Accelerator Systems Division: Groups
Accelerator Operations and Physics
Applies integrated expertise in accelerator physics, operations techniques, safety systems, software development, and numerical methods to the operation, understanding, simulation, and enhancement of APS accelerator systems.
Designs, implements, characterizes, and maintains state-of-the-art particle and photon beam diagnostics for the APS accelerators and transport lines in order to support reliable, ultra-stable machine operation and accelerator research and development efforts.
Performs magnetic measurements of IDs, to tune them, to provide the best performance from the point of view of radiation quality, to minimize the perturbations of the particle beam in the APS storage ring by providing gap independence of magnetic field integrals, and to maintain the performance of the devices.
Facilitates world-class science and technology research at the APS and performs or supports activities that benefit the science of accelerators and future light sources.
Designs, constructs, and maintains rf systems for the APS; conducts studies and analyses to improve and enhance rf systems performance in support of operation; develops novel rf and microwave techniques for accelerator operations for the APS and the next generation of particle accelerators.