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Synchrotron Radiation News

September 18, 2016

More than 300 participants, including nearly 50 invited guests, attended the dedication ceremony for the Taiwan Photon
Source’s (TPS) new experimental facility at the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC) on September 19, 2016. The special ceremony marked an important milestone that will dramatically change the course of Taiwan’s scientific advancement in the coming years.

Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN)

August 07, 2016

With the ability to probe a wide range of materials, these powerful light sources are attracting researchers, from paleontologists to catalyst chemists.

Synchrotron Radiation News

May 18, 2016

After several months of upgrade work in the second phase of commissioning, the 3 GeV Taiwan Photon Source (TPS) of the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC) successfully stored 520 mA of electron current, exceeding its design goal of 500 mA, in its storage ring on December 12, 2015. It is less than a year since the first light was achieved in the TPS store ring by using two room-temperature, five-cell PETRA radio frequency (RF) cavities.

CERN Courier

March 31, 2016

In the afternoon of December 12, 2015, the 3 GeV Taiwan Photon Source (TPS) of the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC) stored 520 mA of electron current in its storage ring and gave the world a bright synchrotron light as the “International Year of Light 2015” comes to an end. This is the second phase of commissioning conducted after the 5-month upgrade work set for bringing the electron current to its design value of 500 mA. In the first phase of commissioning, 100 mA stored current was achieved in March 2015 by using two room-temperature 5-cell PETRA radio frequency (RF) cavities.

Synchrotron Radiation News

May 18, 2016

With continuous support from professors and scientists from the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Indiana
University, National Tsing Hua University, and National Chiao Tung University, the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC) held the Free Electron Laser (FEL) Winter School on January 18–22, 2016, in Hsinchu, Taiwan for the fourth consecutive year. The five-day program was sponsored by the Physics Research Promotion Center (PRPC) under the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and organized by the NSRRC. Thirty-four applicants were accepted, including 19 undergraduate students,12 graduate students in master’s programs, and three doctoral students.

Synchrotron Radiation News

March 23, 2016

The Twenty-First NSRRC Users’ Meeting was held at the Activity Center of the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC) in Taiwan from September 9 to 10, 2015. At the same time, celebration of the first light of the Taiwan Photon Source (TPS), achieved at the end of 2014, highlighted the prospective scientific frontiers marked by the TPS storage ring. Jointly organized by the UEC Chair Ying-Hao Chu (National Chiao Tung Univ.) and Cheng-Maw Cheng
(NSRRC), the meeting consisted of two plenary sessions and three featured workshops.Nearly 30 distinguished scholars, both domestic and international, were invited to present their research achievements. This highly anticipated event attracted an enthusiastic crowd of more than 370 synchrotron experts, users, and potential users.

Synchrotron Radiation News

February 29, 2016

HERCULES is the short form of higher European research course for users of large experimental systems. This school is a yearly event which has been established since 1991. It provides training for students, postdoctoral and scientists from European and non-European universities and laboratories, in the field of Synchrotron Radiation and Neutron for condensed matter studies. At the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the internationally known HERCULES School, we will organize a three-week HERCULES School from July 6 to 24, 2015 in Hsinchu, Taiwan where the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC) is located. 

Synchrotron Radiation News

September 28, 2015

As the complexity of scientific research methods and applications deepens, collaboration among accelerator laboratories on hard X-ray technology is focused on the realization of broader scientific applications. The International Conference on Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (HAXPES) held its first gathering at ESRF in France in 2003. In 2015, the NSRRC hosted the Sixth HAXPES in Taiwan on March 30–April 3.

Advanced Energy Materials

May 19, 2015

In article number 1500091 Hao Ming Chen, Bin Liu, and co-workers report a new hierarchical Ni-Co oxide nanostructure composed of small secondary nanosheets grown on primary nanosheet arrays, which is synthesized to decrease the overpotential and facilitate the catalytic reaction. The Ni ions located in the tetrahedral site of the coordinated oxygen within the Ni-Co spinel structure are the main redox site for oxygen evolution reaction, as revealed using in situ X-ray absorption spectroscopy.

Nature Photonics

April 28, 2015

Competitive activities around the globe to develop the world's brightest synchrotron light source have accelerated in recent years. Taiwanese scientists now aspire to be at the top of the list with the recently constructed Taiwan Photon Source.

CERN courier

April 08, 2015

Creative solutions to a series of challenges were key to the successful start of a new light source in South-East Asia.

Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies

March 31, 2015

Recently the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC) in Taiwan has successfully constructed a low-emittance 3 GeV synchrotron, the Taiwan Photon Source (TPS).

Journal of Synchrotron Radiation

March 31, 2015

TPS succeeded in emitting its first synchrotron light and scored the success of its commissioning process.

Synchrotron Radiation News

February 28, 2015

On the last day of 2014, the newly completed second accelerator of the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC), Taiwan Photon Source (TPS), delivered its first synchrotron light in the early afternoon. The electron beam energy of the TPS circulating in the storage ring has reached the design value of 3 GeV, and the stored beam current has achieved over 5 mA, marking a significant milestone for Taiwan's new synchrotron light source. After nearly five years of construction and development efforts in full scale, the successful commissioning of TPS will forever change the course of scientific research in Taiwan.

The China Post

January 25, 2015

The successful commissioning of the TPS, a synchrotron accelerator, to generate an electron beam of 3 billion electron volts (gigaelectronvolt, GeV) circulating within the accelerator storage ring on the 2015 New Year's Eve will forever change the course of scientific research in Taiwan in the coming years. More than 100 invited guests, led by President Ma, including official delegations from the Executive Yuan, the Legislative Yuan and central and local government agencies, leaders in the academic community and research institutes, and members of the NSRRC Board of Trustees (BOT) as well as NSRRC user groups have participated in this exciting event.

Physics Today

February 28, 2014

In the past two decades, a flourishing economy and maturing infrastructure have Taiwanese physicists both staying home more and engaging internationally.

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