member of the Helmholtz Association, Germany's largest research organization.

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The Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (HZB) homes BESSY II, the European radiation standard for the calibration of light sources and detectors. Being a multi-disciplinary and multi-user facility, the research portfolio at BESSY II spans the range from physics, over chemistry, energy research, biology, medical and pharmaceutical research, to materials testing and cultural heritage investigations. Research at BESSY II addresses the grand challenges which most developed societies are facing.

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The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) is an independent research center that performs research in the fields of Energy, Health, and Matter. HZDR is a member of the Helmholtz Association and operates large-scale facilities in Dresden and at four other locations. These large-scale facilities are also available to external guests from around the world to help answer the decisive questions of our societies.

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The Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) is an institute within the Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH. JCNS uses neutrons as microscopic probe to conduct research on condensed matter and life science systems. For this purpose JCNS develops and builds neutron scattering instruments at leading national and international sources (at present: FRM II / MLZ, HFR / ILL and SNS / ORNL). It operates these instruments for its own research and offers them in the form of a user facility to a broad national and international user community.

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LASERLAB-EUROPE is a consortium that brings together 33 leading institutions in laser-based inter-disciplinary research from 16 countries. Together with associate partners, Laserlab covers the majority of European member states. Its 22 laboratories offer access to their facilities for research teams from Europe and beyond.

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The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is an international non-profit association with its seat in Brussels. The PRACE Research Infrastructure provides a persistent world-class high performance computing service for scientists and researchers from academia and industry in Europe. The computer systems and their operations accessible through PRACE are provided by 5 PRACE members: BSC in Spain, CINECA in Italy, ETH Zurich/CSCS in Switzerland, GCS in Germany, and GENCI in France.

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The Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) is the largest research centre for natural and engineering sciences in Switzerland, conducting cutting-edge research in three main areas: matter and materials, energy and environment, and human health. PSI develops, builds and operates complex, large research facilities both for in-house research, as well as for national and international access for users from academia and industry.

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The Synchrotron SOLEIL is a 3rd generation synchrotron radiation facility in operation since 2008, whose shareholders are the French public organisations CNRS and CEA. Currently, SOLEIL is delivering photons to 29 beamlines thanks to an electron beam with a current of 500 mA in top-up mode: 27 beamlines are open to users and 2 under commissioning. More than 2,000 different users, from laboratories in France, Europe and other countries come each year to perform experiments in various fields; such as surface and material science, environmental and earth science, cultural heritage, and biology.

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