Extremely Brilliant Source - new perspectives for X-rays Science


27.06.2017 - 17:00 to 17:30



Backed by 22 partner countries, the ESRF, the European Synchrotron, is the world’s most intense X-ray source. The ESRF functions like a ‘super-microscope’ which reveals the structure of matter in all its beauty and complexity. Each year, 7 000 scientists from all over the world come at the ESRF to conduct experiments in many fields: chemistry, material physics, structural biology and medical applications, environmental sciences, information science and nanotechnologies, and archaeology and cultural heritage. 

The ESRF has embarked upon an innovative project called EBS – Extremely Brilliant Source – (150M€ over 2015-2022). By constructing, inside the existing infrastructure, the first of a new generation of synchrotron, with performances multiplied by 100, EBS will offer new perspectives for X-rays Science. 

Presenter: Francesco Sette, Doctor in physics and Director General of ESRF


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