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SESAME hosts its first users

Allan, Jordan, 3 August 2018. On 17 July, the first users arrived at SESAME to perform experiments using the Centre’s XAFS/XRF (X-ray absorption fine structure/X-ray fluorescence) spectroscopy beamline, SESAME’s first beamline to come into operation.

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SESAME light source brings second beamline into service

Allan, Jordan, 30 April 2018. At 11:21 local time (GMT +3) yesterday morning scientists at the SESAME light source brought the laboratory’s infrared (IR) spectromicroscopy beamline into service for the first time.

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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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