List of activities

Activity Activity Number Descriptive Title Short description and specific objectives of the activity
Networking Activities N1 Management of the I3 General management of the I3 Project IA-SFS.
N2 Support of Workshops, Conferences and Schools Partial funding of specialised workshops, conferences and schools with the objective of stimulating additional transnational activities and of preparing the new generations of users.
N3 Transnational Exchanges of Scientists Between Synchrotron and FEL Facilities and Client Institutions A program for transnational exchanges of personnel between facilities and client institutions, providing exchanges for beamline scientists to work at client institutions and for users to work within beamline teams. The main objectives of this activity are to enhance the opportunities for (1) beamline scientists interested in establishing their own research programme, and (2) researchers from academia to benefit from the research environment provided at the facilities.
Transnational Access Activities A1 Access to ANKA
A2 Access to BESSY
A3 Access to CLIO
A4 Access to DESY
A5 Access to ELETTRA
A6 Access to EMBL
A7 Access to FELBE
A8 Access to FELIX
A9 Access to ISA
A10 Access to MAXLAB
A11 Access to SLS
A12 Access to SRS
A13 Access to DIAMOND
A14 Access to SOLEIL
Joint Research Activities JRA1 "User Infrastructure Platform in Europe for Protein Crystallography" The partners of this JRA - all the European synchrotron infrastructures with a track record in macromolecular crystallography - will develop a common application platform for users, a standardisation of sample transport to the facilities, a transfer facility for samples to the local storage/experimental systems as well as will address the data archiving problem, in response to the expected impact of Structural Genomics initiatives and the resulting automation of the experimental setup.
JRA2 "Instrumentation for Femtosecond Pulses: Synchronization and Diagnostics" The objectives of the proposed project are to develop diagnostics and instrumentation required for the high resolution time resolved applications of the new accelerator based femtoseconds x-ray sources. This will be done as a collaboration between different European synchrotron radiation facilities operating or planning femtosecond x-ray sources and potential user groups. The aim is to develop expertise in femtosecond x-ray science needed for the extension of the photon energy range in future high-brilliance x-ray free electron lasers and also to provide a nucleus for the forming user community in this field.
JRA3 "Microfocusing Devices" JRA3 is a joint research activity for the development of diffractive x-ray optics for European Synchrotrons and future FELs. The primary objectives are (1) the development of advanced nanostructuring processes and (2) a novel high precision electron beam lithography tool for nanofabrication of high aspect-ratio zone plates providing high spatial resolution and diffraction efficiency in the soft and multi-keV photon energy range.
JRA4 "Design, Development and Testing of a Superconducting Undulator" A short period superconducting undulator will be designed, specified and ordered from industry. The undulator will be installed on the ESRF ID6 beamline. A detailed comparison of performances will be made with respect to in-vacuum permanent magnet undulators of same beam aperture. This includes field strength, field quality, ease of tunability and vacuum in the magnetic gap.
JRA5 "Development of an Optimized Radio Frequency Photoinjector for X-ray Free Electron Lasers" The project aims in the optimisation of the existing rf photoinjector PITZ, with the purpose of providing an electron source to be used at approved FELs like FLASH, European XFEL, and other free electron lasers. The project focuses therefore on FEL-related requirements, e.g. reliability, rf technology, and user aspects. It includes the design and installation of a booster cavity in order to reach higher beam energies and to study the principle of conserving small emittances. Due to the vicinity to FLASH and the European XFEL, a direct transfer of the project's results to the FEL community is guaranteed.