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NSLS-II Beamlines

When fully built out, the National Synchrotron Light Source II will accommodate about 60-70 beamlines using 27 straight sections for insertion-device sources, 30 bending-magnet or three-pole-wiggler sources and multiple branches. Initial beamlines are expected to provide a significant capacity early in 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 user community served by the original National Synchrotron Light Source. (Note that the beamline map below is based on assumptions about future funding.)

NSLS-II beamline diagram

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NSLS-II beamline timeline figure

All NSLS-II beamlines are being developed with the engagement and participation of the scientific community through beamline development proposals and beamline advisory teams. NSLS-II has established and is currently pursuing the following beamline construction projects, with planned timelines shown at left.

= Design/Construction  = Operations

NSLS-II Project Beamlines: Seven insertion device (ID) beamlines are being completed within the NSLS-II construction project on six ID ports, funded by the Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences (DOE-BES), consisting of IXS, HXN, CSX-1, CSX-2, CHX, SRX, and XPD-1 beamlines. These beamlines started operations in 2015.

Advanced Beamlines for Biological Investigations with X-rays (ABBIX): Three ID beamlines on two beam ports are being developed, funded by NIH based on an inter-agency agreement between DOE and NIH. This includes FMX, AMX, and LIX beamlines. These beamlines plan to start operations in 2016.

Partner Beamlines: Five beamlines are being developed through funding secured by external groups. Specifically, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is constructing two ID beamlines (SST-1, SST-2) and one 3PW beamline (BMM), New York Structural Biology Consortium (NYSBC) is constructing the NYX undulator beamline, and Case Western Reserve University received an NSF grant to construct the XFP beamline on a 3PW port. These beamlines plan to start operations in the 2016-17 timeframe.

NSLS-II Experimental Tools (NEXT) Project: Six ID beamlines are being developed, funded by DOE-BES, consisting of ESM, FXI, ISR, ISS, SIX, and SMI beamlines. These beamlines plan to start operations in 2017.

NSLS-II NxtGen Beamlines: Five beamlines based on 3PW, BM, and IR sources, consisting of CMS, QAS, TES, XFM, and FIS/MET beamlines, are being constructed with planned funding allocated through the NSLS-II operations. Making extensive use of the existing beamline equipment transferred from NSLS, these beamlines plan to start operations in the 2016-18 timeframe.

XPD-2 Beamline and CSX-2 Upgrade: NSLS-II plans to use a portion of its operating funds to support the full build-out of the XPD-2 branch line at XPD. NSLS-II is also adding an additional set of KB mirrors to the CSX-2 beamline to accommodate a cutting-edge ambient-pressure photo-electron spectroscopy (AP-PES) program at the CSX-2 in partnership with the CFN. Both the XPD_2 and the AP-PES capabilities are scheduled to operate in the 2015-16 timeframe.

High-Energy X-ray Diffraction Beamline (HEX): Funded by New York State, the HEX beamline will provide the ability for unprecedented micro-mapping of materials for energy and engineering applications. It will be driven by a superconducting wiggler source, which will generate the highest energy X-rays at NSLS-II. This beamline is expected to be operational in 2020.