All scientific opportunities in science with synchrotron light start with the characteristics of the electron beam: from those idealized in the design of the accelerators to those achieved in practice, with a constant improvement in the commissioning of the machine and bringing improvements in the operation for users. Even in the quest to reach the operating parameters, outlined in the design of the accelerators, many frontiers of knowledge produced in synchrotron light sources can be substantially expanded by taking advantage of integration opportunities between the accelerators and the beamline experiments. Such opportunities are the product of research in accelerator physics and its innovations, from new modes of filling electron bunches in the beam, which can offer the experiments new temporal structures of the radiation source, to strategies of dynamic stability and scanning of the electron beam in imaging modes, which allow greater flexibility in sample mapping modes.
The teams of the Accelerators Division are responsible for the design of Sirius’ magnetic lattice and, together with the groups of the Engineering and Technology Division of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), they are also responsible for the construction and commissioning of the electron accelerators. These teams are also in charge of the day-to-day operation of this complex accelerator system, ensuring that the synchrotron light reaches the researchers’ experiments with the quality and reliability necessary for the frontier experiments of the new Brazilian synchrotron light source.