About This Site

This website is about diffraction-limited storage rings, which are sources of intense x-rays used for research currently developed worldwide. It is meant to provide resources for researchers.


The information and views set out on this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the Department of Energy. Neither the Unites States institutions and bodies nor any person acting on their behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein.
The dlsr.org website is meant to gather information useful for scientists interesting in the design of diffraction-limited storage rings and photon transport. It is managed by Antoine Wojdyla, project scientist working on the DLSR upgrade of the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Synchrotrons are also an integral part of the scientific fabric, ad they’re a place where scientist from different fields collide (otherwise they meet at conference.)
Since DLSR is probably the last time synchrotrons get an update (maybe someday we’ll go for mini, or find better ways), now is a good time to freshen up the references and share resources with the community.  The goal is to provide guidance to young engineers — the ones I wish I had when I started on the job!
We are always looking for contributors to the website (please email me a awojdyla-at-lbl-gov.) The contributors should declare no conflict of interest — working for a specific DLSR or FEL facility does not count! If you are working for a company, please let us know. Promoting papers is ok, as long as you boil it down to the essential and opens new horizons for the community non profit.
I started doing this because DLSR industry is a few billions dollar a year, yet there is no decent explanation of what this is.
If you see any factual inaccuracy, or if you’d like to make any comments, please send an email to whopper@dlsr.org (not active yet) — we’d rather be wrong than ignorant. Your request will be reviewed by our editorial board. Comment section is closed because of spam.