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  • Welcome to the electronic Newsletter of the SRC

    No. 1, January 1996

    This series intends to provide a monthly update on new developments at the Synchrotron Radiation Center.

    1) NSF Funding

    The NSF internal review of the recommendation for 5-year SRC funding @ $3.8M/yr has been completed. The SRC budget will be submitted to the National Science Board for approval at their meeting on February 22-23.

    2) Beam Time Proposals

    Proposals for the period August 1996 - July 1997 are due on February 2, 1996. Proposals from new investigators are particularly encouraged.

    Contact Pam Layton ( for details.

    3) New IR Source: Edge Radiation

    Synchrotron radiation from electron storage rings is increasingly used as a source of infrared radiation. At such long wavelengths, calculations performed at SRC by Bob Bosch suggest that the entrance and exit "edges" of a bending magnet may provide a brighter infrared source than the usual synchrotron radiation from the central region of the magnet. Experiments were performed at SRC by Tim May and Dmitri Mossessian using a spectrograph and CCD camera. At a wavelength of one micron, the experimental results are in agreement with the calculated results, and show a brightness enhancement by a factor of about 4 using the edge radiation source.

    For details, contact Bob Bosch (