NSLS X-Ray High Pressure Research Workshop: Current operation and vision into NSLS II
The National Synchrotron Light Source offers the COMPRES community a considerable opportunity for x-ray studies using the superconducting wiggler at X17. This beamline has a steep istory of high pressure innovations including diamond anvil studies and large volume studies. The superconducting wiggler continues to provide an x-ray source that is competitive with third generation sources for x-ray diffraction studies. In addition, the current plans to build the next x-ray synchrotron at Brookhaven (NSLSII) provides a significant future at the NSLS that requires the presence of COMPRES research to assure access to the NSLSII. With this vision of the NSLS, we held a workshop on February 25 – 26 to assess the community needs and hopes for the next five years. Forty five attendees discussed the strengths and weaknesses, the science goals and technical limitations. We enumerated the needs for support staff and the needs for new equipment to enable initiatives. We set priorities and estimated budgets. Here we present the results of the workshop and provide a budget plan for the next five years. We include a list of participants and the agenda for the workshop as appendices Here we address some of the conclusions of the workshop followed by the detailed proposal for the next five years.