The APS is a 3rd generation synchrotron radiation source, It uses a 7 GeV electron storage ring of 1104 meters circumference to support 70 x-ray beam lines which can be used simultaneously. Thirty-five of the beam lines can utilize insertion devices which substantially increase the intensity of the x-ray beams. The APS is a national user facility, which supports over 3000 user experiments per year. The APS x-ray beams are presently (2008) the brightest ones in the US. Similar hard x-ray synchrotron sources are located in Europe (ESRF) and Japan (Spring-8).
In this historical collection we have listed only a few of the early documents. Extensive material covering the APS can be found at the APS web site.
References - Document Access Guide
- 7-GeV Advanced Photon Source Conceptual Design Report, Argonne National Laboratory,
(Located in the Argonne Research Library or the DOE Information Bridge)
- The Advanced Photon Source List of Parameters, Argonne National Laboratory, ANL/APS/TB-26, (1996).
(Argonne National Laboratory Document )
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