Author: Crisol, A.
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MOOB02 ALBA BL20 New Monochromator Design 14
  • A. Crisol, F. Bisti, C. Colldelram, M.L. Llonch, B. Molas, R. Monge, J. Nicolás, L. Nikitina, M. Quispe, L. Ribó, M. Tallarida
    ALBA-CELLS Synchrotron, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
  LOREA beamline (BL20) at ALBA Synchrotron is a new soft X-Ray beamline dedicated to investigate electronic structure of solids by means ARPES technique. Optical design has been developed in-house so as most of beamline core opto-mechanics like Monochromator. The design made for LOREA is based on a Hettrick-Underwood grating type that operates without entrance slit. Experience cumulated over years allowed to face the challenge of designing and building UHV Monochromator. The large energy range of LOREA (10-100 eV) requires a device with 3 mirrors and 4 gratings with variable line spacing to reduce aberrations. Monochromator most important part, gratings system, has been carefully designed to be isolated from external disturbances as cooling water, and at the same time having high performances. Deep analytical calculations and FEA simulations have been carried out, as well as testing prototypes. The most innovative part of Monochromator is gratings cooling with no vacuum guards or double piping that are well-known source of troubles. Heat load is removed by copper straps in contact with a temperature controller device connected to fixed water lines. In addition, motion mechanics and services (cabling, cooling) are independent systems. Designs involved give high stability (resonance modes over 60Hz) and angular resolution below 0.1 µrad over 11° range. On mirrors side, it has been used gonio mechanics from MIRAS* plus an eutectic InGa interface between cooling and optics to decouple them. Grating and mirror holders are fully removable from main mechanics to be able to assembled at lab measuring to achieve the best fit. Instrument has been already assembled and motions characterization or stability measurements are giving expected results matching with specifications.
* L. Ribó et al., "MECHANICAL DESIGN OF MIRAS, INFRARED MICROSPECTROSCOPY BEAM LINE AT ALBA SYNCHROTRON", presented at MEDSI’16, Barcelona, Spain, September 2016, doi:10.18429/JACoW-MEDSI2016-FRAA03
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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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