The typical customer of JJ X-Ray is an instrument scientist working at a synchrotron radiation facility, an x-ray free electron laser (XFEL) or at a neutron facility. Approximately 50 synchrotron radiation research facilities and 25 neutron research facilities exist and are located around the globe. The facilities are typically multilateral or run by a local government. For many years, JJ X-Ray has been delivering scientific instruments to several of these facilities. Please have a look at our reference list.
A synchrotron radiation source is an accelerator-based source of exceptionally intense radiation of x-rays and ultra violet radiation. The radiation is produced in an electron storage ring with circumference ranging from a few tenths of meters to several hundred meters. The radiation is guided to the experiments through beamlines equipped with optical and beam-shaping components. JJ X-Ray delivers these components and an example of our deliveries is the two station beamline LS-CAT to the Argonne National Laboratory, USA.
An x-ray free electron laser (XFEL) is one of the latest facility members of the field. The electron lasers are based on linear accelerators that emit extremely intense laser beams in the x-ray area. Only a few such lasers are currently operating worldwide but more are in the construction phase. JJ X-Ray has been intensively involved in the instrumentation of these facilities from the very beginning. One of them is the LCLS at SLAC in California, where JJ X-Ray, among other things, has built the Large Offset Double Crystal Monochromators.
A neutron facility produces neutron beams either through a nuclear reactor or a spallation source, where a beam of charged particles interacts with a fixed target that emits the neutrons. In either case, the neutrons are guided to the experiment, and JJ X-Ray delivers both experimental stations and beam conditioning components. An example is the Sample Positions Stacks at ISIS, UK.