Diamond Light Source

Diamond ProfileDiamond Light Source is a 3 GeV synchrotron on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in South Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. Funded in 2002 by the UK Government, through the Science and Technology Facility Council and the Wellcome Trust, it is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility.
The synchrotron is free at the point of access through a competitive application process, provided that the results are in the public domain. Over 7000 researchers from both academia and industry use Diamond to conduct experiments, assisted by approximately 650 staff.

    • Diamond Light Sources opened to users in January 2007 – the synchrotron celebrated in 2017 its 15th anniversary and 10 years of research and innovation
    • Phase III of construction will bring the number of beamlines at Diamond up to 32 in 2018.

Latest News From Diamond Light Source

United Kingdom, Harwell
Energy: 3 GeV
Current: 300 mA (typically)
Operational Beamlines: 31
Horizontal emittance: 3.17 nm rad
Vertical emittance: 8 pm rad
Call for proposals
For Standard Access: Two calls per year will be issued with deadlines of 1 April and 1 October each for a six month period.