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:

May. 26, 2015: Registration deadline for manuSciences15: Franco-German Summer School : Interdisciplinary approaches to manuscript studies combining philology, materials studies, computer science and digital humanities, 06.09.2015 - 12.09.2015
May. 29, 2015: Deadline for German-Swedish pproposals in structural biology na materials sciences with neutrons and synchrotron radiation (Röntgen-Angström-Cluster)
May. 30, 2015: Deadline for proposals in structural biology (BioStruct-X)
May. 31, 2015: Preregistration deadline (cheaper) for Diffusion Fundamentals VI, 23.08.2015 - 26.08.2015
May. 31, 2015: Abstract deadline for 16th International Feofilov Symposium on spectroscopy of crystals, 09.11.2015 - 13.11.2015
May. 31, 2015: Registration deadline for Summerschool Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science, 21.09.2015 - 25.09.2015
May. 31, 2015: Registration deadline for Gordon Research Conference Topological & Correlated Matter - Advances in Topological Phases of Matter in Crystalline Solids and Cold Atom Systems, 28.06.2015 - 03.07.2015
May. 31, 2015: Preregistration deadline (cheaper) for 11th International Conference on Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity, 23.08.2015 - 28.08.2015
Jun. 01, 2015: Registration deadline for Structural Biology on the Move, 24.08.2015 - 27.08.2015
Jun. 01, 2015: Preregistration deadline (cheaper) for 16th International Conference on Small-Angle Scattering, 13.09.2015 - 18.09.2015
Jun. 01, 2015: Registration deadline for RACIRI Summer School 2015: Time-resolved and In-situ Studies of Materials. Basics and Applications, 22.08.2015 - 29.08.2015
Jun. 05, 2015: Preregistration deadline (cheaper) for 35th Symposium on Dynamical Properties of Solids - DyProSo 2015, 13.09.2015 - 17.09.2015

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]
RACIRI Summer School 2015: Time-resolved and In-situ Studies of Materials

A great chance for master, diploma and PhD students or postdocs: application is still open for the RACIRI Summer School 2015, which will take place on the island of Rügen this year (August 22-29, 2015). It will focus on "Time-resolved and In-situ Studies of Materials: Basics and Applications" and the nominated young scientists will receive all necessary funding for travel, accommodation and food. Apply until June 1, 2015! [more] [archive]
DESY creates new research opportunities at X-ray laser FLASH

DESY opens new vistas into the nanocosm at its pioneering X-ray laser FLASH. A comprehensive technological upgrade and expansion of the facility enables entirely new experimental opportunities and opens up groundbreaking technologies to the international scientific community. [more] [archive]