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:

Jul. 26, 2016: SAS and Integrative Approaches to Complex Structures
Jul. 31, 2016: Registration deadline for PSI Powder Diffraction School PDS2016 – Modern Synchrotron Methods, 22.08.2016 - 26.08.2016
Jul. 31, 2016: Poster-abstract deadline The 4th International Conference on Competitive Materials and Technology Processes, 03.10.2016-07.10.2016
Aug. 01, 2016: Abstract deadline for International Workshop on Sample Environment at Scattering Facilities, 19.09.2016 - 22.09.2016

XFEL tunnel
Travel alongside a 3.4 km long X-ray laser, in less than 5 minutes

In a new tunnel flight film, you can glide through the 3.4-km length of the European XFEL, an X-ray laser being constructed for research in the metropolitan Hamburg area. From one end of the facility to the other, you’ll get an impression of not only its massive scope, but also the ongoing work in the tunnels. [more] [archive]
European XFEL
European XFEL inaugurates Schenefeld headquarters

European XFEL, an international X-ray laser facility that is to begin operation in 2017, reached a major milestone on 29 June: the inauguration of the new headquarters in the town of Schenefeld in the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. Guests from politics, administration, and the diplomatic corps; the European XFEL Council; and employees from European XFEL and the organization’s largest shareholder and close partner DESY celebrated the event at the new research campus. [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]