We were delighted to give a plenary talk at the 24th ICABU Conference taking place in Gyeongju, Korea (24th International Conference on Accelerators and Beam Utilizations). This was a great opportunity to meet many of our Asian customers in person and talk about current scientific projects in Korea. One of the highlights was the visit to the Korea Multi-purpose Accelerator Complex (KOMAC).
The presentation of our state of the art normal and superconducting RF cavities for 4th generation synchrotrons gave rise to many interesting discussions during the coffee breaks and lunch. Our Normal Conducting Higher Order Mode (HOM) Damped Cavities have already been delivered to many worldwide laboratories and recently to the ALS-U (LBNL, USA). A prototype has been provided for the PETRA-IV project (DESY, Germany) and one cavity to PAL, Korea. Currently we are producing such cavities for SLS 2.0 (PSI, Switzerland). Superconducting HOM damped accelerator modules have been recently manufactured by us for the new 4th generation synchrotron LNLS-II (CNPEM, Brazil), and many more have been in operation in 3rd generation storage rings for decades. We are happy to support the community with these cavities that allow the electron beam to be manipulated in the way needed to reach ever higher brightness of the X-ray beams so that more and more details of matter and material can be unraveled.