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Title: A New Light for Berkeley Lab—the Advanced Light Source Upgrade

Abstract

The Advanced Light Source Upgrade Project (ALS-U) will leverage multibend achromat technology to endow the ALS with revolutionary soft X-ray capabilities, and has recently received formal approval to proceed to the preliminary design phase. Soft X-rays are a critical diagnostic tool for enabling the understanding and control of heterogeneous, hierarchical functional materials and chemical synthesis platforms since they can reveal chemical, electronic, and magnetic properties with very high sensitivity. Although the ALS has a strong track record in soft X-ray science over the last 25 years, it, like most other existing storage-ring-based X-ray light sources, lacks the simultaneous combination of nanometer spatial resolution, diverse spectroscopic contrast, and broad temporal sensitivity required to image the location of molecules, ions, and electrons, and to measure how their components migrate and interact to support efficient function. The high coherent flux of the upgraded ALS willenable a suite of tools that encompass 3D nanoscale imaging with high spectral sensitivity over broad space and time scales, dramatically amplifying the already high impact of ALS soft X-ray spectroscopies. Relative to many other synchrotron light source upgrade projects or new facilities being built today, the upgraded ALS will operate at a low electron-beam energy of 2 GeVmore » and a high current of 500 mA, and is optimized for soft X-rays. Its soft X-ray coherent flux will be orders of magnitude higher than that of the existing ALS and beyond the coherent flux of any storage-ring-based light source operating, under construction, or currently planned. In total, the upgraded facility will provide an unprecedented combination of high stability, quasi-continuous radiation, and the highest possible coherent soft X-ray flux.« less

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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Scientific User Facilities Division
OSTI Identifier:
1510763
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Synchrotron Radiation News
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 32; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0894-0886
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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White, Ashley, Goldberg, Kenneth, Kevan, Stephen, Leitner, Daniela, Robin, David, Steier, Christoph, and Yarris, Lynn. A New Light for Berkeley Lab—the Advanced Light Source Upgrade. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1080/08940886.2019.1559608.
White, Ashley, Goldberg, Kenneth, Kevan, Stephen, Leitner, Daniela, Robin, David, Steier, Christoph, & Yarris, Lynn. A New Light for Berkeley Lab—the Advanced Light Source Upgrade. United States. doi:10.1080/08940886.2019.1559608.
White, Ashley, Goldberg, Kenneth, Kevan, Stephen, Leitner, Daniela, Robin, David, Steier, Christoph, and Yarris, Lynn. Thu . "A New Light for Berkeley Lab—the Advanced Light Source Upgrade". United States. doi:10.1080/08940886.2019.1559608.
@article{osti_1510763,
title = {A New Light for Berkeley Lab—the Advanced Light Source Upgrade},
author = {White, Ashley and Goldberg, Kenneth and Kevan, Stephen and Leitner, Daniela and Robin, David and Steier, Christoph and Yarris, Lynn},
abstractNote = {The Advanced Light Source Upgrade Project (ALS-U) will leverage multibend achromat technology to endow the ALS with revolutionary soft X-ray capabilities, and has recently received formal approval to proceed to the preliminary design phase. Soft X-rays are a critical diagnostic tool for enabling the understanding and control of heterogeneous, hierarchical functional materials and chemical synthesis platforms since they can reveal chemical, electronic, and magnetic properties with very high sensitivity. Although the ALS has a strong track record in soft X-ray science over the last 25 years, it, like most other existing storage-ring-based X-ray light sources, lacks the simultaneous combination of nanometer spatial resolution, diverse spectroscopic contrast, and broad temporal sensitivity required to image the location of molecules, ions, and electrons, and to measure how their components migrate and interact to support efficient function. The high coherent flux of the upgraded ALS willenable a suite of tools that encompass 3D nanoscale imaging with high spectral sensitivity over broad space and time scales, dramatically amplifying the already high impact of ALS soft X-ray spectroscopies. Relative to many other synchrotron light source upgrade projects or new facilities being built today, the upgraded ALS will operate at a low electron-beam energy of 2 GeV and a high current of 500 mA, and is optimized for soft X-rays. Its soft X-ray coherent flux will be orders of magnitude higher than that of the existing ALS and beyond the coherent flux of any storage-ring-based light source operating, under construction, or currently planned. In total, the upgraded facility will provide an unprecedented combination of high stability, quasi-continuous radiation, and the highest possible coherent soft X-ray flux.},
doi = {10.1080/08940886.2019.1559608},
journal = {Synchrotron Radiation News},
number = 1,
volume = 32,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {2}
}

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