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APS upgrade takes first practice run building modules for the new storage ring – Phys.org

If you ever built a complex model out of LEGOs, you know the value of assembling parts of that model in pieces before attaching them to the whole. That same strategy…

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If you ever built a complex model out of LEGOs, you know the value of assembling parts of that model in pieces before attaching them to the whole. That same strategy is being used to upgrade the electron storage ring at the heart of the Advanced Photon Source (APS), a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility at Argonne National Laboratory.
The APS Upgrade project recently achieved a significant milestone with the first practice assembly of a module of powerful magnets. Ultimately…

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