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About the AfLS CDR.

Introduction: The CDR is one of the most significant documents envisaged for the Roadmap of the AfLS. This document concretises any conversation with African governments, Pan African organisations, and any national and international organisations. Its intended audience includes policy makers, politicians, academics, engineers, technicians, business persons, industrialists, financiers, strategic thinkers, all possible stakeholders and stakeholder organisations and of course, the general public.

Process Summary

  1. Recruit Volume / Chapter / Section Lead Authors and also Section Authors.
  2. Solicit Letters of Interest from Individuals and Organisations from the widest footprint in Africa, the Diaspora and Friends of Africa.
  3. Hold Town Hall Meetings by Chapter or Volume as appropriate.
    1. Presentations from the Authors of the Letters of Interest.
      1. Style files for the Letters of Interest : Latex and Word
    2. Arrange LoI Authors in Groups to write White Papers.
      1. Style files for the White Papers : Latex and Word
  4. Publish White Papers in peer reviewed African Science Journal.
  5. Lead Authors and Authors for Volumes / Chapters / Sections draft CDR by sections based on the White Papers.
    1. Lead Authors for Volumes / Chapters / Sections also draft independently.
  6. Lead Authors of Volumes and Editor finalise the CDR Volumes in a residential Advanced Study Institute model.

CDR : 4 Volumes (Editor: Sekazi Mtingwa)

*Use the Left Panel to Navigate to a Volume or Chapter of the CDR to follow the drafting process.

Volume I. Scientific, Socio-Economic, Educational and Political Benefits (Sub-editor :Marcus Newton)

Volume II. Machine Design Concepts

  • Chapter 1: Lessons Learned from Global AdLSs
  • Chapter 2: Machine Components
  • Chapter 3: Other Facilities

Volume III. Scientific Capabilities and Beamline Technical Concepts - this is the "how" the research requested in Vol 3 Chap 1 (the "what" ) can be carried out.

  • Chapter 1: Gamma-ray Spectroscopy and Crystallography
  • Chapter 2: Macromolecular X-ray (MX) Crystallography
  • Chapter 3: Materials and Chemical Crystallography
  • Chapter 4: Micro-crystallography
  • Chapter 5: Small/Wide-angle Scattering (SAXS/WAXS)
  • Chapter 6: Powder X-ray Diffraction (PXD)
  • Chapter 7: X-ray Spectroscopy (XAS/XES, XAFS, EXAFS, XANES, XFS, Auger)
  • Chapter 8: UV-vis, Electronic and Optical Spectroscopy
  • Chapter 9: Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Chapter 10: Pump-probe, Multi-color, and Time-resolved techniques
  • Chapter 11: Computed Micro- and Nano-Tomography
  • Chapter 12: Surface Microscopy and Imaging
  • Chapter 13: Beamlines for Medical Use
  • Chapter 14: Experimental Hutch Mechanical Systems
  • Chapter 15: Detectors and Electronics
  • Chapter 16: Data Handling, Algorithms, Software and Analysis
  • Chapter 17: Theory Centres
  • Chapter 18: Other Technical Capabilities for other Instruments, Fields of Study andInnovations

Volume IV. Technical Infrastructure and Building Design (Sub-editor :Simon Connell*, Rudolf Dimper , Nathaniel Reed-Yehuda)

  • Chapter 1: Site Selection Criteria
  • Chapter 2: Conceptual Design Specifications
  • Chapter 3: On-site User Support Facilities
  • Chapter 4: Computational infrastructure

Volume V. Multinational Project Finance and Governance Concepts (Sub-editor:Jean-Pierre Ezin, Connie McNeely,Simon Connell, Aba Andam, Paul Woafo)

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