Uppsala, Sweden, July 3, 2020. ScandiNova Systems AB, a world leader in new generation pulsed power systems, has received an order of a High-voltage Klystron pulse modulator from Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) in Italy. The modulator will be installed at the Frascati National Laboratories for use in the SABINA (Source of Advanced Beam Imaging for Novel Applications) project, co-funded by the Regione Lazio. Delivery is expected to take place in beginning of 2021.

ScandiNova Modulator at Sparc Lab
Picture: SPARC Lab at INFN

The order from INFN covers design, manufacture, delivery, and installation of a ScandiNova K400, solid-state Klystron modulator including Klystron integration and equipped with RF components such as Radiation shielding, Solenoid Power Supply and Control/Diagnostic Interface. The modulator will be driving a 50MW Toshiba C-band pulsed klystron, model E37202 with a pulse repetition frequency rate of up to 50 Hz and a pulse-to-pulse stability below 50 ppm.

The SABINA project will offer research for both the scientific and industrial community. A power laser will perform irradiation tests of samples such as vacuum optics used in aerospace while the THz radiation will be used as an investigation tool in physics, chemistry, biology, cultural heritage, and material science.

INFN has been a customer of ScandiNova since 2010 with several orders for both C-Band and X-Band applications.

– We are honored to receive yet another order and to have the privilege of collaborating with the highly skilled team at INFN, 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


Built in 1955, the National Laboratory of Frascati (LNF) were the first Italian research facility for the study of nuclear and subnuclear physics with accelerators and are the largest laboratory of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), the public body whose mission is theoretical, experimental and technological research in subnuclear, nuclear and astroparticle physics.

The main characteristic of LNF consists in knowing how to build particle accelerators.

This activity started in 1957 with the 1.1 GeV electron synchrotron, the most powerful machine at the time, continued with AdA (1961), the first electron-positron collider ever built, and its successor ADONE (1969) and culminated in 2000 with the construction of DAφNE, the collider still in operation that holds the world record of low energy instantaneous luminosity.

In addition, LNF hosts the SPARC free-electron laser, built in collaboration with ENEA and CNR, and the extremely high power FLAME laser for the study of innovative particle acceleration techniques.

The thirteen hectares of laboratories include all the necessary research infrastructures: equipment for the design and construction of high-technology accelerators and detectors, the computer centre with connection to GARR (the communication network dedicated to research institutions), the library and the scientific documentation service. In addition, the laboratory also hosts the Health Physics and Occupational Medicine Service and the Occupational Safety Departments, responsible for all safety measures including risks from pollution and radiation sources.


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 80 employees plus sales representatives in key regions around the world.