The European strategy for accelerator-based photon science
Paul Scherrer Institute, Forschungstr. 111, 5232, Villigen, Switzerland
2 ALBA Synchrotron, Carrer de la Llum 2-26, 08290, Cerdanyola del Vallés, Spain
3 Synchrotron SOLEIL, L’Orme des Merisiers, 91190, Saint-Aubin, France
4 Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Notkestr. 85, 22607, Hamburg, Germany
Accepted: 31 March 2023
Published online: 25 April 2023
The League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources (LEAPS), comprising 19 large-scale user facilities in 10 member and associated states, has put forward for the first time a European strategy for a transformative way of cooperation, thereby mobilizing the members’ substantial expertise in photon science and technology, in infrastructure management and service to users and stakeholders. This European Strategy for Accelerator-based Photon Sources—ESAPS 2022—is a coherent pan-European plan addressing the future challenges and needs of the new era in research and innovation, designed to put Europe in a global leadership position in important future key technologies. In ESAPS2022, ambitious facility upgrades and technology development plans as well as a new strategic challenge-driven use of these facilities are discussed.
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