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.
Live view of catalyst deactivation


The platinum nanoparticles found in a car’s catalytic converter fuse together during its operation, forfeiting some of their efficiency as a result. This process has now been observed live on the nano-scale by research scientists from Hamburg. The examination, which was carried out in a special type of reaction chamber, for the first time provides experimental data on the changes undergone by catalyst nanoparticles under operation conditions, as the scientists Uta Hejral and Andreas Stierle from DESY’s NanoLab report in the journal “Nature Communications”. [more] [archive]

approaching deadlines:

May. 10, 2016: Abstract deadline for Erice School-Workshop Trends in Free Electron Laser Physics, 17.05.2016 - 23.05.2016
May. 13, 2016: Registration deadline for Ultrafast X-ray Summer Seminar 2016, 12.06.2016 - 16.06.2016
May. 15, 2016: Manuscript deadline 20th International Conference on Solid Compounds of Transition Elements (SCTE-2016), 11.04.2016-15.04.2016
May. 15, 2016: Preregistration deadline (cheaper) for European Conference on X-Ray Spectrometry (EXRS), 19.06.2016 - 24.06.2016

EUCALL's Young Researcher Travel Grants

The European Cluster of Advanced Laser Light Sources (EUCALL) is offering Young Researcher Travel Grants for both the Science@FELs Conference in Trieste , and for the ELI Summer School near Prague in 2016. Application deadlines are on June 1 and July 1, respectively. Eligible are all science graduate students or recent PhDs (doctorate granted after 1 January 2014). Selected candidates can receive up to 500€. [more] [archive]
RACIRI Summer School 2016: Convergent Science and Technology for Society

This year's RACIRI Summer School will take place in Repino near St. Petersburg in Russia (August 21-28, 2016). Research on "Convergent Science and Technology for Society" is the focus theme of the course which addresses senior masters students in the final phase of their study programme (master/diploma), or PhD students with proven academic background and necessary qualifications, or young scientists (Postdocs). There are up to 20 scholarships for students and young scientists who are working at German research institutions or universities and who are residents of Germany. Application deadline is May 31, 2016. [more] [archive]
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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]