News release issued by Berkeley Lab on November 15, 2022, announcing CD-3 approval for ALS-U.
News release issued by Berkeley Lab on April 16, 2021, announcing CD-2 approval for ALS-U.
A brief explainer video about the new injection system to be implemented for the Advanced Light Source Upgrade (ALS-U) project.
News release issued by Berkeley Lab on January 8, 2020, announcing CD-3A approval for ALS-U.
News release issued by Berkeley Lab on September 26, 2018, announcing CD-1 approval for ALS-U.
This 2-minute video provides a historical context of pioneering discoveries and innovations in accelerator science at Berkeley Lab and details the technology that will transform the ALS and the science that this upgrade will enable.
Report from the January 2017 workshop on early science enabled by ALS-U. An abbreviated version is available here.
News release issued by Berkeley Lab on October 3, 2016 announcing mission need approval for ALS-U.
A short document that provides an overview of the science opportunities for ALS-U and approach to carrying out the project.
To engage the user community in developing the strongest possible science program at ALS-U, the ALS-U team solicits single slides that propose an early science opportunity that requires high soft x-ray coherent flux, accompanied by a second slide, which is a quad chart that describes tools that need to be developed at ALS-U to accomplish that opportunity. An example science opportunity and quad chart is available at the above link. Please send slides to the ALS/ALS-U Science Deputy Steve Kevan at SDKevan@lbl.gov.
A detailed document covering the ALS-U project scope and schedule, technology aspects, and opportunities to get involved in planning the scientific program. The document will be updated as developments occur.
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.