The third-generation electron storage ring Elettra, operated by the Elettra Laboratory of Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. since 1993, feeds 27 beamlines. Researchers from more than 50 different countries, selected by an international committee on the basis of the quality of their scientific proposals, access the facility each year. Since 2010 the Elettra electron storage ring, upgraded with a full-energy injector in 2007, operates in top-up mode for users. Elettra operates routinely at two different electron energies, 2.0 GeV and 2.4 GeV providing photons with energies from a few tenths eV to tenths keV. All of the most important photon (X-ray and IR) based techniques in the areas of spectroscopy, diffraction, scattering, imaging and lithography are present, including also the unique inelastic ultraviolet scattering (IUVS). Versatile experimental stations are maintained at the state-of-the art, offering unique means to carry out outstanding research in diverse fields and disciplines.
|Storage Ring Specifications||2.0 GeV||2.4 GeV|
|Energy||2 [GeV]||2.4 [GeV]|
|Max Current||320 [mA]||150 [mA]|
|Circumference||260 [m]||260 [m]|
|Lattice Architecture||2 bend acromat||2 bend acromat|
|Number Of Straight Sections In Use||11||11|
|Average Beam Lifetime||27 [h]||32 [h]|
|Current At Top-up||310 [mA]||150 [mA]|
|Beam Revolution Frequency||1157 [MHz]||1157 [MHz]|
|Filling Pattern||Any (single, few, multi etc.); most requested multibunch filled at 95% of the ring circumference (864 ns) and hybrid ( multibunch with a single bunch in the dark gap )||Any (single, few, multi etc.); most requested multibunch filled at 95% of the ring circumference (864 ns) and hybrid ( multibunch with a single bunch in the dark gap )|
|Bunch Length Or Duration||7 [mm]|
|Beam Size In Insertion Devices (hor x ver)||X = 29 [um], Y = 6 [um]||X = 6 [um], Y = 8 [um]|
|Beam Size In Bending Magnets (hor x ver)||X = 139 [um], Y = 28 [um]||X = 28 [um], Y = 30 [um]|
The NEXT DEADLINE for submitting proposals to Elettra is March 15th, 2023 (h. 23:59, CET) for the user period starting from July 1st to December 31st, 2023.
As previously communicated (see web page: Energy crisis: impact on user activities at Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste), the present calendar for the second semester 2023 is tentative, with a 50% reduction of accelerator operations. We hope that the new initiatives taking place at the national and European level to curb energy costs will allow us to provide a larger amount of beamtime.
The situation will be defined in March.