Welcome to the home page for synchrotron infrared (IR) programs at Brookhaven
. We are located in Upton, NY on Long Island,
approximately 60 miles east of New York City.
Synchrotron infrared science at Brookhaven utilizes frequency ranges
from the near- through the far-infrared regions and encompasses
applications in the physical, electronic, surface, geological,
environmental, biological, and medical sciences. For over twenty years,
synchrotron IR programs at Brookhaven’s National Synchrotron Light
Source (NSLS) spanned a wide range of science and produced hundreds of
publications. NSLS was retired on September 30, 2014 and we are
currently transitioning these IR programs to new beamlines at the
National Synchrotron Light Source-II (NSLS-II).
The National Synchrotron Light
is a national user facility sponsored by the U.S.
Department of Energy that just began operations in 2014. With over
currently at various stages of design and construction, it is expected
to enable thousands of scientists worldwide to perform X-ray and
infrared experiments with state-of-the-art brightness and stability.
first infrared beamlines at NSLS-II
are scheduled to come online in
2018. In this interim period, we are hosting scientists at the Advanced
Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, CA).
Access to beamtime at the ALS infrared beamlines is available through
the NSLS-II General User Proposal System.
For more information on how to apply for beamtime,
or the "Getting Beamtime" tab up above. If
you have any questions, feel free to contact Lisa Miller
for more information.
The next deadline for General User Proposal submission is Tuesday,
May 31st for the August - December 2016 beamtime cycle at ALS.