SRC 2013 Holiday Schedule
The University of Wisconsin-Madison and Synchrotron Radiation Center will be closed, and there will be no beam, on the following days:
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
During business hours through January 3, SRC will run one beam per day. On January 6, 2014 we will return to a 24-hour beam cycle.
Aladdin to Continue Operations Through February 2014
The University of Wisconsin has provided short term support for the superconducting RF electron gun program to provide time for the federal budget situation to be clarified. With the core SRC team in place, it will be possible to keep the Aladdin storage ring operational through February 28, 2014, with sufficient income from user fees.
Starting on December 1, 2013, the user fees schedule will be as follows:
Tier 1: $2700/week
Tier 2: $2100/week
Tier 3: $1500/week
The beamlines associated with Tier 1, 2, and 3 remain the same as listed in the previous SRC fee schedule document.
Beam time requests will be accepted continually as of November 20, 2013. They should be sent to Director Joe Bisognano, who is available to discuss special needs via email or telephone (608.877.2163). As announced earlier, priority will be given those who have committed to joining the User Consortium. Otherwise, decisions will be on a first come/first serve basis with allowance for program breadth.
This three month period of beam runs will provide a test of the viability of user funding to keep Aladdin operational into the future.
SRC Consortium for Synchrotron Radiation Science - Update
The University of Wisconsin Synchrotron Radiation Center, a pioneer in photoemission spectroscopy and, more recently, IR spectrochemical imaging, is seeking to form a Consortium for Synchrotron Radiation Science. This Consortium, to be made up mainly of institutions that currently use SRC, will maintain minimal operations for the next three years while new funding is secured. More information is available here.
SRC UW Superconducting Gun - First Electron Beam
The University of Wisconsin (UW) Superconducting Gun project has reached a milestone by producing its first electron beam. This represents a significant advance in electron source technology. The purpose of this program, which is funded by the US Department of Energy, is to develop a critical component for a high repetition rate free electron laser (FEL) user facility, the next generation light source.
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Transforming Science at SRC with Nondestructive Synchrotron FTIR Spectro-Microtomography
Researchers at the Synchrotron Radiation Center (SRC) have developed, for the first time, Fourier transform infrared spectro-microtomography. This powerful technology allows for nondestructive three-dimensional imaging that reveals the distribution of distinctive chemistry throughout an intact biological or materials sample.
Bursting through the Silicon Barrier: Developing Carbon-based Nanoelectronics with Graphene
A promising way forward has been found by SRC Scientists to use carbon to create electronic devices instead of silicon. In a work published in ACS Nano, using tools including those found at SRC, scientists have developed a process for making a never-before-seen, atomically thin, composite material containing ordered layers of graphene and nanocrystals of graphene monoxide.
Superconductivity-like Electron Pair Formation in Molecules Discovered
In work published in Physical Review Letters, researchers from the Wehlitz group at SRC outline their discovery that electrons can form pairs in some aromatic molecules as small as benzene. This finding opens a new avenue in the quest for understanding high temperature superconductors and, ultimately, in the search for room temperature superconductors.
Phased Approach for a Free Electron Laser Facility Presented At International Conference
A phased approach to the construction of a full service free electron laser (FEL) facility was presented at the International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC) in May of 2012. This paper presented continuing design efforts for a next generation FEL facility, building on the Wisconsin Free Electron (WiFEL) study. In addition, a progress report was presented on the superconducting RF electron gun program.