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A Tour of Brookhaven National Laboratory is scheduled for Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Tour will begin at 8:15 a.m. from the Marriott Marquis Hotel and return by 5:30 p.m. Due to space limitations, only the first 100 people will be allowed on the tour.

If you wish to take the tour, you must sign up at the same time you register for the PAC'11 meeting. There will be a Tour Section on the registration form when available. Two of the four buses will stop at the designated airports prior to returning to the Marriott Hotel.  One bus will stop at JFK and one bus at LGA between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. You need to register ahead of time on which airport bus you wish to be seated.

The fee for the BNL Tour is: $40 US per person and includes lunch at BNL, a welcome by Laboratory Director, Dr. Sam Aronson, and a guided bus tour of the facilities shown below. This cost must be included with your registration for PAC'11.

BNL Tour Stops

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Energy Recovery Linac (ERL)
The R&D Energy Recovery Linac (ERL) in Building 912 is a proof of principle experiment toward eRHIC. It consists of a superconducting RF (SRF) electron gun, designed for up to 0.5 amperes CW at 2 MeV, and 5-cell SRF accelerating cavity designed for 20 MeV energy gain in the ERL. The facility includes a high quantum efficiency photocathode development laboratory.

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Superconducting Magnet Division
The Superconducting Magnet Division designs and builds varied superconducting magnets for use in both particle accelerators and experimental facilities throughout the world. Current projects include the HTS solenoid for BNL’s Energy Recovery LINAC, e Lens Solenoid LARP, APUL, correctors for J-PARC, Linear Collider Final Focus and high field magnet research and development.

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National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II)
Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Synchrotron Light Source II at Brookhaven National Laboratory began construction in 2009. Thanks in part to accelerated funding from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, NSLS-II will be ready for beam in early 2014, more than a year ahead of schedule. The new light source has a highly optimized lattice using damping wigglers to provide a 1 nm design emittance in a 3 GeV storage ring. This will give NSLS –II users the ability to image materials down to the one nanometer – a capability not available at any other light source in the world and making the facility a powerful tool in the nanoscience revolution. Installation of the first accelerator components will already be under way by PAC’11.

Note: Brookhaven will be offering a tour of the ATF or EBIS, but not both.

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Accelerator Test Facility (ATF)
The Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) serves as a laboratory for studying the interactions of high-power electromagnetic radiation and high-brightness electron beams, including laser acceleration of electrons and Free-Electron Lasers. Other work includes developing electron beams with extremely high brightness, photo-injectors, electron beam and radiation diagnostics, and computer controls. Our core capabilities include a high-brightness photo injector electron gun, a 70 MeV linac, high power lasers synchronized to the electron beam to a pico-second level, four beam lines (most with energy spectrometers) and a sophisticated computer control system.

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Electron Beam Ionization Source (EBIS)
The EBIS Pre-injector will be a replacement for the Tandem Van de Graaffs currently used as the pre-injector for the Relativistic Heavy ion Collider and the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL). It consists of a state-of-the-art electron beam ion source (EBIS), followed by a radiofrequency quadrupole accelerator and an interdigital-H linac. It resides in the 200 MeV proton linac area and can provide any stable ion species from deuterons to uranium, including noble gases such as helium and argon, with much reduced operating costs and greater operational flexibility. With EBIS, we will be able to switch between different ion species delivered to the Booster on a timescale of one second.

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