Methods, Machinery and Money: The LERIX-2 Conceptual Design
I will discuss the scientific motivation for, and technical details of, the recently completed conceptual design for the LERIX-2 spectrometer as part of the APS-U. In the conceptual design, we expand to 144 analyzers while taking the most successful mechanical and operational features of the LERIX-1 and LERIX-1B instruments.
Among the issues that need to be resolved for the final design are the selection of detectors and the selection and reliable mass-fabrication of spherically-bent crystal analyzers (SBCA's). If in-house, rather than commercial, fabrication of the needed highly efficient SBCA's is possible, it will result in a factor of two cost savings for this instrument.