Hyderabad-based Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), a public sector enterprise under the Department of Atomic Energy, will supply ultra stable power converters for the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR), which is coming up near Frankfurt in Germany with international collaboration.
FAIR is similar to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), Geneva, and aims to explore the properties of the building blocks of matter and understand how they evolved into more complex forms.
ECIL would be supplying Euro 7.5 million (around Rs 50 crore) worth ultra stable power converters that power the super conducting magnets that bend the high energy particle beams in the upcoming facility, according to a press release.
Abilateral contract has been signed by Bose Institute, Kolkata and ECIL for supplying the power converters to ‘Fair’. Bose Institute, Kolkata, founded by JC Bose, is an autonomous R&D institute under the department of science and technology. It has been designated as the Indian shareholder in ‘Fair’ and is the nodal Indian institute for the management of ‘Fair’ programme.
Previously, ECIL had supplied a variety of power systems to LHC as well.