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High-energy adventures at Diamond Light Source

DOI: 10.1080/08940886.2020.1841494 DOI Help

Authors: Thomas Connolley (Diamond Light Source) , Christine M. Beavers (Diamond Light Source) , Philip Chater (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Synchrotron Radiation News , VOL 33 , PAGES 31 - 36

State: Published (Approved)
Published: January 2021

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Abstract: Diamond Light Source (DLS), the United Kingdom’s national synchrotron facility, is located on the campus of Rutherford Appleton Lab (RAL) in southern Oxfordshire. DLS is jointly funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Wellcome Trust. Designed as a successor to the ground-breaking Daresbury SRS, Diamond is a third-generation, 3 GeV light source. Construction began in 2003, with beamlines constructed in three phases: Phase I beamlines commenced user operation in 2007 [1, 2], with a further 15 Phase II beamlines completed in 2012. Phase III, completed in 2019, brought the total beamlines to 32. An additional thirty-third beamline, K11 DIAD, was scheduled at press time to start operating in 2020.

Subject Areas: Physics

Technical Areas: Accelerator Physics

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