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The Diamond machine
The machine is an assembly of components used to produce, confine and maintain a high energy electron beam in a closed orbit for periods of several hours while the electrons produce synchrotron light for a wide variety of experiments.
The synchrotron machine consists of:
- an electron gun to produce a stream of low energy electrons;
- a linear accelerator to increase the electron’s energy;
- a booster synchrotron to further accelerate the electron beam to its final energy;
- the storage ring to maintain the energy and confine the electron beam as it produces synchrotron light.
For more information about each component, click on the relevant number e.g. 1 or 2.