Status of the australian synchrotron top-up operations

M. J. Boland, R. Dowd, G. S. Leblanc, D. McGilvery, D. Morris, Y. R.E. Tan, Jill Trewhella, E. V. Garderen, D. Zhu

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In June 2012 the Australian Synchrotron commenced Top-Up Operations for User beamtime. The facility was designed for top-up from the start with a full energy 3 GeV injection system, however top-up only became a priority once the beamline user community had established itself at the new facility in operation since April 2007. New beam diagnostic and equipment protections systems were implemented as part of the move to top-up, including a new injection efficiency monitoring system. The effect of top-up on the beamline data was also tested with each beamline prior to engaging top-up during user runs. Top-up has now been running successfully for one year and the performance statistics from this period will be presented. Top-up operations is a very popular standard mode for user beam and falling into decay mode is now treated almost as a beam dump.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIPAC 2013: Proceedings of the 4th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Particle Accelerator Conference - Shanghai, China
Duration: 12 May 201317 May 2013
Conference number: 4


Conference4th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Abbreviated titleIPAC 2013

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