The Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (ELI Beamlines) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC) in Taiwan. The Signing Ceremony was held online and it is the beginning of bilateral scientific and technical cooperation.
The objective of this MOU is to establish a general framework of collaboration in pulsed radiation science and technology. The collaboration aims to combine expertise to accomplish scientific goals, to commonly develop specialized knowledge and effectively use of both facilities, to increase cooperation and mutual supports in general and jointly work on other collaborative tasks.
Both institutions emphasize scientific and industrial applications, especially new challenges in areas such as green energy and biomedicine. They are also prepared to actively offer their technologies to external users in areas related to the use of photons.
ELI Beamlines is a part of the ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) pan-European project representing a unique tool of support of scientific excellence in Europe. It offers to scientific users a unique source of radiation and rays of accelerated particles. These beamlines enable pioneering research not only in physics and material science, but also in biomedicine and laboratory astrophysics and many other fields.
The National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center is a non-profit research institute, funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in Taiwan. It is located in the Hsinchu Science Park, which is hailed as the “Silicon Valley of Taiwan,” home to many of the island’s largest IT and semiconductor companies. It is also advantageous to neighbor with two leading Taiwanese academic institutes, National Tsing Hua University and National Chiao Tung University. NSRRC, the biggest large-scale shared research facility in Taiwan, currently operates two accelerators, the Taiwan Light Source (TLS) and the Taiwan Photon Source (TPS).