An updated version of the ALS Strategic Plan, covering the five-year period from 2017 to 2021. Section I gives a brief synopsis of beamline and endstation projects. The science drivers behind these projects are explained in greater detail in Section II. Section III covers accelerator upgrades, including a synopsis of the ALS Upgrade Project that will transform the ALS into a diffraction-limited source. Finally, Section IV addresses ancillary capabilities and activities.
A key stimulus for this workshop was a revolutionary new accelerator technology that will produce diffraction-limited beams of soft x-rays. “Diffraction limited” means that the wave fronts will be smooth or “coherent” across the entire beam, something like a laser beam. The workshop charge was to evaluate how this unprecedented phase coherence and stability can be leveraged to address the challenges to design and optimize functional structures.
In today’s fast-paced, info-saturated world, how do you quickly convey what the ALS does and how it can benefit society? A new handout, developed by the ALS Communications Group and Berkeley Lab’s Federal Government Relations Office, provides a broad overview of the ALS and a sampling of its science.
Light sources are uniquely positioned to jump-start a global revolution in renewable and carbon-neutral energy technologies. This 24-page brochure describes many specific ways in which studies performed at the ALS contribute to advancing energy technology. (2012 version.)
This white paper, a collaboration between four DOE national laboratories, envisions the scientific challenges that can be met by future x-ray sources and instrumentation and summarizes the research and development required to achieve that vision.
ALS Spectrum is a publication that encapsulates the same type of information contained in the Activity Reports but in a short, readable, newsletter-like format. Contents also include science highlights, brief reports from ALS staff and user groups, articles about ALS people and events, and facility updates.
These hard-copy annual reports, produced from 1993–2006, illustrated the depth and breadth of the ALS scientific program, summarized operations and ongoing R&D, and highlighted educational outreach efforts and special events. The reports for 1996–2006 are available here.
This manual (formerly known as ALS Beamline Design Requirements) is written as a guide for those involved in the design and construction of beamlines and endstations acceptable for use at the ALS. It contains guidelines and policies related to personnel safety and equipment and vacuum protection.
The organization and implementation of integrated safety management (ISM) at the ALS—a large user facility—is relatively complex compared to other research divisions at Berkeley Lab. The purpose of this plan is to describe this implementation, defining principles and core work functions for the ALS Division.
Published jointly by the Center for X-Ray Optics and the ALS, this handy book offers data relating to the x-ray properties of elements, synchrotron radiation, scattering processes, optics, and other practical information.