The MAX IV facility consists of a 3 GeV storage ring, a 1.5 GeV storage ring, and a linear accelerator (fed by two guns) that serves as a full-energy injector to the rings, but also as a driver for the Short Pulse Facility. The 3 GeV storage ring with a circumference of 528 m is geared towards hard x-ray users, while the 1.5 GeV storage ring, 96 m circumference, serves soft x-ray and UV users.
The MAX IV Machine Division employs an ownership concept to manage processes, systems, and sub-systems. Each process and (sub-)system has an owner and deputy owner. Their task is to ensure their process or (sub-)system is performing according to specifications, serviced, and well maintained, as well as ensuring a good information flow and documentation surrounding all aspects connected to their process or (sub-)system.
Owners can supply information regarding their process and (sub-)system. They are also considered the experts to consult before making any change to a process or (sub-)system.
The Operation Group consists of 15 operators and assistant operators and is headed by the Group Manager, Stephen Molloy, who also works as an operator. We are responsible for delivering a stable high-quality beam to the users. This means operating and controlling the accelerator complex consisting of the 3 GeV linac, the 1.5 GeV storage ring and the 3 GeV storage ring. We work to constantly improve beam availability, beam quality and operation in general.