UK Catalysis Hub – FELIX: Free Electron lasers for the Catalysis Community

When: 18 July 2019
Where: Research Complex at Harwell (MR 1&2), Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Campus, Didcot, OX11 0FA

The FELIX facility in Nijmegen, the Netherlands is based on a suite of free electron lasers (FELs) that generate high-intensity, ultrashort pulses of widely tuneable radiation. The specification of the FELIX FEL radiation is given below in the table. The facility has numerous end-stations covering a wide array of scientific experiments as well a space for user-provided kit to be installed. The FEL light properties can be altered and optimised to match individual experiments and the facility operates in a reliable and professional manner, providing strong hands-on user support. EPSRC supports the use of the facility by UK scientists via a National Research Facility grant  and supports new users of the facility via the FLUENCE grant.

Catalysis has been identified as one of the potential areas where new activity on FELIX might flourish. FLUENCE is investigating the potential of, and need for, a UHV Catalysis end-station. FLUENCE would like to identify scientists who might benefit from such a facility.

This meeting will provide the Catalysis Community with an opportunity to learn about the

  • Accelerator Driven Light Sources for the UK community (Prof. Peter Weightman, University of Liverpool)
  • The FELIX Facility (Dr B. Redlich, Radboud & FELIX)
  • FLUENCE: Facilitating access for UK scientists to FELIX (Dr. Michele Siggel-King, University of Liverpool)
  • Opportunities with, and limitations of, IR and THz Lasers at RAL (Prof. Mike Towrie, CLF)
  • FLUENCE Catalysis and AstroScience Initiative (Prof. Martin McCoustra, Heriot-Watt University)
  • Laboratory Surface Astrophysics at FELIX (Dr. Sergio Ioppolo, Queen Mary University London)
  • Bridging the gap between catalysis and facilities (Dr. Andy Beale, UCL & Harwell)

Programme:

10:00 Welcome and Introduction to the UK catalysis Hub and Harwell
Richard Catlow, FRS, University College London and Harwell


10:15 Accelerator Driven Light Sources for the UK community
Peter Weightman, University of Liverpool


10:25 The FELIX Facility
Britta Redlich, Radboud University and FELIX


10:55 FLUENCE: Facilitating access for UK scientists to FELIX
Michele Siggel-King, University of Liverpool


11:05 TBD
Speaker: TBD


11:35 Break


11:50 Laboratory Surface Astrophysics at FELIX – Collaborative work on Ice Surfaces and Solids
Sergio Ioppolo, Queen Mary University London


12:15 Opportunities with, and limitations of, IR and THz Lasers at RAL
Mike Towrie, Central Laser Facility, Harwell


12:35 Bridging the gap between catalysis and facilities
Andy Beale, University College London and Harwell


12:55 Lunch


13:40 FLUENCE Catalysis and AstroScience Initiative
Martin McCoustra, Heriot-Watt University


13:55 Break out session


14:45 Report from each session


15:45 Summary of break‐out session reports
Martin McCoustra, Heriot‐Watt University


16:00 Discussion and next steps


16.30 Closing Remarks
Martin McCoustra, Heriot‐Watt University


 

Visit:
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/~siggel/FLUENCE/ for more information on FLUENCE and links to FELIX laboratory.

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