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National Synchrotron Light Source II

NSLS-II is a state-of-the-art 3 GeV electron storage ring. The facility offers scientific and industrial researchers an array of beamlines with x-ray, ultraviolet, and infrared light to enable discoveries in clean and affordable energy, high-temperature superconductivity, molecular electronics, and more. Overview »

 

The next deadline for NSLS-II beam time proposals and beam time requests is May 31, 2018.  |   Submission Details

Become a Facility User

Beamlines at the National Synchrotron Light Source II are open to academic and industrial users for scientific research. All research proposals are subjected to peer review and ranked against competing proposals based on scientific merit.

Beamline Projects

When fully built out, National Synchrotron Light Source II will accommodate approximately 60 to 70 beamlines. Thirty beamlines are currently in various stages of development and will provide significant research capacity in early operations.


Full Calendar

Seminars

  1. APR

    26

    Today

    Brookhaven Women In Science Speaker

    "The Exciting World of Molecules: An Image From Within Using Light Sources and Free Electron Lasers"

    Nora Berrah, University of Connecticut

    4 pm, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Thursday, April 26, 2018, 4:00 pm

    Professor Berrah, chair of the University of Connecticut Physics Department, will take us on a fascinating voyage through the molecular world. All that surrounds us is ultimately made of atoms and molecules; these materials are not static—they are dynamic and move. Berrah uses x-rays from light sources and free electron lasers (FELs) to study how they move, why they move, and what it means to us. During her talk, she will share her recent studies on fullerenes, a molecule that may be used for drug delivery systems to the body, in lubricants, and as catalysts. Nora is the recipient of numerous awards. She recently received the Davisson-Germer Prize from the American Physical Society. Nora is also an active member of COACh, an organization that is working to increase the number of women scientists and engineers, and the success of their careers, through innovative programs and strategies. Coffee and cookies will be available at 3:30 p.m.

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Conferences & Workshops

  1. MAY

    21

    Monday

    2018 NSLS-II and CFN Users' Meeting

    May 21-23, 2018

  2. JUN

    24

    Sunday

    Coherence 2018: International Workshop on Phase Retrieval and Coherent Scattering

    June 24-28, 2018

  3. SEP

    13

    Thursday

    10th International Workshop on X-ray Radiation Damage to Biological Samples

    September 13-14, 2018

User Services Office

Brookhaven National Laboratory
743 Brookhaven Avenue
Building 743
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-8737 | nsls2user@bnl.gov | website

Visiting NSLS-II

If you are a contractor or vendor coming to NSLS-II for the day, please work with your host to gain access to the Lab site. If you will be on site for more than one day, please contact the Guest, User, and Visitor Center for access and training requirements. See maps and directions for getting here.