Synchrotron Light Research Institute (SLRI) has started a project on a new 3.0 GeV synchrotron light source to be located in the Eastern Economic Corridor of Innovation (EECi), aiming to make it a leading synchrotron facility in the Asia-Pacific region for researches in medical science, agriculture, industry, etc.
The SLRI Siam Photon Source-II (SPS-II) project is set up to build the 3 GeV synchrotron light source, the large research infrastructure of Thailand. It will advantage to the country by creating jobs, careers, and developing skilled laborers in construction, machines, designing, manufacturing parts, and project operations. Once the construction has been completed, the light source can also serve private sectors and raise the economic value to at least 6,000 million baths a year. The new 3.0 GeV synchrotron light source can support varieties of research such as:
In addition, the new 3 GeV synchrotron light source to be constructed at EECi, has a comprehensive safety management in all aspects, especially preventing radiation hazards from synchrotron production. There are also strict safety, health and environmental management systems complying with laws and international standards. Radiation safety for the operation of the new 3 GeV synchrotron light source has begun with radiation evaluation from sources to properly design the shielding wall for particle accelerators tunnels, electron storage ring, beam line and end station. The computational simulation can determine specifications of shielding walls and evaluate their effectiveness prior to an actual construction. The radiation must be routinely measured during operation to certify safety validation. The amount of radiation must be controlled at minimal for radiation workers and related personnel in accordance to safety regulation of Thai laws and international standards of IAEA under strict control by the Office of Atoms for Peace.