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. 31, 2015: Abstract deadline for 16th International Feofilov Symposium on spectroscopy of crystals, 09.11.2015 - 13.11.2015
Aug. 07, 2015: Registration deadline for XAFS16 Satellite Meeting - Data acquisition, treatment, storage – quality assurance in XAFS spectroscopy, 21.08.2015 - 22.08.2015
Aug. 10, 2015: Registration deadline for The 2nd International Conference on Rheology and Modeling of Materials, 05.10.2015 - 09.10.2015

German-Swedish cooperation: Funding of common projects (Röntgen-Ångström-Cluster)

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has published a call for proposals for German-Swedish projects in materials sciences and structural biology with neutrons and synchrotron radiation (Röntgen-Ångström-Cluster). deadline is May 29, 2015, and funding is supposed to start on January 1, 2016. The projects should run at least three and at most four years and they should be structured by precise milestones. [more] [archive]
New possibilities for materials science, ultrafast chemistry, and structural biology at European XFEL

The Helmholtz Senate has given the green light for the Association's involvement in a new kind of experimentation station at the European XFEL in Hamburg, Germany: the Helmholtz International User Consortia at the European XFEL will be funded with 30 million euro. The largest portion of the funding goes to the Helmholtz International Beamline for Extreme Fields (HIBEF), which will contribute essential components to the High-Energy Density Science (HED) instrument. [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]