Learn Beamline Guides

Beamline Guides

Below is a list of synchrotrons around the world along with their crystallography-related beamlines, generally doing X-ray diffraction.

These guides are to help researchers determine who the best contacts are, how to schedule beamtime, and what sample hardware they need to successfully collect data. Beamlines are continually upgrading and improving, so we welcome updates from users and beamline managers.



Abbreviation Institution Crystallography Beamlines
(link to page)
Automounters
ALBA Cerdanyola del Vallés, Spain
Cryogenic Automated Transfer System (CATS)
ALS

The Advanced Light Source

Berkeley, CA

ACTOR Robot
ALS
ALS
ALS
ACTOR Robot
ACTOR Robot
“Cool Hand” Luke
N/A
N/A
N/A
Stanford Automated Mounting System (SAM)
N/A
APS

The Advanced Photon Source

Argonne, IL

N/A
N/A
ACTOR Robot
ALS
ACTOR Robot
CATS
CATS
CATS
CATS
ALS
ALS
ALS
ALS
ALS
ALS
ALS
IRELEC
Australian Synchrotron Clayton, Victoria
SAM (SSRL)
SAM (SSRL)
BESSY

Berlin Electron Storage Ring Company for Synchrotron Radiation

Berlin, Germany

CATS
G-ROB
N/A
BSRF

Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Beihing, China

N/A
N/A
CAMD

Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

N/A
CHESS

Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source

Ithaca, NY

ALS
ALS
CLSI

Canadian Light Source Inc.

Saskatchewan, Canada

SAM
SAM
DIAMOND

Diamond Light Source

Didcot, Oxfordshire

BART
BART
BART
BART
BART
ELETTRA

Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste

Trieste, Italy

In house (SPINE-based)
EMBL/DESY

European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Hamburg, Germany

N/A
N/A
ESRF

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Grenoble, France

N/A
G-Rob
SC3
SC3
SC3
FlexHCD
RoboDiff
SC3
LNLS

The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory

Sao Paulo, Brazil.

MXRob (In House Development)
MAX IV

MAX IV

Lund University, Sweden

ISARA
NSLS II

National Synchrotron Light Source NSLSII

Upton, NY

In-house
In-house
PAL

Pohang Accelerator Laboratory

Pohang, South Korea

N/A
N/A
N/A
BioNSRRC

National Synchroton Radiation Research Center

Taiwan

SAM
SAM
PF

Photon Factory

Tsukuba, Japan

In-house
In-house
In-house
RRCAT

Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology

India

N/A
SLRI

Synchrotron Light Research Institute

Thailand

N/A
SLS @ PSI

Swiss Light Source @ Paul Scherrer Institut

northern Switzerland

CATS
CATS
CATS
SOLEIL

SOLEIL

Saint-Aubin, France

CATS
CATS
SPring–8

Super Photon ring-8 GeV

Japan

SPACE
SPACE
SPACE
SPACE
SPACE
SPACE
SPACE
SPACE
SPACE
SSRF

Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Pudong, Shanghai, China

ACTOR
SSRL

Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory

Menlo Park, CA

SAM
SAM
SAM
SAM