legally part of ELI ERIC (ELI European Research Infrastructure Consortium)
ELI Beamlines located in Dolní Břežany (near Prague), Czech Republic, focuses on the development of short-pulse secondary sources of radiation and particles, and on their multidisciplinary applications in molecular, biomedical and materials sciences, physics of dense plasmas, warm dense matter, and laboratory astrophysics. In addition, the facility will utilise its high-power, high-repetition-rate lasers for high-field physics experiments investigating exotic plasma physics, and nonlinear Quantum Electrodynamic effects. In addition to basic research and development in the field of lasers, ELI Beamlines deals with research in materials sciences, electronics and engineering.
In October 2022, and agreement was signed between the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (FZU) and ELI ERIC which launched a new chapter for the research facility. ELI Beamlines’ assets, including land and buildings, all rights and obligations such as employee contracts and grants connected with the ELI Beamlines Facility, as well as all existing intellectual property rights was transferred from FZU to ELI ERIC. With this move, ELI Beamlines officially became part of the ELI European Research Consortium.
The ELI Beamlines Facility