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Appl. Sci. 2017, 7(5), 479; doi:10.3390/app7050479

Construction and Commissioning of PAL-XFEL Facility

Pohang Accelerator Laboratory, POSTECH, Pohang 37673, Korea
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Received: 23 March 2017 / Revised: 20 April 2017 / Accepted: 26 April 2017 / Published: 17 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue X-Ray Free-Electron Laser)
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The construction of Pohang Accelerator Laboratory X-ray Free-Electron Laser (PAL-XFEL), a 0.1-nm hard X-ray free-electron laser (FEL) facility based on a 10-GeV S-band linear accelerator (LINAC), is achieved in Pohang, Korea by the end of 2016. The construction of the 1.11 km-long building was completed by the end of 2014, and the installation of the 10-GeV LINAC and undulators started in January 2015. The installation of the 10-GeV LINAC, together with the undulators and beamlines, was completed by the end of 2015. The commissioning began in April 2016, and the first lasing of the hard X-ray FEL line was achieved on 14 June 2016. The progress of the PAL-XFEL construction and its commission are reported here. View Full-Text
Keywords: FEL; free electron laser; PAL; PAL-XFEL; construction; commissioning; LINAC; beamline FEL; free electron laser; PAL; PAL-XFEL; construction; commissioning; LINAC; beamline
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Ko, I.S.; Kang, H.-S.; Heo, H.; Kim, C.; Kim, G.; Min, C.-K.; Yang, H.; Baek, S.Y.; Choi, H.-J.; Mun, G.; Park, B.R.; Suh, Y.J.; Shin, D.C.; Hu, J.; Hong, J.; Jung, S.; Kim, S.-H.; Kim, K.; Na, D.; Park, S.S.; Park, Y.J.; Jung, Y.G.; Jeong, S.H.; Lee, H.G.; Lee, S.; Lee, S.; Oh, B.; Suh, H.S.; Han, J.-H.; Kim, M.H.; Jung, N.-S.; Kim, Y.-C.; Lee, M.-S.; Lee, B.-H.; Sung, C.-W.; Mok, I.-S.; Yang, J.-M.; Parc, Y.W.; Lee, W.-W.; Lee, C.-S.; Shin, H.; Kim, J.H.; Kim, Y.; Lee, J.H.; Park, S.-Y.; Kim, J.; Park, J.; Eom, I.; Rah, S.; Kim, S.; Nam, K.H.; Park, J.; Park, J.; Kim, S.; Kwon, S.; An, R.; Park, S.H.; Kim, K.S.; Hyun, H.; Kim, S.N.; Kim, S.; Yu, C.-J.; Kim, B.-S.; Kang, T.-H.; Kim, K.-W.; Kim, S.-H.; Lee, H.-S.; Lee, H.-S.; Park, K.-H.; Koo, T.-Y.; Kim, D.-E.; Lee, K.B. Construction and Commissioning of PAL-XFEL Facility. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 479.

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