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2010 ANNUAL REPORT
Photon Sciences Directorate at Brookhaven National Laboratory

NSLS Reliability

The NSLS served up another excellent year, with the X-Ray Ring coming in at 95.4 percent reliability and 109.1 percent availability. The VUV Ring performed even better, at 98.2 percent and 110.1 percent, respectively. Both reliability, the ratio of delivered beam time to scheduled beam time, and availability, which is very similar but also accounts for available beam time that wasn't originally scheduled, are a measure of the machine's performance. Such high percentages, all the more impressive considering the age of the facility and a tight budget, are a testament to a stellar staff.

X-Ray and VUV-IR Parameters

X-Ray and VUV-IR Parameters

FY2010 NSLS Machine Activities

FY2010 NSLS Machine Activities