PSI facility tour

PSI facility tour: Friday, November 22, 2019

Meeting point in room WBGB/019 at 9 pm.
We will have 2 groups. Headsets will be handed over.
A coffee break will be offered at around 10 am in the cafeteria TimeOut.
The tour ends at approx. 11:30 am.

1. Swiss Light Source – SLS

The Swiss Light Source (SLS) at the Paul Scherrer Institut is a third-generation synchrotron light source. In the design of SLS a high priority was given to the items quality (high brightness), flexibility (wide wavelength spectrum) and stability (very stable temperature conditions) for the primary electron beam and the secondary photon beams. With an energy of 2.4 GeV, it provides photon beams of high brightness for research in materials science, biology and chemistry.

2. The SINQ facility & Experimental hall

Top view of the SINQ target block & HIPA Experimental hall

SINQ is designed as a neutron source mainly for research with extracted beams of thermal and cold neutrons, but hosts also facilities for isotope production and neutron activation analysis. Except for its different process of releasing the neutrons from matter, it resembles closely a medium flux research reactor for most of its users. In the following sections more information about the SINQ facility can be found: