Canadian Light Source (CLS)


The Canadian Light Source is a national research facility and one of the largest science projects in Canada’s history, producing the brightest light in the country—millions of times brighter than even the sun.

More than 1,000 academic, government and industry scientists from around the world use the Canadian Light Source every year, in innovative health, agriculture, environment, and advanced materials research.

The Canada Foundation for Innovation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, National Research Council of Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Government of Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan fund our operations.

  • Canada’s national synchrotron research facility was funded in 1999 and opened to the user community in 2004.
  • CLS welcomes more than 1,000 scientists each year, generating cutting-edge research.

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Canada, Saskatoon


Energy: 2.9 GeV
Current: 220 mA (max)
Operational Beamlines: 15
Horizontal emittance: 18 nm rad
Vertical emittance: ~0.09 nm rad

Call for proposals
Research time allocated through the General User mechanism is via competitive peer review emphasizing the excellence of science where there is intent to publish scientific results.
A call for proposals is issued twice per year for experimental beam time. Proposal submission deadline is always 12:00 noon CST (Central Standard Time).
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