GFA Accelerator Seminars

ALBA II Accelerator Upgrade Project Status

by Francis Perez (ALBA)


ALBA is working on the upgrade project that shall transform the actual storage ring, in operation since 2012, into a 4th generation light source, in which the soft X-rays part of the spectrum shall be diffraction limited. The project was launched in 2021 with an R&D budget to build prototypes of the more critical components.  The storage ring upgrade is based on a 6BA lattice which has to comply with several constraints imposed by the decision of maintaining the same circumference (269m), the same number of cells (16), the same beam energy (3GeV), and as many of the source points as possible unperturbed. At present, the lattice optimization, iterating with the technical constrains of space and performance, is ongoing. The talk will present the status of the project, with the present proposed lattice, first magnet’s designs, the vacuum chamber initial considerations, the girder concept, the proposed RF system with fundamental and harmonics cavities, and the general context of the upgrade.

Funded by the Spanish MCIN and the European Union – NextGenerationEU project 28.50.460D.74903 from the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism.

For details contact Romain Ganter, tel 5279