Author: Carballedo, A.
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WEPA12 X-Ray Facility for the Characterization of the ATHENA Mirror Modules at the ALBA Synchrotron 252
  • A. Carballedo, J.J. Casas, C. Colldelram, G. Cuní, D. Heinis, J. Marcos, O. Matilla, J. Nicolás, A. Sánchez, N. Valls Vidal
    ALBA-CELLS Synchrotron, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
  • N. Barrière, M.J. Collon, G. Vacanti
    Cosine Measurement Systems, Warmond, The Netherlands
  • M. Bavdaz, I. Ferreira
    ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
  • E. Handick, M. Krumrey, P. Mueller
    PTB, Berlin, Germany
  MINERVA is a new X-ray facility under construction at the ALBA synchrotron specially designed to support the development of the ATHENA (Advanced Telescope for High Energy Astrophysics) mission. The beamline design is originally based on the monochromatic pencil beam XPBF 2.0 from the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), at BESSY II already in use at this effect. MINERVA will host the necessary metrology equipment to integrate the stacks produced by the cosine company in a mirror module (MM) and characterize their optical performances. From the opto-mechanical point of view, the beamline is made up of three main subsystems. First of all, a water-cooled multilayer toroidal mirror based on a high precision mechanical goniometer, then a sample manipulator constituted by a combination of linear stages and in-vacuum hexapod and finally an X-ray detector which trajectory follows a cylinder of about 12 m radius away from the MM. MINERVA is funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. MINERVA is today under construction and will be completed to operate in 2022.  
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About • paper received ※ 21 July 2021       paper accepted ※ 19 October 2021       issue date ※ 09 November 2021  
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WEPA14 All Applications of the ALBA Skin Concept 259
  • A. Crisol, A. Carballedo, C. Colldelram, N González, J. Juanhuix, J. Nicolás, L.R.M. Ribó, C. Ruget
    ALBA-CELLS Synchrotron, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
  • L.W.S. Adamson
    ASCo, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
  • J.B. González Fernández
    MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  • E.R. Jane
    FMB Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
  During the ALBA design phase, the protein macromolecular protein crystallography beamline, XALOC, required several in-house developments. The major part of these designs was at the end station where the necessity of customization is always much higher. The most relevant of these instruments was the beam conditioning elements table [1]. This accurate stage, which supports the diffractometer as well, includes the four movements required to align the components to the nominal beam as well as position the diffractometer. This design compacts, especially the vertical and pitch movements, both in a single stage, with a couple of stages for all four excursions. The solution maximise the stiffness and preserves at the same time the resolution close to 0.1µm while being able to withstand a half tone of payload. Thanks this compactness and performances this design concept, the vertical and pitch combined stage, was not only applied at XALOC for its diffractometer and detector table, but it has been widely adapted at several ALBA beamlines: at NCD-SWEET [2] as a detector table, a beam conditioning elements table [3] and sample table, at MSPD beamline as the KB table, at NOTOS beamline as metrology table, and also at the new ESA MINERVA beamline [4] for their sample mirror modules positioning. Beamlines have not been the only beneficiaries of this design, also different kind of instrumentation like an hall probe measuring bench [5], and even a stitching platform for the ALBA optics laboratory [6]. Moreover, the concept has outreach ALBA and has been adopted also at other facilities worldwide, synchrotrons and also scientific instrumentation suppliers around Europe. This poster presents most of the applications of the skin concept and their variations and main measured performances.  
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About • paper received ※ 29 July 2021       paper accepted ※ 22 October 2021       issue date ※ 09 November 2021  
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