SXR Undulator Installation at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

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Undulator Installation

Congratulations to the teams from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab on the successful installation of all 21 SXR undulators into the undulator hall. Keller Technology is proud to be a key supplier for both SXR and HXR undulators for the Linac Coherent Light Source-II (LCLS-II) project at SLAC.

Funded by the US Department of Energy, the LCLS project utilized SLAC’s existing linear accelerator’s electron beam and created the world’s first hard X-ray free-electron laser. The LCLS-II project adds a superconducting linear accelerator which will generate a nearly continuous x-ray beam. The use of superconducting accelerator technology for LCLS-II will provide for a major upgrade in capability, increasing the rep rate from 120 pulses per second to 1 million pulses per second. Along with the addition of a superconducting linac, LCLS-II will feature a new electron source, a cryogenic cooling plant for the superconducting linac and two new variable gap undulators.

The LCLS-II is poised to address the DOE’s grand challenges and provide groundbreaking scientific insights into understanding matter and energy at the electronic, atomic and molecular level.

Keller Technology was proud to be chosen as a key supplier of both SXR and HXR undulators for our expertise, personnel and capability to manage and execute the high-volume production of large but precise instruments. Our vertically integrated capabilities include technical welding, large envelope 5 axis machining, large format CMM metrology, both heavy and clean room electro-mechanical assembly integration and testing.

Find out more about how Keller’s team of skilled engineers can take your project to the next level.

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