The European Horizon 2020 project BEAmline for Tomography at SESAME (BEATS) designed, procured, constructed and commissioned a beamline for hard X-ray full-field tomography at SESAME (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East).
The beamline is aimed at serving user communities in the region, in particular the cultural heritage, archaeology and geology communities.
The layout of BEATS is inspired by TOMCAT, the tomography beamline at the Swiss Light Source (SLS). BEATS is optimized for absorption and phase contrast X-ray radiography and tomography.
BEATS is a collaboration between research facilities in the Middle East (SESAME and the Cyprus Institute), and European synchrotron radiation facilities ALBA-CELLS (Spain), DESY (Germany), the ESRF (France), Elettra (Italy), INFN (Italy), PSI (Switzerland) and SOLARIS (Poland).
The BEATS project was launched on 1st January 2019 and ended in June 2023 with the official inauguration of the beamline.