ScandiNova wins order from Daresbury Laboratory

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Uppsala, Sweden, March 22, 2017. ScandiNova Systems AB has received an order of two high-voltage klystron modulators from Science and Technology Facilities Council, STFC. The modulators will be installed in the new compact linear accelerator at Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire, UK. Pulse quality and delivery capability were the most important criteria in the selection of ScandiNova as the supplier. Deliveries are expected to take place in end of 2017.

CLARA (Compact Linear Accelerator for Research and Applications) is a new light source test facility to be constructed at Daresbury Laboratory. The CLARA project aims to build on existing experience in free electron lasers and the test facility is dedicated to the production of ultra-short photon pulses of coherent light with extreme levels of stability and synchronization

The order covers design, manufacture, delivery, installation and commissioning of two Klystron modulators (K300). Each modulator will deliver at least 20 MW RF peak power to the conducting S-band TDC cavities.


The ScandiNova pulse modulators received the highest possible scores on voltage flatness and voltage reproducibility, key pulse quality parameters, all of which is made possible by the company’s patented Split Core and parallel Switching Solid State Technology. ScandiNova also received the highest score on delivery time, another crucial parameter. Thanks to the K-series modular design, ScandiNova has the ability to produce customized systems in a relatively short period of time.

– We are honored to receive this prestigious order from STFC and to contribute to the development of free electron lasers, says Mikael Lindholm, Senior Vice President, Sales&Marketing at ScandiNova Systems.

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