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30 September 2013

done

Linac infrastructure

Technical infrastructure in the buildings XHM, XHEE, XSEE, XTL is complete and ready for machine component installation

31 October 2013

done

Injector infrastructure

Technical infrastructure in the injector buildings XSIN, XTIN, XHIN is complete and ready for machine component installation

01 March 2014

done

SASE1/3 infrastructure ready for machine Installation

Technical infrastructure in the SASE1/3 tunnels is sufficient in order to start machine component installation

30 September 2014

done

XHEXP1 hall infrastructure

Technical infrastructure in the building XHEXP1 is sufficient for SASE1 beam line commissioning

31 January 2015

done

First beam from RF gun

The RF gun, the laser system, the LLRF components and the diagnostics can be turned on to produce the first beam

1 May 2015

Air conditioning of tunnels

The auxiliary buildings in Schenefeld are ready and equipped and the final air conditioning of the tunnel system is operational

30 June 2015

Injector tunnel closed

Technical commissioning of warm injector done. Injector is ready to be cooled down in order to take beam

31 August 2015

First beam to injector dump

Beam has been passed through the injector from the gun all the way to the injector dump

01 October 2015

SASE2 infrastructure ready for machine installation

Technical infrastructure in the SASE2 tunnels is sufficient in order to start machine component installation

31 December 2015

XTD2, XTD4, XTD9, XTD10 ready to be closed

Technical commissioning is complete and this machine section is ready to be closed. Additional activities require special arrangements

31 December 2015

Warm beam lines of the linac ready for operation

The warm linac sections (CL, TL, BC1, BC2 and Dogleg), as well as the injector beam line, the injector dump, L1, L2, BC1 dump, BC2 dump and main dump are completely installed and ready for operation with beam. L1, L2 and L3 (at least up to Cryo-string #7) are ready to be cooled down. All electronics are ready for operation and have passed first tests.

31 January 2016

SASE1 experimental area ready for instrument installation

The SASE1 Instrument hutches and infrastructure installations are completed, allowing Installation of sensitive instrument components

30 April 2016

SASE3 experimental area ready for instrument installation

The SASE3 instrument hutches and infrastructure installations are completed, allowing the Installation of sensitive Instrument components

30 June 2016

SASE2 experimental area ready for instrument installation

The SASE2 instrument hutches and infrastructure installations are completed, allowing the installation of sensitive instrument components

30 June 2016

Linac tunnel closed

Technical commissioning of warm linac done. Linac is ready to be cooled down in order to take beam

15 October 2016

First beam to XS1 dump

Beam has been passed through the linac from injector all the way to the main dump

30 November 2016

Beam to XSDU2

Beam has been passed through the SASE1/3 electron beam line all the way to XSDU2

15 December 2016

XTD1, XTD3, XTD5, XTD6, XTD7, XTD8 ready to be closed

Technical commissioning is complete and this machine section is ready to be closed to take beam

31 December 2016

First lasing SASE1 possible

First SASE1 (SPB & FXE) photons in XHEXP1 possible

15 January 2017

Beam to XSDU1

Beam has been passed through the SASE2 electron beam line all the way to XSDU1

15 February 2017

First lasing SASE3 possible

First SASE3 (SQS &SCS) photons in XHEXP1 possible

15 April 2017

First lasing SASE2 possible

Electron beam parameters and undulator system alignement are adquate to allow lasing in SASE2

30 April 2017

Start operation

Operation starts when the accelerator complex and SASE1 start operation with a photon beam in SASE1 achieving parameters compatible to the intermediate values of Table 4.1 in the technical document 1 attached to the convention and sufficient equipment installed and commissioned to perform first scientific experiments. The paprameters in Table 4.1 are:

  • Wavelength < 0.2 nm
  • Peak brilliance > 1030 photons/s/mm2/mrad2/0.1 % BW
  • Dimension at sample < 1 mm2 (FWHM)
  • Positional stability < 50 % of beam size (RMS)
  • Photon energy stability < 0.1 %
  • Shot-to-shot intensity fluctuation < 10

30 April 2017

SASE1 instruments user operation

First user experiment at SASE1 (SPB & FXE) possible

31 May 2017

SASE3 instruments user operation

First user experiment at SASE3 (SQS & SCS) possible

31 July 2017

SASE2 instruments user operation

First user experiment at SASE2 (MID & HED) possible

June 2018

Extended beam delivery

Extended beam delivery specification reached with delivery of full number of hours under user operation conditions