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Research Infrastructure

Alba Synchrotron Light Source

Description ALBA is a 3rd Generation Synchrotron Light facility located in Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain, and it is the newest source in the Mediterranean Area. It is governed by a public consortium created in March 2003: the Consortium for the Construction, Equipping and Exploitation of the Synchrotron Light Source (CELLS), owned and financed in equal part by the Spanish and the Catalonian Administration. ALBA has been identified as a “Singular Technological and Scientific Infrastructure” among the Spanish scientific infrastructures. It is networked with other Synchrotron Light Sources in and outside Europe through common European projects and bilateral collaboration agreements. The facility is based on a chain of accelerators which produce, accelerate up to 3 GeV and store in a synchrotron ring electron beams which emit Synchrotron Light ranging from infrared up to hard X-ray of tens of keVs. Up to 31 ports are available to extract the light as well as the space for the corresponding beamlines and related experimental hutches. Buildings for conventional technical systems and for specialized laboratories complete the facility.
URL http://www.cells.es
Status Operational since 2012
Scientific Domains Environmental Sciences
Biological and Medical Sciences
Material Sciences and Analytical Facilities
Physical Sciences and Engineering
RI Categorization Research Facilities
Location Carretera de Cerdanyola del Vallès a Sant Cugat del Vallès, Cerdanyola del Vallès, 08290, Barcelona, Spain
MERIL URL http://portal.meril.eu/meril/view/facilitys/15316