Grenoble, Frankrike


ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility), opened in 1989, is operated as a partnership between 22 countries. The facility welcomes almost 9000 visiting scientists every year, conducting research using the X-ray beams that are 100 billion times more powerful than the X-rays used in hospitals. An extensive upgrade, the Extremely Brilliant Source, is under way, with a budget of EUR 330 billion. This will provide new storage rings that can produce more intense, coherent, and stable X-ray beams.