Conference Paper

Superbend upgrade at the Advanced Light Source

Lawrence Berkeley Lab., Berkeley, CA, USA
DOI: 10.1109/PAC.2003.1288885 Conference: Particle Accelerator Conference, 2003. PAC 2003. Proceedings of the, Volume: 1
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At the ALS there had been an increasing demand 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 do not compromise the performance of the facility in the UV and soft x-ray regions of the spectrum. The Superbend will eventually feed 12 new beam lines greatly enhancing the facility's 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 a history of the project, as well as the installation, commissioning, and resulting performance of the ALS with Superbends.

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    • "Because of the smaller electron beam spot size, the superbends make available higher flux density than a wiggler, which is desirable from a scientific point of view. The total radiation power of the superbend beam line is significantly smaller than the wiggler beam line, which results to save energy [10]. Furthermore, the longitudinal field gradient provided by the superbend helps beam emittance reduction [11] [12] [13] [14]. "
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    • "To obtain the required X-ray energy region, magnetic field of main pole is specified as 4T. Superconducting coils remain in operating temperature by conductioncooling , in order to place the coils as close to the electron beam orbit as possible [2]. "
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    ABSTRACT: The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been engaged in the design, construction and testing of four superconducting dipoles (Superbends) that are installed in three arcs of the Advanced Light Source (ALS), with the fourth magnet as a spare. This represents a major upgrade to the ALS providing an enhanced flux and brightness at photon energies above 10 keV. In preparation for installation, an extensive set of tests and measurements have been conducted to characterize the magnetic and cryogenic performance of the Superbends and to fiducialize them for accurate placement in the ALS storage ring. The magnets are currently installed, and the storage ring is undergoing final commissioning. This paper will present the results of magnetic and cryogenic testing.
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