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Consortium of European research light sources


Representatives from 16 European institutions operating synchrotron radiation sources and/or free-electron lasers met in Brussels for the LEAPS (League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources) consortium on 13 November 2017. This concentrated load of scientific excellence is to help take up challenges in the fields of energy, transportation, health, food safety and environmental protection. As one among five partners from Germany, PTB operates a laboratory at the electron-storage ring BESSY II as well as its own storage ring, the Metrology Light Source (MLS). Synchrotron radiation from these facilities is used from the THz to the X-ray range to deal with fundamental and applied metrological tasks with a focus on radiometry, reflectometry, scatterometry and spectrometry. Contact: Gerhard Ulm, phone: +49 (0)30 3481-7312, gerhard.ulm(at)ptb.de