SPring-8, the large synchrotron radiation facility

Skip to content
» JAPANESE
Personal tools
 

What's Synchrotron Radiation?

Synchrotron radiation (SR) is an electro-magnetic wave emitted from an electron traveling at almost the speed of light, toward its running-direction when its path is bent by a magnetic field. Synchrotron radiation is characterized by useful features; brightness, high directionality and variable polarization. SPring-8, the world's largest third-generation synchrotron radiation facility, provides the most powerful synchrotron radiation currently available. SPring-8's ultra-brilliant synchrotron radiation gives researchers exciting opportunities for advanced research in materials science, spectroscopic analysis, earth science, life science, environmental science, industrial applications and so forth.

SPring-8.jpg
Last modified 2017-02-15 16:09