Photon Factory


Regarding the new beamline BL-12A

April 12, 2023

Dear Photon Factory users,

As a part of the future plan of the Photon Factory, we have started reconstruction of BL-11 and BL-12. BL-11A, BL-11B and BL-11D were shut down at the end of FY2022 (March 2023).

BL-12A is under construction and planned to start commissioning in the FY2023 second period (September - December). Since it is expected that some kind of experiments will become possible within FY2023, we call for proposals valid from the second half of FY2023. Valid proposals for former BL-11A, BL-11B and BL-11D will be automatically valid for BL-12A.

Please refer to the beamline page for specifications and the status of construction for BL-12A.

Nobumasa Funamori, Director of the Photon Factory