Welcome to Diamond - the UK's national synchrotron
Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire. By accelerating electrons to near light-speed, Diamond generates brilliant beams of light from infra-red to X-rays which are used for academic and industry research and development across a range of scientific disciplines including structural biology, physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, earth and environmental sciences. Read more...
National science facility sheds light on the future of the car
22 Nov 2013
On November 18th and 19th scientific researchers and leading professionals from the automotive, oil and petrochemical industries came together for a conference More...
Making it Crystal Clear
12 Nov 2013
Scientists on a mission to inspire the public The eponymous hero of the comic Calvin and Hobbs once observed: "The problem with science is you have More...
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30 Oct 2013
Climate changes from millions of years ago are recorded at daily rate in ancient sea shells, new research shows. More...
Diamond is free at the point of access for researchers, provided the results are in the public domain. Diamond also welcomes industrial researchers through a range of access modes including proprietary research.
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Latest Science Highlights
Core-shell nanoparticles in a nutshell
15 Nov 2013
Two coats are better than one to bring nanomagnetism out of its shell. Diamond Light Source has been used to determine that at least two More...
New insights in copper chemistry
14 Oct 2013
Copper ions form an important part of everyday life, as they are incorporated into a number of proteins and enzymes, amongst which are some that help the More...
Research performed at Diamond Light Source helps prove the impossible is sometimes possible
03 Oct 2013
Diamond Light Source has been used to profile a new zeolitic microporous solid, created via a process that had previously been thought impossible. Using More...