Welcome to Diamond - the UK's national synchrotron

aerial view of DiamondDiamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire. By accelerating electrons to near light-speed, Diamond generates brilliant beams of light from infra-red to X-rays which are used for academic and industry research and development across a range of scientific disciplines including structural biology, physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, earth and environmental sciences. arrow iconRead more...

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SuperB scientists test new ideas at Diamond
23 Feb 2011
Accelerator physicists working on the recently funded SuperB accelerator in Italy have been collaborating with Diamond’s accelerator physicists to More...
Nicola Blackwood MP DLS visitNicola Blackwood MP impressed by x-ray visions
15 Feb 2011
Oxford MP Nicola Blackwood enjoyed a whirlwind tour of Diamond Light Source, and gained insights into of the nano-scale structure of materials as diverse More...
Diamond and STFC Detector Development
01 Feb 2011
Diamond Light Source and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) are combining their detector systems expertise to push the boundaries of More...
Diamond podcast logoDiamond Podcast - Episode 12: A review of 2010
01 Feb 2011
Listen to the latest news from Diamond Light Source online, including news, interviews with scientists and insights into what is happening at the UK national More...

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Using Diamond

Diamond is free at the point of access for researchers, provided the results are in the public domain. Diamond also welcomes industrial researchers through a range of access modes including proprietary research.

Current Call Status: Open for beamtime from October 2011. Applications via online system.

Latest Science Highlights

Green catalysts mean business
22 Feb 2011
Scientists from Diamond have been working on a multidisciplinary project with researchers from Manchester, Cardiff and Birmingham to harness the powers More...
Improving our antibiotics
17 Jan 2011
In general, the antibiotics that are prescribed by your GP work. Complete the prescribed course and your symptoms have gone. But in some cases, the bacteria More...
The structure of polyhedra microcrystals
15 Nov 2010
Dr Geoff Sutton, University of Oxford Virus infections in a number of insect families generally culminate in the occlusion of between one and several thousand More...

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