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.
Graphen auf Gold
Progress in the application of spin effects in graphene: from the metal to the semiconductor world

D. Marchenko, A. Varykhalov, O. Rader, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

Graphene on silicon carbide could be an interesting candidate for future spintronik components. Squeezing gold atoms between the semiconducting substrate and graphene does enhance spin-orbit interaction at hot spots and shows ways to controll the spins. First results at BESSY II are now published in Applied Physics Letters. [more] [archive]

approaching deadlines:

Oct. 31, 2016: Grand Opening of the Energy Materials Insitu Laboratory at BESSY II (EMIL@BESSY II) of the HZB and MPG
Nov. 04, 2016: Abstract deadline for 1st BornAgain School and User Meeting, 21.11.2016 - 22.11.2016
Nov. 22, 2016: Registration deadline for SAFE workshop: Smaller and Faster: Infrared and Terahertz Spectral-Imaging at the Nanoscale with Synchrotron Radiation and Free Electron Laser Sources, 01.12.2016 - 02.12.2016
Dec. 01, 2016: Registration deadline for EMBO Conference: Towards novel therapies: Emerging insights from structural and molecular biology, 06.03.2017 - 08.03.2017
Dec. 01, 2016: Abstract deadline for EMBO Conference: Towards novel therapies: Emerging insights from structural and molecular biology, 06.03.2017 - 08.03.2017
Dec. 15, 2016: Preregistration deadline (cheaper) for 13th International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids - DSL2017, 26.06.2017 - 30.06.2017

European XFEL
European XFEL starts commissioning of the world’s largest X-ray laser

European XFEL, a large international research facility with eleven European member countries, has begun the commissioning of the 3.4-km long underground X-ray laser. Around 350 guests from politics, administration, the diplomatic corps, scientists from around the world, and employees of European XFEL and its closest partner institute DESY celebrated this big milestone today on the new research facility’s campus in Schenefeld in the metropolitan area of Hamburg, Germany. [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
What the KFS does

The Committee Research with Synchrotron Radiation (KFS) represents scientists, who work with synchrotron radiation in the context of the BMBF-Verbundforschung Condensed Matter. The committee consists of seven elected members and of guests. The main task of the KFS is promoting the research with synchrotron radiation. To get an idea what the KFS is currently dealing with, have a look at the minutes (in German only) or at the email newsletters that are sent out quaterly. [more] [archive]