Probing Materials under Extreme Conditions Using Synchrotron Radiation

October 30-31, 2017
Advanced Photon Source, ANL

We draw your attention to a workshop on probing materials under extreme conditions using synchrotron radiation ion October 30-31, 2017 at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory.

The development of synchrotron radiation sources has provided the essential breakthrough in advancing the frontier of extreme conditions science where powerful micro-sampling probes are required. Since the early 2000’s, an array of x-ray techniques have been developed at HPCAT for studying extreme states of matter using x-ray diffraction, x-ray spectroscopy, inelastic x-ray scattering, x-ray nuclear resonant scattering, and X-ray imaging techniques. With the vast improvements in synchrotron source properties on the horizon, together with novel high-pressure technologies, and advanced detectors, there are now numerous new and exciting opportunities for materials research at extremes. This HPCAT workshop brings together experts in the field, including HPCAT users and beamline scientists, to (1) discuss recent advances in extreme conditions science and in high-pressure synchrotron techniques, and (2) articulate foremost scientific challenges and technology gaps to address these challenges. Some of the discussion topics include:

  • New x-ray imaging techniques, 3D x-ray microscopy
  • High-pressure multigrain crystallography
  • Nucleation, growth, and materials metastability using time resolved techniques 
  • Adding rates using modulated heating/cooling or rapid loading/unloading
  • Megabar x-ray spectroscopy and inelastic x-ray scattering
  • Emerging coherence based x-ray techniques      
  • Advanced detectors

Workshop Organizers: Guoyin Shen (HPCAT), Andrew Cornelius (UNLV), Kevin D’Amico (NNSA), William Evans (LLNL), Jason Jeffries (LLNL), Russell Hemley (CDAC), Christopher Seagle (SNL), Nenad Velisavljevic (LANL)

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Monday, October 30, 2017