Kawasaki Electromagnets Ordered for Use in Synchrotron Light Research Facility
Jun. 11, 2003
Kawasaki received an order for electromagnets that are major components of the electron storage ring for the prefectural Synchrotron Light Research Center being constructed in Saga, Japan.
Synchrotron light is emitted when an electron beam traveling in a vacuum chamber at close to the speed of light is bent by a magnetic field. The wavelength of synchrotron light extends from infrared to x-rays. Synchrotron light sources give off x-rays 10,000 times as strong as x-ray emitters used in medical x-ray and CT equipment.
The electromagnets that make up the main component of the electron storage ring are to be used in the third generation synchrotron light source, which is to be installed in the Research Center. These electromagnets adjust the direction and dispersion of electrons to ensure the stable acceleration and rotation to 1.4GeV in an electron storage ring with a circumference of 75.6m.
The Saga Synchrotron Light Research Center is the first of its kind in Kyushu, and the research facility is capable of containing 20 beam lines. Construction is underway on the facility located in Tosu, Saga, which is to be widely used in universities, research institutes and private companies throughout Kyushu, Japan and the rest of Asia.