picture of beamlines

A beamline is a large and complicated machine. It starts with a source inside the storage ring. The beamline then consists of a high vacuum system to transport the X-ray beam. There are shutters, slits, filters and monochromators to prepare the beam. In the experimental hutches are positioners, stages, detectors and an array of possible instruments. All of this can be an intimidating and perplexing experience for users. One of our goals is to provide information and to guide users so that they can have the best possible experience and achieve the best science.