99. KFS Meeting

Komitee Forschung mit Synchrotronstrahlung

Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, Hamburg


Digital Agenda: The ErUM-Data strategy paper, which was developed together with the other committees, has been handed over to the BMBF. The committees are currently planning an organizational structure. For NFDI, the project proposal for DAPHNE (DAta for PHoton and Neutron Experiments) was submitted to the DFG together with the KFN in mid-October.

KFS Brochure: The status of the brochure is presented and the further procedure is coordinated.

KFS election: The election for the 12th KFS will take place in 2020. Proposals for candidates are to be collected, which may come from the current committee as well as from the user community.

Reports from the centres: At HZB the planning for BESSY III starts with the development of a CDR (Competency Demonstration Report), accompanied by a steering committee, in which the users will also be represented. Technical improvements have been implemented in BESSY II, e.g. the EMIL Facility is now supplied with "Tender X-rays" and the operational reliability of the top-up mode has been improved. On December 3 and 4, 2019, a BESSY III Foresight Workshop on Materials Metrology will be held in cooperation with PTB. This will be followed by the user meeting on Dec. 05. and 06., 2019.

At the European XFEL, all six instruments were in operation and delivered good results. Starting next year, the European XFEL is scheduled to run at full power. The User Meeting will take place at the end of January. The construction of the guest house has started, and the tenders for the planning of a new office building and the visitor centre have also been launched.

At PETRA III at DESY, 22 beamlines are now in operation. The CDR for PETRA IV at DESY is being printed, and the TDR will be produced in the next two years. FLASH2020 was decided, tunable undulators for FLASH I and External Seeding are planned. The CSSB (Centre for Structural Systems Biology) is fully operational and produces a lot of data. The construction of the CXNS (Center for X-ray and Nano Science) is proceeding as planned.

Dates: On 29.01.2020 the GeCatS Info Day of DECHEMA will take place in Frankfurt am Main (https://dechema.de/gecats_Infoday20.html). The 100th KFS meeting is scheduled to take place in Kiel on Feb. 02, 2019.