The EBS mock-up. Credit: Stef Cande

Video: EBS, in full swing

As we enter the fourth year of the ESRF’s Extremely Brilliant Source (EBS) project, it is clear that 2018 will mark a turning point….

ESRF Pole Position

Extremely brilliant magnets

The EBS’s Extremely Brilliant beam is due to the new, compact arrangement of magnets in the storage ring. Over 1000 new magnets will be…

From left, Pantaleo Raimondi, Director of the Accelerator Division, Hans Braun, MAC Vice Chairman (Swiss XFEL Project Leader), Richard Walker, MAC Chairman (Director, DLS) and Francesco Sette, DG of the ESRF

Return of the MAC

The third Machine Advisory Committee meeting took place at the ESRF on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd April. The EBS team, now well into…

Mechanical technician Marc Lesourd keeps an eye on the acceleration as the girder is lifted up. Accelerometers are fixed to the magnets and connected to his computer via a FFT spectrum analyser.

Heavy metal

On a cold but sunny December morning, the prototype girder for the ESRF’s EBS project (see Good Vibrations article) was put through a series…