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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 (email@example.com).