2010 – 2016

The scope of work carried out under the direction of DAI engineers

In 2016, the participation of IFJ PAN in the construction of the European free electron laser in Hamburg ended. The IFJ PAN team led by engineers from the Division of Scientific Equipment and Infrastructure Construction (DAI) was responsible for preparing and conducting acceptance tests of components of the laser accelerating part, i.e. superconducting magnets together with power cables, superconducting resonance cavities and accelerating modules. The acceptance tests were performed at ambient temperature and at 2 K. This task included launching and servicing of test stands; preparation of test procedures as well as risk analysis, supervision of work safety; preparation, maintenance and modernization of test software; modernization of test equipment and infrastructure; tests of prototype, pre-serial and serial components; data acquisition and analysis, and preparation of reports.

In the period from July 1, 2010 to August 31, 2016, approximately 80 employees of IFJ PAN (physicists, engineers and technicians) took part in this work. The total effort of the Institute was about 160 person-years and the value of the works performed was about EUR 13 million. This represented almost 70% of the Polish in-kind contribution to the construction of E-XFEL.

Project management in IFJ PAN:

Project Manager: M. Jeżabek
Deputy Project Manager: M. Stodulski
Task Managers: A.Kotarba (2010-2014), J. Świerblewski (2015-2016)
Deputy Task Managers: P, Borowiec (2010 – 2012), J. Swierblewski (2012 – 2014), M. Sienkiewicz (2015-2016), M. Wiencek (2015-2016)

Project timeline

2009 – 2012
Participation in prototype testing of components under the guidance of DESY experts, participation in the modernization and commissioning of test stands, testing of pre-serial components, preparation of test procedures

2012 – 2015
Conducting qualification tests of 103 serial superconducting magnets with power cables

2013 – 2015
Conducting qualification tests of 840 serial superconducting resonance cavities

2014 – 2016
Conducting qualification tests of 103 serial superconducting accelerating modules




2012 – 2016
2017 – 2019