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"Richtfest" of new CAT-ACT beamline

"Richtfest" of new CAT-ACT beamline
Date: October 2014

CAT-ACT wiggler source at the ANKA storage ring


Construction of CAT-ACT radioprotection hutches in the ANKA hall 

On 1st October, 2014, ANKA, the Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry (ITCP), the Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal (INE) and the Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology (IKFT), celebrated the inauguration of the first building phase of the new CAT-ACT Beamline at ANKA.

After installation of the control cabin in December 2013, the CAT-ACT wiggler source and the front end were installed in the summer shut down and the wiggler was meanwhile also successfully tested with beam. The wiggler is a superconducting device manufactured by BINP-Novosibirsk. The period length is 48 mm, the number of full periods is 18, the maximum field 2.5 T and the vacuum gap is 15 mm. The magnets are in a LHe-bath, cooled by internal cold-heads with zero LHe consumption.
User operation of the new high flux / high energy spectroscopy beamline is planned to start in 2015 and will augment the  X-ray spectroscopy capabilities at ANKA, which are currently under very high demand.
The CAT-ACT beamline will be operated as a joint effort by ANKA, KIT-ITCP/IKFT and by KIT-INE/JRC-ITU and stands for CATalysis and ACTinide research.