Status of NE-CAT Sector 24 Activities
New Vertical Focusing Mirrors on 24-ID-C and 24-ID-E
At the beginning of Jun 2016, NE-CAT spent a week testing the new Vertical Focusing Mirrors (VFMs) on 24-ID-C and 24-ID-E. The new mirrors are capable of producing a much smaller beam in the vertical direction, reducing the vertical beam size from 30 microns to 7 microns on 24-ID-C and from 20 microns to 5 microns on 24-ID-E. Initial studies suggest a 3-4 fold increase in brilliance on both beamlines.
Figure 1 – New beam profile after installation of the VFM on 24-ID-E.
Figure 2 – New beam profile after installation of the VFM on 24-ID-C.
HDRMX Meeting, Remote Viewing and Participation
On May 26-28 2016, The High Data-Rate MX Meeting was held at Brookhaven National Laboratory to discuss the changes software developers are making to data processing and beamline-specific programs to handle the HDF5 format which is used by the EIGER Detector. Many people at the APS were interested in participating, but space was limited at Brookhaven. Jon Schuermann organized a satellite video conference of the meeting in conference room of the Advanced Protein Crystallization Facility to allow all the interested staff scientists and engineers at the APS take part in the meeting.