The European XFEL in Hamburg: Status and beamlines design
European XFEL GmbH, Albert-Einstein-Ring 19, 22761 Hamburg, Germany
The European XFEL is a hard x-ray Free-Electron Laser currently under construction in Hamburg. This international facility will deliver in 2015 femtosecond pulses of soft to hard x-ray light. In this article, we present the main characteristics of the facility and give a brief overview of the foreseen science to be adressed. An emphasize will be given on the beamline design. In fact x-ray FEL beam present specific and completely new characteristics which require the development of new technical solution. The on-going effort to tackle all the relevant challenges is presented, as well an overview of the conceptual design for the different European XFEL beamlines.
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