Accelerators and Facilities

EuPRAXIA facility

EuPRAXIA is the first European and world-wide project that develops a dedicated particle accelerator research infrastructure based on novel plasma acceleration concepts and laser technology. Together with the EuPRAXIA Preparatory Phase project a number of initiatives support the realization of the EuPRAXIA infrastructure: the EuPRAXIA Doctoral Network, dedicated to training, the EuPRAXIA Advanced Photon Sources, developing a betatron radiation source and high power and high repetition rate laser systems, and EuPRAXIA@SPARC LAB, dealing with the beam driven site implementation in Frascati.

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Beam Test Facility

Particle beams of various kinds – electrons, positrons, photons and neutrons – arrive at the BTF (Beam Test Facility) laboratory, directly derived from the electron beam of the DAΦNE Linac. The laboratory has the peculiarity of providing various types of beams: each has a variable number of constituent particles and energy, within the limits allowed by the properties of the primary beam of the Linac.

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DAΦNE is the collider currently in operation in Frascati. The accelerator consists of 2 rings approx. 100 m in length, in which high-intensity electron and positron beams circulate and intersect in two possible interaction points, one of which is currently in use and holds the experiment’s detector  KLOE-2. The total energy of the beams in the reference system of the centre of the mass is equal to 1.02 GeV, corresponding to the mass of Φ mesons which are produced at the rate of 300 per second. The first particle beams started circulating in DAΦNE in 1997.

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“To make the invisible visible”  This is the synchrotron light laboratory of the National Laboratory of Frascati. Synchrotron light is the radiation emitted by accelerated charged particles – in the case of DAΦNE, electrons – that travel at relativistic speeds. The radiation produced has high luminosity and wavelengths which extend, in a continuous manner, from infrared to X-rays, making it an ideal probe for studying physical systems with dimensions ranging from those of the atom to those of biological systems such as cells and tissues.

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  SPARC_LAB (Sources for Plasma Accelerators and Radiation Compton with Laser And Beam) facility at LNF consists in conventional high brightness RF photo-injector, SPARC, as an electron accelerator and a multi-hundred terawatt laser, FLAME, merging the potentialities of the former projects SPARC and PLASMONX.

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LATINO is an open research infrastructure aimed to support industries and scientific community providing advanced technologies and know-how developed in particle accelerator for research, medical and industrial application. The infrastructure is composed by 4 laboratories: Radiofrequency, Magnetic measurements, Vacuum and thermal treatment, Mechanical integration. LATINO Provides a wide range of services in these 4 areas. They have been chosen taking into account the demand and needs from potential users and their industrial capabilities. 

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