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Committee Research with Synchrotron Radiation
News from research and committee
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Stefan Eisebitt / Vice Chairwoman: Dr. Bridget Murphy
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.
Foundation for new type of solar cell

SFB 1073 for Atomic-Scale Control of Energy Conversion

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has laid the foundations for an entirely new type of photovoltaic cell. In this new method, infrared radiation is converted into electrical energy using a different mechanism from that found in conventional solar cells. The mechanism behind the new solid-state solar cell made of the mineral perovskite relies on so-called polaron excitations, which combine the excitation of electrons and vibrations of the crystal lattice. Measuring dynamic processes in molecular units, like in the molecular movie approach, calls for the use of brilliant and ultra-fast X-ray sources, such as PETRA III at DESY or the European Free-Electron Laser, European XFEL, which goes into operation this year. [more] [archive]

approaching deadlines:

Feb. 28, 2017: Abstract deadline for XXIV Congress & General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography, 21.08.2017 - 28.08.2017
Feb. 28, 2017: Deadline for application for scholarships in the master program MaMaSELF (Masters in Materials Science Exploring Large Scale Facilities)
Mar. 01, 2017: Deadline for proposals PETRA III
Mar. 01, 2017: Abstract deadline for Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Meeting 2017, 24.05.2017 - 26.05.2017
Mar. 01, 2017: Deadline for proposals ALS
Mar. 01, 2017: Deadline for proposals HZB
Mar. 02, 2017: Registration deadline for The Energy & Materials Research Conference, 05.04.2017 - 07.04.2017
Mar. 03, 2017: Deadline for proposals APS

European XFEL
European XFEL prepares for user operation: Researchers can hand in first proposals for experiments

For the first time, scientists from around the world can now submit their proposals for experiments at the European XFEL. The user programme is expected to begin in the second half of the year, with two of the planned six instruments being initially available, that is the Femtosecond X-Ray Experiments (FXE) instrument and the Single Particles, Clusters, and Biomolecules and Serial Femtosecond Crystallography (SPB/SFX) instrument. FXE enables investigations of ultrafast processes and the creation of “molecular movies”, which show the progression of an individual reaction with high precision. SPB/SFX is specialized for research into biomolecules and other biological materials. Deadline is March 20, 2017. [more] [archive]
Meissener Porzellan
Evening lectures: scientific insights into art and cultural heritage

In a new series of evening lectures in Dresden, experts from France, Austria and Germany present their research on art and cultural heritage from the stone age to ancient until modern times. The participants will find out which chemical methods or how ion-, synchrotronbeams or neutrons are used to examine stone age ivory, greek bronze coins or antique paintings without doing any harm to them. [more] [archive]
KFS chair
KFS elections in March

In March, the synchrotron radiation users in Germany will elect their representation, the 11. Committee Research with Synchrotrotron Radiation (KFS). All users who are eligible and who are registered with KFS will get the voting ballots sent per postal mail. [more] [archive]
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