CHESS-U accelerator work update

Production of CESR accelerator components for CHESS-U is well underway

The fabrication of magnets, vacuum systems, power conversion components, instrumentation, and other systems has been ramping up over the last 6 months. The first few components of each type were fabricated in house, but most are contracted to upstate NY businesses. The following is an illustrated series of snapshots of activities.

The single most massive (and expensive!) system is the array of precision magnets needed to bend and focus the stored electrons. Machining precision for some low-carbon iron surfaces is ±0.0005 inches. The coils must satisfy rigid mechanical and radiation resistance properties.

>Read more on the CHESS website

Image caption: Tested quadrupole coils ready for assembly.