Synchrotron radiation for materials and medical research

Russian Central Design and Technological Institute has been awarded a government contract to design an experimental synchrotron for research in physics, chemistry, geology, biology and medicine.

This facility will be one of the latest generations of synchrotron radiation sources and the total investment in the project is worth more than $580m.

The synchrotron is a particular type of particle accelerator, in which the accelerating particle beam travels around a fixed closed-loop path.

Studies on the matter on the atomic level will be also used for materials and medical research.

Read more about this project in the TVEL’s press release (in Russian) and in the NucNet’s report (in English)