21-22 May, Foresight Workshop "Time-resolved X-Ray Imaging", Crete

A targeted foresight workshop isorganized jointly by ICFO and FORTH as a Gordon-style conference on "Time-resolved X-Ray Imaging" on 21-22 May 2012 in Crete.
  • When May 21, 2012 09:00 AM to May 22, 2012 04:00 PM (Etc/GMT+2 / UTC-200)
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Topics: source development, including X-Ray, FEL, seeding and HHG based sources, and applications in bio imaging, new techniques and methodologies.

Venue: Capsis Resort, Aghia Pelagia, Crete

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The aim of the Foresight Workshop "Time-resolved X-Ray Imaging" was to establish the state of the art in time-resolved x-ray imaging with special emphasis on bio applications, and requirements to significantly advance applications, techniques and sources.

Some of the most important findings for the applications of x-ray imaging were operating parameters for HHG based sources for bio imaging; namely they should reach 1 keV to 10 keV at 1012 photons within 10 fs and 100 nm focus. Especially laser driver development and target engineering is therefore required. Laser driven electron beams for FELs need development before proving competitive. HHG seeding for FELs might not be feasible in the mid-term due to flux requirements for HHG in most wavelength regions. The large bandwidths of HHG are furthermore an issue for image retrieval algorithms since an assumption is narrow bandwidth illumination. Further challenge is the requirement on suitable imaging optics. A completely neglected challenge for making laser based x-ray imaging infrastructures interesting for the biomedical community is the requirement for a supporting data management and retrieval infrastructure and support

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  • Philippe Zeitoun (LOA Palaiseau, France) 
    "XUV to X-Rays – possibilities and limitations of ultrafast sources for biological imaging"
  • Jesse Clark (Univ. College London - London Centre for Nanotechnology, United Kingdom)
    "Bragg Coherent X-ray Diffraction"
  • Marta Fajardo (Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear, Portugal)
    “Bright X-rays for fast biology”
  • Tomas Barends (Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research Heidelberg, Germany)
    "Bio imaging in situ with FEL"
  • Gergely Katona (University of Gotenburg, Sweden)
    "Serial femtosecond crystallography"
  • Peter Samartzis (FORTH, Greece)
    "Probing structure with Ultrafast Electron Diffraction"
  • Dao Van Lap (Center of Excellence for Coherent X-Ray Science - Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
    "Coherent X-ray diffraction with High order harmonic radiation"
  • Ming-Chang Chen (JILA, University of Colorado at Boulder and NIST, U.S.A.)
    “Bright Coherent Ultrahigh Harmonics in the keV X-Ray Regime from Mid-Infrared Femtosecond Lasers”
  • Janos Hebling (Uni Pecs, Hungary)
    "THz-Based UV – X-Ray Sources"
  • Thomas Tschentscher (European XFEL GmbH, Germany)
    "Time-resolved structural biology at European XFEL"
  • Andreas Meier (Uni München/CFEL, Germany)
    "Mini FEL and seeing"

Organizers: Jens Biegert, ICFO & Stelios Tzortzakis, FORTH