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NSLS-II Achieves First Stored Electron Beam


Brookhaven scientists and engineers achieved a major milestone in the commissioning of the state-of-the-art National Synchrotron Light Source II on April 5, 2014. For the first time, the project team was able to store electron beam in the NSLS-II storage ring overnight into the next morning with an initial beam lifetime of about three hours.

Laboratory Director Doon Gibbs called it a “significant advance” and said, “Achieving stored beam means the team can now accelerate further optimization of the storage ring. Thanks in particular go to Division Director for Accelerator Systems Ferdinand Willeke for his strong leadership of the design, construction, and commissioning of the NSLS-II accelerator systems.”

This achievement is the result of more than seven years of planning, design, construction, and commissioning of Brookhaven’s newest facility by the Photon Sciences staff.

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