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First light for pioneering SESAME light source

Allan, Jordan, 22 November 2017. At 10:50 this morning scientists at the pioneering SESAME light source saw First Monochromatic Light through the XAFS/XRF (Xray absorption fine structure/X-ray fluorescence) spectroscopy beamline, signalling the start of the laboratory’s experimental programme. This beamline, SESAME’s first to come on stream, delivers X-ray light that will be used to carry out research in areas ranging from solid state physics to environmental science and archaeology.

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