Kathy Harkay was there at the start of the APS, working to determine the limits of what the machine could do. Now she’s working on upgrading the facility, and is looking forward to test-driving the new APS.
Prototypes of new superconducting magnets for the upgraded Advanced Photon Source were successfully lowered to their operating temperatures, far below freezing. These new magnets will help the APS generate more powerful X-rays more efficiently.
Kasa and his colleagues are designing and building superconducting magnets for the upgraded Advanced Photon Source. They operate at far below freezing temperatures and help create world-leading levels of brightness for X-rays.