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Engage in the upgrade of PETRA III

DESY has invited researchers to propose novel experiments for scientifically excellent research using the fourth generation facility. Engage in this upgrade by shaping excellent scientific proposals for future Swedish research at PETRA IV.

Hall Ada Yonath before beamlines
The Hall Ada Yonath outside the beamlines. Photo: Jens Birch.

DESY are currently planning to upgrade PETRA III to its 4th generation and have called for proposals for future instruments and experiments. The deadline is 1 December 2020. (See below for more information).

Shaping scientifically excellent proposals is the best chance that Swedish material science researchers have of directly influencing decisions to retain a real/virtual SMS beamline at PETRA IV - and for that beamline to be positioned at its current location. Shaping scientifically excellent proposals is also the best way for all Swedish researchers to ensure that all beamlines at PETRA IV has the instruments that enable you to conduct leading research.

For Swedish Material Science field, 3 proposals are under development that aim at securing excellent scientific research environments.

  1. Multi-scale characterization of bulk materials by a combination of WAXS/diffraction, SAXS and imaging techniques. Principle investigator: Stephen Hall, Lund University. This instrument will provide length-scale coverage from picometers (spatially averaged) up to millimetres by correlated, spatially resolved scattering and transmission-based imaging with a strong focus on following processes and structural evolutions during in-situ experiments.
  2. Surface diffraction for linking atomic-scale surface structures with the functions of heterogeneous and electro-catalysis, electrolysis and corrosion resistance. Principle investigator: Johan Gustafson, Lund University. This proposal will enhance the high-energy surface X-ray diffraction setup presently available at SMS. The new methodology together with the properties of PETRA IV will allow, for the first time in our application areas, operando studies i) on the time scale of ongoing chemical processes as well as ii) probing surfaces with extreme levels of spatial precision.
  3. Very high spatial resolution by coherent or incoherent X-ray imaging. Principle investigator: Peter Hedström/Jens Birch, KTH/Linköping University​. This instrument design aims at making use of the PETRA IV X-ray properties to develop a bulk X-ray microscope with nano-scale spatial resolution. Coherent and incoherent X-ray microscopy techniques will be explored together with the high penetration power of the high-energy X-ray beam, enabling the use of complex sample environments.

You can either:

  • Join the above proposal preparations by contacting the principle investigator
  • Develop your own proposal - and let us know via this KTH form  so that we can help you get support and feedback
  • Support one/all proposals by joining the proposal workshop. 14 Sept 10:00 -15:00. Join this zoom proposal workshop .
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Last changed: Jan 20, 2021