STFC is carrying out a review to determine a strategy for the UK’s Provision of Free Electron Laser (FEL) facilities.
The purpose of the FEL strategic review is to develop:
- a 15 – 20 year vision for UK FEL science;
- a 7 year strategy for FEL access, UK FEL facility provision, community development, and underpinning technology/skills.
The major focus of the review will be X-rays, but it will also examine the UK community’s needs for lower energy machines and incorporate this into the strategy. The UK has committed to becoming a full member of the European XFEL facility (now under construction near Hamburg, Germany), and so this review will provide the framework for making decisions on any further FEL commitments the UK may make.
The review will be carried out between March and July 2015.
For more information see: http://www.stfc.ac.uk/about-us/our-purpose-and-priorities/planning-and-strategy/fel-strategic-review/