Compact Light Souce

A breakthrough in local, on-demand X-ray synchrotron light

The Lyncean Compact Light Source (CLS) is a breakthrough technology that addresses the increasing demand for access to high quality X-rays by offering the possibility of a synchrotron beamline for home laboratory applications.

  • Key Features

    • Compact - A factor of 200 size reduction compared to a beam line
    • Tunable - X-ray energy is tunable

THE LYNCEAN COMPACT LIGHT SOURCE (CLS)

A breakthrough in local, on-demand X-ray synchrotron light

The Lyncean Compact Light Source (CLS) is a breakthrough technology that addresses the increasing demand for access to high quality X-rays by offering the possibility of a synchrotron beamline for home laboratory applications. The Lyncean CLS X-ray beam shares some favorable features of synchrotron light – a continuously tunable energy spectrum and high spatial coherence – combined with some unique attributes such as intrinsically narrow bandwidth (few %) and a moderate (few milliradian) diverging cone beam. The highly peaked spectrum provides an extremely low-noise background compared to both conventional sources and many synchrotron beamlines. The cone beam divergence is small enough to be efficiently focused with x-ray optics yet large enough to provide a nearly uniform area beam by letting the native beam drift several meters. The Lyncean CLS X-rays provide powerful probes to reveal a range of physical structure down to the atomic scale. The Lyncean CLS is useful across many disciplines of X-ray science, including materials, nanotechnology, structural biology, medical sciences, semiconductor metrology, pharmaceutical development, and other chemical and physical sciences. The Lyncean CLS provides scientists with access to local, on-demand synchrotron light, allowing for an unprecedented new level of productivity.

  • The Compact X-Ray Station (CXS)

    Enabling local laboratory protein crystallography, micro-tomography, dark field microscopy, CD-SAXS and more

    The Compact X-Ray Station (CXS) is a crystallography endstation and X-ray optics developed for use with the Lyncean Compact Light Source.

    The X-ray optics consists of a K-B system of multilayer optics specifically designed by Lyncean to re-image the X-ray source size (crystallography applications, powder diffraction, small angle scattering, or other focused beam applications.

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