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Synchrotron light has unique characteristics of intensity and coherence that can reveal otherwise inaccessible details of materials, simplify their manipulation and provide information in multiple fields of study including electronics, environmental sciences, materials engineering, medicine, and micro and nanotechnologies. The light is generated by electron accelerators, carried through micrometrically collimated beams selected according to their wavelengths, and transmitted through a beamline to the utilisation and measurement stations.
In this section a number of studies and developments undertaken at the Elettra in recent years are decribed. You'll find many examples of the wide range of the services. The Industrial Liaison Office of Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. promotes technology transfer and offers assistance to all who wish to take advantage of its sophisticated skills and equipment.
Lithography of micro and nanostructures
X-ray lithography is commonly used to build structures with a resolution of the order of 100 nanometres. The greater penetrating power of X-rays compared to ultraviolet makes this technology particularly suited to the fabrication of complex three dimensional structures in innovative materials.
Elettra has skills in optics, IT and precision mechanics that have enabled it to combine two different correction methods to create mirrors of a higher quality than those produced in other research laboratories or available commercially.
Fabrication of micro and nanodevices
Combining penetrative power of deep X-ray lithography with complementary methods of fabrication such as LIGA, it becomes possible to make lithographic incisions that can be several millimetres thick and yet exhibit detail at a submicrometric scale.
Measurement of optical surfaces
At Elettra, innovative measuring techniques have been developed in the characterisation of finish of high precision optical surfaces.
e-Science, information technology and control systems
The staff of Sincrotrone Trieste contains experts in fields ranging from highly trusted security systems to instrument control systems, from data acquisition systems to high performance storage systems, from networking to web technology and collaborative work support systems, from advanced computing systems to systems for scientific display and virtual reality.