Commission on Synchrotron Radiation (CSYNR)
- H. Graafsma (Chair, Germany)
- L.T.J. Delbaere (Canada)
- R. Garrett (Australia)
- S.M. Gruner (USA)
- G.N. Kulipanov (Russia)
- D. McMorrow (UK)
- C. Nave (UK)
- I. Robinson (UK)
- S. Wakatsuki (Japan)
- M.A. Garcia-Aranda (Spain)
- S.L. Chang (Taipei)
Terms of Reference
The Commission on Synchrotron Radiation was formally established at
the Bordeaux General Assembly in 1990, with the following terms of
The Commission will serve several
functions as follows.
- Crystallography of small molecules and large molecules in the
areas of very high resolution, large unit cells, microcrystals, reduced
radiation damage, kinetic crystallography and multi-wavelength
- Fibre diffraction and small-angle scattering including time-resolved
- X-ray topography
- EXAFS (extended X-ray absorption fine structure).
- Diffuse scattering
- X-ray optics and detectors of particular relevance to the
utilization of the unique properties of synchrotron radiation.
- Magnetic scattering.
- High pressure diffraction
- To assist in the organization of relevant sessions at IUCr
Congresses and other meetings that will catalyze developments and
innovations in the subject.
- To catalogue information on the available synchrotron-radiation
sources and the instrumentation relevant to the above topics. This
information will be made freely available and so improve the future
planning, use and effectiveness of the global resources available for
the community of crystallographers and diffractionists represented by
- To provide a forum for comparing and contrasting the policies of the
various centralized synchrotron facilities.
- To facilitate scientific and technical studies amied at improving
standards of sources, equipment and procedures.
- To try to provide a mechanism whereby potential users of synchrotron
radiation from anywhere in the world can be directed to the appropriate
facility and helped with gaining access there.
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