Synchrotron and business

Synchrotron radiation is used not only for scientific purposes, but is also crucial for the development of many companies.

Below are some examples of the interest in synchrotron radiation in the business world.

Baltic TRAM (Transnational Research Access in the Macroregion) is an international project that facilitates the use of large research infrastructure, including synchrotrons. The companies under this project can participate in specialized consultations and training offered by the project partners, and will gain access to synchrotron radiation sources to test their innovative ideas. Read more about Baltic TRAM on the SOLARIS website.

Barcelona Synchrotron Park – BSP – BSP is a new science and technology park, the aim of which is to offer companies based on new technologies a privileged environment and a special location for their activities in Europe.

The TOYOTA  company has its own measuring line on the SPring-8 synchrotron.
BL33XU TOYOTA (TOYOTA Central R&D Labs., Inc.) is dedicated to measurements related to the automotive industry. On the SPring-8 synchrotron website you will find information about the capabilities of the TOYOTA Beamline BL33XU beamline, which enables time-resolved XAFS measurements.
A special issue of Toyota R&D Review of Toyota CRDL is entitled Materials Analysis Using Synchrotron Radiation. The collection of articles opens with Hirose, Y., 2003. Materials Analysis Using Synchrotron Radiation (Vol. 38, p. 2). Research Report, R&D Review of Toyota CRDL.

ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology  business group produces optics systems for the construction of synchrotrons for research centers around the world.

PREVAC sp. z o.o. . equips synchrotron experimental lines around the world.

The largest research facility in the UK – synchrotron Diamond welcomes corporate clients. Companies such as Pfizer and Rolls-Royce are lining up for the beam time.

The Synchrotron ESRF offers its experimental lines to the business sector. In the leaflet informing about cooperation with the business, ESRF mentions, among others: Astex Therapeutics (UK), AstraZeneca (UK & Swe), Bayer Schering Pharma (Ger), Corning (Fr), Daihatsu (Japan), GlaxoSmithKline (UK), Johnson Matthey ( UK), L’Oréal (Fr), Merck (Ger, NL), Pfizer (UK), Procter & Gamble (UK) Statoil (Nor), Toyota Motor Europe (Belgium), Toyota CRDL (Japan), Unilever (NL) .

SAGA (SAGA-LS)  is a compact third generation synchrotron radiation source built in the city of Tosu in Saga Prefecture in northern Kyushu, Japan. SAGA-LS is the first synchrotron radiation source in Japan that was built by the local prefectural government. The lines of this synchrotron are dedicated mainly to industrial applications.

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.  built two lines at the SAGA synchrotron for its own use. The company plans to use dedicated lines to accelerate development in many areas, e.g. improving the performance of new products, such as redox flow batteries, optical fibers, and improving the quality of existing products.

Lyncean Technologies, Inc. has launched compact synchrotron radiation sources on the market.

The American company Best Medical International, Inc.  offers synchrotrons for medical purposes.

The Metrology Light Source is a low-energy synchrotron for metrology purposes, built near the BESSY II synchrotron in Berlin. it was built for its own needs by the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), the German national institute of metrology, which uses synchrotron radiation for metrology. In this way, PTB expanded its activity with its own storage ring, designed and built to meet the requirements of metrology.

FMB Oxford Ltd. is a company with many years of tradition, dealing with the construction of synchrotron lines.

The National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) provides a list of companies that perform research on this synchrotron. Among them are Pfizer, Inc. and IBM Research Division.

Chapter in the monograph on the early involvement of the Dow Chemical Company in synchrotron measurements in 1983-1995
BUBECK, R. A., et al. Synchrotron Radiation—Based Research at the Dow Chemical Company. In: Synchrotron Radiation Techniques in Industrial, Chemical, and Materials Science. Springer, Boston, MA, 1996. pp. 55-82.