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FMB Oxford

Manchester helps FMB Oxford develop an award-winning light-beam monitor.

Driven by the demands of synchrotron scientists, FMB Oxford Ltd required a technology that could provide live images of the beam without obstructing it, allowing real-time detailed information on the position, intensity and shape of the beam. In order to do this they required in-situ beam imaging expertise and turned to Dr Roelof van Silfhout and his colleagues at The University of Manchester. Funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) enabled the collaborative team to transform an early prototype into a high quality licensed product.