SJ5783 : Synchrotron Radiation Source (SRS), Daresbury Laboratory

taken 13 years ago, near to Daresbury, Halton, Great Britain

Synchrotron Radiation Source (SRS), Daresbury Laboratory
Synchrotron Radiation Source (SRS), Daresbury Laboratory
A view across the experimental hall of the SRS at Daresbury Lab a few months before its final decommissioning. Synchrotrons like this one are bright x-ray sources with variable energy, used for experiments in biology, materials science, chemistry, physics, geology and archaeology. Scientists travel to these facilities to set up their experiments during an allocated time slot (typically a few days at a time), sharing the beamlines and other infrastructure provided by the lab. The SRS was the first synchrotron worldwide that was dedicated for generating x-rays - older synchrotrons were particle physics experiments where the x-rays generated as a by-product were only used 'parasitically' by materials scientists. The SRS has been operational from 1981 till 2008 and has now come to the end of its useful life. The UK's replacement facility is Diamond Light Source SU4786 : The Diamond Light Source Project: Chilton at Harwell in Oxfordshire, which enables faster and more diverse experiments. The UK also has a share in the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility at Grenoble in the French Alps.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 27 October, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 7 September, 2008
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 574 830 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.5303N 2:38.4776W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 574 830
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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