V. Scientific Applications of Coherent X-Ray Radiation

March 1 - 3, 2006 at DESY, Hamburg

Experiments using coherent light, long-time known in the visible and applied here very successfully, have received during the last years a lot of attention for the X-ray regime. This interest was caused by the possibility to perform experiments using partially coherent radiation provided by synchrotron radiation from storage rings. In the future, FELs will be coherent sources of X-rays therefore providing strongly improved coherence properties.
The course is devoted to coherent X-ray radiation and its applications of scientific domains. Experimental techniques will be presented and key scientific applications will be discussed.

Topics of the course

  • Coherence properties of storage ring and FEL sources
  • Scientific applications of coherent X-rays
  • Experimental challenges and future possibilities


A. Dogariu (University Central Florida)
G. Geloni (DESY)
M. Gigglio (University Milano)
C. Gutt (DESY)
J. Hajdu (University Uppsala)
A. Hemmerich (University Hamburg)
M.C. Howells (LBL Berkeley)
G. Huber (University Hamburg)
B. Lengeler (RWTH Aachen)
S. Marchesini (LLNL Livermore)
S. Mochrie (Yale University)
K. Nugent (University Melbourne)
P. Pusey (University Edinburgh)
I. Vartaniants (DESY)

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Scientific chairs

G. Grübel (DESY), B. Lengeler (RWTH Aachen)


This work is supported by the European Community - Research Infrastructure Action under the FP6 "Structuring the European Research Area" Programme through the contract "Integrating Activity on Synchroton and Free Electron Laser Science" RII3-CT-2004-506008.