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Why synchrotron radiation?

Compared with other light source, the main features of synchrotron radiateon are:

  • High Intensity
  • Continuous Spectrum
  • Excellent Collimation
  • Low Emittance
  • Pulsed-time Structure
  • Polarization

As an example, the intensity of synchrotron X-rays is more than a million times higher that of X-rays from a conventional X-ray tube. Experiments that took a month to complete can now be done in only a few minutes. With synchrotron radiation, molecular structures that once baffled researchers can now be analyzed precisely, and this progress has opened up many new research fields over the last few years. (More information…)