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Spain hosts ALBA Synchrotron with a total of 2600 users, 1600 of them from Spanish institutions. Funding for Academic Research is subject to budget availability on an annual basis and follows the scheme published on

Additionally, Spain manages the CRG beamline Spline at the ESRF for Absorption and diffraction with about 65 experiments/year.



Dr. Olga López
Research Scientist
Institute of Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia - Spanish National Research Council

Dr. Gonzalo Santoro
Postdoctoral researcher
Institute of Materials Science of Madrid – Spanish National Research Council

National User Organisation

AUSE - Asociación de Usuarios de Sincrotrón de España (Spanish Synchrotron User Association)

AUSE that represents the Spanish SR and FEL community users was stablished in 2004 as a non-profit association with the aims:

1. To promote the use of synchrotron radiation to the study of matter in any state.

2. To contribute to develop and refine all aspects of instrumentation, generation and handling of Synchrotron facilities.

3. To joining and defend the common interests of the users of these large facilities, with a focus on users of the Spanish state.

The association organizes a biannual meeting, granting several awards for young researchers with contributions in Synchrotron.



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AUSE governing board:


  • Chair: Mari Cruz García-Gutiérrez, Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, CSIC, Madrid, Spain,
  • Olga López, Instituto de Química Avanzada de Cataluña, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain,
  • M. Gloria Subías, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, CSIC, Zaragoza, Spain,
  • Aurelio Cabeza, Universidad de Málaga, Málaga, Spain,
  • Ana Cámara, Universidad de Almería, Almería, Spain,
  • José Luis García-Muñoz, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Barcelona, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain,
  • Gonzalo Santoro, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC, Madrid, Spain,
  • Juan Rubio-Zuazo, ESRF, Grenoble, France,
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