Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Brookhaven Lab Awards $5.2 Million to New Jersey Company: Experiment Enclosures to be Built for New Light Source

National Synchrotron Light Source II under construction.
National Synchrotron Light Source II under construction.

Abstract:
The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has awarded $5.2-million to a New Jersey company to build lead and steel enclosures for scientific equipment. The equipment is part of the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a third-generation synchrotron light source now under construction at Brookhaven Lab. NSLS-II will enable cutting-edge science in a variety of areas, including new energy technologies.

Brookhaven Lab Awards $5.2 Million to New Jersey Company: Experiment Enclosures to be Built for New Light Source

Upton, NY | Posted on September 6th, 2011

When operating by 2015, NSLS-II will produce extremely intense x-rays, carried by beamlines to scientific instruments used to do experiments. These instruments must be contained in enclosures to keep people away from direct contact with the x-rays.

Global Partners in Shielding (GPS), located in Passaic, New Jersey, has two separate contracts with Brookhaven Lab to manufacture the enclosures, also called "hutches." One contract is $3.1 million, for steel-encapsulated lead enclosures, and the second contract is $2.1 million, for all-steel enclosures. Lead is a better shield than steel for x-rays, but the lead must be encapsulated by sheet metal for greater load-bearing capacity. The lead/steel hutches will be used in specific locations around the ring where more shielding is required.

In total, GPS will manufacture 17 complete hutches, plus steel hardware for a concrete building being made by E.W. Howell of Plainview, New York. GPS is also responsible for stairs, bridges between hutches, cranes, ventilation systems, lighting, safety rails and gates, signs, and emergency egress ladders.

When fully built out, NSLS-II will host more than 60 beamlines. Six beamlines are being built as part of the NSLS-II construction project, and the GPS hutches are for these six project beamlines.

NSLS-II's construction budget of $912 million comes from the Department of Energy's Office of Science. During its construction and operation, NSLS-II is expected to create more than 1,250 construction jobs and 450 scientific, engineering and support jobs, plus additional jobs at U.S. material suppliers and service providers.

NSLS-II will replace the present NSLS, a light source now operating since 1982 at Brookhaven Lab. Major discoveries at NSLS have increased our understanding of how HIV attacks human cells; perfected new techniques for making faster computer chips; and helped develop a method for breast cancer detection that is more accurate than mammography. The advanced capabilities of NSLS-II will allow scientists to see materials at the scale of a nanometer, or one billionth of a meter - a capability not available at any other light source in the world. Working at the nanoscale, researchers will focus on some of the nation's most important scientific challenges, including clean, affordable energy; molecular electronics; and high-temperature superconductors.

####

About Brookhaven National Laboratory
One of ten national laboratories overseen and primarily funded by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies and national security. Brookhaven Lab also builds and operates major scientific facilities available to university, industry and government researchers. Brookhaven is operated and managed for DOE's Office of Science by Brookhaven Science Associates, a limited-liability company founded by the Research Foundation of State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, the largest academic user of Laboratory facilities, and Battelle, a nonprofit, applied science and technology organization.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Kendra Snyder

(631) 344-8191
or
Peter Genzer

(631) 344-3174

Copyright © Brookhaven National Laboratory

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Imaging

Cryo-electron microscopy achieves unprecedented resolution using new computational methods March 25th, 2017

Next-gen steel under the microscope March 18th, 2017

Novel nozzle saves crystals: Double flow concept widens spectrum for protein crystallography March 17th, 2017

News and information

Cryo-electron microscopy achieves unprecedented resolution using new computational methods March 25th, 2017

Argon is not the 'dope' for metallic hydrogen March 24th, 2017

Promising results obtained with a new electrocatalyst that reduces the need for platinum: Researchers from Aalto University have succeeded in manufacturing electrocatalysts used for storing electric energy with one-hundredth of the amount of platinum that is usually needed March 24th, 2017

Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light: Rice University lab turns transition metals into practical catalyst for solar, other applications March 23rd, 2017

Laboratories

Cryo-electron microscopy achieves unprecedented resolution using new computational methods March 25th, 2017

Researchers develop groundbreaking process for creating ultra-selective separation membranes: Discovery could greatly improve energy-efficiency of separation and purification processes in the chemical and petrochemical industries March 15th, 2017

Superconductivity

Electro-optical switch transmits data at record-low temperatures: Operating at temperatures near absolute zero, switch could enable significantly faster data processing with lower power consumption March 20th, 2017

Portable superconductivity systems for small motors: Cambridge University lab achieves a breakthrough for portable superconductivity systems that are applicable for small motors, health care and other uses February 8th, 2017

Metallic hydrogen, once theory, becomes reality: Harvard physicists succeed in creating 'the holy grail of high-pressure physics' January 28th, 2017

Openings/New facilities/Groundbreaking/Expansion

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Expands to Meet Worldwide Customer Demand: Company invests for capacity growth in the United States, Germany, China and Singapore February 10th, 2017

Portable superconductivity systems for small motors: Cambridge University lab achieves a breakthrough for portable superconductivity systems that are applicable for small motors, health care and other uses February 8th, 2017

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Cryo-electron microscopy achieves unprecedented resolution using new computational methods March 25th, 2017

Argon is not the 'dope' for metallic hydrogen March 24th, 2017

Nanobiotix: The Independent Data Monitoring Committee Recommends the Continuation of the Ongoing Phase II/III Trial of NBTXR3 in Soft Tissue Sarcoma March 23rd, 2017

Rice U. refines filters for greener natural gas: New study defines best materials for carbon capture, methane selectivity March 23rd, 2017

Announcements

Cryo-electron microscopy achieves unprecedented resolution using new computational methods March 25th, 2017

Argon is not the 'dope' for metallic hydrogen March 24th, 2017

Promising results obtained with a new electrocatalyst that reduces the need for platinum: Researchers from Aalto University have succeeded in manufacturing electrocatalysts used for storing electric energy with one-hundredth of the amount of platinum that is usually needed March 24th, 2017

Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light: Rice University lab turns transition metals into practical catalyst for solar, other applications March 23rd, 2017

Tools

Cryo-electron microscopy achieves unprecedented resolution using new computational methods March 25th, 2017

Caught on camera -- chemical reactions 'filmed' at the single-molecule level March 22nd, 2017

CRMGroup in Belgium uses a Deben three point bending stage in the development of new steel & coated steel products for automotive and other industrial applications March 21st, 2017

Next-gen steel under the microscope March 18th, 2017

Energy

Argon is not the 'dope' for metallic hydrogen March 24th, 2017

Rice U. refines filters for greener natural gas: New study defines best materials for carbon capture, methane selectivity March 23rd, 2017

Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light: Rice University lab turns transition metals into practical catalyst for solar, other applications March 23rd, 2017

Researchers develop groundbreaking process for creating ultra-selective separation membranes: Discovery could greatly improve energy-efficiency of separation and purification processes in the chemical and petrochemical industries March 15th, 2017

Photonics/Optics/Lasers

Electro-optical switch transmits data at record-low temperatures: Operating at temperatures near absolute zero, switch could enable significantly faster data processing with lower power consumption March 20th, 2017

AIM Photonics Welcomes Coventor as Newest Member: US-Backed Initiative Taps Process Modeling Specialist to Enable Manufacturing of High-Yield, High-Performance Integrated Photonic Designs March 16th, 2017

Optical fingerprint can reveal pollutants in the air: Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have proposed a new, sophisticated method of detecting molecules with sensors based on ultra-thin nanomaterials March 15th, 2017

MIPT physicists predict the existence of unusual optical composites March 10th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project