In-situ the new button (blue)

On the button!

The third contract in the procurement phase of the EBS project has been signed, for 1500 ultra-high vacuum Beam Position Monitor (BPM) buttons. These…

Filippo Cianciosi, using the prototype girder

Vac to the future

“I love inventing new things,” says Filippo Cianciosi, a mechanical engineer working on the EBS project. “In most places, you normally have to modify…

ESRF New Scientific challenges

Thumbs up from the MAC

The official report from the second Machine Advisory Committee has been received. The MAC meeting was held at the ESRF on 24th and 25th…


About ESRF – EBS

The ESRF designs a new generation of synchrotrons Following on from 20 years of success and scientific excellence, the ESRF, the world’s first so-called…


UP-II becomes ESRF – EBS

The ESRF has renamed the second phase of its extensive Upgrade Programme ESRF – EBS, with EBS standing for Extremely Brilliant Source.

ESRF New Scientific challenges

New scientific challenges

New perspectives for science and technology Future X-ray science at modern synchrotrons aims to bridge the gap between visible light and electron microscopy, enabling…

ESRF Synchrotron

About ESRF

The ESRF – the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility – is an international science facility supported by 21 partner nations, a centre of excellence for…

ESRF Pole Position

Pole position

For the last three months in a tucked-away lab in cell 11, high-precision tests have been conducted on the first prototype quadrupole for the…

ESRF Super Model

Super Model

Sitting in front of a huge 3D computer image of a 30 m cell for the new accelerator, Bernard Ogier zooms right in to…