CERN. Supply of storage ring quadrupole magnets for the SESAME project

ELYTT ENERGY awards CERN contract of Supply of storage ring quadrupole magnets for the SESAME project.

The supply consists of one pre-series QF and one pre-series QD magnet and 32 series QF and 32 series QD quadrupole magnets. The SESAME storage ring requires two families of quadrupoles, of focusing (QF) and defocusing (QD) quadrupole magnets. Their purpose is to focus the electron beam around the ring.

SESAME (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East) is an intergovernmental organization and the Middle East’s first major international research centre. The current members of SESAME are Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, the Palestinian Authority and Turkey. Its facilities, including in particular its storage ring, are under construction near Amman, Jordan.

CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) is an intergovernmental organization. Its seat is in Geneva but its premises are located on both sides of the French-Swiss border.

CERN’s mission is to enable international collaboration in the field of high-energy particle physics research and to this end it designs, builds and operates particle accelerators and the associated experimental areas. At present more than 10 000 scientific users from research institutes all over the world are using CERN’s installations for their experiments.

CERN and SESAME have been cooperating since 2004. In particular, SESAME has requested CERN’s support for the construction of its storage ring.

CERN is administrating the EC funds and is facilitating the construction of the magnets by organizing all procurement and by managing and executing the contracts that will be placed with the contractors. These contracts will be signed by CERN in the name and on behalf of SESAME.

SESAME will be a synchrotron light source. The energy of the electrons will be 2.5 GeV and the circumference of the storage ring will be 133 m. The storage ring and front ends will be completely new while the 22.5 MeV microtron (operational), the 800 MeV booster synchrotron. SESAME will be a user facility, with planned programmes in the fields of structural molecular biology, environmental, energy, surface and interface sciences, micro-electromechanical devices, X-ray and infrared imaging, archaeological microanalysis, materials characterization, and medical applications. The facility is expected to come into operation at the end of 2015.