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.
A front end is fitted to the storage ring where synchrotron light is chanelled into a beamline. The front end connects to the storage ring at a tangent and passes through the shield wall into the optics hutch.
The main functions of a front end are:
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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