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The United Kingdom officially joins European XFEL

Today, the UK joined European XFEL as the research organization’s twelfth member state. In a ceremony at the British Embassy in Berlin, representatives of the UK government and the other contract parties including the German federal government signed the documents … Continue reading

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Workshop on Physical Science with FELs – Synergies with Diamond and RAL 8-9 Jan. 2018, Diamond Light Source

A joint Diamond-STFC workshop will be held at Diamond on Mon. 8th and Tue. 9th January 2018 (noon to noon) to discuss how Diamond and RAL can support or facilitate FEL research in the physical sciences. The meeting will provide … Continue reading

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2017 Accelerator Strategic Review

STFC is currently undertaking a strategic review of its Accelerator Programme. Accelerator science is integral to STFC’s mission, and serves to underpin the organisation’s functions. A strategic approach is required to ensure that the UK maintains its international position in … Continue reading

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First beam in the European XFEL experiment hall! (June 23rd 2017)

Today European XFEL celebrated successfully guiding the X-ray laser beam into the experiment hall. This marks another important milestone in the preparation for the start of user operation in September. Read the press release: http://www.xfel.eu/news/2017/first_beam_in_the_european_xfel_experiment_hall/

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Biggest X-ray laser in the world generates its first laser light

With its first lasing, the European XFEL reaches the last big milestone before the official opening see the press announcement: http://www.xfel.eu/news/2017/european_xfel_generates_its_first_laser_light/

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China Develops World’s Brightest VUV Free Electron Laser Research Facility

A team of Chinese scientists announced on Jan. 15 that they have developed a new bright VUV FEL light source, the Dalian Coherent Light Source (DCLS), which can deliver world’s brightest FEL light in an energy range from 8 to … Continue reading

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First Call for Proposals for Early User Experiments at the Femtosecond X-Ray Experiment (FXE) and Single Particles, Clusters, and Biomolecules & Serial Femtosecond Crystallography (SPB/SFX) Instruments at the European XFEL

The European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility (European XFEL) is expecting to see first X-ray FEL light in the first half of 2017 and plans to start the Early User Experiment programme shortly thereafter. For more information about the call and … Continue reading

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European XFEL starts commissioning of the world’s largest X-ray laser

“European XFEL, a large international research facility with eleven European member countries, has begun the commissioning of the 3.4-km long underground X-ray laser. …. The commissioning will take place over the following next few months. External scientists will be able … Continue reading

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Free Electron Laser Strategic Review published by STFC (Aug. 31st 2016)

http://www.stfc.ac.uk/about-us/our-purpose-and-priorities/planning-and-strategy/fel-strategic-review/fel-strategy/ “Recognising the importance of Free Electron Lasers (FELs) for the UK science community, STFC commissioned a strategic review of FEL science and facility access. The purpose of the strategic review is to guide STFC’s planning over the next five … Continue reading

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Summary of the UK Bio-XFEL Single Particle Imaging Workshop (2-3 June 2016, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory) has been published.

See here.

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