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NSLS-II Beamline Development Timeline

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 were completed within the NSLS-II construction project on six ID ports. Funded by the Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences (DOE-BES), they consist of the IXS, HXN, CSX-1, CSX-2, CHX, SRX, and XPD-1 beamlines. These beamlines started operations in 2015.

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

Partner Beamlines: Six beamlines are being developed through funding secured by external groups. Specifically, the 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. In addition, the HEX beamline, which is funded by New York State, 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.

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 the FMX, AMX, and LIX beamlines. These beamlines plan to start operations in 2016.

Beamlines Developed by NSLS-II (BDN): 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 (DOE-BES). Making use of some of the existing beamline equipment transferred from NSLS, these beamlines plan to start operations in the 2016-18 timeframe. In addition, 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.