Overview Satellite Meetings

Monday, 23 January 2023

European XFEL:     

Title: High Rep Rate Fixed Target Delivery: Chip standardisation and workflow Draft programme
Organizer: Carsten Deiter; Ekaterina Round (European XFEL), John Beale (PSI)     
Venue: E1.173 (European XFEL, Holzkoppel 4, Schenefeld)     
Duration: 09:00-19:00     
Type: hybrid     
Short description:

Modern X-ray sources offer the possibility to perform single shot experiments with high repetition rates. To enable sample delivery of fixed-targets with rates of up to 10Hz, the positions of the samples have to be known prior the experiment. In this workshop we will discuss strategies to standardize sample mounts and position descriptions. We will propose possible approaches to the necessary tasks. 

The workshop is split into two parts: The morning session focuses on the workflow for fixed-targets – especially sample pre-characterization and deep learning-based image recognition – and the afternoon session aims for standardization of carrier chips and data formats for fixed-targets in protein crystallography. 

Title: X-ray Raman and other non-resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering at XFELs Draft programme
Organizer: Frederico Lima (European XFEL); Simo Huotari (University of Helsinki)
Venue: Building 15, CSSB Auditorium, (DESY, Notkestraße 85, 22607 Hamburg)     
Duration: 09:00-17:00     
Type: hybrid     
Short description:

Non-resonant Inelastic X-ray scattering is a powerful, photon-hungry technique that has been used at 3rd- and 4th-generation storage rings to probe low-energy excitations in the condensed phase and access light element absorption edges (X-ray Raman) using hard X-rays. These methods have provided new opportunities for in situ and in operando measurements of functional materials, which has proven attractive to a very diverse range of research fields. This satellite meeting will explore the current capabilities at synchrotron sources, along with an overview of the different fields of science being investigated using these methods. The current status and capabilities of hard X-ray spectrometers at the EuXFEL instruments will be presented along with similar projects at other XFELs to better understand the state of the art in the field.

DESY Photon Science:     

Title: FLASH THz User Workshop     Draft programme
Organizer: Rui Pan (DESY)     
Venue:  SemR CFEL I, Bldg 99   
Duration: 10:00 -18:30     
Type: hybrid     
Short description:      
In this workshop, we intend to bring together on the one hand users of the intense, coherent THz source at FLASH and general experts in the field of THz science with on the other hand experimentalists using XUV / soft X-ray radiation to probe dynamics in matter. We aim to discuss ongoing and new projects using our facilities at FLASH. This workshop combines reports on the current status of the THz source, the beamline within FLASH2020+, selected experimental case studies from past and prospective users, with providing ample time for discussion. New XUV/THz endstations will be presented with an outlook for future opportunities.     

Title: Data analysis at FLASH   Draft programme
Organizer: C. Passow, S. Düsterer  (DESY)     
Venue: Bldg. 28c, SemR FLASH     
Duration: 13:00 - 17:00
Type: hybrid     
Short description:    

Efficient treatment of experimental data is essential for modern experiments, especially for free-electron lasers, which produce unprecedented quantities of them.

This workshop will start with a brief introduction of the current status regarding online and offline analysis as well as our current plans for FLASH.

The main part of the workshop is dedicated to presentations from our user community introducing the frontiers of data analysis to encourage lively discussions

Tuesday, 24. January 2023

European XFEL:     

Title:  Advanced X-ray Instrumentation, Optics and Metrology Draft programme    
Organizer: Maurizio Vannoni; Liubov Samoylova (European XFEL)  
Venue: Seminar room Flash, Building 28c, 2nd floor (DESY, Notkestraße 85, 22607 Hamburg)   
Duration: 09:00-17:00   
Type: in person     
Short description:      
4th generation Synchrotron Sources and Free Electron Lasers pose very specific and often highly demanding requirements on the optical instrumentation. 
It is our interest to reinforce the community of optics experts, to share the results, and to join the efforts among the facilities.
In this satellite meeting we would like to warmly invite the experts, both scientists and engineers, of different facilities to discuss together the most recent experiences in the following topics:     

  • Advanced Optics Instrumentation, with particular regard about new designs, new devices and recent results
  • Optics Contamination and/or Damage
  • Recent developments in Metrology of X-ray Optical elements

Title: Status of the HED instrument and the HIBEF contributions and scientific highlights     Draft programme
Organizer: Ulf Zastrau; Carsten Baehtz     
Duration: afternoon (13:00- 17.00hrs) 
Venue: E1.173 (European XFEL, Holzkoppel 4, Schenefeld)    
Type: hybrid
Short description:
The HED instrument, in cooperation with the HIBEF user consortium, performs experiments in the field of high-pressure science and plasma physics. In the joint satellite meeting latest results of some user experiments as well as status of the experimental opportunities will be represented. In the last year, foci were the spectroscopic possibilities at HED, whereby this year on overview of XFEL operation modes will give some advice for future experiments and new scientific fields are the main topics. 

DESY Photon Science:     

Title: Computing for Photon Science     Draft programme
Organizer: M. Gasthuber, A. Rothkirch, F. Schluenzen, Y. Kemp (DESY)     
Venue: Bldg. 15, CSSB Auditorium
Duration: 14:00 - 17:30h     
Type: hybrid     
Short description:      
The workshop will give an introduction of the compute resources available for Photon Science Users and Staff, how to access and use compute and storage, and how to use them efficiently. The workshop will also give an overview of new and updated tools and services around the compute platform, including tools for data management and analysis. We aim to leave ample time for questions and discussions.     

Title: ExPaNDS workshop: Open Data for Open Science     Draft programme
Organizer: J. Marauska(DESY)     
Venue: Bldg. 1b, SemR 4ab    
Duration: 08:45-13:00h     
Type: onsite     
Short description:      
ExPaNDS is the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Photon and Neutron Data Service. The ambitious ExPaNDS project is a collaboration between 10 national Photon and Neutron Research Infrastructures (PaN RIs) as well as EGI. The project aims to deliver standardised, interoperable, and integrated data sources and data analysis services for Photon and Neutron facilities.The project ends in February 2023. The workpackages will present the results of the project. Website: www.expands.eu     

Title: Momentum Microscopy at FLASH and PETRA III   Draft programme  
Organizer: Markus Scholz, Dmytro Kutnyakhov , Thiago Peixoto (DESY)     
Venue: Bldg. 99, SemR CFEL III   
Duration: 09:15 - 17:00h      
Type: onsite     
Short description:     
In the past years time-of-flight momentum microscopy at PETRA and FLASH has been successfully established.  The aim of this workshop is to raise visibility on the momentum microscopy activities at DESY, and to foster scientific discussions and exchange within the (H)ARPES and (h)XPD community.    

Title: Present and future opportunities for the investigation of gas-phase biomolecules at FEL and SR facilities    Draft programme
Organizer: Sadia Bari, Lucas Schwob (DESY)    
Venue: Bldg. 99, SemR CFEL II 
Duration: 09:00 - 18:00    
Type: hybrid    
Short description: 

Over the past decade, the combination of electrospray ionization sources (ESI), tandem mass-spectrometry (MS) and advanced light sources has become an increasingly popular experimental method for the study of large biomolecules such as peptides, proteins and oligonucleotides. Thanks to the versatility of ESI-MS instruments and the tunability of synchrotrons and FELs in the VUV to X-ray range, our community has collected rich data on e.g. radiation damage, site-selective dissociation, the effects of nano-solvation, spectroscopy of the electronic structure (valence to core levels), insights into geometrical structure, etc. Nevertheless, some experimental challenges are still to be tackled to get deeper knowledge into the studied systems and to be able to record the dynamics of ultrafast processes, photoelectron spectra or to enable coincident/covariance measurements as routinely performed for neutral gas-phase target molecules.    
With this meeting, we hope to bring together researchers and beamline scientists to discuss ongoing research topics, users’ needs and current possibilities and development at FEL and synchrotron facilities, with a focus on “large” gas-phase biomolecules produced by electrospray ionization. The meeting will end with a round table discussion between users and beamline scientists to stimulate new collaborative projects.     
To reach a larger audience, our meeting is planned to be set up in a hybrid mode. 

Thursday, 26. January 2023

DESY Photon Science:

Title: SAXS/WAXS/GISAXS@DESY    Draft programme
Organizer: F. Bertram, S. Haas, S. V. Roth (DESY)    
Venue: 28c / SemR FLASH   
Duration: 11:00 - 17:00    
Type: hybrid
Short description: 

The 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 current and future experimental facilities in this field at DESY and recent as well as planned user activities. It shall foster communication among the users and identify common interests.    


Title: In situ studies at extreme conditions using the Large Volume Press at P61B  Draft programme  
Organizer: R. Farla, S. Bhat (DESY)    
Venue: Bldg, 48f, Room 01.030

Duration: 13:16:30
Type: hybrid    
Short description:     
In situ studies on mm-sized samples at high pressures (< 30 GPa) and temperatures (< 2300 K) in the Aster-15 LVP are routinely carried out at P61B using energy-dispersive X-ray diffraction and radiography using the high-energy Wiggler beam (30 – 160 keV). It is now possible to use one of the Ge-detectors in the vertical tilted position to collect diffracted X-rays between the anvils in cubic compression mode down to 2θ = 3° with the newly installed beamstop. For rock deformation studies up to 15 GPa, stress estimation is now possible with both detectors at 2θ = 5° or greater and at azimuthal positions of 0° and 90°. This setup is enhanced using X-ray transparent cBN and sintered-diamond anvils. Furthermore, we offer additional in situ techniques, such as 1) acoustic emissions detection with 6 sensors, combined with anisotropic compression to study brittle processes in samples with and without X-rays, and 2) ultrasonic wave speed measurements using smaller WC anvils, a LiNbO3 transducer and a newly installed signal amplification system with a high-speed relay to study the physical properties of materials in assemblies as small as 10 mm at  > 20 GPa and high temperatures. Imaging experiments, such as falling sphere viscosimetry, are enhanced with a new extremely bright scintillator: GAGG:Ce. P61B is available for beam time (normal access) and experiment time without X-rays (fast access). Details on the status, development and future of the beamline at PETRA IV will be presented at this dedicated workshop. We hope this meeting offers an opportunity for you to connect with fellow scientists in the field and with the invited speakers.     

Title: 13th Workshop on X-Ray Nano-Imag-ing of Biological and Chemical Systems at PETRA III Draft programme   
Organizer:  Chr. Schroer, M. Sprung , G. Falkenberg (DESY)    
Venue: Bldg. 99, CFEL I-III
Duration: 11-17.00
Type: onsite    
Short description:     
The workshop gives attention to x-ray microscopy at various PETRA III beamlines with special emphasis on applications in biology and chemistry. In the general session several scientific (multimodal) X-ray imaging highlights are presented, accompanied by special P06 and GINIX (P10) sessions with a series of short user contributions. Participants are encouraged to discuss future scientific opportunities for nano-imaging experiments at PETRA III and PETRA IV.    

Title: The Swedish Materials Science beamline at PETRA III    Draft programme
Organizer: U. Lienert (DESY)    
Venue:   Bldg 25f, Room 456  
Duration: 09.00 - 12.00h    
Type: hybrid     
Short description: 

This satellite meeting focusses on the in-line branch P21.2 of the Swedish Materials Science beamline at PETRA III which is dedicated to multi-modal materials characterization by high-energy synchrotron radiation. The status of the beamline will be presented and future developments will be discussed. Selected experimental case studies will be presented by users. An activity report of the Center for X-rays in Swedish Materials Science (CeXS), the academic host of the SMS beamline, will be presented.    

Title: High Energy X-ray Diffraction for Physics and Chemistry    Draft programme
Organizer: A. - C. Dippel, M. v. Zimmermann (DESY)    
Venue: Bldg. 1b, SemR 4ab    
Duration: 13:00 - 17:00
Type: onsite    
Short description: 

High energy X-ray diffraction and scattering based techniques play a major role in many scientific fields incl. physics, chemistry, and materials science. In particular, they enable complex in situ and operando experiments and the analysis of local (dis)order on atomic scale. We are going to present and discuss the current and future capabilities available at the high-energy scattering and diffraction beamlines P07-DESY and P21.1 based primarily on the techniques of total scattering, single-crystal diffraction, surface diffraction and x-ray diffraction computed tomography. Reports on key experiments will demonstrate the wide spectrum of scientific applications. This workshop aims at bringing together experienced users, interested researchers, and beamline staff.    

Title: X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy today and perspectives for future PETRA III and IV beamlines  Draft programme
Organizer: W. Caliebe, E. Welter, M. Nentwich (DESY)    
Venue: Bldg. 3, BAH I+II     
Duration: 11.00 - 17.00h    
Type: Hybrid
Short description:     
This year’s XAFS satellite meeting focuses on the status of PETRA III XAFS beamlines as well as on upcoming and ongoing projects. One session is  intended to give an overview about the status of the two currently operating XAFS beamlines P64 and P65 and present some resent work by different user groups. A second session will present the current status of the planning for XAFS beamlines at PETRA IV and of the upcoming XAFS/XRD beamline P63. The third session is dedicated to two projects which aim at the implementation of automated in-situ/operando experiments at the existing PETRA III and future PETRA IV XAFS beamlines. Their main objective is basically to enable mail-in experiments in catalysis and related fields and to make them a normal mode of operation for industrial and academic users in future years. These projects are driven by the experience during the Corona pandemic and by the wish to lower the activation barrier for industrial users of synchrotron radiation.  
Present and future users are strongly encouraged to participate in this workshop and to discuss their options with the beamline staff.           

Title: Status and research high-lights of the ECB (P2.02) at PETRA III Draft pogramme
Organizer: H.-P. Liermann, K. Glazyrin (DESY)    
Venue: Bldg 25b, Room 109
Duration: 13:00 - 18:30    
Type: onsite    
Short description:  
The Extreme Conditions Beamline (ECB) P02.2 at PETRA III is a micro to sub-micron X-ray diffraction beamline dedicated to high-pressure and simultaneous high/low temperatures research in the Diamond Anvil Cell (DAC). In 2022 we continued the upgrade of laser heating system and the its positioning system in order to meet the ever-increasing needs of the community. We also continued with Partially-Coherent Propagation-Based Phase Contrast Imaging and extended it to the LH system. Within this satellite workshop we will present the current status of the ECB and recent science highlights that make use of the beamlines capabilities. Finally, we will give an outlook of new developments planned for 2023 and give an update on the plans for ExTReM at PETRA IV.    

Title: High-pressure photoemission at POLARIS: catalysis at industrially relevant conditions Draft pogramme
Organizer: F. Garcia-Martinez, P. Loemker (DESY)    
Venue: Bldg 47c/ Room 110   
Duration: 13:00 -18:00    
Type: onsite    
Short description:   

Unraveling the effect of surface atoms on chemical reactions at industrially relevant conditions is mandatory to achieve a greener and more sustainable future. With the aid of POLARIS, the knowledge on such field is rapidly evolving. In this satellite, we give an overview of our recent scientific discoveries, as well as future science and developments.

Title: Accelerators as Innovation Boosters: Presenting the Innovation Platform HI-ACTS for easy and efficient use of accelerator technologies across industries  
Organizer: Dr. Sabine Brock, Dr. Nadja Kölpin – Innovation & Technology Transfer, DESY  
Venue: Bldg. 48e, Room L202, 2nd Floor 
Duration: 14.00 – 16.00 

Short description:
The 2023 industry satellite meeting will present the new Helmholtz Innovation Platform for Accelerator-based Technologies and Solutions: HI-ACTS. HI-ACTS will serve as a blueprint for innovative ways of collaboration between research and industry. The goal is to make insights from accelerator-based and data-driven technologies easily accessible, so that users without experience or specialized knowledge of X-ray technologies can benefit from insights generated with these versatile discovery tools. These insights and results fast-forward innovation cycles for material design, drug development, (primary) products and processes. 

Attendees will learn about the technology lab initiatives driven by DESY and the fellow Helmholtz centres Hereon, GSI and HZB within HI-ACTS as well as any potential co-operation and partnering opportunities. 

For further information and registration please contact Dr. Sabine Brock (sabine.brock@desy.de) or Dr. Nadja Kölpin (nadja.koelpin@desy.de).


We are looking forward to seeing you! 

Helmholtz Zentrum Hereon: 

Title: GEMS Satellite Meeting      Draft programme
Organizer: P. Staron, Chr. Krywka, M. Müller  
Venue:  Bldg. 94, SemR 01.1041
Duration: 13:00-17:30
Short description:

Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon operates the research platform GEMS with an outstation at DESY, running beamlines and instruments with a focus on engineering materials research and high resolution imaging techniques. On the 2023 satellite meeting, the status of the Hereon beamlines and future perspectives are reported and users will present recent research highlights.   

Friday, 27. January 2023

DESY Photon Science: 

Titel: LifeScience&Health@DESY – From presence to future A new approach for high-impact biomedical research at DESY  Draft pogramme
Organizer: M.  Köpke (DESY)  
Venue: Bldg. 28c, SemR FLASH  
Duration: 15:30 - 19:00   
Type: onsite  
Short description: 

Status quo vs. Quo vadis...
Aim of this first symposium is to foster the collaboration between users and DESYans. We want to build up a platform for Scientists and beamline staff to exchange information about research activities, what kind of projects in the field of life sciences & health research are already running and are there new ideas. 
We want to highlight actual projects in the areas of structural biology, Imaging, radiotherapy and pharmacology. 
Our main objective is to gain our understanding of support opportunities, how can we help to improve the infrastructure for your research. For example, can we open the excellent core facilities at CSSB for the Beamlines and can we explore more possibilities for cooperation between DESY, CSSB, EMBL, CFEL, European XFEL, UHH and other institutions? How can we integrate single projects into a framework of cooperation like PIERS or LEAPS? And last but not least we want to get an idea of your expectations regarding biomedical research at PETRA IV, what infrastructure do you expect?
We will start with a few research highlights presented by  outstanding researchers (10 min per talk). 
Afterwards we want to get together with the community by having a podium discussion (approx. 30 min).

European XFEL:  

Title: Data analysis at the European XFEL   Draft pogramme
Organizer: Luca Gelisio (European XFEL)  
Venue: Zoom only    
Duration: 10:00 - 16:30
Type: Virtual Meeting (Zoom)    
Short description:     
Experiments performed at the European XFEL are complex and can generate enormous amounts of data. While online analysis provides crucial feedback in real-time to effectively steer the experiment, more rigorous offline analysis is necessary to bring new scientific findings to publication. One of the core missions of the Data Analysis group is to provide tools to enable this analysis and interpretation of scientific data both online and offline.         
During this workshop we will highlight the latest work from our group, give tutorials on data analysis at the European XFEL and offer breakout rooms to discuss issues and ideas together.