First light on the CIRI beamline!
This week, there was a landmark event on the CIRI beamline. For the first time, scientists were able to observe light outside the dipole chamber, which was installed in July 2023. Commissioning of the beamline is scheduled for the last quarter of this year.
Thanks to the intensive work of the CIRI bimline team, in the consisting of: Dr. Tomasz Wróbel, Dr Eng. Karolina Kosowska, Msc. Eng. Paulina Kozioł, Msc. Danuta Liberda-Matyja and Dr. Maciej Roman was obtained the first light, on the bimline which is reflected from the M1 mirror and is directed outside the vacuum chamber towards the future M2 mirror. This stage summarizes the most difficult part of the CIRI bimline installation, which required direct interference with the synchrotron ring. In the next stage, the structure will be created and the M2M6 mirror system will be installed, which will lead the light beyond the ring wall to the end stations.
The infrared beamline will allow to undertake research, development and application works in biomedicine, nanotechnology, archeology, art conservation, and environmental science. The beamline will enable chemical imaging from macro- to nanoscales, providing information about the composition and molecular structure of the samples.
You can read more about the CIRI beamline here.