KFS
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.
Dimer Ayyer
Determination of biomolecule structures using continuous diffraction patterns

Ayyer and Chapman, CFEL

A scientific breakthrough gives researchers access to the blueprint of thousands of molecules of great relevance to medicine and biology. The novel technique, pioneered by a team led by DESY scientist Professor Henry Chapman from the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science CFEL and reported this week in the scientific journal Nature, opens up an easy way to determine the spatial structures of proteins and other molecules, many of which are practically inaccessible by existing methods. [more] [archive]


approaching deadlines:

Feb. 12, 2016: Preregistration deadline (cheaper) for 5th International Conference on Superconductivity and Magnetism (ICSM2016), 24.04.2016 - 30.04.2016
Feb. 15, 2016: Registration deadline for 9th International Workshop on X-ray Radiation Damage to Biological Crystalline Samples, 09.03.2016 - 11.03.2016
Feb. 15, 2016: Abstract deadline for 15th European Powder Diffraction Conference (EPDIC15), 12.06.2016 - 15.06.2016
Feb. 15, 2016: Abstract deadline for 9th International Workshop on X-ray Radiation Damage to Biological Crystalline Samples, 09.03.2016 - 11.03.2016
Feb. 15, 2016: Abstract deadline for 12th International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and liquids, 26.06.2016 - 30.06.2016
Feb. 15, 2016: Deadline for proposals SLS joint X+n powder diffraction


BESSY
BESSY II electron highway gets second lane

The particle accelerator team at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) has demonstrated that BESSY II, the 3rd generation synchrotron radiation source in Berlin, can be operated with not just one, but two simultaneous electron paths. By precisely tuning the magnetic components, physicists can create an additional orbital path. Packets of electrons can travel along it and emit intense light pulses at the experiment stations. This could provide the user community with the option to select light pulses from either path as needed in their experiments. HZB is the first to enter this new territory and at the same time has reached another milestone in its pioneering BESSY-VSR project. [more] [archive]
XFEL injector
First electrons accelerated in European XFEL

A crucial component of the European XFEL has taken up operation: The so-called injector, the 45-metre long first part of the superconducting particle accelerator, has accelerated its first electrons to nearly the speed of light. This is the first beam ever accelerated at the European XFEL and represents a major advancement toward the completion of the facility. [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]