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.
Incommensurate crystal structure under pressure


Using DESYs X-ray source PETRA III, scientists have observed for the first time how layers in certain crystals buckle under high pressure, forming a complex inner structure. The study led by Prof. Sander van Smaalen from the University of Bayreuth opens the view into the complex nature of layered compounds. Using single-crystal X-ray diffraction at a source like PETRA III they have been able to describe for the first time the evolution of an incommensurate crystal structure in dependence on pressure. [more] [archive]

approaching deadlines:

Jul. 05, 2015: Poster-abstract deadline International conference on novel nanomaterial: engeneering and properties, 09.09.2015-11.09.2015
Jul. 05, 2015: Registration deadline for International Summer University on Energy 2015: Renewable Energies VII: Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal & Wind, 23.08.2015 - 04.09.2015
Jul. 06, 2015: Manuscript deadline Third Meeting of X-Ray and Neutron Phase Imaging with Gratings (XNPIG2015), 08.09.2015-11.09.2015
Jul. 10, 2015: Deadline for proposals APS
Jul. 15, 2015: Registration deadline for 16th International Conference on X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS16), 23.08.2015 - 28.08.2015

HZG summer school
MATRAC 1 - Summer School 2015: Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science

Registration is now open for the HZG MATRAC Summer School "Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science" to be held in Hamburg/Ammersbek, Germany, from September 21 to 25, 2015 (in cooperation with the RAC and VI-NXMM). The school will provide a systematic overview of the application of neutrons and synchrotron radiation to the structural analysis in applied materials. All relevant experimental methods will be covered in a three-day course which will be followed by a two-day practical. The practical at GEMS/DESY in Hamburg will cover various diffractometers, SAXS instruments and tomography stations. Neutron data analysis will also be practised. Registration deadline is June 24, 2015. [more] [archive]
Helmholtz funds two new DESY spin-off companies

The Helmholtz Assication funds two new companies that are DESY spin-offs. The suna-precision GmbH will offer nano positioning for the scientific market and in particular for synchrotron radiation sources. Cycle GmbH offers innovative products in ultrashort laser technology for science and industry. [more] [archive]
Stefan Eisebitt is the new KFS-chair

At the constituent meeting of the 10th KFS, Stefan Eisebitt (TU Berlin) was elected as new KFS-chair. Vice chair is Bridget Murphy (Uni Kiel). The departments are: Public Relations: Andreas Schreyer (HZG), Instrumentation: Tim Salditt (Uni Göttingen) and Users: Birgit Kanngießer (TU Berlin). [more] [archive]