Brookhaven Lab Avatar

123 Notes

Big news from our new light source! The National Synchrotron Light Source II (that big silver ring-shaped building back near the treeline) hit a huge milestone this week: we stored 25 milliamps of current at 3 billion electron volts of beam in the magnetic storage ring. That means our new facility is ahead of schedule and on its way to sending x-rays down beamlines for scientists to use in their studies of materials, batteries, biological samples, and any number of other fascinating experiments. 
Our scientists and engineers have been working on this mega machine for much of the past decade, and it’s exciting to see it come to life. When it’s completed in 2015, NSLS-II will be a state-of-the-art, medium-energy electron storage ring that produces x-rays up to 10,000 times brighter than the original NSLS (where x-rays are already 10,000 times brighter than the ones at your doctor’s office), which started operating at Brookhaven Lab in 1982 and is shutting down at the end of September 2014.

Big news from our new light source! The National Synchrotron Light Source II (that big silver ring-shaped building back near the treeline) hit a huge milestone this week: we stored 25 milliamps of current at 3 billion electron volts of beam in the magnetic storage ring. That means our new facility is ahead of schedule and on its way to sending x-rays down beamlines for scientists to use in their studies of materials, batteries, biological samples, and any number of other fascinating experiments. 

Our scientists and engineers have been working on this mega machine for much of the past decade, and it’s exciting to see it come to life. When it’s completed in 2015, NSLS-II will be a state-of-the-art, medium-energy electron storage ring that produces x-rays up to 10,000 times brighter than the original NSLS (where x-rays are already 10,000 times brighter than the ones at your doctor’s office), which started operating at Brookhaven Lab in 1982 and is shutting down at the end of September 2014.

Replies

Likes

  1. opinenion reblogged this from glvnst
  2. henk66 reblogged this from brookhavenlab
  3. altrocketdungeon reblogged this from brookhavenlab
  4. infer-structure reblogged this from dduane
  5. the-jamjam reblogged this from brookhavenlab
  6. psychotic-nerousis-tea-cup reblogged this from brookhavenlab
  7. enlightenedme56 reblogged this from brookhavenlab
  8. lilfreeloader reblogged this from brookhavenlab and added:
    I may end up working here, maybe?
  9. ndelphinus reblogged this from dduane
  10. roxysince93 reblogged this from brookhavenlab
  11. rocketsandorscience reblogged this from brookhavenlab
  12. colettecapricious reblogged this from dduane
  13. seekingfulfillment reblogged this from dduane
  14. tayefeth reblogged this from dduane
  15. celestial-music reblogged this from brookhavenlab
  16. meerkatdash reblogged this from dduane
  17. open-res-nova reblogged this from brookhavenlab

 

Reblogs