General Information

Top of Page

NSLS-II Beamlines

NSLS-II Ring Schematic

The National Synchrotron Light Source II will accommodate at least 58 beamlines using 27 straight sections for insertion-device sources and 31 bending-magnet or three-pole-wiggler sources, with additional beamlines possible through canted insertion devices and multiple branches.

Project Beamlines

CHX: Coherent Hard X-ray Scattering
Fact Sheet | Preliminary Design Report

CSX: Coherent Soft X-ray Scattering and polarization
Fact Sheet | Preliminary Design Report

HXN: Hard X-ray Nanoprobe
Fact Sheet | Preliminary Design Report

IXS: Inelastic X-ray Scattering
Fact Sheet | Preliminary Design Report

SRX: Submicron Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy
Fact Sheet | Preliminary Design Report

XPD: X-ray Powder Diffraction
Fact Sheet | Preliminary Design Report

Six beamlines were selected in 2008 and are now funded within the NSLS-II project. These project beamlines encompass research programs in inelastic x-ray scattering, hard x-ray nanoprobe, coherent hard x-ray scattering, coherent soft x-ray scattering and polarization, submicron resolution x-ray spectroscopy, and x-ray powder diffraction.

For each beamline, a beamline advisory team, or BAT, has been established to represent the broader scientific community in a specific area of scientific interest. The collective membership for the six advisory teams currently totals more than 50 researchers, covering a broad range of scientific disciplines, including materials and energy research, environmental and earth sciences, and biology.

NSLS-II issued a second call for proposals in March 2010 -- see results -- and plans to do so annually. Beamlines developed in response to these calls, together with the six NSLS-II project beamlines, are expected to provide a significant capacity at the beginning of NSLS-II operations to allow the exploration of the unique scientific opportunities offered by the new facility, as well as support the wide-ranging research programs of the existing NSLS user community.

The NSLS and NSLS-II User Access Policy outlines the mechanisms by which users will access beam time at NSLS-II.

Top of Page

Last Modified: May 2, 2014
Please forward all questions about this site to: BNL Web Services