The research infrastructure (RI) Karlsruhe Research Accelerator (KARA) provides a 2.5-GeV storage ring and light source for experiments with electron beams and intense electromagnetic, synchrotron radiation for deep insights into matter, in biological structures and materials. KARA as a test facility, together with other RIs within the Accelerator Technology Platform (ATP) at KIT support R&D of technologies for tomorrow's accelerators and detectors. This covers a broad method spectrum from superconducting magnet technology, simulation and modelling, novel diagnostics, via ultra-fast detectors and readout electronics, digitization, AI incl. machine learning, robotics, to laser-based accelerators. Jointly, scientists from KARA and Energy Lab 2.0 address global challenges in the area of energy, fostering novel concepts for current and future RIs focusing on sustainable energy solutions from components to systems. KARA is operated and developed by IBPT and also in use in research-oriented teaching and for innovation.
New joint KARA & Energy Lab 2.0 test field KITTEN for energy efficiency and grid stability to design energy-responsible accelerators and large-scale research infrastructures.