Beamlines

Beamlines

SESAME will be able to serve 25 or more experiments operating simultaneously on 25 independent beamlines.

These beamlines may have lengths of up to 36.6m. The experimental hall measures 60m x 60m with extensions of 7.5m on each side, and in the corners there will be 12 laboratories and 3 workshops for the beamlines.

There will be seven beamlines in Phase 1, of which two will be ‘day-one’ beamlines with one scheduled to be ready to collect data in March/April 2017 before the official opening of the laboratory on 16 May 2017 and the second ready to start operations in April/May 2017. Construction of the third beamline will be completed at the end of the third quarter of 2017, to be followed by the fourth in late 2018. The remaining three beamlines will be constructed not long after.

Plans for the beamlines for Phase 2 will be developed in parallel with tconstruction of the remaining Phase 1 beamlines.

SESAME Phase-1 Beamlines

The selection of SESAME’s seven Phase 1 beamlines was based on input from five scientific workshops and the early Users’ Meetings in which several hundred Middle East scientists participated, on 70 proposals received, and joint meetings of the Scientific Advisory Committee of SESAME and the now defunct Beamlines Advisory Committee of SESAME.
 
These beamlines are the following:
 
  1. XAFS/XRF (X-ray Absorption Fine Structure/X-ray Fluorescence) spectroscopy, is the ‘day-one’ beamline to be completed in September 2017
  2. IR (Infrared Spectromicroscopy), is the second ‘day-one’ beamline, to be completed in November 2017
  3. MS (Materials Science), the beamline to be completed in May 2018
  4. MX (Macromolecular Crystallography), the beamline to be completed in late 2019
  5. Soft X-ray Beamline
  6. SAXS/WAXS (Small Angle and Wide Angle X-ray Scattering)
  7. Tomography Beamline

Plans for the Soft X-ray, SAXS/WAXS and Tomography beamlines are currently being reviewed and updated.

No 

Beamline 

Energy Range 

Source Type 

1

XAFS/XRF (X-ray Absorption Fine Structure/X-ray Fluorescence)

4.5-30 keV 

Bending Magnet 

2

IR (Infrared Spectromicroscopy)

0.001-3 eV 

Bending Magnet 

3

MS (Materials Science)

5-25 keV 

2.1 Tesla MPW

(SLS) 

4

Macromolecular Crystallography (MX)

~4 ~14 keV 

In Vacuum Undulator

                          Energy Range and Source of the day one Beamlines

 

Soft X-ray vacuum ultraviolet (VUV)

SESAME Phase-1 Beamlines (3)

The selection of SESAME’s seven Phase 1 beamlines was based on input from five scientific workshops and the early Users’ Meetings in which several hundred Middle East scientists participated, on 70 proposals received, and joint meetings of the Scientific Advisory Committee of SESAME and the now defunct Beamlines Advisory Committee of SESAME.
 
These beamlines are the following:
 
  1. BASEMA (Beamline for Absorption Spectroscopy for Environmental and Material Applications ), a beamline for XAFS/XRF (X-ray Absorption Fine Structure/X-ray Fluorescence) spectroscopy, the ‘day-one’ beamline to be ready in March/April 2017
  2. EMIRA (ElectroMagnetic Infrared RAdiation) for IR (Infrared Spectromicroscopy), is the second ‘day-one’ beamline, in this case that to start operations in April/May 2017
  3. SUSAM (SESAME USers Application for Materials Science) or MS (Materials Science), to be completed at the end of the third quarter of 2017
  4. MX (Macromolecular Crystallography), the beamline to be completed in 2019
  5. Soft X-ray Beamline
  6. SAXS/WAXS (Small Angle and Wide Angle X-ray Scattering)
  7. Tomography Beamline

Plans for the Soft X-ray, SAXS/WAXS and Tomography beamlines are currently being reviewed and updated.

No 

Beamline 

Energy Range 

Source Type 

1

BASEMA (Beamline for Absorption Spectroscopy for Environmental and Material Applications ), a beamline for XAFS/XRF (X-ray Absorption Fine Structure/X-ray Fluorescence) spectroscopy

4.5-30 keV 

Bending Magnet 

2

EMIRA (ElectroMagnetic Infrared RAdiation) for IR (Infrared Spectromicroscopy), is the second ‘day-one’ beamline

0.001-3 eV 

Bending Magnet 

3

SUSAM (SESAME USers Application for Materials Science) or MS (Materials Science)

5-25 keV 

2.1 Tesla MPW

(SLS) 

4

Macromolecular Crystallography (MX)

~4 ~14 keV 

In Vacuum Undulator

                          Energy Range and Source of the day one Beamlines

 

Soft X-ray vacuum ultraviolet (VUV)

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