ALBA opens a new call for proposals till September 7th. The experiments will take place from January to June 2016. MX BL13-XALOC proposals will cover the whole 2016.
From June 16th till 19th, the VII AUSE congress (the association of synchrotron users from Spain) and the II ALBA user's meeting have been held at ALBA's facilities.
The ALBA storage ring has recently started operation of a fast orbit feedback system (FOFB) to correct the electron beam orbit. The operation of the FOFB enhances the stability of the photon beam up to 200 Hz.
Monday 1 June saw the start of EuroCirCol, the EC-funded part of the FCC study that will develop the conceptual design for an energy-frontier hadron collider. ALBA is one of the 16 beneficiary partner organizations taking part in this project.
SENER, devoted to engineering and construction, and the ALBA Synchrotron have signed an agreement to commercialize a technological solution developed at ALBA: a new system to bend X-ray mirrors with higher precision at a competitive price.