SMART Meeting

Main keywords for January’s SMART Meeting: Fresh news about SMART Lighthouse projects, cooperations and get-togethers.

Professor Dorthe Ravnsbæk, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, was one of the organizers. She said that the primary purpose of the meeting was to update scientists on the latest developments and to give them an insight into the possibilities – and to get to know each other and each other’s projects.

Professor Bo Brummerstedt Iversen welcomed the eighty people present at the SMART Meeting and encouraged collaboration across the various groups – both in Denmark and internationally.

There were four morning talks: about MAX IV, DanMAX, electron crystallography, and finally about the Heimdal Instrument at ESS

Director Aymeric Robert described scientific output at MAX IV. He said that in 2023, 16 beamlines are to operate between 4 eV to 40 keV. He also explained that the difference between the 3rd and the 4th generation of the synchrotron is a factor of 100.

Mads Ry Jørgensen, Beamline Manager at DanMAX at MAX IV, presented the progress on the construction of the DANMAX side-station, SinCrys, which will be a single crystal diffraction instrument for service crystallography.

Professor Kasper Steen Pedersen, DTU, gave an overview of the new possibilities within electron crystallography, which has taken a major leap forward in recent years. It has up to 106 times stronger interaction at lower damage.  Via an infrastructure grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, facilities for electron crystallography are to be established DTU and KU during 2023.

The final speaker before lunch was Lead Scientist Dan Mannix, HEIMDAL Instrument at ESS. The first installation milestone will be soon – it is planned for March 2023.

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