Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
Sezione di Milano
Laboratorio Acceleratori e Superconduttività Applicata
Via Fratelli Cervi, 201 - 20090 Segrate (Milano) - Italy
Telefono +39.02.503.19500 - Fax +39.02.503.19543
The INFN laboratory LASA (short for Laboratorio Acceleratori e Superconduttività Applicata, i.e. Laboratory for Accelerators and Applied Superconductivity), is a center of excellence at an international level in the field of advanced technology for particle accelerators based in Segrate, near Milan.
The LASA develops advanced technologies for superconductivity, cryogenics and the productions of high intensity DC and RF electromagnetic fields. Here the first european superconducting cyclotron, and third ever realized worldwide, was designed, assembled and tested. The cyclotron is in operation since 1994 at the INFN National Laboratories of the South in Catania.
The main mission of LASA currently is the development of radiofrequency superconducting resonators for particle beam acceleration and superconducting magnets for particle beam orbit and focusing.
Alongside this, LASA perpetuates its tradition in the experimental field by participating in the study and development of experiments in the field of innovative acceleration schemes.
It is housed in premises of the Università di Milano and the research is conducted in collaboration with university professors according to the INFN tradition.