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SESAME upgrades to 2 GeV and holds its first users meeting

A workshop at the site of SESAME was recently organized by Professor Kurokawa of KEK, Tsukuba, and Professor Isa Khubeis of Jordan during 19–28 October 2002. The workshop was sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and brought together experts from several existing synchrotron radiation sources and potential users from many SESAME countries.

SESAME was approved by the UNESCO General Conference and Executive Board in May 2002 to be established as an independent laboratory under the auspices of UNESCO. SESAME received enthusiastic and unanimous support from the Executive Board and was seen as the model project for other regions of the world.

During the last 12 months, the SESAME source has evolved into a high-performance project with a machine energy of 2 GeV and an emittance of 17 nm rad. Its circumference of 120 m allows the possibility of 13 usable straight sections. The photograph below shows the participants of the workshop[link]. The workshop culminated with a beamlines discussion which confirmed the presence of a strong user community in SESAME countries.

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Figure 1
The participants of the workshop.
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