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Past collaborations

Open Sesame

The aim of the Open Sesame project is to ensure the optimal exploitation of the Synchrotron light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) light source. Its main objectives are:  to train SESAME staff in the storage ring and beamline instrumentation technology, research techniques and administration, to build-up human capacity in Middle East researchers to optimally exploit SESAME’s infrastructure, and to train SESAME staff and user community in public outreach and corporate communications, as well as to support SESAME and its stakeholders in building awareness and demonstrating its socio-economic impact to assure longer term exploitation.

The ESRF is coordinator of this project.

Start date: 01/01/2017; duration: 36 months

PEARL - Periodically Bent Crystals for Crystalline Undulators

The PEARL project aims aims at advancing the technologies for manufacturing high quality Periodically Bent Crystals (PBCr). The PBCr developed will be used for the construction of novel light sources of high-energy monochromatic electromagnetic radiation by means of a Crystalline Undulator (CU). The technological and experimental part of this project will be accompanied by the complimentary advanced theoretical research utilising modern theoretical, computational and modelling methods accomplished with high performance computing techniques.

The ESRF is a contractor of this project, which is coordinated by MBN Research Center GmbH.

Start date: 01/01/2016; duration: 48 months.

iNext - Infrastructure for NMR, EM and X-rays for Translational Research

iNEXT is a consortium funded by the Horizon2020 programme to offer European researchers access to a wide range of advanced structural biology technologies, including X-ray technologies, NMR spectroscopy, Electron Microscopy and Biophysics, in large European infrastructures. Its goals include: providing access to state-of-the-art infrastructures for structural biology, using the research infrastructures to translate fundamental research into bio-scientific applications, and stimulating access for non-structural biologists.

The ESRF is a contractor of this project, which is coordinated by the Universiteit Utrecht. 

​Start date: 01/09/2015; duration: 48 months