Press release issued by Berkeley Lab on October 3, 2016 announcing mission need approval for ALS-U. The web version is available here.
A short document that provides an overview of the science opportunities for ALS-U and approach to carrying out the project.
To engage the user community in developing the strongest possible science program at ALS-U, the ALS-U team solicits single slides that propose an early science opportunity that requires high soft x-ray coherent flux, accompanied by a second slide, which is a quad chart that describes tools that need to be developed at ALS-U to accomplish that opportunity. An example science opportunity and quad chart is available at the above link. Please send slides to the ALS/ALS-U Science Deputy Steve Kevan at SDKevan@lbl.gov.
A detailed document covering the ALS-U project scope and schedule, technology aspects, and opportunities to get involved in planning the scientific program. The document will be updated as developments occur.
A key stimulus for this workshop was a revolutionary new accelerator technology that will produce diffraction-limited beams of soft x-rays. “Diffraction limited” means that the wave fronts will be smooth or “coherent” across the entire beam, something like a laser beam. The workshop charge was to evaluate how this unprecedented phase coherence and stability can be leveraged to address the challenges to design and optimize functional structures.