The ESRF is the world’s most intense X-ray source and a centre of excellence for fundamental and innovation-driven research in materials science. Located in Grenoble, France, the ESRF owes its success to the international cooperation of 22 partner nations.
Over 40 X-ray “beamlines” at the ESRF, using synchrotron X-rays over 100 billion times brighter than the X-rays used in hospitals, allow advanced analysis and characterisation of materials, going far beyond those possible using traditional laboratory techniques. Access is provided by a proposal and peer-reviewed system with publication of results, or through commercial, rapid paid-for access. The ESRF is also an active partner in Horizon2020 and Horizon Europe Framework Programme projects.
Industry exploits the ESRF in a wide array of sectors, from consumer products to engineering, from pharma to advanced materials, from food to energy. Every sector relying on material performance can benefit from synchrotron X-rays.
Every year 9,000 scientists from around the world come to Grenoble, to the ESRF’s “beamlines”, each equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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71, avenue des Martyrs, CS 40220
38043 Grenoble Cedex 9
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