Accelerator Operations and Development Division Deputy for Accelerator Operations and Development David Robin gives an overview of the Accelerator Physics Group, Accelerator and Floor Operations Sections, and the ALS Procedure Center.Read the Article
Guest House Special Visiting Berkeley Lab? Book your accommodations at the new Berkeley Lab Guest House, located on site. Through June 2010 there will be discounted rates, no occupancy tax, and free parking; visit the Web site for more information.
The 37th International Conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet and X-Ray Physics (VUVX2010) will take place July 11-16, 2010 at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Abstracts and submissions for the student prize (which includes free registration, a presentation during the plenary session, and 2M a year for the next four years to upgrade the controls system that runs all aspects of the synchrotron from injection to magnets, which will be decentralized and its instrumentation replaced. These improvements will coordinate with recent software upgrades to improve efficiency and “disaster scenario” control. Read the Full Article
For the user runs from February 9 to March 13, 2010, the beam reliability [(time scheduled – time lost)/time scheduled)] was 97.1%. For this period, the mean time between failures (MTBF) was 29.0 hours, and the mean time to recovery (MTTR) was 57 minutes. There were no significant interruptions.
More detailed information on reliability is available on the ALS reliability bulletin board, which is located in the hallway between the ALS and the control room in Building 80. Questions about beam reliability should be directed to Dave Richardson (DBRichardson@lbl.gov, x4376).
Planning for the 2010 ALS Users’ Meeting (October 13-15, 2010) is underway. If you have an idea for a workshop topic, or would like to lead a workshop, please contact the co-chairs for this years meeting: Brandy Toner or Hendrik Bluhm.
The UEC members are your representatives to the ALS Management. All users are welcome to contact their UEC representatives to raise issues of concern regarding their own research, or to alert us to issues facing our entire user community.