SPARC_LAB test-facility

INFN - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare

INFN is a research institute aimed to the study of the fundamental constituents of matter, which conducts theoretical and experimental research in the fields of sub-nuclear, nuclear, astroparticle and particle accelerator physics. This requires the use of cutting-edge technologies and instrumentation, which the INFN develops both in its own laboratories, and in collaboration with industries and institutions from all over the world.

The Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF) is one of the four main laboratories of INFN. LNF has also addressed dedicated R&D on advanced accelerator concepts at the SPARC_LAB multidisciplinary test facility. Born from the integration of a high brightness photo-injector (SPARC) and of a high power laser (FLAME), SPARC_LAB is now mainly devoted to perform further development, characterization and application of compact radiation sources (FEL, THz, Compton) driven by plasma based accelerator modules with both LWFA and PWFA techniques.

Contact: Massimo Ferrario