The synchrotron radiation, the
"light" of modern accelerators has become an
important tool to explore biological structures and
the surface structure of metals and other materials.
The wide spectrum of electromagnetic waves makes it
possible to investigate sensitive biological material
as well as creating new structures for miniature
electronics. The synchrotron radiation, once regarded
as only a nuisance when trying to reach higher
collision energies, has now come to play an
increasingly important role in modern society.