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Babcock Noell GmbH (BNG) is completing the fabrication of a 1.5 m long superconducting insertion device for the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The unit is planned to be installed in the ANKA storage ring at the end of 2010 to become the light source of the new beamline NANO for high resolution X-ray diffraction. The period length of the device is 15 mm for a total of 100.5 full periods plus an additional matching period at each end. The key specifications of the system are: a K value higher than 2 for a magnetic gap of 5 mm, the capability of withstanding a 4 W beam heat load and a phase error smaller than 3.5 degrees. The superconducting coils have been qualified by means of a vertical test in liquid helium at CERN and are ready to be installed in the cryostat. This paper describes the main features of the system.
Date of Publication: June 2011