A 6-GeV Storage Ring: An Advanced Photon Research Facility

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Science  14 Feb 1986:
Vol. 231, Issue 4739, pp. 687-693
DOI: 10.1126/science.231.4739.687


The high brightness of synchrotron radiation produced by storage rings has enhanced research capability by factors of 106 to 108, from the ultraviolet to the x-ray region. There has been a steady growth in synchrotron radiation research of interest in physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and the other physical sciences and their associated technologies. A large number of university, government, and industrial research organizations are utilizing this new capability at existing facilities. In the process, new partnerships have been created among these communities that have enabled each to contribute its expertise and to obtain its needed capability. A 6—gigaelectron volt storage ring, designed for use with periodic magnetic insertion devices called wigglers and undulators, has been proposed; such a facility could provide further enhancements of 104 to 106 in capability and could double the synchrotron radiation research capacity in the United States. This enhanced capability and capacity will provide new opportunities for a broad range of scientific and technological interests.

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