Large Scale Facilities

MCF supports IIT reaserchers to access large scale facilities (X-rays, neutrons and free-electron lasers). Large scale infrastructures are characterized by a multidisciplinary approach and are equipped with state-of-the art instruments operated by experienced scientists, engineers and technicians.

These large scale facilities offer unique opportunities to explore materials and living matter in a variety of fields of application including: structure of matter, materials physics and advanced materials, biology, cultural heritage, pharmaceuticals, food safety, environmental sciences, hi-tech industry, energy and semiconductors.

Large scale facilities include synchrothrons, centers for neutron scattering, and X-ray free electron lasers. Here, you can find some general information about science that you can perform at the facilities, a list of the main European facilities and how to access beamtime.

Synchrotrons X-FELS Neutrons

Important deadlines, events


EPDIC17 - The European Powder Diffraction Conference, Šibenik, Kroatien, June 15-18
6th European Crystallographic School, Budapest, Hungary, July 04- 10
13th biennial Polarized Neutrons for Condensed Matter Investigations (PNCMI), Annapolis, MD, USA, TBD
33rd European Crystallographic Meeting, Versailles, France, Aug. 24- 28
XVIII International Small-Angle Scattering Conference, Campinas, Brazil, Sep. 13- 18
International School of Solid State Physics: Dynamics of Electrons in Atomic and Molecular Nanoclusters, Erice, Italy, Oct. 24- 30