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Committee Research with Synchrotron Radiation
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Chairman: Prof. Dr. Wilfried Wurth / Vice Chairman: Prof. Dr. Christian Schroer
The KFS consists of the representatives of synchrotron radiation users, synchrotron radiation sources and funding institutions. It represents the synchrotron radiation users and gives advice for the future of research with synchrotron radiation.
Ordinary table salt turns into "forbidden" forms at high pressure

Artem Oganov and Alexander Goncharov

High-pressure experiments with ordinary table salt have produced new chemical compounds that should not exist according to the textbook rules of chemistry. The study at DESY's X-ray source PETRA III and at other research centres could pave the way to a more universal understanding of chemistry and to novel applications. [more] [archive]

approaching deadlines:

Apr. 26, 2014: Abstract deadline for Gordon Research Seminar Molecular and Material Analysis for Art, Archaeometry and Conservation, 26.07.2014 - 27.07.2014
Apr. 30, 2014: Preregistration deadline (cheaper) for 9th Liquid Matter Conference, 21.07.2014 - 25.07.2014
Apr. 30, 2014: Deadline application for financial support PSI Summer School on Condensed Matter Research: 2014 PSI Summer School on Condensed Matter Research (13th edition) Exploring time, energy and length scales in condensed matter, 09.08.2014-15.08.2014
Apr. 30, 2014: Preregistration deadline (cheaper) for PSI Summer School on Condensed Matter Research: 2014 PSI Summer School on Condensed Matter Research (13th edition) Exploring time, energy and length scales in condensed matter, 09.08.2014 - 15.08.2014
Apr. 30, 2014: Preregistration deadline (cheaper) for 3rd International Conference on Competitive Materials and Technology Processes (ic-cmtp3), 06.10.2014 - 10.10.2014
May. 01, 2014: Abstract deadline for 12th Biennial Conference on High-Resolution X-Ray Diffraction and Imaging (XTOP 2014), 14.09.2014 - 19.09.2014

coltrims prinziple
Ministry funds university research at the European XFEL with 7.5 million Euro

An increasing number of scientists from many disciplines are interested in doing research at X-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs). From 2013 to 2016 the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will provide 7.5 million Euro to fund 14 projects at 11 universities and one Max Planck Institute. The projects focus on the development of instruments, devices, and technologies for unique experiments at the European XFEL. The funds are available as part of a larger investment in collaborative research projects studying condensed matter at large research facilities. [more] [archive]
holographic image
New holographic process using image-stabilised X-ray camera is available at HZB

A team headed by Stefan Eisebitt has developed a new X-ray holography method that will enable snap-shots of dynamic processes at highest spatial resolution. The efficiency of the new method is based on a X-ray focussing optics being firmly fixed to the object to be imaged. Eisebitt and his team are looking forward to offering their new holographic technique to researchers from all over the world at BESSY II as part of the RICXS instrument. [more] [archive]
KFS-election 2011: The result

The German synchrotron radiation users have elected their new representatives. 8 candidates out of 23 were elected (Eisebitt, Frahm, Grunwaldt, Kanngießer, Kipp, Murphy, Salditt, Schreyer). To complete the KFS it needs: one representative of each synchrotron centre, maximum 4 members who are coopted by the elected members to cover important scientific fields, and a representative of the ESUO, BMBF, DFG and the Project Management Organisation as guests. Here, we present the election result. [more] [archive]
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