Facilities at ISA
At ISA, we have several facilities for the production and storage of ions, electrons and positrons.
3rd generation synchrotron light source.
Electrostatic ion storage ring.
Ion/electron storage ring.
580 MeV electron beam
- ASTRID2: In December 2008 ISA was awarded 37 MKr for the construction of
a new synchrotron storage ring ASTRID2. The third generation light source operates in top-up mode and has been providing user beam since 2013, there are currently 6 operational beam lines.
- ELISA is an electrostatic storage ring with an ion injector. ELISA is capable of storing a wider range of ions than ASTRID.
- ASTRID was built in the late 1980's and consisted of a storage
ring equipped with ion and electron injector systems. Ions of either polarity
or electrons were stored and accelerated. For experiments with stored ions,
imaging, neutral particle and/or photon detectors were used to study the
effects of electron-cooling, laser-cooling or to measure ion lifetimes. Seven
synchrotron radiation (SR) beamlines covered a wide photon energy range from the
visible to the X-Ray region supporting a diverse SR research program.
ASTRID now serves as the booster ring for the third generation light source ASTRID2.
- Finally we offer a DC beam of 580 MeV electrons extracted from ASTRID.
Last Modified 30 October 2019