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The Installation and Commissioning of the Advanced Light Source Combined-Function Harmonic Sextupoles for the Low Emittance Upgrade

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The Advanced Light Source (ALS) is a thirdgeneration light source in operation since 1993. This light source is providing state-of-the-art performance to more than 40 beamlines and their users, due to the upgrades that have been completed over the last few years. The storage ring upgrade project that is developed here will allow the ALS to provide the 40 beamline users with higher photon beam brightness (factor of 2 or 3) by having its storage ring lattice modified. Forty-eight harmonic sextupole magnets with integrated dipole correctors and skew quadrupole coils will be introduced, which will require a level of installation activity not seen at the ALS since its original construction in 1991. Introducing new combined-function magnets in an existing storage ring is a challenge due to the limited space available and a balance had to be found between magnet performance and spatial constraints. After an introduction reviewing the characteristics of the three design families of the 48 combined-function magnets, the magnet fabrication and installation are developed along with analyses based on the magnetic measurements and the ALS storage ring commissioning results.

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