Two premieres for the accelerator construction
The first accelerator module assembled in Saclay and the first of three cryogenic test benches manufactured at the Budker Institute in Novosibirsk have arrived at DESY. They are now being prepared for testing.
The third week of March saw two premieres in the new Accelerator Module Test Facility (AMTF) at DESY. A prototype module for the superconducting linear accelerator of the European XFEL, which had been disassembled and reassembled again for test purposes at the CEA institute in Saclay, France, was brought into the hall by truck, unloaded and mounted on the test bench. This test bench—a roller bearing support with the required cryogenic components—was manufactured at the Budker Institute in Novosibirsk, Russia. It is the first in-kind contribution to the X-ray laser delivered by a partner country.
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