Workshop on Time Domain Science Using X-ray Techniques
August 29 September 1, 2004, The Abbey, Fontana, Lake Geneva Area, Wisconsin
- Identify opportunities for continued scientific discovery and impact
using storage ring sources during the next 5-10 years in the area covered
by the workshop topics.
- Explore the breadth of science covered by the
workshop topics, not limiting
to synchrotron techniques alone.
- Explore the possibilities to generate
ultrashort x-ray pulses with a width of 1 ps or better from the
APS accelerator systems.
- Assure that enough time is given to discuss
how the existing community can be grown, and which newer areas of
science are to be identified that will broaden the community. This
is to be achieved by bringing scientific leaders to the workshops who
will benefit from the addition of synchrotron techniques in their research
- Identify few dozen new scientific programs which the participants
will bring to the APS during next 5-10 years, based on the contributed
abstracts. Also evaluate the capital and operational requirements
for these programs to succeed.
- Provide a list of R&D priorities
in the pulse delivery (accelerator bunch compression schemes, choppers, optical switches, pulse
accumulators, etc.) and detector technology areas which would enhance
the field of research.
- Examine existing beamline capabilities at the
APS and define what future beamline capabilities would be desirable
for time resolved research. Also evaluate the cotntributions of this
effort at the APS on future science at the fourth generation sources.
adequate information to define detector R&D specifications.
In particular, address institutional, national and international collaborations
in these areas.
- Prepare a summary document for the archival literature to serve as a roadmap for the future of the time domain science utilizing the capabilities of the Advanced Photon Source.