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...
Diamond supports award-winning young scientist
08 May 2013
Joshua Sauer wins national chemistry prize A school science student has been awarded an esteemed Royal Society of Chemistry prize for his More...
Diamond Podcast - Episode 23: In situ
28 Mar 2013
Listen to the latest news from Diamond Light Source online, including news, interviews with scientists and insights into what is happening at the UK national More...
New foot-and-mouth vaccine signals huge advance in global disease controlSubscribe to our newsfeed
27 Mar 2013
Scientists have developed a new methodology to produce a vaccine for foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV). Because the vaccine is all synthetic, made up 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
X-Ray Phase-Contrast Imaging with Nanoradian Angular Resolution
24 Apr 2013
Scientists have been using both I13 and ID17 at the ESRF, Grenoble, France to develop a new quantitative x-ray phase-contrast imaging method, based on More...
Robustness of the electronic properties of Spin-Orbit Mott Insulators from entanglement
11 Apr 2013
Transition metal oxides (TMO’s) containing a 5d element are increasingly attracting attention in the quest to discover and exploit novel electronic More...
A new vaccine for the Foot and Mouth disease virus
27 Mar 2013
The 2001 Foot and Mouth disease virus (FMDV) outbreak in the UK caused the deaths of over 7 million livestock and cost the economy in the region of £2bn. More...