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The lab is fully equipped with a complete X-ray scattering facility, composed of a high-resolution SAS camera with a curved monochromator and a linear detector installed on a Rigaku RV300 rotating anode source (18 kW), a pinhole SAS camera equipped with a linear detector installed on a Philips X-ray generator (3.5 kW), a Bonse-Hart ultra Small Angle camera installed on a Ital-Structure X-ray generator (3.5 kW) and by 2 Guinier cameras installed on 2 Philips X-ray generators (3.5 kW) for low-angle diffraction. The lab is also equipped with biocomputing facilities composed of three Digital Alpha workstations.    

In addiction the laboratory is provided with an Atomic Force Microscope.



Moreover, the staff of the research unit at the Dipartimento di Scienze Applicate ai Sistemi Complessi - Sezione di Scienze Fisiche has a very good and proved expertise on the use of large national and international neutron reactors and synchrotron light facilities. Below there is a list of facilities in which the personnels of the Section is usually involved in experiments:

  • Sincrotrone Elettra (Trieste, Italy)
  • European Synchrotron Radiation Facility ESRF (Grenoble, France)
  • Institut Laue Langevin ILL (Grenoble, France)
  • Paul Scherrer Institute PSI (Villigen, Switzerland)
  • Hahn Meitner Institut HMI (Berlin, Germany)
  • Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY (Hamburg, Germany)
  • Berliner Elektronenspeicherring-Gesellschaft fr Synchrotronstrahlung BESSY (Berlin, Germany)
  • National Synchrotron Light Laboratory LNLS (Campinas, Brazil)
  • Laboratoire Lon Brillouin LLB (Saclay, France)