What is PEP-X?
PEP-X is based on the development of an existing PEP-II storage ring (2.2 km circumference) on the SLAC site into an x-ray source which produces x-rays with an average brightness that exceeds any other storage ring light source, existing or planned, by more than a factor of 10, and SPEAR3 by more than a factor of 1000. PEP-X would create the ultimate synchrotron, capitalizing on existing hardware and infrastructure (high-power radio frequency accelerating system and utilities such as electrical and cooling networks) from the recently decommissioned PEP-II.
A New Era of Synchrotron Science at SLAC: PEP-X
Science at SLAC stands at the edge of an evolutionary leap. After a half-century of high-energy physics, SLAC's scientific focus is shifting, with the decommissioning of the BaBar detector and PEP accelerator and the approaching completion of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS).
Read July 2, 2008 Article in SLAC Today
Ideas for a Future PEP-X Light Source
SLAC is developing a long-range plan to transfer the evolving scientific programs at SSRL from the SPEAR3 light source to a much higher performing synchrotron source - PEP-X - a new storage ring that would occupy the existing PEP-II tunnel and support two experimental halls, each containing 16 x-ray beam lines.
Read Article from European Particle Accelerator Conference