November 2016 – Gorham, Maine USA – Mega Industries LLC (Mega), an Anania & Associates Investment Company LLC (AAI) portfolio company and a world leader in high power RF components, received contracts worth approximately $3,300,000 to supply L-Band Transmission line components to the LCLS-II project (https://portal.slac.stanford.edu/sites/lcls_public/LCLS_II/Pages/default.aspx) at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
The Linac Coherent Light Source, commonly abbreviated LCLS, is U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), funded research center in Stanford California. The LCLS is the world’s first hard X-ray free-electron laser.
LCLS-II will provide a major jump in capability – moving from 120 pulses per second to 1 million pulses per second. This will enable researchers to perform experiments in a wide range of fields that are now impossible. The unique capabilities of LCLS-II will yield a host of discoveries to advance technology, new energy solutions and our quality of life.
Read more in the SLAC press release, Major Upgrade Will Boost Power of World’s Brightest X-ray Laser.
“We are very proud of the MEGA team as they continue to deliver world class quality, high power, RF components,” says AAI’s Chairman Peter V. Anania,”
“It is extremely rewarding to see Mega, supporting major US scientific projects and pushing the envelope of discovery, such as the LCLS-II project.” “Mega’s world renowned engineering capabilities serve to support these cutting edge projects around the globe.”
Mega Industries LLC is celebrating its 28th year in business in 2017. Mega Industries manufactures RF solutions which allow Scientists and Engineers to create RF Systems for research, medical and radar systems, including extreme high power (5 to 10 megawatts) and/or ultra-high vacuum (10-11 torr) needs. Products include Rigid waveguide, Semi-Flexible waveguide, Coaxial Transmission Line and their associated components. Mega is currently developing its own line of high power circulators to complement these products.