APS-U Fast Corrector Magnet
Located at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, the APS produces extremely bright, high-energy X-rays that are used by over 5,000 researchers across the globe every year. For example, researchers in the field of spintronics recently used the APS to study spin current propagation across material interfaces, producing key findings that could ultimately facilitate the creation of smaller, faster computer processors and other electronics.
Milhous recently assisted with the APS upgrade (APS-U) project aimed at replacing the facility’s existing electron storage ring with a more powerful multi-bend achromat lattice by manufacturing 165 eight-pole fast corrector magnets for the project. This massive upgrade will allow the APS to generate X-ray beams that are up to 500 times brighter than those produced by the original APS.