109. KFS meeting

Committee Research with Snychrotron Radiation

Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, video conference


ErUM-Pro: An online information meeting between PT DESY and the KFS and KFN on ErUM-Pro took place on 30.07.2021 - there was a lot of positive feedback. DESY and HZB offer applicants workshops for arrangements, see https://www.sni-portal.de/en/news/erum-pro-workshops-by-desy-and-hzb-im-september?set_language=en Those who would like to set up infrastructure at the ESRF or the European XFEL should contact the responsible persons there directly.

Digital Transformation: There is a 4 to 5 times oversubscription in ErUM-Data. Full proposals will probably be called in January. Applications that do not fit ErUM-Data (e.g. because they are too specific) could possibly apply for funding in ErUM-Pro. An application has been submitted for an ErUM-Data Hub. There was a positive funding decision for DAPHNE4NFDI. The project work is to start on Oct. 1, 2021.

Industry/Transfer: The KFS has set up a working group on industry/transfer to address the issue and is preparing a workshop on the subject. The BMBF is planning an ErUM Transfer Action Plan.

Public Relations: The KFS Corona press release has been spread on the web and there has been positive feedback on it. Workbooks and other school materials on the corona virus are being developed in cooperation with the biology didactics department in Wuppertal. A trailer was filmed for the project to develop a computer game "Battle the virus" on Corona. It is suggested that other important topics of synchrotron radiation research be taken up in the future.

Helmholtz: At the Helmholtz Roadmap symposium on new, planned research infrastructures at the end of June 2021, the KFS was represented by Sarah Köster.

ESUO: ESUO is conducting a survey on Trans National Access until mid-October, it has been extended until mid-October.

SNI2022: The 5th Conference on Research with Synchrotron Radiation, Neutrons and Ion Beams at Large Facilities (SNI2022) will take place in Berlin, Jan Lüning was proposed as chair by the participating committees. He reports on the state of planning. The meeting is planned from Sept. 5 to 07, 2022 (Mon-Wed) in the "Rostlaube" of the FU Berlin. The KFS, KFN and KFSI committees are responsible for designing the programme, especially the microsymposia.

Reports from the facilites:  A matching workshop for ErUM-Pro will take place at DESY in mid-September. At the end of the month, the possible beamline portfolio of PETRA IV will be discussed. The Helmholtz Sustainability Summit has already taken place at DESY. The "Centre for X-ray and Nano Science" (CXNS) with HEREON and Kiel University is finished and occupied. The inauguration ceremony with livestream is planned for the end of October. The new instruments P62 (small angle scattering) and P66 (time-resolved luminescence spectroscopy) go into operation. The ErUM-Pro workshop of the HZB is on Sept. 22, 2021, registration is still possible (contact: Esther Dudzik). At the last call on Sept. 1, 2021, the number of proposals was in the same range as before the pandemic. A new feature is the Follow-Up Proposal System, which replaces the previous resubmission. Soft and hard X-ray scattering can now be used on the EMIL instrument, and the CAT and SISSY instruments are open to general users. In addition to the EMIL side-station PINK, the new transmission microscope MYSTIIC (Microscope for x-raY Scanning Transmission In-situ Imaging of Catalysts), optimised for catalysis research, is now in user operation. meVRIXS (20 - 690 eV) is in initial user operation and commissioning has begun for the high-resolution RIXS instrument METRIX. Remote access to 30 instruments is currently possible after consultation with the instrument scientists. The CatLab opening ceremony took place on 21 June 2021 as a hybrid event. At the European XFEL, the Helmholtz International Beamline for Extreme Fields (HIBEF) was inaugurated at the end of August. The role of DELTA at the University of Dortmund is highlighted by the KFS. The KFS sees DELTA as a very important local source that provides easy access to synchrotron radiation, especially for the universities in North Rhine-Westphalia. The KFS also acknowledges DELTA's very important contribution to the German synchrotron landscape, e.g. for university education in both synchrotron radiation and accelerator physics.

Dates: The 110th KFS meeting will take place on Dec. 6, 2021, partly together with KFN.

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