ELETTRA is a multidisciplinary Synchrotron Light Laboratory in located in AREA Science Park open to researchers in diverse basic and applied fields. It is located in Basovizza on the outskirts of Trieste and is operated by Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. as a user facility. The laboratory features a 2.4 GeV, third-generation synchrotron radiation source, also named Elettra, and a fourth-generation light source based on a free-electron laser, FERMI@Elettra, currently under construction and that will be coming online in 2009.The laboratory is equipped with ultra-bright light sources in the spectral range from UV to X-rays and offers a stimulating and competitive environment to researchers from all over the world. The mission of Sincrotrone Trieste through its Elettra Laboratory is to promote cultural, social and economic growth through basic and applied research in relevant fields, technical and scientific training, and technology transfer. Its accompanying vision is to lead by providing a platform for internationally recognized research and enhance the impact and relevance of science for society.
Source: ELETTRA web site