Miniature synchrotron lights up

April 2006
R&D Magazine;Apr2006, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p31
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The article reports on the first x-ray beams produced by researchers from Lyncean Technologies in Palo Alto, California from their Compact Light Source, a miniature synchrotron designed to generate high-density, tunable and near-monochromatic x-ray beams. President Ronald Ruth cites that they saw their first x-ray beam on February 23, 2006. Multi-GeV electron beams stored in large rings of magnets have been traditionally used for synchrotron light source. Protein crystallography is one of the applications of the synchrotron.


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