ALBA is the Spanish 3rd generation synchrotron light source and constitutes the largest scientific infrastructure in the country. The facility consists of the accelerator systems providing 3 GeV electron beam and several experimental beamlines, with photon energies currently ranging from infrared up to hard X-rays of tens of keV. Different synchrotron radiation techniques are available including diffraction, spectroscopy and imaging.
In operation since 2012, the ALBA Synchrotron has currently eight beamlines where experiments are performed in different scientific fields: physics, chemistry, life sciences, materials science, cultural heritage, biology, nanotechnology and more. Four new beamlines are under construction and will be ready for users in 2020.
This scientific infrastructure delivers 6.000 hours per beamline per year and is available for the academic and the industrial sector providing service to more than 2.000 researchers every year.
Located 20 km from the city of Barcelona, ALBA provides the Spanish scientific and industrial community an invaluable tool for science and innovation and has already become one of the flagship elements of Spanish science and technology landscape.
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