Technology Transfer From Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
03/21/2014 - 11/30/-0001
Lansing, NY, March 21, 2014 -- ADC announced today it has signed a licensing agreement with The Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) for commercialization of a Double Crystal Cryo-Cooled Monochromator.
The design that is nicknamed as “BESSRC Design” has been developed at ANL over many years. Over the life of the design there have been three major revisions and APS has built a number of these cryo-cooled monochromators.
The DCM allows switching between mounted Si(111) and Si(311) crystal sets by translation without breaking vacuum. The Mono is designed using the EPICS control program and is offered with or without motion control system for managing the movements of the crystals within the DCM. All the axes use UHV compatible Renishaw encoders.
The Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory (in Argonne, IL, USA) is a national synchrotron-radiation light source research facility funded by the United States Department of Energy Office of Science. Argonne National Laboratory is managed by UChicago Argonne LLC, which is composed of the University of Chicago and Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. Using high-brilliance X-ray beams from the APS, members of the international synchrotron-radiation research community conduct forefront basic and applied research in the fields of materials science and biological science; physics and chemistry; environmental, geophysical and planetary science; and innovative X-ray instrumentation. For more information on “APS” please go to: www.aps.anl.gov
About the company: ADC has over 17 years of experience and extensive capability in the machining and manufacturing of complex systems for the scientific community. We focus mainly on synchrotrons and neutron sources. We have an in house physicist and engineers for such things as magnet modeling for undulators, optics for beam lines, FEA and thermal analysis, as well as other disciplines. We have the facilities and equipment for UHV applications such as a class-50 clean room, leak checkers, RGAs, vacuum pumps, and UHV component cleaning and bagging facilities, as well as a highly trained staff. For more information on “ADC” please go to: http://www.adc9001.com