ScandiNova receives new order from SESAME Light Source - A PFN replacement

Uppsala, Sweden, March 24, 2022. ScandiNova Systems AB, a leading provider of new generation high-voltage pulsed power systems, has received an order of a Magnetron modulator and an E-gun modulator for SESAME Light Source in Jordan, funded by PSI in Switzerland and INFN in Italy. The order is a replacement of the existing PFN modulator powering the microtron in the light source. Delivery is expected to take place in October 2022.

Picture: SESAME Light Source

The order for SESAME Light Source covers the design, manufacture, delivery, and installation of a ScandiNova M100-i, solid-state magnetron modulator, and a customized ScandiNova E-gun modulator.

The ScandiNova solid-state modulators, that replace existing PFN technology, will be powering the microtron, which generates and pre accelerates the electrons in the synchrotron light source. The light source is used for research in subjects ranging from medicine and biology, through basic properties of materials science, physics, and chemistry to health care, the environment, and archaeology.

M100-i pulse modulator
Picture: ScandiNova M100-i magnetron modulator

This is ScandiNova’s first customer in Jordan and the company has now reached sales of more than 2,500 solid-state modulators and RF units to 155 customers in 47 countries.

– We are very pleased and honored to receive this order from SESAME Light Source and to contribute to the transition from traditional Thyratron switched systems to modern technology, 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


SESAME (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East) is a “third-generation” synchrotron light source that was officially opened in Allan (Jordan) on 16 May 2017. It is the first synchrotron light source in the Middle East and neighbouring countries, and also the region’s first major international centre of excellence.

It is a cooperative venture by scientists and governments of the region set up on the model of CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) although it has very different scientific aims. It was developed under the auspices of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) following the formal approval given for this by the Organization’s Executive Board (164th session, May 2002).

It is an autonomous intergovernmental organization at the service of its Members which have full control over its development, exploitation, and financial matters.

The heart of SESAME is a 2.5 GeV synchrotron light source (133m in circumference), providing radiation from Infrared light to X-rays of unparalleled quality, a unique tool to expand the boundaries of scientific investigations into new materials and living matter.

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.

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

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