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APEX: At the Forefront of What’s Needed for the Next Generation of Light Sources

15 Mar 2012, 18:43 UTC
APEX: At the Forefront of What’s Needed for the Next Generation of Light Sources

An extraordinary “front end” for the next generation of light sources is taking shape at Berkeley Lab’s Beam Test Facility. APEX, an electron gun that will produce a continuous beam of tight electron bunches at the unprecedented repetition rate of a million bunches a second, is well on the way to becoming the must-have source for superconducting linear accelerators to power future free electron lasers.

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