Superbend upgrade of the Advanced Light Source

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The Advanced Light Source (ALS) is a third generation synchrotron light source located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). There was an increasing demand at the ALS for additional high brightness hard x-ray beamlines in the 7 to 40 keV range. In response to that demand, the ALS storage ring was modified in August 2001. Three 1.3 Tesla normal conducting bending magnets were removed and replaced with three 5 Tesla superconducting magnets (Superbends). The radiation produced by these Superbends is an order of magnitude higher in photon brightness and flux at 12 keV than that of the 1.3 Tesla bends, ... continued below

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Robin, D.; Krupnick, J.; Schlueter, R.; Steier, C.; Marks, S.; Wang, B. et al. May 26, 2004.

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The Advanced Light Source (ALS) is a third generation synchrotron light source located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). There was an increasing demand at the ALS for additional high brightness hard x-ray beamlines in the 7 to 40 keV range. In response to that demand, the ALS storage ring was modified in August 2001. Three 1.3 Tesla normal conducting bending magnets were removed and replaced with three 5 Tesla superconducting magnets (Superbends). The radiation produced by these Superbends is an order of magnitude higher in photon brightness and flux at 12 keV than that of the 1.3 Tesla bends, making them excellent sources of hard x-rays for protein crystallography and other hard x-ray applications. At the same time the Superbends did not compromise the performance of the facility in the VUV and soft x-ray regions of the spectrum. The Superbends will eventually feed 12 new beamlines greatly enhancing the facility's capability and capacity in the hard x-ray region. The Superbend project is the biggest upgrade to the ALS storage ring since it was commissioned in 1993. In this paper we present an overview of the Superbend project, its challenges and the resulting impact on the ALS.

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  • Journal Name: Nuclear Instruments and Methods A; Journal Volume: 538; Journal Issue: 1-3; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: 10/01/2004

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  • Report No.: LBNL--52637-Journal
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 877318
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc879434

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Robin, D.; Krupnick, J.; Schlueter, R.; Steier, C.; Marks, S.; Wang, B. et al. Superbend upgrade of the Advanced Light Source, article, May 26, 2004; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc879434/: accessed May 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.