The new Remote program was recently tested by the Ealick lab at Cornell. A typical 22 hour shift was completed with only minor bugs. Of great benefit was the feedback from the remote users, which will be used to improve the interface before rollout in Run2 2012.Remote access for 24ID-E will be available for Run 2 of 2012.
The APS-U involves replacement of the existing ring with new superconducting magnets that will create a multi-bend achromat. During the month of May, workers at the APS are removing both the old ring and the components which will need to be upgraded for the new lattice. Today, as part of the deconstruction process, the front end table for 24-ID was removed.
Installation of the new ring is scheduled to begin in June.
Iam Campton of FMB Oxford was here in April to install the channel cut crystal for the new monochromator. The crystal is surrounded by a cage and then both items are installed inside the steel vaccuum chamber.