Author: Boland, M.J.
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MOPEA001 Status of the Australian Synchrotron Top-Up Operations 58
  • M.J. Boland, R.T. Dowd, G. LeBlanc, D.C. McGilvery, D. Morris, Y.E. Tan, J. Trewhella, D. Zhu, E.D. van Garderen
    ASCo, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
  In May 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.  
MOPEA002 1.5 GeV Low Energy Mode for the Australian Synchrotron 61
  • R. Clarken, M.J. Boland, Y.E. Tan
    ASCo, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
  • J.S. Hughes, K.P. Wootton
    The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  The Australian Synchrotron injection system and storage ring have been retuned to 1.5 GeV for use in special operations and machine development modes. The systems were designed for 3 GeV user operations but for certain research a lower energy of 1.5 GeV is advantageous. A description of how the new low energy mode was achieved is given, including extraction on the fly from the booster synchrotron and scaling of the storage ring lattice.