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ALBA Synchrotron Light Facility

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Synchrotron radiation can be used in many fields of research from physics to medicine and biology.

Its industrial applications are highly varied. It can be used to manufacture small articles, to design drugs and to develop new equipment for industry.

Major applications
  • Molecular biology: for studying proteins, viruses and helping to design new medicine.
  • Medical therapy: the X-rays emitted by a synchrotron can be applied to medical imaging and certain therapies.
  • Environmental sciences: for determining the structure of pollutants.
  • Material sciences: for studying the properties of materials.

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