Jan 28 – 30, 2015
DESY Hamburg
Europe/Berlin timezone

Satellite Meetings

Satellite Meetings on Thursday, 29 January 2015

DESY Photon Science

DESY- EXAFS beamlines (P64 und P65) Programme
Organiser: Edmund Welter

The two new EXAFS beamlines currently build as part of the PETRA III extension project will become operational in autumn 2015. The satellite workshop is intended to give an overview about the current state of the project, the experimental options on day 1 and in the year following the start of the user operation. Users who plan to do early experiments at either P64 or P65 are strongly encouraged to participate in this workshop and to discuss their options with the beamline staff.

DESY-HIBEF General Assembly Programme
Organisers: Hans-Peter Liermann, Emma McBride, Carsten Baehtz

The Helmholtz International Beamline for Extreme Fields is a user consortium contribution which is located at the HED-station at European XFEL. It will provide a worldwide unique combination of instrumentation like high-energy long-pulse as well as a high-intensity short-pulse lasers and pulsed magnetic fields. This opens new possibilities to study matter under extreme conditions in the field of plasma physics, high-pressure sciences and magnetism. The workshop includes science talks in these fields. Status of the project and organisation as well as experimental possibilities will be introduced to interested user and members of the international user consortium. The HIBEF General Assembly will be held in conjunction with the European XFEL Workshop HED Instrument/User Workshop.

DESY- 5th Workshop on X-Ray Nano-Imaging of Biological and Chemical Systems at PETRA III Programme
Organisers: Christian Schroer, Gerald Falkenberg

The workshop covers x-ray microscopy at PETRA III with special emphasis on applications in biology and chemistry. It is held for the 5th time as part of the activities of the Helmholtz Virtual Institute “In-Situ Nano-Imaging of Biological and Chemical Processes” and brings together scientists from biology, chemistry, and x-ray microscopy.

DESY-CFEL- Data analysis for serial crystallography experiments using free-electron lasers and synchrotrons Programme
Organisers: Henry Chapman, Thomas White

This workshop will concern data processing techniques and software for crystallographic experiments in which only one diffraction pattern, or a very small number of patterns, are acquired from each crystal. Alongside introductory talks, there will be live demonstrations of the Cheetah and CrystFEL software packages which address the needs of this type of experiment, and the authors will be available for assistance with specific processing problems.

DESY- SAXS/WAXS/GISAXS-User Workshop @ DESY Programme
Organisers: Rainer Gehrke, Stephan Roth

Following the big success of the SAXS/WAXS workshop in recent years, this  workshop addresses current and potential users of small-angle X-ray scattering at PETRA III. It is intended to present and discuss the status and perspectives of the experimental facilities, especially the micro- and nanofocus X-ray scattering beamline (MiNaXS) P03, and recent as well as planned user activities. It shall foster communication among the users  and identify common interests.

DESY- High energy X-ray scattering Programme
Organisers: Uta Ruett, Martin V. Zimmmermann

Current and future users of the high energy X-ray beamlines operated by DESY are invited to exchange experience and ideas about the use of these facilities. Please send a short message to uta.ruett@desy.de or martin.v.zimmermann@desy.de ; if you are interested to contribute with a short presentation.

The German Engineering Materials Science Centre (GEMS): Status and perspectives of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Outstation at DESY
Organiser: Martin Müller

European XFEL

XFEL - Satellite Workshop on Photon Beam Diagnostics  Programme
Organiser: Jan Grünert and Marco Zagrando

The Satellite Workshop on Photon Beam Diagnostics is organized as part of the European XFEL Users' Meeting, like in previous years (except 2014). The target of this Workshop is to bring together the experts in FEL Photon Diagnostics, to strengthen existing collaborations and create new ones, to share the latest progress but also to discuss new experimental methods and instrumentation that seems suited to be used as FEL photon beam diagnostics. Last but not
least, progress in this field at the European XFEL facility is presented. Sufficient time for discussions shall be provided.

HED Instrument/User Workshop Programme
Organiser: Thomas Tschentscher

The high energy density science instrument is one of the six baseline instruments at the European XFEL. With the completion of the technical design report in the first half of 2014, the instrument entered the detailed design phase. This workshop intends to provide to the user community an update on the status of design and proposed implementation. A specific topic is the actual status of the experimental chamber and the detector integration. It further serves as a platform for communication with users with respect to their detailed requirements. In addition, the current status of the split and delay unit (SDU) will be shown. This optic is provided by the University of Münster in the frame of the BMBF Verbundforschung and will be installed at HED. The presentations will be followed by a time slot allowing for open discussion. This mini-Workshop after a coffee break will be followed by a workshop organized by the HIBEF user consortium.

FXE Instrument User Workshop - Recent Developments Programme
Organisers: Federico Boscherini and Christian Bressler

The FXE instrument is one of the six baseline instruments at the European XFEL. It is specially optimized to permit combined x-ray spectroscopies and scattering experiments on liquid samples with hard x-radiation. This workshop seeks to extend its capabilities towards solid state applications, which includes the design of a special vacuum chamber around the sample position. The Agenda will include an overview of the FXE instrument including a suggestion to investigate key compounds for photocatalytic and photovoltaic applications, followed by presentations towards the solid state option.
XFEL - Early science at MID (26. - 27. January 2015) Programme
Organiser: Anders Madsen

The aim of the workshop is to discuss the experimental capabilities and science opportunities offered by the Materials Imaging and Dynamics (MID)station expected to begin operation in 2017. The emphasis will be on day one capabilities and early experiments. MID will feature setups for (coherent) scattering and imaging in the energy range 5-25 keV. A synchronized optical laser is available for pump-probe experiments and optional x-ray optics (e.g. monochromator, focusing lenses, mirrors, X-ray split-delay line) allow tailoring the beam parameters. The sample environment provide opportunities for SAXS and WAXS in combination with liquid sample injection, fast sample exchange or scanning, pulsed high magnetic fields, as well as a furnace/cryostat for high and low-temperature measurements. An area detector will be available that can acquire images at 4.5 MHz speed to take full advantage of the XFEL machine parameters.