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Title: Synchrotron light sources in developing countries

Here, we discuss the role that synchrotron light sources, such as SESAME, could play in improving the socioeconomic conditions in developing countries. After providing a brief description of a synchrotron light source, we discuss the important role that they played in the development of several economically emerging countries. Then we describe the state of synchrotron science in South Africa and that country’s leadership role in founding the African Light Source initiative. Next, we highlight a new initiative called Lightsources for Africa, the Americas & Middle East Project, which is a global initiative led by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics and the International Union of Crystallography, with initial funding provided by the International Council for Science. Finally, we comment on a new technology called the multibend achromat that has launched a new paradigm for the design of synchrotron light sources that should be attractive for construction in developing countries.
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  1. Education & Economic Development, LLC, Hillsborough, NC (United States); Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States); North Carolina A&T State Univ., Greensboro, NC (United States)
  2. Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States). SLAC National Accelerator Lab.
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Journal Name:
Modern Physics Letters A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 33; Journal Issue: 09; Journal ID: ISSN 0217-7323
World Scientific Publishing
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; synchrotrons; light sources; free-electron lasers; crystallography; science for development; protein structures; diseases; cultural heritage; paleontology
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