Daresbury Laboratory


Daresbury Laboratory

Coordinates: 53°20′35″N 02°38′26″W / 53.34306°N 2.64056°W / 53.34306; -2.64056

Daresbury Tower, formerly the Nuclear Structure Facility.

Daresbury Laboratory is a scientific research laboratory near Daresbury in Cheshire, England, which began operations in 1962 and was officially opened on 16 June 1967 as the Daresbury Nuclear Physics Laboratory by the then Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Harold Wilson. It is run by the Science and Technology Facilities Council with around three hundred full-time staff.

Contents

Projects

  • The Synchrotron Radiation Source (SRS), now shut and in the process of being decommissioned.
  • HPCx, a supercomputer.
  • ALICE (accelerator), an electron accelerator previously known as ERLP (Energy Recovery Linac Prototype).
  • EMMA (accelerator) an electron accelerator experiment.
  • The New Light Source, a project which has evolved from the previous 4GLS project.
  • MEIS, a medium energy ion scattering facility, used to perform depth profiling and quantitative surface structure determination experiments (situated in the tower complex visible in the photo).
  • The national centre for electron spectroscopy and surface analysis (NCESS), which has a high-resolution x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy machine to probe near-surface chemical composition.
  • SuperSTEM, a high resolution aberration-corrected STEM.

Awards

In 2009 the laboratory was awarded the title of the "Most Outstanding Science Park" at the UK Science Parks Association.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ Clay, Oliver (24 September 2009). "Science park hailed as a UK trendsetter". Runcorn Weekly News (Trinity Mirror North West & North Wales): p. 3 

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