April 8-9, 2014
The National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) will host leaders in industrial research at a workshop at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) on April 8-9, 2014. The workshop will bring together industry experts and administrators of industrial research programs from synchrotrons around the world to explore future opportunities for industry research at NSLS-II.
The National Synchrotron Light Source II – a highly optimized 3rd generation synchrotron facility currently under construction – is scheduled to start science commissioning operations in October 2014. When fully commissioned and built out, NSLS-II promises to provide unprecedented high brightness and photon flux as well as beam stability over a broad range of photon energies from infrared to hard x-rays, and will be able to accommodate at least 58 beamlines for a wide range of scientific programs from physical sciences to biological and life science research.
The workshop will bring together industry experts and administrators of industrial research programs from synchrotrons around the world to explore prospects for industry to utilize NSLS-II capabilities for research and development projects, and will aim to develop mechanisms to facilitate industrial use of Brookhaven’s world-leading synchrotron facility. Scientists and staff from NSLS-II will engage industry leaders in discussion topics that include:
· User access policies and ways to partner with NSLS-II.
· The ramp-up schedule of NSLS-II capabilities, including short-term and long-term plans for NSLS-II beamlines and plans for the transition period between NSLS and NSLS-II.
· Industrial research needs for facility access, scientific support, and synchrotron techniques.
· A framework for user support at NSLS-II that better matches the needs of industrial research.
The output of this workshop will be captured in a white paper, and will inform NSLS-II planning processes during the transition to full operations at NSLS-II and guide the strategic planning for industrial research at the facility.