Diamond-II Procurement Conference

Nov 22. till Nov 23.

Diamond-II Procurement Conference

Diamond Light Source is seeking for the best suppliers to support with the Diamond-II project. If you are a company providing goods or services that could be useful to our upgrade make sure you don't miss this event. Join us and help us deliver the brightest science!

22/11/20232023-11-22 - 23/11/20232023-11-23
Online (Via Zoom)


The use of synchrotron light to reveal the structure, composition and function of materials from biology to engineering components has been transformed over more than fifty years through the remarkable development of sources of synchrotron radiation. Such light was first produced parasitically at synchrotrons and storage rings designed for high-energy physics and demonstrated excellent research opportunities in its own right.

A number of synchrotrons around the world are now being built or modified to be so called 4th generation sources. The new sources produce higher intensities but also much smaller beam sizes which enables new areas of science to be explored.  

The Diamond-II project is an upgrade that will convert Diamond from a 3rd generation to a 4th generation source. This project consists of a major rebuild, replacing the entire accelerator with newly designed and manufactured components and upgrading the existing beam lines and construction of 5 new state of the art beamlines. Following confirmation of £519.4m of funding from the Department of Science, Innovation & Technology and Wellcome we would like to invite potential suppliers to join us for a two day conference looking at supplier opportunities resulting from this funding.

The event will feature a number of speakers from the Science, Technical and Logistics areas along with an overview of the Procurement process and the opportunity for Q&A.


  • Machine engineering
  • Beamline engineering
  • Magnets
  • Vacuum systems and instruments
  • Insertion devices
  • Radiofrequency systems
  • Power supplies
  • Beam diagnostic systems
  • Accelerator and beamline controls
  • Optics
  • Logistics
  • Procurement
  • Beamline upgrades and new flagship beamlines.
    • Scientific aims and overall design
    • Beamline instrumentation
      • Endstations
      • Sample environments
      • Detectors
      • Cabins and services


Wednesday 22nd November 202
9:30 Introduction to Diamond-II: Project & Impact     
10.20 Break

Machine engineering

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Front ends
  • Vacuum
12:00 Break

Machine engineering

  • Insertion devices
  • Magnets
  • RF cavities
14.30 Break

Electronic Technologies

  • Diagnostics 
  • Controls
15:45 End 


Thursday 23rd November 2023
09:30                Overview of beamlines and upgrades                                                                                           

Diamond-II flagship beamlines: scope and instruments

11:00 Break

Diamond-II flagship beamlines: scope and instruments


Beamline engineering

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
12:50 Break
13:50 Optics
14:20 Logistics
14:50 Procurement
15:20 General Q&A
15:30 End



This event is free to attend, but registration is mandatory. Registrations are NOW OPEN until the end of Monday 20th November 2023.




For any queries, please contact DLSsuppliers@diamond.ac.uk 

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