New Strategic Plan Takes the ALS into the Future

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A new strategic plan is in place to upgrade the ALS so itcan continue to address fundamental questions, such as size-dependent anddimensional-confinement phenomena at the nanoscale; correlation andcomplexity in physical, biological, and environmental systems; andtemporal evolution, assembly, dynamics and ultrafast phenomena. Moreover,the growing number of ALS users (now exceeding 2,000 per year) requiresincreased attention. Accordingly, our plan concentrates on projects thatwill continue to make it possible for ALS users to address grandscientific and technological challenges with incisive world-class toolsand quality user support. Our highest priority is to begin top-offoperation, in which electrons are injected into the storage ring atintervals of ... continued below

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Kirz, J.; Chemla, D.S.; Feinberg, B.; Hussain, Z.; Krebs, G.F.; Padmore, H.A. et al. August 12, 2006.

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A new strategic plan is in place to upgrade the ALS so itcan continue to address fundamental questions, such as size-dependent anddimensional-confinement phenomena at the nanoscale; correlation andcomplexity in physical, biological, and environmental systems; andtemporal evolution, assembly, dynamics and ultrafast phenomena. Moreover,the growing number of ALS users (now exceeding 2,000 per year) requiresincreased attention. Accordingly, our plan concentrates on projects thatwill continue to make it possible for ALS users to address grandscientific and technological challenges with incisive world-class toolsand quality user support. Our highest priority is to begin top-offoperation, in which electrons are injected into the storage ring atintervals of approximately 1 minute. The combination of top-off andconcurrent development of small-gap in-vacuum undulators andsuperconducting undulators will allow an increase in brightness fromeight to more than 100 times, depending on the specific undulators andphoton energy range. As part of our core mission in the VUV and softx-ray regions, we plan to exploit these accelerator developments toextend our capabilities for high spatial and temporal resolution andutilize the remarkable coherence properties of the ALS in a newgeneration of beamlines. Ranked by priority, several proposed beamlineswill follow completion of five new beamlines already under constructionor funded. The intellectual excitement of the ALS has been a powerfultool in the recruitment and retention of outstanding staff, butadditional sustained efforts are required to increase diversity both ingender and in underrepresented groups. To this end, we intend to expandthe ALS Doctoral Fellowship Program by giving special emphasis tounderrepresented groups. We also envision a distinguished postdoctoralfellowship program with the same emphasis, to increase and diversify ourpool of candidates for beamline scientist positions.

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  • Ninth International Conference on SynchrotronRadiation Instrumentatin (SRI2006), Daegu, South Korea, May 28, 2006 toJune 2, 2006

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  • Report No.: LBNL--60885
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 900657
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Kirz, J.; Chemla, D.S.; Feinberg, B.; Hussain, Z.; Krebs, G.F.; Padmore, H.A. et al. New Strategic Plan Takes the ALS into the Future, article, August 12, 2006; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc890166/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.