Vac instrumentation team


“Getting a high-quality vacuum in an accelerator is a bit like cleaning your house,” vacuum instrumentation engineer Anthony Meunier tells me. “You can put…

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…

EBS mock-up cell. Credit: ESRF/Stef Cande

About ESRF – EBS

The ESRF designs a new generation of synchrotron After the succesful delivery of the first phase of its upgrade programme (2009-2015), the ESRF has…


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 The new storage ring, together with the most advanced portfolio of new beamlines, will enable scientists to bring X-ray science…

ESRF Synchrotron

About ESRF

The ESRF – the European Synchrotron – is an international science facility supported by 22 partner nations, a centre of excellence for fundamental research,…

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…