SLS 2.0 - The upgrade of the Swiss Light Source SLS
The Swiss Light Source SLS has been in operation since 2001. Now an upgrade to this large-scale research facility, unique in Switzerland, is planned. Science, technology, engineering, and data processing have progressed considerably since SLS was first commissioned. The modernisation project, called SLS 2.0, will allow novel, better, and more profound research than before. In addition, with the new equipment, SLS will retain a leading position in the international field of synchrotron light sources. Funding for the project has been secured within the framework of the ERI Dispatch 2021-2024.
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At the Swiss Light Source SLS, "dark time" for the upgrade work began at 8:00 a.m. on 30 September 2023.
The SLS is shutting down temporarily as it undergoes a major upgrade.
Once the vacuum chambers for the SLS 2.0 upgrade are the right shape, they still need a special surface coating.
The most complicated vacuum chambers for the SLS 2.0 upgrade are being built in the PSI workshop.
Making the tube through which the electrons will race after the SLS 2.0 upgrade.
The first special magnets required for the upgrade have arrived. In addition, the Canton of Aargau has released 9.75 million Swiss francs for the TOMCAT beamline.
The Swiss Light Source SLS is getting a second hall crane. But how can the 42-metre-long, 40-tonne monster get into the building? The only way is from above.
Another site for the Swiss Data Science Center will be established at PSI. This expansion is expected to give a further boost to the data sciences in Switzerland.
Green light for SLS 2.0: The planned upgrade of the Swiss Light Source SLS can proceed; the funding is provided for within the framework of the ERI Dispatch for 2021-2024, which has been approved.
It is necessary to prepare now for the planned upgrade of the Swiss Light Source SLS. In order to do justice to future research, Alun Ashton is estimating the amount of data that future experiments will produce.
The Swiss Light Source SLS is set to get an upgrade to make excellent research possible in the coming decades as well. Hans Braun, SLS 2.0 project leader, talks about this undertaking in an interview.
The Swiss Light Source SLS is set to undergo an upgrade in the coming years: SLS 2.0. The renovation is made possible by the latest technologies and will create a large research facility that will meet the needs of researchers for decades to come.