Sep 19 – 22, 2022
Paul Scherer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland
Europe/Zurich timezone

Current and future developments of European XFEL scan tool Karabacon

Sep 20, 2022, 5:55 PM
WHGA/Auditorium and online (Paul Scherer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland)

WHGA/Auditorium and online

Paul Scherer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland

Paul Scherrer Institute Forschungsstrasse 111 CH-5232-Villigen-PSI
Poster NOBUGS 2022


Ivars Karpics (European XFEL)


User experiments at synchrotron and free electron laser sources typically require longer duration data acquisition while synchronously moving several actuators and motors. Most of the accelerator control systems contain scan engines and tools (for example 1. - 4.) facilitating such experimental data collections. At European XFEL, the so called scan tool “Karabacon” has been developed, and successfully used [5]. It is an extension of the Karabo [6] control system, and includes a command line and a graphical user interface with real-time and historical plots, basic data analysis tools as well as scan customization extensions. In this contribution, current and future developments of the Karabacon scan tool are presented.

[1] SPEC:
[2] Sardana Spock:
[3] Bliss:
[4] Bluesky:
[5] Karabacon:
[6] Hauf, Steffen, et al. "The Karabo distributed control system." Journal of synchrotron radiation 26.5 (2019): 1448-1461.

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Ivars Karpics (European XFEL)


Mr Dennis Göries (European XFEL) Mrs Cammille Carinan (European XFEL) Wajid Ehsan (European XFEL) Istvan Mohacsi (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut) Steffen Hauf (European XFEL GmbH)

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