National Synchrotron Light Source II
|Type||Research and Development Facility|
|Town or city||Upton|
|Floor area||400,000 sq ft (37,000 m2) |
|Design and construction|
|Owner||Department of Energy|
|Architecture firm||HDR, Inc.|
|Main contractor||Torcon, Inc. |
The National Synchrotron Light Source II, or NSLS-II, is being constructed at Brookhaven National Laboratory and will cost $912,000,000USD. The NSLS-II will replace the current NSLS. Construction of NSLS-II began in 2009 and operations are expected in 2015. NSLS-II will be a new state-of-the-art, medium-energy electron storage ring operating at 3 GeV. It is designed to produce x-rays more than 10,000 times brighter than the current NSLS.
The NSLS-II storage ring will be about a half mile long (792 m) and there will be 60 to 80 beamlines. NSLS-II is designed to deliver photons with high average spectral brightness in the 2 keV to 10 keV energy range exceeding 1021 ph/s/0.1%BW/mm2/mrad2. The spectral flux density should exceed 1015 ph/s/0.1%BW in all spectral ranges. This is considered cutting-edge performance and requires the storage ring to support a very high-current electron beam of 500 mA. The ring will operate at 3 GeV, which is considered medium range, yet the brightness and flux are what will make NSLS-II unique.
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