Committee Research with Synchrotron Radiation
News from research and committee
Chair: Dr. Bridget Murphy Vice Chair: Prof. Dr. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt
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.
Novel method transfers superior nanoscale mechanics to macroscopic fibres

DESY / Daniel Söderberg

At DESY's X-ray light source PETRA III, a team led by Swedish researchers has produced the strongest bio-material that has ever been made. The artifical, but bio-degradable cellulose fibres are stronger than steel and even than dragline spider silk, which is usually considered the strongest bio-based material. The team headed by Daniel Söderberg from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm reports the work in the journal ACS Nano of the American Chemical Society. [more] [archive]

approaching deadlines:

Jun. 24, 2018: Abstract deadline for Gordon Research Conference Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage Research, 22.07.2018 - 27.07.2018
Jun. 25, 2018: Abstract deadline for XXI International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena 2018, 15.07.2018 - 20.07.2018
Jun. 28, 2018: Deadline for proposals European XFEL
Jun. 29, 2018: Preregistration deadline (cheaper) for Synchrotron Radiation and Neutron in Art and Archaeology, 03.09.2018 - 07.09.2018
Jun. 30, 2018: Registration deadline for Physics with Free Electron Lasers, 23.09.2018 - 28.09.2018
Jun. 30, 2018: Poster-abstract deadline Synchrotron Radiation and Neutron in Art and Archaeology, 03.09.2018-07.09.2018
Jun. 30, 2018: Registration deadline for PSI Master School 2018 - Introducing photons, neutrons and muons for materials characterization, 03.09.2018 - 14.09.2018
Jul. 01, 2018: Deadline for proposals SSRL (Macromolecular Crystallography)
Jul. 01, 2018: Registration deadline for 14th Biennial Conference on High-Resolution X-Ray Diffraction and Imaging, 03.09.2018 - 07.09.2018
Jul. 02, 2018: Preregistration deadline (cheaper) for German Conference for Research with Synchrotron Radiation, Neutrons and Ion Beams at Large Facilities (SNI2018), 17.09.2018 - 19.09.2018
Jul. 03, 2018: Preregistration deadline (cheaper) for Diffraction on Energy Materials School, 08.10.2018 - 09.10.2018

MATRAC 1 School

The MATRAC 1 School "Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Materials Science" will be held in Lauenburg and Hamburg, Germany, from 2 to 7 September 2018. A systematic overview of the application of neutrons and synchrotron radiation to the structural analysis of engineering materials will be provided. The focus of the practical training will be on synchrotron experiments. Neutron data analysis will also be practised. Application until June 15, 2018. [more] [archive]
SNI2018: Register at early bird rate until July 2, 2018

The early bird conference fee for the German Conference for Research with Synchrotron Radiation, Neutrons and Ion Beams at Large Facilities 2018 (Garching, Sept. 17-19, 2018) is 75/150 € for PhD students and scientists respectively - if you register until July 2, 2018. After that date, it is 100/175 €. Please observe that accomodation will be a bottleneck, take care to reserve a hotel romm in time. The abstracts are currently being evaluated. [more] [archive]
Bridget Murphy is the new KFS chair

Bridget Murphy (CAU Kiel) was elected as new chair of the 11th KFS on July 17, 2017. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt (KIT) is the deputy chair. The departments are taken over by Sarah Köster (Göttingen University, public relations), Christian Gutt (Siegen University, instrumentation and data strategy) and Birgit Kanngießer (TU Berlin, user affairs). [more] [archive]