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NSLS-II Preliminary Design Report

PDR cover imageBrookhaven National Laboratory has prepared a preliminary design for a world class user facility for scientific research using synchrotron radiation. This facility, called the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), will provide ultra high brightness and flux and exceptional beam stability. It will also provide advanced insertion devices, optics, detectors, and robotics, and a suite of scientific instruments designed to maximize the scientific output of the facility.

The overall objective of the NSLS-II project is to deliver a research facility to advance fundamental science and have the capability to characterize and understand physical properties at the nanoscale, the processes by which nanomaterials can be manipulated and assembled into more complex hierarchical structures, and the new phenomena resulting from such assemblages. It will also be a user facility made available to researchers engaged in a broad spectrum of disciplines from universities, industries, and other laboratories.

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Project Overview


Part 1 - Accelerator Systems

Part 2 - Experimental Facilities

Part 3 - Conventional Facilities

Part 4 - Environment, Safety and Health, and Quality Assurance


Last Modified: April 2, 2013
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