Following the achievement of “first light” on the MCT beamline late November 2021, a small team of scientists from CSIRO, led by Dr Sherry Mayo, ran the first successful user experiment on the MCT Beamline starting 6th October.
Works on the ADS building continued throughout the December/January period. Construction is progressing well, with completion of the external walls, windows, and roofing expected in the 3rd week of February.
Works on the BioSAXS Beamline continued throughout the December/January period.
Construction has commenced on the BioSAXS user cabin, and the PDS (Photon Delivery System) installation is progressing well under the guidance of specialist engineers from the UK vendors.
Civil works for preparation of the concrete slab commenced early November, and despite some spring weather challenges, the concrete mixers arrived on site for the concrete blinding pouring on 16 December.
Finishing touches to the MCT hutches electrical utilities were recently completed by industrial electrical contractors, who are now focusing on hutch electrical works for the MEX-1 and MEX-2 Beamlines. Read more