- The collaboration uses The University of Texas Terawatt Laboratory desktop laser system to accelerate breakthroughs in disease prevention and treatment, as well as semiconductor chips and more.
- The Sponsored Research Agreement allows TAU and UT Austin personnel to work together to develop fundamentals of laser-plasma interaction
- A patent license agreement signed by both parties grants TAU an exclusive license to future patents on laser-plasma interaction for particle accelerators
AUSTIN, Texas, February 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — TAU systemsmanufacturer of ultrafast, compact plasma accelerators, today announced the signing of a set of important agreements with The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) to focus on the fundamentals of laser-plasma interactions, advancing the science and technology of compact accelerator systems and advanced light sources, with the goal of making these tools widely available to a wide range of end users and industry.
TAU Systems develops the world’s first compact particle accelerators and dedicated X-ray free electron lasers that combine the capabilities of large accelerators with a small footprint to provide easy and affordable access to beam time for any company or research institute. Led by experts in laser-driven particle accelerators, TAU democratizes access to accelerators for the advancement of biotechnology, nuclear and battery technologies, and more.
These agreements include the Sponsored Research Agreement and the Patent License Agreement. The Sponsored Research Agreement allows TAU Systems and UT Austin personnel to work together in laboratories and collaborate in research on the fundamentals of laser-plasma interaction. TAU will fund UT Austin lab staff in exchange for shared access to UT Austin laboratories including TAU staff working in the capacity of UT Austin research affiliates.
The patent license agreement establishes an exclusive license to a core patent for laser-plasma interaction for particle acceleration. As part of the agreement, UT Austin has issued shares in TAU Systems.
“Thanks to our Sponsored Research Agreement, we will begin using the UT Austin Tabletop Terawatt Laboratory’s state-of-the-art laser, which allows our team to further study the fundamentals of laser-plasma interaction, a key part of our compact plasma accelerators.” said Björn Manuel Hegelich, CEO of TAU Systems. “We have also signed a patent license agreement with UT Austin which gives us an exclusive license to a core patent for laser-plasma interaction for particle acceleration.”
Christine Dixon Teasingassociate vice president for Discovery to Impact at UT Austin said: “This collaboration with TAU Systems highlights how the impact of academic research can be significantly increased through start-ups. UT Austin is committed to supporting businesses like TAU Systems in their efforts to bring world-changing products and services to market.”
This announcement further expands TAU Systems’ network with the world’s leading academic institutes and builds on a recently announced partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to demonstrate the US’s first laser-driven vacuum ultraviolet free electron laser at the BELLA Center.
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About TAU Systems
TAU Systems is Austin, Texasa deep technology based company developing the first compact particle accelerators and dedicated X-ray free electron lasers that combine the capabilities of large accelerators with a small footprint to provide easy and affordable access to beam time for any company. Led by leading experts in laser-driven particle accelerators, TAU democratizes access to advances in biotechnology, nuclear energy, and more. Learn more at www.tausystems.com.
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