Synchrotron Radiation Research
Currently, synchrotron radiation research is centred on ASTRID, which has 7 operational beamlines and another in the planning stage, spanning the photon energy range from ~1.5eV to ~1keV. ASTRID operates with alternate ion storage and SR production runs, and therefore SR research is limited to ~50% of the available time. Recently, a proposal has been put forward to build a third generation storage ring, ASTRID II, optimised for the VUV and soft X-ray regions but also with the capability of producing X-rays up to a photon energy of 3keV for crystallography. ASTRID II is envisaged as a dedicated SR source which would free up ASTRID I for full-time operation in ion storage mode.
The present SR research program is divided into the following areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics
- Surface and Materials Science
- X-Ray Imaging
- Spectroscopy of Biological Materials
Last Modified 13 June 2009