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University of Maryland Electron Ring

0204A Energy Research Building (IREAP)

The University of Maryland Electron Ring (UMER) is a world-class research facility in beam and accelerator physics at the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, on the University of Maryland, College Park campus.  Using a scaled low-energy electron beam, UMER cleverly accesses the intense, high-brightness, regime of beam operation in accelerators, at a much lower cost than larger and more energetic machines.  UMER therefore makes an ideal testbed for experimenting in pushing up the brightness of existing and future accelerators.