The accelerator physics group at the Australian Synchrotron is responsible for the operation and further development of the linear accelerator and other facilities associated with the production of synchrotron light for use in a range of synchrotron radiation techniques.

The accelerator physics group is actively involved in several areas of accelerator research. Their aim is to improve the performance of the Australian Synchrotron and contribute to the development of the next generation of accelerators. Their research fields include reducing the electron bunch length through ‘low-alpha’ lattice tuning, non-linear dynamics studies and low emittance tuning through transverse coupling control. Direct benefits of this research will include improved beam stability and performance of beamlines.