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IGFAE promoted the construction of the Laser Laboratory for Acceleration and Applications (L2A2), a research infrastructure at the University of Santiago de Compostela to develop new technologies and applications related to laser-plasma acceleration.

The research program led by IGFAE at L2A2 focuses on medical applications of laser-accelerated particles. At present this program concentrates in two initiatives: laser-driven production of radio-isotopes for PET imaging (LaserPET) and new laser-driven X-ray sources and their application in imaging (LaseX).

IGFAE scientists also participate in research programs led by external collaborators on radiotherapy studies with ultra-short laser-accelerated ion bunches and laser-driven neutron sources.