Center for the Advancement of Natural Discoveries using Light Emission
Date of Last update : 2013.12.26 Rivision Request
- Acharyan 31, 0040, Yerevan, Armenia
- Coordinating Country
- Contact Person
Prof. Vasili Tsakanov
- RI Category
- Civil Engineering Research Infrastructures
- accelerator,synchrotron light source,beamlines
- CANDLE is a project of 3 gigaelectronvolts energy, third generation synchrotron light source. CANDLE can provide more than 50 beamlines that cover the wide spectrum range of emitted photons from VUV to the hard X-ray region. From each dipole of the storage ring two beamlines with source located at 1/3 or 2/3 of the magnet length can be extracted. The unique properties of the synchrotron radiation are its continuous spectrum, high spectral flux and brightness, tunability and the relatively high coherency.
- Application Area
- Medical imaging and radiation therapy. A macromolecular crystallography beam line is dedicated to the determination of the 3-dimensional structure of large biological molecules using X-ray diffraction. A wide range of applications in materials science using well developed technique like X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray Analysis Study, ultraviolet spectroscopy etc. Environmental and Earth science. Micromechanics and Nanotechnology. Chemistry and catalysis.
The brightness of CANDLE light exceeds the conventional X-Ray tubes by billion times. In total the facility can serve more than 40 research groups simultaneously supporting the spectroscopy, scattering, imaging and the time resolved experiments. The facility emphasized by the state-of-the-art design providing the stable operation with the beam lifetime of more than 18 hours