The ATF does not provide funding or free services other than beam time to the users, including operators during the ATF working hours (8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Thursday). Friday is maintenance day and access day to the experiment hall for service or installation of experiments.
The responsibility of constructing and operating the specific experiment rests with the user. The use of electron beam diagnostics, optical diagnostics, computer systems, CAMAC crates etc. that is available at the ATF is provided as a free service.
It is the users' responsibility to install their experimental equipment in the beam line. Users must get the approval of M. Fedurin, (in charge of the ATF beam lines) to break into the ATF beam line vacuum system. (For ATF staff info check here. )
Vacuum systems must be bled to pure nitrogen for such an operation. Following installation, the equipment must be approved for safety by an ATF operator. This inspection should be entered into the ATF's operations logbook.
Specialty services, such as survey, electricians and vacuum, are available for a charge from BNL. To enable payment for such services, users are required to establish an account with BNL. Please contact Kathy Tuohy to establish such an account.
The ATF Users Coordinator Mikhail Fedurin is the contact person for general ATF information and resources.
Last Modified: November 15, 2012