Linea Italiana per la Spettroscopia d'Assorbimento x (Italian beamLine for x-ray Absorption Spectroscopy)

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche IOM Institute


Feb 17th 2017

A few announcements regarding the beamline:

Great news from the front of the refurbishment works. The new monochromator is in place and it is presently being tested. The bakeout of the various parts of the beamline, that went in air during the realignment operations, is now completed. The liquid nitrogen distribution line is installed and the cryocirculator will be here next week. If no major problems show-up we will be ready to start the commissioning with the beam by beginning of March. The user mode is still foreseen to start in Run2-17 (start Apr 4th) and I will announce you the re-established operativity of LISA as soon as it happens.

* Next March 1st is the deadline for the submission of proposals in the ESRF beamtime quota. Proposals by national and international users can be submitted at the ESRF user portal ( https://wwws.esrf.fr/misapps/SMISWebClient/protected/welcome.do )

* Whe 2016 annual report of LISA has been published. You can find it with the latest news and scientific highlights at the page https://www.iom.cnr.it/gilda-reports .  

The results of the beamtime committee are now available on the Panel Results 2017-I document.

Oct 10th 2016

The schedule for Run5_16 is now defined, you can find it under the menu "Schedules". The results of the beamtime committee are now available on the Panel Results 2016-II document.

Oct 5th 2016

The submission of proposals for beamtime within the Italian quota for the first Semester 2017 is open with deadline Nov 8th 2016.

Proposals can be submitted at the ESRF user portal

Detailed instructions can be found in the document:


*** News from the beamline
LISA will carry out the first phase of the refurbishment in the first months of 2017. A new double crystal monochromator will be installed as well as the associated cryocirculator. Si(111) and Si(311) crystal pairs will be available with an accessible energy range of 4.9-72 keV. Run-1-2017 will be dedicated to the installation and commissioning of the instrument; the rendez-vous with the users is foreseen in April for Run-2. The new focusing mirrors will arrive in june and thus the first semester 2017 will be run without horizontal focalization. The completion of the new optics layout is scheduled for Run-5 2017.



Mar 3rd 2016

The CNR - Evaluation Panel (commissione.gilda AT cnr.it) invites the Italian Users to submit a letter of intents for Long Term Projects with deadline Apr. 3rd 2016 (see text, in italian, here). The next deadline for conventional Rolling Access Projects on the italian quota is on May 8th 2016.

Feb 18th 2016

Oct. 2nd 2015

Deadline for proposal submission on the italian beamtime quota: next Nov. 8th 2015.

The submission of proposals  for beamtime within the Italian quota for the first Semester 2016 is now open with deadline on Nov. 8th 2015. Only standard “rolling access” (RA) proposals will be evaluated for the present Call (Beamtime from March 2016).  The CNR panel is currently evaluating the possibility of a new Call of Block Allocation Group (BAG) for the Italian beamtime on LISA, that will be launched later. Proposals can be submitted at the ESRF user portal . Detailed instructions can be found here.

LISA beam time allocation panel

The CNR panel, renewed on May 2015, intends to evaluate the RA Proposals according to the following priority criteria:
Main criteria (individually evaluated)

  • Scientific Interest and originality/novelty
  • Clear description of the objectives of the Proposal
  • Evaluation of: detailed expected results,  feasibility, previous experience and reports.

The final selection, in case of a tie, will take into account the previous history of the Proposal and will favor those proposals that include Ph.D. students among the proponents. This should be declared in the proposal.

LISA is at present fully in operation and the schedules for the present and forthcoming runs are available at the following page.
The Commission may be contacted at this e-mail address: commissione.gilda AT cnr.it

Jun. 25th 2015

The procedure for the procurement of the new monochromator has started. The device is foreseen to be operational by the end of year 2016.


Jan 8th 2015

The new contract between CNR and ESRF for the 5 year operation of the italian CRG beamline at the port BM08 of ESRF has come into force on Jan 1st 2015. A deep refurbishment plan for the instrumentation is foreseen to be realized in the forthcoming months that will provide to the users a completely new instrument. For this reason, the project name will be changed in LISA; a description of the new project can be find in the LISA presentation document.



Last revised Feb 2017 by F. d'Acapito .