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EEVblog #836 - Tour Of The Australian Synchrotron
« on: January 01, 2016, 06:56:57 pm »
A 1 hour tour of the Australian Synchrotron.
From breadboards to 35MW Kystron RF power amplifiers!

 

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Re: EEVblog #836 - Tour Of The Australian Synchrotron
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2016, 07:37:04 pm »
Just out of curiosity, if video was made in 2013, why it is released only today?

Awesome stuff, BTW.
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Re: EEVblog #836 - Tour Of The Australian Synchrotron
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2016, 07:41:22 pm »
Just out of curiosity, if video was made in 2013, why it is released only today?

Because I'm a lazy arse.
 

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Re: EEVblog #836 - Tour Of The Australian Synchrotron
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2016, 07:42:39 pm »
Because I'm a lazy arse.
That's fair. I though there may be something more to this, like waiting for clearances, approvals and things like that.
Alex
 

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Re: EEVblog #836 - Tour Of The Australian Synchrotron
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2016, 07:48:53 pm »
FWIW, about 100m over the back fence of the synchrotron is Telstra's GOC (Global Operations Centre) - lots of people shuffling data around the country and world... on a big display wall!

http://www.itnews.com.au/gallery/inside-the-telstra-global-operations-centre-154094

I haven't been inside for several years, but I've been to other offices onsite,  - so I guess a lot of the tech is still in place.
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Re: EEVblog #836 - Tour Of The Australian Synchrotron
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2016, 08:43:14 pm »
That was a good one, totally enjoyed the tour.
 

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Re: EEVblog #836 - Tour Of The Australian Synchrotron
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2016, 09:20:56 pm »
That was pretty cool, for some reason it kinda reminds me of the death star. All this talk about beams and focusing energy. So many brains involved in designing and building something like this though, it's quite impressive.
 

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Re: EEVblog #836 - Tour Of The Australian Synchrotron
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2016, 10:44:58 pm »
Awesome Video!

Are they sellin' those shirts anywhere?
 

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Re: EEVblog #836 - Tour Of The Australian Synchrotron
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2016, 11:54:41 pm »
What a great Video.
Thank you.

I have been to the Hamburg DESY a few times and much was looking very familiar in your video.
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Re: EEVblog #836 - Tour Of The Australian Synchrotron
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2016, 12:04:07 am »
 :-+ :-+ :-+ :popcorn:
Thoroughly enjoyed the video. Thanks.
 

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Re: EEVblog #836 - Tour Of The Australian Synchrotron
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2016, 12:10:52 am »
Yes, a very enjoyable video  :-+

I only have one question....where were they hiding the flux capacitor?  :-//
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Re: EEVblog #836 - Tour Of The Australian Synchrotron
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2016, 12:37:28 am »
Are they sellin' those shirts anywhere?
I did a search for it and found a bunch of blogs referring to it being sold by Snorg Tees (in 2010..). But they don't seem to sell it anymore  :-\
Highest resolution I can find from the image is this one, not much resolution wise, but for the people who want to print one onto their shirts it'll work I guess  ^-^

 

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Re: EEVblog #836 - Tour Of The Australian Synchrotron
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2016, 01:07:40 am »
 :-+  :-+  :-+  :-+

Good video, lots of heavy engineering content although it's a shame that the machine was running whilst you were there because I would have liked to have seen the beam source and accelerator.

35 MW Amplifiers, be still my beating heart  :)
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Re: EEVblog #836 - Tour Of The Australian Synchrotron
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2016, 01:10:08 am »
35 MW Amplifiers, be still my beating heart  :)

Peak ... and at a very low duty cycle.



But, yeah ... impressive.
 

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Re: EEVblog #836 - Tour Of The Australian Synchrotron
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2016, 02:19:49 am »
This is the proper way of things; a vacuum tube surrounded by lowly transistors...  :)
 

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Re: EEVblog #836 - Tour Of The Australian Synchrotron
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2016, 02:22:35 am »
For me this video was very nice. I'm working at DESY Hamburg and know quite much about accellerators. We also run few accellerators like PETRA and DESY as ring accellerators and FLASH and later on the European XFEL.
Interesting to see was, that some stuff that was standing around there was common to me. Like the klystron cathode voltage supplies for the 35MW pulsed Klystrons. (Blue PPT Racks). If those could be bouncer modulators? The cyclotron poster at 3:45 is also hanging around in my lab. According to the size of waveguides laying around in the shelfs it could be possible that there might be some 750ish MHz RF system there.
Interesting also was, that the Australian Synchrotron also operates in the top up mode like we do at PETRA. Our efficiency is also above 98%. Maybe there is also some competion of different institutes? :)
I'm working for the high power RF group for linear accellerators and have quite a lot to work with klystrons, pulse transformers, modulators, electronics, wavegudies and all sort of stuff that belongs to one typical RF assembly for particle accellerators. In this respect I would liked to have seen more details bout the high power RF stuff in the Australian Synchrotron.
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Re: EEVblog #836 - Tour Of The Australian Synchrotron
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2016, 02:43:23 am »
WOW!  I haven't watched all the previous 835 videos, but that was the best one yet!  I have to admit I was getting bored with yet another test equipment teardown. But this was GREAT!  To use an American baseball term, you "hit it out of the park".  Dunno if there is an equivalent in cricket (or whatever you Empire guys play?)?

Anybody here work at CERN?  I'll fly in to operate camera/sound for Dave if somebody can get him into the LHC!
 

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Re: EEVblog #836 - Tour Of The Australian Synchrotron
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2016, 09:27:15 am »
Another great but,When do we get the tear down video. :-DD
 

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Re: EEVblog #836 - Tour Of The Australian Synchrotron
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2016, 09:30:40 am »
WOW!  I haven't watched all the previous 835 videos, but that was the best one yet!  I have to admit I was getting bored with yet another test equipment teardown. But this was GREAT!  To use an American baseball term, you "hit it out of the park".  Dunno if there is an equivalent in cricket (or whatever you Empire guys play?)?

Anybody here work at CERN?  I'll fly in to operate camera/sound for Dave if somebody can get him into the LHC!

Dexterslab did a tour of the LHC a while ago, might be worth a look at his video.
 

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Re: EEVblog #836 - Tour Of The Australian Synchrotron
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2016, 12:16:04 pm »
Dave, I see you have done your homework ;).
Thanks for really interesting and informational video. I'm still bit bitter that I missed opportunity to visit CERN when our physics class went to tour there (not including me due some financial issues I had).
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Re: EEVblog #836 - Tour Of The Australian Synchrotron
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2016, 12:54:07 pm »
Good video Thanks Dave.
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Re: EEVblog #836 - Tour Of The Australian Synchrotron
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2016, 04:15:43 pm »
To use an American baseball term, you "hit it out of the park".  Dunno if there is an equivalent in cricket (or whatever you Empire guys play?)

The basic cricket term is "Hit for 6" - when the ball is hit over the boundary on the full.  You can add "into the carpark" when a really big hit puts it over the stands (extremely rare) - which is the direct equivalent of "hit it out of the park".
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Re: EEVblog #836 - Tour Of The Australian Synchrotron
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2016, 12:17:25 am »
I'm only casually familiar with the "Diamond Light Source" in the UK so it was quite interesting to see a more in-depth tour of a synchrotron. The Wikipedia entry suggests this facility has had some ups and downs politically, even this recent article(7/12) mentions Turnbull "saving" the facility with a $520 million investment.

Found it a bit strange reading the odd YouTube comment stating that the video was boring, I just assumed anybody interested in electronics would be interested in science generally.  :-\
 

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Re: EEVblog #836 - Tour Of The Australian Synchrotron
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2016, 01:06:00 am »
Found it a bit strange reading the odd YouTube comment stating that the video was boring

Perhaps they were expecting to see beams blowing up stuff or pretty colourised images of an experiment in progress - but with white floors, racks of gear and conversation, they had to listen and think to appreciate the place.  Too much hard work for some, I expect.
 

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Re: EEVblog #836 - Tour Of The Australian Synchrotron
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2016, 03:35:38 am »
Dexterslab did a tour of the LHC a while ago, might be worth a look at his video.

The only reference to "Dexter's Lab" I can find is some goofy cartoon.
I presume you are referring to something serious?
 


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