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ESRF - The European Synchrotron
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Telephone: +33 (0)4 76 88 20 00
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Société civile
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The director of publication is Francesco SETTE.

Hosting for the site is provided by the ESRF.

This site has been registered with CNIL under no. 623 175 in accordance with law 78-17 dated 6th of January 1978 relating to data processing, files and personal freedom and privacy (loi 78-17 du 6 janvier 1978 relative à l'informatique, aux fichiers et aux libertés).

The web site and the information therein are governed by French law.

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Conditions of use

The information contained on this site should not be construed as being of a contractual nature or otherwise binding.  The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility shall have full discretion to add, alter, or remove at any time all or part of the content and the layout of the pages of its site.

In spite of all the care taken in creating and updating this site, errors, inaccuracies or omissions may occur, and users may experience problems in connecting to the site or interruptions in their connection. The ESRF hereby disclaims any liability for any direct or indirect damage which may result from this.

The ESRF does not make any implicit or explicit guarantees regarding the use of information on its Internet site. Consequently, it cannot be held responsible for any losses or damage, direct and/or indirect, which may be engendered by using the information on its site, or for any missing or incorrect information, or any temporary or permanent failure to supply all or part of the information on its site.

The ESRF website features hypertext links to other web sites managed by third parties. The ESRF has no control over these sites and can in no way be considered liable for their contents. The inclusion of such links does not necessarily mean that ESRF is aware of, or approves, their contents. Consequently, the ESRF cannot be held responsible for any failures of these sites. All and any risks incurred by virtue of visiting these linked sites, or using their contents, are taken entirely at the user's risk, and under the user's responsibility.

If you detect information that is inappropriate, or you have concerns regarding material on the web pages, we would be grateful if you could inform us by using the Feedback form, so that the material can be amended.

Staff Web pages

The ESRF provides facilities for staff members and students to create a personal web page. While the ESRF attempts to preview, review and routinely monitor the contents of these staff pages, in no event will the ESRF be held liable for any direct, indirect, special incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of the information held on these pages. The authors of these pages are solely responsible for abiding by all relevant laws and ESRF policies, including those concerning copyright. Views expressed in these staff pages are the personal views of the authors and are not necessarily the views of ESRF, its staff or employees.

Where links on these pages take you to information provided by individuals or organisations on other Web sites, the ESRF cannot be held responsible for the content on those Web sites, nor does the ESRF endorse any of those sites. If you detect information that is inappropriate, or you have concerns regarding material on these pages, we would be grateful if you could inform us by using the Feedback form, so that the material can be amended.

Intellectual property and related rights

The ESRF site and all the elements forming part thereof, such as the various contents (photos, texts, diagrams, drawings and models, etc.), are protected by intellectual property rights in accordance with French copyright law.

As a result, any use or reproduction of all or part of these elements without prior written authorisation from the ESRF is strictly prohibited, with the exception of reproductions without changes or amendments made purely for purposes of creating private and personal copies in line with paragraph 2 of Article L.122-5 of the French Intellectual Property Law.

Brand names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

Privacy Statement

Right to opposition (article 38, law January 6, 1978 modified)
Right to access (articles 39, 41, 42 law January 6, 1978 modified)
Right to modification (article 40 law January 6, 1978 modified)

In accordance with law 78-17 dated 6th of January 1978 relating to data processing, files and personal freedom and privacy, you have a right to request access to, and correct, modify or delete your personal data by simple request.

Should you wish to exercise this right, simply write to us at the following address:

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European Synchrotron Radiation Facility,
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38043 Grenoble Cedex.

Collection of Personal Information

This website will automatically track certain information about the visitor in the course of using this website. This information is used only for system administration and for providing statistics to evaluate use of this site.

The following information is stored:

  • the anonymised ip address of the visitor, i.e with the last 2 bytes masked (e.g.
  • the visitor's operating system (for example Windows, Mac, etc.),
  • the date and time of the visit to the site,
  • the pages accessed,
  • if the visitor follows a link to get to the page, the address (URL) of the page containing the link,
  • the type of browser used.


Cookie usage on this site

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What are cookies?

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