RF units from ScandiNova will be powering the new accelerator at Canadian Light Source

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Uppsala, Sweden, November 15, 2022. ScandiNova Systems AB, a leading provider of new generation high-voltage pulsed power systems, has received an order for two high-power RF units from RI Research Instruments GmbH. The RF units will be powering the new high performance particle accelerator, developed by RI Research Instruments GmbH as the new injector Linac for the Canadian Light Source in Saskatchewan, Canada. Delivery is expected to take place in autumn 2023.

Canadian Light Source

Photo: Canadian Light Source (David Stobbe / stobbephoto.ca)

The order from RI Research Instruments GmbH covers the design, manufacture, delivery, and installation of two high power RF units, based on ScandiNova K300, solid-state klystron modulators, equipped with Canon S-band klystrons. Each RF unit will deliver 40 MW RF peak power to the new linear accelerator system that will be implemented at the Canadian Light Source in Saskatchewan, Canada. The synchrotron light source is one of the largest science projects in Canada’s history, producing the brightest light in the country.

The new accelerator system will bring improved quality and performance, and thereby enable new discoveries in fields such as health, agriculture, environment, and advanced materials research. The existing system has been powering the synchrotron light source since its opening in 2004.

– RI Research Instruments GmbH: Using RF-units from Scandinova, we have successfully implemented Linac projects in the past, for instance the injector Linac for the NSLS-II Lightsource at BNL, Brookhaven. We appreciate to continue this collaboration and together realize this great machine in Canada.

– We are very pleased and honored to receive this order from Research Instruments. We look forward to a successful collaboration with the teams at Research Instruments and Canadian Light Source. It will be very interesting and rewarding to see the overall system performance improvements we can achieve together, says Mikael Lindholm, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing at ScandiNova Systems.

For more information, please contact:

Erik Sundström, Head of Communications, ScandiNova Systems AB
+46 70 395 33 95

About Research Instruments

RI develops and manufactures high-performance components, and systems, and provides solutions for scientific and industrial applications, and customers around the globe.

RI is renowned for providing most reliable services and products ranging from prototypes and custom-tailored components, to series production and turn-key systems.

It is our ambition to meet our customers’ most sophisticated demands. We work on the cutting edge of technology to take your projects from conception to completion and to deliver the best solution possible.


About Canadian Light Source

The Canadian Light Source is one of the largest science projects in Canada’s history, producing the brightest light in the country—millions of times brighter than even the sun. More than 1,000 academic, government and industry scientists from around the world use the CLS every year, in innovative health, agriculture, environment, and advanced materials research. CLS employs more than 250 people including scientists, engineers, technicians and administrative and business personnel. Since the start of user operations in 2005, CLS has enabled over 4,000 scientists from 171 Canadian academic institutions and from 41 countries, to publish over 6,000 scientific papers highlighting discoveries in a wide variety of fields, in over 874 international scientific collaborations.


About ScandiNova

Thanks to its breakthrough technology, ScandiNova is a world leader in the development and production of Pulsed Power Systems with high power levels for use in MedTech, Industrial, and Science applications. The company’s product range covers pulse modulators, generators, turnkey radio frequency (RF) systems, E-gun modulators, and Pulsed Electric Field Modulators all equipped with Solid State technology.

These systems have key functions in several Scientific-based applications and radiotherapy, as well as in cargo inspection, non-destructive testing, industrial X-ray, sterilization, and other industrial uses.

More than 95% of production is exported to clients in over 45 countries, mainly in Europe, Asia, and North America. ScandiNova Systems AB, a spin-off from Scanditronix, was founded in 2001 by individuals with long commercial and technical experience in pulsed-power applications. The company, which has its head office in Uppsala, Sweden, has 120 employees plus sales representatives in key regions around the world.


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