One of the challenges faced by many scientists is access to large-scale, high-demand equipment such as synchrotrons. In depth proposals have to be written, reviewed, and accepted before researchers can conduct their experiments. And once beam time at a synchrotron is approved, long hours and sleepless days if not weeks are put in by these dedicated scientists.
DCO researchers Isabelle Daniel, Rachael Hazael, and Fabrizia Foglia talked to Physics World about what beam time means to them and their work.
(Video courtesy of Physics World, IOP. Original article.)