Time-Resolved Beamlines

Advisory Committee


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Workshop Chairs:
Lin Chen
(Argonne National Laboratory)
Steve Milton
(Advanced Photon Source)
David Reis
(University of Michigan)
Linda Young
(Argonne National Laboratory)


Workshop on Time Domain Science Using X-ray Techniques

August 29 September 1, 2004, The Abbey, Fontana, Lake Geneva Area, Wisconsin


  1. 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.
  2. Explore the breadth of science covered by the workshop topics, not limiting to synchrotron techniques alone.
  3. Explore the possibilities to generate ultrashort x-ray pulses with a width of 1 ps or better from the APS accelerator systems.
  4. 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 arsenal.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Generate adequate information to define detector R&D specifications. In particular, address institutional, national and international collaborations in these areas.
  9. 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.