Author: Pont, M.
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TUPPP023 Operation Status of ALBA Synchrotron Light Source 1659
  • M. Pont
    CELLS-ALBA Synchrotron, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
  ALBA is a 3.0 GeV third generation synchrotron light source which has been commissioned during 2011. From October 2011 up to 7 beamlines are delivering beam for beamline commissioning, 6 from insertion devices and 1 from a bending magnet. Since April 2012 the facility is open to external users. Beam current has been continuously increased and the present stored beam current for users is 200 mA in a multi-bunch filling pattern. Orbit stability is kept at ±1 micron with a slow orbit feedback. The paper will review the operation and performance status of the different subsystems and review also the main objectives for 2012: target current of 400 mA, delivery of 3000 hours of beam to beamlines, testing of a fast orbit feedback system as well as preparations for top-up operation.