X-Ray Powder Diffraction Beamline at NSLS-II Takes First Beam and First Data
First light at the National Synchrotron Light Source II's (NSLS-II) XPD beamline happened on Nov. 6, and now, the beamline group has taken their first data image—a major milestone towards science at NSLS-II. More...
The National Synchrotron Light Source II detects its first photons, beginning a new phase of the facility's operations. Scientific experiments at NSLS-II are expected to begin before the end of 2014.
About Photon Sciences
Photon Sciences at Brookhaven National Laboratory is entering an
exciting new chapter with one of the newest and most advanced
synchrotron facilities in the world. National Synchrotron Light
Source II will enable the study
of material properties and functions with nanoscale resolution and
exquisite sensitivity. NSLS-II will provide research tools
needed to foster new discoveries and create breakthroughs in such
critical areas as energy security, environment, and human health.
One of ten national laboratories overseen and primarily funded by the Office of Science of the
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical,
biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies and national security.
Brookhaven Lab also builds and operates major scientific facilities available to university, industry
and government researchers. Brookhaven is operated and managed for DOE's Office of Science by Brookhaven
Science Associates, a limited-liability company founded by the Research Foundation for the State
University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, the largest academic user of Laboratory
facilities, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.