SESAME (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East) is a “third-generation” synchrotron light source. It is the Middle East’s first major international research centre.
SESAME is a cooperative venture by the scientists and governments of the region, and was established under the auspices of UNESCO. SESAME is located in Allan, Jordan (30 km from Amman and 30 km from the King Hussein/ Allenby Bridge crossing of the Jordan River).
- Open to users in May 2017.
- SESAME’s members are Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, the Palestinian Authority and Turkey.
Latest News From SESAME
- First light for pioneering SESAME light source 2017/11/22
- Opening ceremony of SESAME 2017/05/16
- SESAME’s 800 MeV booster synchrotron is now in operation 2014/09/03
Energy: 2.5 GeV
Current: 400 mA
Operational Beamlines: 1
The first call for proposals for experiments at SESAME was issued in 2017.
>Read more about call for proposals