This is how ASTRID2 works
New instructive animation showing the synchrotron radiation facility of the Department has now been published.
ISA and Coldvision Studio have prepared an animation of our synchrotron radiation facility, ASTRID2. The animation shows electrons at 100 MeV from the microtron pre-accelerator being sent into the ASTRID booster ring. Here the electrons are bunched and accelerated to 580 MeV before injection into ASTRID2 via a transfer beamline. The bunches of electrons are injected into ASTRID2 on top of the already circulating bunches. Towards the end of the animation a, somewhat schematic, beamline selects photons at a given energy (colour). When this electromagnetic radiation hits the sample, photoelectrons are emitted, and the energy of these electrons are used to characterize the surface.