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In its tenth year of experiments, Diamond is now operating with 28 beamlines. The next two years will see the final five Phase III beamlines complete construction and welcome first users. Diamond is also operating eight electron microscopes; six high-resolution cryo-electron microscopes for the life sciences and two high-resolution electron microscopes for advanced materials research. The six cryo-electron microscopes are part of eBIC (electron Bio-Imaging Centre). Currently Titan Krios I and II are housed in the main synchrotron building. Titan Krios III, IV, Talos and Scios are situated at the Electron Microscopy and Hard X-ray Nanoprobe beamline (I14) facility, where Titan Krios III and IV will become operational in 2017. The two microscopes for materials research are supplied by Johnson Matthey and University of Oxford and operated under strategic collaboration agreements to provide for substantial dedicated peer reviewed user access. For academic research, the electron microscopes are free at the point of access through peer-review, similar to beamline admission. For proprietary research, access can be secured through Diamond’s industry team.
The beamlines are organised into villages as described below; followed by an information table on the electron microscopes.
|Microscope||Main Capabilities||Accelerating Voltages||Operational Status|
|Titan Krios I||Cryo-EM, cryo-ET||80, 120, 200, 300 kV||Operational since 2015|
|Titan Krios II||Cryo-EM, cryo-ET||80, 120, 200, 300 kV||Operational since 2016|
|Titan Krios III||Cryo-EM, cryo-ET||80, 120, 200, 300 kV||Due online in 2017|
|Titan Krios IV||Cryo-EM, cryo-ET||80, 120, 200, 300 kV||Due online in 2017|
|Talos||Cryo-EM, cryo-ET||200 kV||Operational since 2016|
|Scios||Cryo-SEM, Cryo-FIB||3 to 30 kV||Operational since 2017|
|JEOL ARM200F||EDX, EELS, atomic scale STEM imaging, electron diffraction||80 and 200 kV||Operational since 2017|
|JEOL ARM300F||Atomic scale TEM and STEM imaging, electron diffraction||30, 60, 80, 160, 200, and 300 kV||Operational since 2017|
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