Synchrotron radiation

The High Energy Density Science Instrument at European XFEL: Application and Status
The High Energy Density science (HED) instrument at the European XFEL will provide unique possibilities for the investigation of near solid density matter at states of extreme excitation. European XFEL is a large research infrastructure currently under construction in the Hamburg metropol region, North Germany. It will provide researchers with free-electron laser radiation in the x-ray range from 0.25 to 25 keV and six initial science instruments dedicated to a variety of x-ray techniques and applications.
MAX IV Magnet Design and Storage Ring Magnet Status
Martin will present a general introduction to the MAX IV magnet block design concept. He will also present the current production status, specific field measurement results and alignment of magnet elements within magnet blocks. Following the talks Martin will be available for a question and answer session until 4:00 p.m.

X-ray Diffraction from Perfect Crystals

The 100th Anniversary of the First Calculations by C.G. Darwin

In 1914, C. G. Darwin published two papers that established some of the basic features of X-ray diffraction in perfect crystals. One of those features was near-unity reflectivity over a narrow angular range at the Bragg condition, a phenomenon that is still known as the "Darwin width" of the reflection. The talk will briefly describe his calculational approach to scattering in perfect crystals, impact of those calculations, and other aspects of Darwin’s life and work.

Hybrid Pixel Array Detectors Enabling New Science
PILATUS single photon counting Hybrid Pixel Device (HPD) detectors have transformed synchrotron research by enabling new data acquisition modes and even novel experiments. At the same time data quality has improved due to noise-free operation and direct conversion of the X-rays. Millisecond readout times and high-frame rates allow for hitherto unknown speed and efficiency of data acquisition.
Nanoscale freezing leads to better imagingFebruary 21, 2014

A new Bionanoprobe at the Advanced Photon Source dramatically improves three-dimensional nanoscale image mapping of trace elements within a cell.