Canadian Light Source Inc.

Non-destructive synchrotron-based analysis provides unsurpassed information for industry.

The Canadian Light Source (CLS) is the brightest light in Canada. Synchrotron-based analysis provides unsurpassed information in a wide range of fields. The CLS offers pioneering commercial access, clear intellectual property policies, and a full range of analytical services provided by dedicated scientists.

A synchrotron is a source of brilliant light that scientists can use to gather information about the structural and chemical properties of materials at the molecular level. The CLS sheds light on so many areas allowing for improved knowledge on substances as varied as soils, mine wastes, catalysts, ores and minerals, biological tissues, functional foods and nutrient supplements, forensic evidence and manufactured materials such as metals, alloys, ceramics and polymers.

Analytical tools include:

  • Advanced X-ray imaging
  • Non-destructive testing
  • In-situ investigations
  • Bulk and surface investigations