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 final hutch is where the scientific team is monitoring the experiment. Through powerful computers, they can control the alignments, sample position and gather the data obtained by the detectors.
Diamond Light Source is the UK's national synchrotron science facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire.
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