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In 2008 ISA was awarded money to build a new high brilliance synchrotron storage ring, ASTRID2. The ring is now almost complete, under vacuum and commissioning has begun. The first beam was injected into the ASTRID2 ring on Monday 14th May 2012 and the first full turn of ASTRID2 was accomplished on Tuesday the 10th July 2012. On the 7th of August electrons circulated the ring for almost 200 µs (1300 turns of the ring). On the 2nd of November 2012 a stored beam with RF was acheived for the first time. Commissioning of ASTRID2 has proceeded well in 2013 and on the 13th of September 2013 200 mA of current was stored in ASTRID2 and top-up at 200 mA successful.
The Danish Minister for Research, Innovation and Higher Education, Morten Østergaard, officially opened the ASTRID2 facility on Monday the 10th September 2012.
- Photographs taken at the inauguration
- Read more about ASTRID2.
- Pictures of ASTRID2
- Status of ASTRID2
- Time lapse film showing the construction of the ring and the latest photograph
First official user of ASTRID2. Click here to read more about the experiments that are being performed.
200 mA of current stored in ASTRID2! Top-up at 200 mA successful.
First light in a beam line on the new ring ASTRID2. With only 1 mA of stored beam in ASTRID2 we opened up to the AU-UV beam line for initial tests.
First stored beam with RF in ASTRID2! It was also possible to accumulate a beam in the new ring.
The Inauguration of ASTRID2 was on Monday the 10th September 2012.
The inauguration was filmed by AU TV, you can view the videos here.
Articles (in Danish) on the Aarhus University website about the new ASTRID2 facility and research that will be carried out with the new light source.
See what the Danish press has to say about the new light source, ASTRID2. The articles are in Danish.
On Thursday 6th September 2012 the Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, visited the ASTRID2 facility. The visit to the new iNano building and ASTRID2 was filmed by AU TV. You can view the video here.
Electrons circulated the new ASTRID2 ring for almost 200 µs (1300 turns of the ring).
First full turn of injected electrons in ASTRID2.
New EU network oPAC supporting training researchers in accelerator science and technology.
Read about the some of the latest experiments performed on SGM2. Only in Danish Fysikoverraskelse: Elektrisk spænding opstår spontant i tyndfilm af lattergas
Non-linear beam expander systems in high-power accelerator facilities, Workshop was held at ISA on the 26th and 27th of March 2012.
Last Modified 05 December 2013