November 09, 2021

Synchrotron SOLEIL

X-Ray crystals

On October 27th, the team from our Nemours production site where X-Ray crystals are manufactured visited Synchrotron SOLEIL located south of Paris. The X-Ray Crystal team had the chance to see the impressive synchrotron installation. The X-Ray Crystal team was proud to see how the manufactured X-Ray Crystals are used by Scientists of Synchrotron SOLEIL.

The GALAXIES beamline is notably equipped with 40 Spherical Bent Crystal Analyzers entirely produced by the Saint-Gobain Crystals. The 40 Spherical analyzers of the MATRIXS spectrometer allow Physicists to better understand the structure of materials.

During our visit, we also had the chance to see Von Hamos spectrometer with 16 Silicon crystals curved at radius 500mm supplied by Saint-Gobain a year ago.

MATRIXS Analyser of SOLEIL Synchrotron GALAXIE Beamline 4 blocks of 10 Si(220) Spherically Bent Crystal Analyzer (SBCA) supplied by Saint-Gobain Cristaux & Detecteurs in France. (Total 40 Si(220) Spherically Bent Analysers)
Von Hamos spectrometer with 16 Von Hamos Analyzers (8 Si(111) 110x30 mm² R=500 mm + 8 Si(220) 110x30 mm² R=500 mm) supplied by Saint-Gobain Cristaux & Detecteurs in France.
They ended the visit with a good meal in a bistro next to the SOLEIL Synchrotron.