Issue 6; March 22, 2001
Moncton to Lead Argonne's Fourth-Generation Sources Initiative
April Shutdown Activities
Web-based Graphics Gallery: Resource for Users
New User Support Facility Opens
One Month Left to Submit User Activity Reports
to Lead Argonne's Fourth-Generation Sources
In an accompanying memo, Hermann Grunder, Argonne National Laboratory Director, offered high praise for Moncton's accomplishments at both the APS and the Spallation Neutron Source, and indicated that it is because of "the importance of future scientific breakthroughs" and "milestones toward developing the facility that will eventually go beyond the APS" that he asked Moncton to assume responsibility for Argonne's Fourth-Generation Initiative.
text of both memos is located at http://www.aps.anl.gov/apsnews/.
The rf BPM system timing upgrades will continue, as will the electronics modifications to the x-ray BPMs. Both of these are part of the beam stability initiative, and when completed, will improve orbit control capabilities and remove the limitation on filling patterns of having to include a group of six consecutive bunches to provide BPM timing signals. In the effort to improve the response of the x-ray BPMs by eliminating the radiation from stray sources, the orbit distortion of the lattice (the "Decker distortion") will be modified in three more sectors (sectors 6-8), which will then make a total of 11 modified sectors.
The installation of the ID front end in sector 22 (SER-CAT) will be completed so the beamline can begin commissioning during the following operating period.
will begin on the ID front-end in sector16 (HP-CAT) and will
be completed during the next shutdown, scheduled to begin
July 9, 2001.
Graphics Gallery: Resource for Users
This gallery offers both digital files (for PowerPoint users) and overhead transparencies of a wide range of photos and graphics, including the APS logo. Digital files are downloaded directly from the Web site by following the detailed instructions given there. Each file is available in two sizes: low resolution (for use if a presentation is graphics intensive) and higher resolution (for better prints). Both sizes, however, look fine on screen. Transparencies are ordered by checking the appropriate box (print and/or transparency) for each graphic, then filling in address information fields before clicking the "Send Order" button. Orders are normally mailed within one working day of receipt.
also provides information on ordering APS publications and
videos. Suggestions for additions or improvements to the APS
Graphics Gallery may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
User Support Facility Opens
Month Left to Submit User Activity Reports
instructions can be found on the APS Activity Reports
(The URL published in previous issues of User News will also
direct users to this site.) This new web site also contains
a link to Web postings and order information for the first
Advanced Photon Source User Activity Report (ANL-00/5,
January 2001), as well as a searchable database for
submissions already posted for the next Activity Report. The
submission deadline for this year's report is April 20,
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