30th Annual SSRL Users' Meeting — October 9-10, 2003

SPEAR3 Status Report

R. Hettel

Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, SLAC, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94309, USA

SSRL will enter a new era of synchrotron radiation experimentation with the completion of the SPEAR 3 upgrade project this Fall. The 3rd generation SPEAR 3 storage ring will produce beams having one to two orders of magnitude higher brightness and flux density than the old SPEAR 2 ring, accommodate several new high performance insertion devices and beam lines, and be capable of top-off operation by virtue of its improved at-energy injection system. The project completely replaces the SPEAR vacuum chamber, magnets, support rafts, RF, power supplies, cable plant and shielding tunnel floor in a 7-month shutdown period that began March 31 of this year. The status of the 4-year, 58 M$ upgrade project will be reviewed.