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SABINA: a research and innovation hub

SABINA (Source of Advanced Beam Imaging for Novel Applications) is a project that will be co-funded with an amount of 4.5 M€ by the Regione Lazio, with POR-FESR 2014-2020 funds, for the realization – at Frascati National Laboratories – of a research facility which will be made available also to external users.

The project got first place in the rankings of the Public Notice “PNIR research Infrastructures Development to boost the innovation rate of the regional productive fabric”, aimed at creating in 18 months an infrastructure to increase the competitiveness of the regional research and innovation system.

SABINA has as its objective the consolidation of the research facility SPARC_LAB, which includes the photoinjector SPARC and the power laser FLAME. Two lines for users will be implemented: the power laser and a THz radiation line. A lot of research areas are involved, with several chances of applicative fallouts: the power laser will perform irradiation tests of samples such as vacuum optics used in aerospace; THz radiation will be used as an investigation tool in physics, chemistry, biology, cultural heritage, and material science.

SABINA activity is part of the SPARC linear accelerator activities, the EUROFEL Italian hub. The approved funding is envisaged as an enhancement of an infrastructure that will see its completion in EuPRAXIA@SPARC_LAB.

After LATINO (a Laboratory in Advanced Technologies for Innovation), SABINA is the second major project for research infrastructures co-funded with regional funds won by LNF. Putting to common factor LATINO and SABINA represents the chance to set up a technological hub on regional territory that would be a reference point for both scientific and industrial community for the development of technologies related to accelerator physics.


Translation by Camilla Paola Maglione, Communications Office INFN-LNF