Nuclear facility – Canadian Light Source
Canadian Light Source is a national research facility with an operating Class IB 2.9-gigaelectronvolt (GeV) synchrotron and an operating 43-megaelectronvolt (MeV) Class II linear accelerator.
Synchrotrons create bright, focused light by accelerating electrons to a very high energy and then forcing them to change direction using magnetic devices. Scientists use synchrotron light to take images of samples, analyze their chemistry, or understand a sample’s structure.
The facility is located at the University of Saskatchewan.
|Licensee:||Canadian Light Source Inc.|
Class IB: 2.9-GeV synchrotron
|Owner:||University of Saskatchewan|
|Licence issued:||Synchrotron operating licence: June 1, 2012|
|Licence expires:||May 31, 2022|
|Start of operation:||2005|
|Licensing documentation:||Request a copy of Canadian Light Source Inc.’s licence and licence conditions handbook by email at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Facility website:||Canadian Light Source Inc.|
The Commission is an independent administrative tribunal set up at arm's length from government, without ties to the nuclear industry. Find documents related to Commission meetings or hearings:
- May 31, 2022: News release - CNSC renews the Class IB particle accelerator operating licence for Canadian Light Source Inc. for a 10-year period
- August 31, 2021: Notice of public hearing and participant funding for Canadian Light Source Inc.'s application for licence renewal
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