Brookhaven National Laboratory Selects Thomson Broadcast Technology for World-Leading Science Facility


Last Updated: March 15, 2011 5:14 pm GMT
(Paris, France--March 15, 2011) Brookhaven National Laboratory has selected Thomson Broadcast to supply technology for its NSLS-II Project in Long Island, N.Y. The new National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) will provide a state-of-the-art, three billion electron-volt storage ring delivering world-leading intensity and brightness, and generating x-rays more than 10,000 times brighter than the current NSLS facility.

Thomson Broadcast is supplying two klystron-based RF amplifiers/high-voltage power supplies for the storage ring of the new light source, together with an Inductive Output Tube (IOT)-based booster amplifier for the Linear Accelerator (LINAC).

Brookhaven National Laboratory's current NSLS is one of the world's most widely-used scientific facilities. Each year, 2,100 researchers from 400 universities, government laboratories, and companies use its bright beams of x-rays, ultraviolet light, and infrared light for research in such diverse fields as biology and medicine, chemistry and environmental sciences, physics, and materials science.

The new NSLS-II will provide upgraded facilities, allowing scientists to conduct groundbreaking research in fields such as nanotechnology, clean energy, molecular electronics, and high-temperature superconductors.

"Brookhaven National Laboratory's new light source facility is a very important addition to the infrastructure available for conducting world-leading science," said Richard Fiore, vice president of worldwide sales, Thomson Broadcast. "We are delighted to have Brookhaven National Laboratory among Thomson's extensive community of customers in the research and scientific market. Our long-standing experience in this market segment made us a strong candidate to manufacture, deliver, and commission these key subassemblies for the NSLS-II project."

About Brookhaven National Laboratory
Established in 1947 on Long Island, Upton, N.Y., Brookhaven is a multi-program national laboratory operated by Brookhaven Science Associates for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Seven Nobel Prizes have been awarded for discoveries made at the Lab. Brookhaven has a staff of approximately 3,000 scientists, engineers, technicians, and support staff and more than 3,000 guest researchers annually.

About Thomson Broadcast
Since the earliest years of broadcasting, the Thomson name has been synonymous with expertise and innovation at the highest level. A trusted partner to the world's leading broadcasters, Thomson has pioneered many developments that have shaped the industry, leading innovation in solid-state technology, Digital Adaptive Pre-correction (DAP), Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM), and Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB); winning multiple Emmy® Awards; and gaining more than 50 patents in technologies that have become fundamental to broadcasting. Thomson Broadcast is building on this great heritage with a market-leading portfolio of transmission products for terrestrial television, radio broadcasting, and scientific applications, combined with world-class systems integration services. With more than 50,000 active Thomson transmission systems deployed worldwide and a global support presence, Thomson Broadcast continues to forge technologies for the future, with initiatives such as the innovative GreenPower and broadcast/mobile convergence programs.

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