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European collaborations

Physical sciences and the Universe

​Learn about the main European bodies and infrastructures to which the CEA contributes in the field of physical sciences and the universe.

Published on 22 November 2019

​Physical sciences

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility - ESFR

The CEA is a member of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, or ESFR.  Its mission is to study, build, operate, and develop a source of synchrotron radiation along with its ancillary devices.  The ESFR community also encourages the use of the facility, as well as the establishment and implementation of scientific research programmes based on synchrotron radiation.