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Australian Synchrotron 
Date of Last update : 2013.12.26 Rivision Request
Electrons are produced at the electron gun by thermionic emission from a heated tungsten matrix cathode. The linear accelerator accelerates the electron beam to an energy of 100 MeV over a distance of about 10 metres. The booster is an electron synchrotron 130 metres in circumference that takes the 100 MeV beam from the linac and increases its energy to 3 GeV. The storage ring is the final destination for the accelerated electrons. It can hold 200mA of stored current with a beam lifetime of over 20 hours. Individual beamlines are positioned to capture the synchrotron light given off by the storage ring. Experiments employing synchrotron light are conducted in customised facilities called end-stations.
Application Area
Imaging and medical therapy, Infrared Microspectroscopy, Macromolecular crystallography, Powder diffraction, Small angle and wide angle x-ray scattering, Soft x-ray spectroscopy, X-ray absorption spectroscopy

Energy: 3 GeV

Total design current: 200 mA

Circumference: 216 metres

RF frequency: 499.654 ± 0.1 MHz

Energy loss per turn (dipoles only): 931 keV

Dipole field (nominal): 1.3 T

Beam size in dipoles: ?x- 87μm, ?y- 60μm

Beam size in straights: ?x- 320μm, ?y- 16μm

Number of possible Insertion devices: 12

Emittance: ?x- 10 nm

Coupling (nominal)0 nm: 1%