LEAPS - League of European Accelarator-based Photon Sources

The League of European Accelerator based-Photon Sources (LEAPS) constitutes a strategic partnership of synchrotron radiation and free electron laser (FEL) facilities. The initiative has been brought to live by the directors of the European synchrotron and FEL facilities. Its primary goal is to actively and constructively promote and ensure the quality and impact of fundamental, applied and industrial research carried out at their facilities.


  • Alba synchrotron
  • DESY - the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron
  • Diamond Light Source
  • Ellettra Sincrotrone Trieste
  • ESRF (the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility)
  • European XFEL (the European X-ray Free Electron Laser)
  • FELIX Laboratory
  • HZB (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH)
  • HZDR (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf)
  • INFN (Instituto Nazionali di Frascati - the National Institute for Nuclear Physics)
  • ISA (the Institute for Storage Ring Facilities)
  • MAXIV Laboratory
  • PSI (The Paul Scherrer Institute)
  • PTB (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt - the National Metrology Institute of Germany)
  • The National Centre for Synchrotron Radiation SOLARIS
  • SOLEIL synchrotron
  • ESUO - European Sychrotron and FEL User Organisation.


Website: www.leaps-initiative.eu.


LEAPS meeting participants, Kraków, February 2017