YEREVAN, January 17. /ARKA/. Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan visited the Synchrotron Research Institute Wednesday to become familiar with the CANDLE project and international cooperation projects run by the institute, the press service reported.
CANDLE (Center for the Advancement of Natural Discoveries using Light Emission) is a project for building third-generation synchrotron light accelerators in Armenia and has been appreciated by prestigious international expert commissions.
The CANDLE will make it possible to conduct modern scientific studies in the entire domain of fundamental and applied research.
The complex allows having more than 40 channels of unique light flux in a wide frequency range – from ultraviolet to X-ray.
The construction of the first accelerator, linear AREAL, will be finished this May. A second one, a ring accelerator, is to be built in the second stage of the project.
Today there are more than 40 synchrotron radiation sources in the world, most of them in the USA, Western Europe and Japan. Experts say that annual profit from use of these accelerators is about $750bln globally. –0--