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  Canadian Light Source Synchrotron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The CLS is the largest science project in Canadian history, and represents an unprecedented level of cooperation between the Government of Canada, the governments of Saskatchewan, Ontario and Alberta, the City of Saskatoon, universities across Canada and industry.
A synchrotron produces extremely bright light by using radio frequency waves to accelerate electrons to nearly the speed of light and then bending the path of the electron stream into a circle using powerful electromagnets.
The light is shone down beamlines to endstations (small laboratories) where scientists can select different parts of the spectrum to “see” the microscopic nature of matter, right down to the level of the atom.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_Light_Source_Synchrotron   (1128 words)

  
 Canadian Light Source
Canadian Light Source (CLS) Inc. is Canada's national facility for synchrotron light research.
Officially opened in October 2004, the CLS will light the way to a new era of science and innovation in Canada for academe, government and industry.
Capital and operating funding comes from federal, provincial, municipal, industrial and academic sources that came together in an unprecedented partnership.
www.lightsources.org /cms/?pid=1000092   (108 words)

  
 National Synchrotron Light Source
Accelerator-driven light sources can be large, roughly circular machines or linear machines (usually about the size of a football field to much larger) that accelerate electrons to almost the speed of light.
Light sources around the world are advancing research and development in fields as diverse as medicine, drug design, environmental science, agriculture, minerals explorations, advanced materials, forensics, engineering, and materials fabrication.
The National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, is a national user research facility funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Basic Energy Science.
www.nsls.bnl.gov /newsroom/news/2005/02-Lightsources.htm   (465 words)

  
 Canadian Light Source to illuminate research
The $174-million synchrotron, the Canadian Light Source, is able to generate light millions of times brighter than the sun, allowing scientists to peer inside matter at the atomic level.
Canadian Light Source is one of a handful of leading-edge synchrotrons in the world that can produce such bright light.
Canadians who contracted hepatitis C from tainted blood but were excluded from earlier compensation learned the details of a settlement package on Friday.
www.cbc.ca /news/story/2004/10/21/synchrotron041021.html?print   (1274 words)

  
 The Compact Light Source - Seminar with Ronald Ruth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Compact Light Source builds on US investment in large synchrotrons, but with a new idea that allows the source to be very compact.
The shift from periodic magnets used in a typical synchrotron light source, to the laser beam used in the CLS, allows a reduction of energy and scale by a factor 200.
The Compact Light Source is so small that it easily fits within a small room and its electron storage ring fits within the footprint of a large desk.
alpha.asi.ualberta.com /Archive/Events/2005/compactlightsource.htm   (593 words)

  
 Canadian Light Source Inc.
A synchrotron produces extremely bright light -- millions of times brighter than the sun -- by using powerful magnets and radio frequency waves to accelerate electrons to nearly the speed of light.
This infra-red, ultraviolet and X-ray light is shone down beamlines to experimental stations where scientists can select different parts of the spectrum to "see" the microscopic nature of matter, right down to the level of the atom.
Information obtained with a synchrotron can be used to help design new drugs, examine the structure of surfaces for developing more effective motor oils, build more powerful computer chips, and help with clean-up of mining wastes, to name just a few applications.
www.lightsource.ca /aboutus/about.php   (375 words)

  
 Atomic, Molecular and Optical Science - Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences (SIMS)
Synchrotron light sources, currently the premiere source of tunable light, are used to study the structure of matter.
The Advanced Laser Light Source (ALLS), being constructed in Varennes, Quebec, near Montreal, is designed to study the structure of molecules, ranging from diatomics up to biological molecules.
Although the wavelength of laser light is too long to image molecules, surprisingly there are a number of laser-based approaches to imaging.
steacie.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca /research_programs/amos/fs_alls_e.html   (585 words)

  
 Synchrotron Radiation: The Most Versatile Spectroscopic Source
In 1973-74 a Canadian synchrotron facility was first proposed by Bill McGowan, Director of the Centre for Chemical Physics at the University of Western Ontario.
Synchrotron radiation (SR) or synchrotron light (SL) (an intense, focussed source of radiation covering over one-half of the electromagnetic spectrum from the far infrared (IR) through the IR, visible and ultraviolet (UV) to the soft and hard X-ray region) is produced when high-energy electrons are bent in a magnetic field.
The Canadian Light Source is the largest scientific project—both in size and cost—in Canada in at least the past 30 years.
www.innovation.ca /innovation2/essay_bancroft.html   (1512 words)

  
 The Canadian Light Source
Synchrotron light is an accelerator-based light source that covers the complete electromagnetic spectrum from infrared to hard X-ray.
Aside from the visible, near-IR and near-UV where lasers are generally superior, the properties of synchrotron light far surpass those of alternative light sources.
After 8 years of effort by scientists, the Canadian Light Source was approved on March 31, 1999.
www.chemistry.mcmaster.ca /extracts/extracts99/light_source   (499 words)

  
 NSERC - Canadian Light Source – A State-of-the-Art Facility
The $174 million national facility at the University of Saskatchewan is one of Canada’s largest science projects in a generation, and it’s being completed on time and on budget.
The CLS is only the second of a new class of synchrotron light sources in the world, moving Canada into a position of prominence in this critically important area of science and technology.
Synchrotron light – from the infrared through to the ultraviolet and X-ray wavelengths – is perfect for probing the molecular arrangement and inter-molecular interactions that underlie the structure and function of materials.
www.nserc.ca /news/2004/p040406_b_1.htm   (350 words)

  
 NSERC - The Government of Canada Announces New Funding for the Canadian Light Source
Synchrotrons create light millions of times brighter than sunlight and are used to analyze the nature and structure of molecules.
“Today’s support for the Canadian Light Source’s operational activities will go a long way in attracting world-class researchers to the facility, providing maximum return on the investment in infrastructure, and ensuring that Canada’s scientific community and industry sectors are able to compete on an international level,” said Peter MacKinnon, President of the University of Saskatchewan.
The CLS synchrotron research facility is a unique Canadian science endeavour that came about through an imaginative partnership among the federal government, three provincial governments, numerous universities, and other private and public sector organizations.
www.nserc.ca /news/2004/p040406.htm   (587 words)

  
 PR-CLS-06-7
The Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan signed a memorandum of understanding with the new French Synchrotron SOLEIL, during a special ceremony held at the University October 5th.
Other agreements have included an MOU with the Australian Synchrotron involving research into medical imaging and applications of synchrotron light to the mining sector, and an agreement with the Italian Sincrotrone ELETTRA for the development of a life science imaging program.
Synchrotron light is used to understand the structure of matter at its fundamental level, leading to improved medical imaging, new drugs, advanced materials, better mineral extraction techniques and enhanced environmental monitoring.
www.lightsources.org /cms/?pid=1001647   (318 words)

  
 Canadian Light Source Text   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Canadian Light Source project called for a six-storey stadium-sized building (12,700 square metres or about 3.0 acres) with a budget of $173.5 million.
The third-generation synchrotron, which uses ‘wigglers’ and ‘undulators’ to produce more light from an electron stream, is the first of its kind in Canada.
The building of the Canadian Light Source was not a random event, but rather the result of a series of developments on campus.
lib74123.usask.ca /gallery/uofs_buildings/text_cls.htm   (232 words)

  
 Canadian Light Source
Bancroft was appointed director of the CSRF, a position he held until 1999, when he became director of the CLS during most of its critical construction period.
The Canadian Institute for Synchrotron Radiation (CISR) was formed and lobbied hard for the funding to come up with a made-in-Canada design, without much success.
The federal government has stepped forward recently with a pledge to bridge operating funds until the latter part of this decade, but the university community's concerns that this one facility will eat the institution alive will continue to simmer until the funding is set in stone.
www.cns-snc.ca /history/Canadian_Light_Source.html   (4575 words)

  
 In The News: Calgary researchers to beam into new $173.5M research facility
Media are invited to interview and visit the lab of a University of Calgary science professor who will be using the new Canadian Light Source to develop new insights for combating the mysterious bacteria Clostridium difficile – a potentially deadly hospital superbug that is blamed for almost 100 deaths in Canada.
A synchrotron provides high-powered light – millions of times more powerful than the Sun – so that researchers can view the structures and compositions of materials, right down to the level of the atom.
The Canadian Light Source is the largest national science infrastructure project in 30 years and is based at the University of Saskatchewan.
www.ucalgary.ca /mp2003/news/oct04/synchrotron.html   (249 words)

  
 SS News F96 Page 8   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Canadian Light Source (CLS) is a 2.5 GeV third generation light source to be built as a national facility for synchrotron radiation research by Canadian university and industrial researchers in many fields.
NSERC endorses the proposal of the University of Saskatchewan to meet Canada's need for a source of synchrotron light by constructing and operating the national facility called the Canadian Light Source (CLS) in Saskatoon.
Given the impending election and generally healthy state of the Canadian economy there is every reason to be optimistic.
www.chembio.uoguelph.ca /elecpub/dss/F96NEWS/ssf9609.htm   (491 words)

  
 CBC News Indepth: Synchrotron
The Canadian Light Source Synchrotron at the University of Saskatchewan is a football field-sized facility that uses extremely bright light to peer inside matter.
As one of the few "third generation" synchrotrons in the world, CLS produces even more light to investigate the nature and structure of matter at the atomic level.
Since the fast-moving electrons emit a continuous spectrum of light, scientists can pick whatever wavelength they need for their experiments: visible light, ultraviolet light or X-rays.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/synchrotron   (421 words)

  
 17 February 2005 - Unique Global Light Source Website Launched
http://www.lightsources.org -- was developed and is jointly maintained by the Light Source Communicators Group, whose members represent the world's light source facilities in Europe, North America and Asia.
http://www.lightsources.org for the latest news releases on cutting-edge areas of advanced light source applications for science and technology from facilities around the world.
Anyone can subscribe free of charge to"News Flash" which will email subscribers when news releases and other light source information is posted to the website.
www.interactions.org /cms/?pid=1018160   (412 words)

  
 SS News S96 Page 9
Last fall, the Division of Surface Science endorsed the efforts of the Canadian Institute for Synchrotron Radiation (CISR) to organize the Canadian scientific community around the establishment of a Canadian synchrotron source.
The CLS will enable Canadian and international scientists in universities, government, and industry to carry out advanced materials research, with applications as diverse as pharmaceuticals, aeronautics, waste management, and medical technology.
Its mandate was to evaluate the need for a Canadian synchrotron light facility and to use a stringent peer-review process to rank proposals submitted in open competition.
www.chembio.uoguelph.ca /elecpub/DSS/s96news/sss9609.htm   (535 words)

  
 NSS-MIC Session Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Diamond Light Source Ltd, Oxon, UK With the continuing development of third generation synchrotron radiation sources new areas in the life, physical and environmental sciences are being opened up to study by photons.
This 3rd generation light source will have a significant detector programme targetted to the needs identified in the beamline proposals recieved by from the UK science community.
The Canadian Light Source is a 2.9 GeV third generation synchrotron.
www.nss-mic.org /2004/program/ListProgram.asp?session=SR1   (1223 words)

  
 mysask.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Michael Martin is a scientist at the Advanced Light Source at the University of California.
Martin is in Saskatoon for the Canadian Light Source's annual users meeting.
The super beam of light from inside the Canadian Light Source may soon be your demise.
infrared.als.lbl.gov /pubs/CSINorth.htm   (357 words)

  
 SSRL: Other Synchrotron Radiation Laboratories (SLAC VVC)
From their "About the ALS" page you can find out how the ALS works, take a virtual tour of an ALS beamline, or learn how the ALS is used in scientific research.
Enter their "Introduction to the Advanced Photon Source" page, then take a look at How the APS Generates High-Brilliance X-Rays Beams.
Canadian Light Source to be located on the University of Saskatchewan campus
www2.slac.stanford.edu /vvc/ssrl/ssrl-other.html   (187 words)

  
 A Web Site about the International Light Source Community
The web site — www.lightsources.org — was developed and is jointly maintained by the lightsource.org Collaboration, whose members represent the world's light source facilities in Europe, North America, and Asia.
Users of light sources around the world are advancing research and development in fields as diverse as medicine, drug design, environmental science, agriculture, minerals explorations, advanced materials, forensics, engineering, and materials fabrication.
Light source researchers can find specific information regarding each light source facility including job opportunities and events related to the science outreach activities.
www.aps.anl.gov /News/APS_News/2005/20050217.htm   (412 words)

  
 Synchrotron scientists looking to save lives with lentils
The Canadian Light Source Synchrotron in Saskatoon, built at a cost of $174 million, is the only one of its kind in Canada.
According to George, 35 million to 80 million people in Bangladesh are believed to have high levels of arsenic in their bodies.
They're using a technique called X-ray absorption spectroscopy that they've been working on at the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron at the U of S campus.
www.cbc.ca /technology/story/2006/11/29/synchrotron.html   (1244 words)

  
 Saskatoon Health Region - MedHunters
Canadian Light Source (CLC) Synchrotron – the $173.5M Canadian Light Source synchrotron, a national facility owned by the University of Saskatchewan, is the largest science project in Canada in more than 30 years.
This facility is a unique national resource that will light the way to a new era of science an innovation for academic, industrial, and governmental researchers.
Saskatoon, situated along the banks of the scenic South Saskatchewan River in the heart of the Canadian prairies, has a world-wide reputation for safety, affordability and hospitality.
www.medhunters.com /employer/21358.html   (408 words)

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