Plenary: Status of the PAL-XFEL Project, In Soo Ko
- There are no conveners in this block
Plenary: The Development of TPS Light Source in Taiwan, Guo-Huei Luo
- Michael James (Australian Synchrotron)
Plenary: Investigating extreme states of matter by x-ray absorption spectroscopy, Sakura Pascarelli
- Rosalie Hocking ()
Plenary: Radioactive? Tick; Toxic? Tick; Explosive? Tick. What could possibly go wrong?, Brendan Kennedy
- Kevin Jack ()
Plenary: Microstructure of High Performance Polymer Electronics, Chris McNeill
- Richard Garrett (ANSTO)
Plenary: Membrane fusion: a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma, Jennifer Martin
- Peter Czabotar ()
Prof. In Soo Ko (PAL)
Facility and machine updates
PAL-XFEL project is aiming to produce 0.1 nm coherent X-ray laser to photon beam users. In order to produce such photons, there are 10-GeV electron linac based on S-band normal conducting accelerating structures and a 150-m long out-vacuum undulator system. The project was already started in April 2011, and the 1.11 km-long building is completed, and many parts of the linac and undulator...
Dr Gwo-Huei Luo (NSRRC)
Facility and machine updates
The construction of Taiwan Photon Source (TPS) started in 2010 and the first light was emitted from the beam port at the end of 2014. It was a swift record in commissioning two new rings, which took only 3 weeks to have the 150 MeV electron beam ramp to 3 GeV in the booster and store 5 mA beam in the storage ring. The commission of the TPS and fine-tuning the machine were carried out in the...
Dr Sakura Pascarelli (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility)
Beamlines, Instrumentation and Techniques
The last decades have witnessed an unprecedented surge in the study of matter and materials at extreme values of pressure, temperature, and magnetic field. The fundamental importance of this research stems from the fact that such extreme conditions can deeply modify chemical bonds and induce myriad changes in materials. Many breakthroughs have been achieved at synchrotrons worldwide, in fields...
Prof. Brendan Kennedy (The University of Sydney)
Innovation drives science, and synchrotrons are often a critical tool in this. Consequently many experiments done at synchrotrons are pioneering and/or unique. Despite the impression we may form when completing a Risk Assessment prior to an experiment, Synchrotrons are the antipathy of the nanny state. The Australian Synchrotron frequently allows experiments under extreme conditions with...
Chris McNeill (Monash University)
Conjugated polymers are an interesting class of material whose semiconducting properties enable application in light-emitting diodes, polymer solar cells and organic field-effect transistors (OFETs). The molecular packing and microstructure of conjugated polymer thin films strongly influences the function of such electronic devices. Due to the semicrystalline nature of conjugated polymers,...
Prof. Jennifer Martin (University of Queensland)
Membrane fusion is a fundamentally important process required for transport of cellular cargo. It is essential - for example - in neurotransmission and blood glucose control. The 2013 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology was awarded to Rothman, Schekman and Südhof for their discovery of the molecular machinery supporting SNARE-mediated membrane fusion. This machinery is conserved from...