The INFN-LNF present and future accelerator-based light facilities
Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, INFN, Via Enrico Fermi 54, 00044, Frascati, RM, Italy
2 Physics Department, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133, Roma, Italy
3 Sezione di Roma Tor Vergata, INFN, Via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133, Roma, Italy
Accepted: 18 December 2022
Published online: 17 January 2023
The INFN-Frascati National Laboratory (LNF) is nowadays running a 0.51 GeV electron-positron collider, DANE, that also represents the synchrotron radiation source of the beamlines of the DANE-Light facility. Not being DANE dedicated to synchrotron radiations activities, the DANE-Light facility can use it mainly in parasitic mode. Particle accelerators and high energy physics (HEP) have been and are the main core of the LNF research activity, but like other HEP international laboratories also LNF is now moving in the direction of developing a dedicated free electron laser (FEL) user facility, EuPRAXIA@SPARC_Lab, based on plasma acceleration. This new facility in the framework of the EuPRAXIA (European Plasma Research Accelerator with eXcellence in Applications) EU project should produce FEL radiation beams for a wide range of applications using a smaller accelerator compared to actual radio frequency-based accelerator sources dimensions.
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