National Synchrotron Light Source II

Brookhaven National Lab Synchrotron Light Source

National Synchrotron Light Source II

One of the World's Most Advanced Synchrotrons

The National Synchrotron Light Source II, a third-generation synchrotron light source facility, is one of the most advanced synchrotron facilities in the world, replacing the original and decommissioned NSLS, also at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

As a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility, NSLS-II offers researchers from academia, private industry, and national laboratories unique tools and techniques to study material properties. Using super-intense synchrotron light, scientists will be able to unearth details at the micro- and nano-levels and watch, in real time, chemical and electronic processes that take place at the atomic scale. Ultimately, more than 4,000 researchers will use the facility annually, studying biology, chemistry, environmental science, materials science, medicine and physics.

NSLS-II provides state-of-the-art capabilities for x-ray imaging and high-resolution energy analysis. Work at NSLS-II builds on a foundation of important scientific discoveries that will enhance national security, advance modern medicine and produce abundant, safe, and clean energy technologies.

Brookhaven National Lab Synchrotron Light Source
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Upton, NY
United States

47,840 m²