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Chroma Tapped to Work on World’s Brightest Photon Source

Photonics.com
Jun 2010
TAIWAN, June 4, 2010 — Test and measurement instruments manufacturer Chroma ATE Inc. announced that it acquired a multimillion dollar contract with the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC) to build ultrahigh stability power supplies for its photon source.

The company will provide the supply systems for use in NSRRC’s Synchrotron Light Source within the next two years.

As Asia’s first third-generation Synchrotron Light Source in Taiwan, it has been running for 17 years and is utilized in the basic and applied scientific research of material, biochemistry, energy, electronics, microelectromechanical systems and nanoscience.

The NSRRC plans to build a Taiwan photon source with three billion electron volts of electron beam energy and a circumference of 518 m by 2014. In compliance with energy savings, the power supply offered by Chroma delivers 250 A / 30 V ultrahigh stable ±10 ppm with high resolution output current control, and high efficiency and power factor.

The company will also monitor the systems’ operation with its new remote control technology. The power supply is anticipated to assist the NSRRC to build the world’s brightest synchrotron x-ray source for application in advanced science study and to help promote academic research in Taiwan.

For more information, visit:  www.chromaate.com 


GLOSSARY
chroma
1. Attribute of a visual sensation that permits a judgment to be made of the amount of pure chromatic color present. 2. The portion of a composite video signal that carries the chrominance values, including hue and saturation. See also Munsell chroma; saturation.
electron
A charged elementary particle of an atom; the term is most commonly used in reference to the negatively charged particle called a negatron. Its mass at rest is me = 9.109558 x 10-31 kg, its charge is 1.6021917 x 10-19 C, and its spin quantum number is 1/2. Its positive counterpart is called a positron, and possesses the same characteristics, except for the reversal of the charge.
electronics
That branch of science involved in the study and utilization of the motion, emissions and behaviors of currents of electrical energy flowing through gases, vacuums, semiconductors and conductors, not to be confused with electrics, which deals primarily with the conduction of large currents of electricity through metals.
power supply
Refers to the voltage and current necessary for the operation of circuit devices.
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