Welcome to the Laboratory L.A.S.A. site
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.
It is housed in premises of the University of Milan and the research is conducted in collaboration with university professors according to the INFN tradition.