You’ve heard, perhaps, that an entirely new ring—an “accumulator”—is a key element of the ALS Upgrade (ALS-U) project. But what, exactly, does the accumulator do?
Maybe you’ve also heard that a new type of electron-beam injection—known as ”swap-out” injection—is a crucial enabling feature for ALS-U. What does this injection scheme look like, and how does it differ from today’s “top-off” injection?
If a picture’s worth a thousand words, an explainer video is worth… even more. Check it out—it provides clear answers to the questions above, all in under 90 seconds!