BOC Edwards to Provide Vacuum Turbo Cart Systems in UK
BOC Edwards (Wilmington, Mass., http://www.bocedwards.com) received a contract to supply 14 vacuum turbo carts for the new Diamond Light Source synchrotron in Oxfordshire. The carts are a custom-built design based on BOC Edwards' TIC turbo cart pumping station and will be used to create the optimum vacuum conditions required by researchers when using the synchrotron light beams at the site. When completed, the Diamond synchrotron hopes to host up to 40 research stations, each designed to support a particular research community or technique. In Phases 1 and 2, where the BOC Edwards carts will be first deployed, techniques will include microfocus spectroscopy, high-resolution powder diffraction and circular dichroism.