bERLinPro - the Berlin Energy Recovery Linac Project
HZB - The Right Place for an ERL Prototype
Research into new accelerator technologies is an integral part of HZB‘s strategy. As an operator of large-scale facilities, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin is heavily involved in technology development in order to consistently offer its users the most optimal research conditions. In this context, bERLinPro is doubly significant. On one hand, it serves as the basis for a new generation of light sources; and on the other, BERLinPro also affords important new insights, such as in the area of continuous wave SRF technology (CW). This can be used to improve existing accelerators such as HZB‘s BESSY II (see HZB’s upgrade plan: BESSY VSR) or those at other research institutions.
The application of CW SRF with multi-cell cavities has been significantly advanced by the HZB research team at the HoBiCaT facility. Superconducting CW RF technology is essential for ERL development. Beyond this, HZB is an internationally acknowledged leader in the construction of novel undulator.
Collectively, the HZB experts – scientific and technical – hold the key for the success of bERLinPro. Over more than 30 HZB has gained extensive expertise in accelerator design, construction and operation of accelerator facilities: the synchrotron light sources BESSY, BESSY II and the metrology light source MLS as well as the proton accelerator for eye tumour therapy.
Energy Recovery Linacs
A summary of advantages and drawbacks of Storage Rings and Linacs and their evolution to Energy Recovery Linacs.
An overview of bERLinPro with short explainations of the main parts is given here.