Brilliant Light in Life and Material Sciences

  • Vasili Tsakanov
  • Helmut Wiedemann

Part of the NATO Security through Science Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Brilliant Light Facilities and New Projects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIV
    2. W. Decking
      Pages 21-30
    3. James Safranek
      Pages 31-43
    4. Joan Bordas
      Pages 45-55
    5. G.N. Kulipanova, A.I. Ancharov, E.I. Antokhin, V.B. Baryshev, E.L. Goldberg, B.G. Goldenberg et al.
      Pages 57-68
    6. V.M. Tsakanov
      Pages 69-80
    7. V. Androsov, A. Agafonov, E. Bulyak, J.I.M. Botman, V. Grevtsev, A. Gvozd et al.
      Pages 89-93
  3. Research in Biophysics and Biochemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XIV
    2. Graham N. George, Ingrid J. Pickering
      Pages 97-119
    3. Filiz Dede, Gizem Dinler, Zehra Sayers
      Pages 141-151
    4. Aleksan Shahkhatuni
      Pages 153-163
    5. Vladimir F. Morozov, Yevgeni Sh. Mamasakhlisov, Anna V. Mkrtchyan, Artem V. Tsarukyan, Tatyana Yu. Buryakina, Shushanik Tonoyan et al.
      Pages 165-174
    6. L. A. Minasbekyan, V.P. Kalantaryan, P. H. Vardevanyan
      Pages 199-203

About these proceedings


A NATO Advanced Research Workshop on “Brilliant Light Facilities and Research in Life and Material Sciences” was held from July 17 to July 21, 2006. The workshop was hosted by the Center for the Advancement of Natural Discoveries using Light Emission, Yerevan - the newly established institute in Armenia with the aim to create a synchrotron radiation facility, CANDLE, as an international laboratory for advanced research in life and material sciences. About 50 researchers from NATO, partner countries and Armenia gathered at Yerevan to discuss modern trends in developments of advanced light sources with high spectral brilliance and applications in basic and applied research in a wide range of fields. Research with high brilliant photon beams are used, for example for practical applications in pharmacy, electronics and nanotechnology. Such practical relevance promoted the design and construction of now more than 50 such facilities worldwide. Overview and specialized talks on the status and highlights of newly constructed light sources (ALBA, SPEAR3, European XFEL Facility, Siberian Synchrotron Radiation Center, CANDLE), on instrumentation and development of experimental techniques, and frontier research in life and material sciences using synchrotron radiation have been presented. More than 60% of the program was devoted to application of synchrotron radiation in biophysics, biochemistry, biomedicine, material and environmental investigations. The workshop brought together scientists from a wide spectrum of research fields emphasizing the wide application and demand of synchrotron radiation and underlining the necessity of user involvement in the early design stages of a new project.


Absorption Biophysics Biopolymer Laser Optics Synchrotron Synchrotron radiation X-ray bone electromagnetic electron transport imaging living systems tissue x-ray absorption

Editors and affiliations

  • Vasili Tsakanov
    • 1
  • Helmut Wiedemann
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for the Advancement of Natural Discoveries Using Light EmissionYerevanArmenia
  2. 2.Advanced Physics Department and SSRL/SLACStanford UniversityStanfordU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-5722-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5724-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6578
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