Community Advisory Council Members Tour the National Synchrotron
Light Source II Construction Site
CAC members toured the National
Synchrotron Light Source II construction site on October 14, 2010. The NSLS-II will be
a new state-of-the-art, medium-energy storage ring designed to deliver world-leading
intensity and brightness. It will produce X-rays more than 10,000 times brighter than
BNL’s current Light Source. Construction of the new NSLS-II began in 2009. It is
expected to begin operating in 2015.
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.