A breakthrough in local, on-demand X-ray synchrotron light

The Lyncean Compact Light Source (CLS) is a breakthrough technology that addresses the increasing demand for access to high quality X-rays by offering the possibility of a synchrotron beamline for home laboratory applications.

Lyncean CLS
The Lyncean CLS assembled at the headquarters of Lyncean Technologies, Inc. in Palo Alto, CA

A synchrotron beamline for home laboratory applications.

Micro Tomography

In 2010 the CLS performed an imaging experiment to create a 3-D tomographic image of the head of a mouse (below). Additional experiments have studied an array of soft tissue samples for medical research, ranging from characterizing eardrum structure to tumor detection.

Micro tomography mouse head
High resolution 3D rendering of a mouse head.

Protein Crystallography

The Lyncean CLS has screened and collected data sets on several proteins at X-ray energies ranging from 12 keV to 18 keV. Details of the CLS’s first diffraction dataset on a novel protein are in the published paper with the ATCG3D collaboration. The protein structure was solved and published to the RCSB Protein Data Bank (3IFT).

Electron density map from refined lysozyme model.

Phase Contrast Imaging

The requirements for differential phase contrast imaging (DPCI) are extremely well matched to the characteristics of the X-ray beam from the CLS because DPCI can use the full bandwidth (few percent), native CLS beam without any X-ray optics.

phase contrast image of a bee
CLS phase contrast image of a bee.