SENER takes part in the IPAC

16/05/2017 (Denmark)
SENER takes part in the IPAC

SENER is taking part in the 8th International Particle Accelerator Conference – IPAC. This is the first time the group will participate in the event, the sector’s largest international meeting in the field of particle accelerators, to be held this year in Copenhagen (Denmark), from May 14 to 19. Last time event, held in Busan, Korea, was attended by 1,555 delegates from 36 different countries, among which there were scientists and engineers from particle accelerators and universities from around the world, many of them with influence in the main scientific research centres and facilities.

This year, SENER will have its own stand featuring equipment made by professionals at its Catalunya division, located in Cerdanyola del Vallès. There they will be showing visitors the Nanometer Corrected Mirror Bender solution for synchrotron facilities, based on technology transferred by the ALBA-CELLS synchrotron. This is a system that bends X-ray mirrors and offers greater precision than the other, conventional devices developed to date. Within the area of synchrotron light sources and free-electron lasers, the developments in this new piece of equipment, which will be showcased at IPAC 2017, make it possible to improve the light beam optics, resulting in significant improvements in the quality of the results. Its main advantage is that it provides a controlled and stable way of reducing errors in the mirror surface to levels several times below those offered by other technologies currently on the market.

SENER is a key player in the aerospace sector, where its ability and experience in optical mechanics are well-known and its solutions are applied to both space-borne and ground-based astronomy. This system for bending X-ray mirrors joins SENER’s portfolio of state-of-the-art optical instruments, which includes space projects such as the high-resolution, high-performance camera for the Spanish satellite SEOSAT/Ingenio, for which it is the main contractor, as well as optomechanical systems for the WHT (William Herschel Telescope), the T250 telescopes of the OAJ (Javalambre Astrophysics Observatory), the E-ELT (European Extremely Large Telescope), the GTC (Great Canary Telescope), the VLT (Very Large Telescope), and the X-ray spectrometer installed in the CLAESS beamline of the ALBA Synchrotron. The SENER group continues steadfast in its commitment to work together with research centres to discover and invest in innovative technological solutions.

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