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25/01/2019
ALBA Synchrotron’s expertise involved in the design of two scientific facilities
On 1st January 2019, the European Horizon 2020 project BEATS (BEAmline for Tomography at SESAME) was launched with the objective to design, procure, construct and commission a beamline for X-ray tomography at SESAME synchrotron (Jordan), the first light-source laboratory in the Middle East (SESAME's Members are, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, Palestine and Turkey).

Led by the ESRF, the European synchrotron (France), BEATS involves leading research facilities in the Middle East (SESAME and the Cyprus Institute), and 7 European synchrotron radiation facilities including ALBA Synchrotron.

Two beamlines are presently installed at SESAME, one more beamline is being installed and components for a fourth beamline are being procured; BEATS will be the fifth beamline, dedicated to tomography. Today, there is significant interest from the cultural heritage and archaeology communities for such a beamline. The project will also explore applications in environmental and materials sciences with links to industries in the region.

On the other hand, the Future Circular Collider (FCC) collaboration, where ALBA also takes part in, has submitted its Conceptual Design Report (CDR) for publication, a comprehensive document that presents the different options for a large circular collider (100 km) that would succeed the LHC (27 km) actually operating at CERN under the French-Swiss border (see picture) and would be able to significantly expand our knowledge of matter and the universe.
 

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