Diamond Light Source

The Diamond Light Source is a synchrotron radiation source in Oxfordshire, England. The storage ring has a circumference of 560 meters and accelerates electrons to 3 GeV. Diamond is optimized for a photon energy of 10 keV, but may generate light of infrared to X-rays. Operation commenced in early February 2007.

The construction and operating company Diamond Light Source Ltd belongs to 86% of the British state and 14% of the Wellcome Trust Foundation.

Director (CEO) of Diamond Light Source is January 1, 2014, the chemist Andrew Harrison. He is the successor of the German physicist Gerhard Materlik, the Diamond had passed from its founding in 2001 until 2013.