pdf) - describes the ERL concept and includes brilliance and flux comparisons to existing and some proposed future light sources. Last updated 30 November 2000. Machine physics workshop agenda & summary ( pdf) on using Energy Recovery Linac as a driver for synchrotron radiation sources. This study examined the feasibility and R&D accelerator issues for high energy, high current linacs making high brilliance hard x-rays from small gap undulators. Workshop was held at Cornell in August 11 & 12, 2000. We believe Maury Tigner was the first to discuss the Energy Recovery Linac concept in his 1965 paper in Nuovo Cimento Vol 37 1228-1231 titled "A Possible Apparatus for Electron Clashing-Beam Experiments" Used by permission, copyright 2000 by Italian Physical Society ( pdf). X-ray Science Workshop on an Energy Recovery Linac source of synchrotron radiation was held December 2 & 3, 2000.