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Travel Lodging Cornell-Interactive Map RPCC XDL Workshops

Science at the Hard X-ray Diffraction Limit

A series of workshops devoted to science with diffraction-limited, high repetition rate, hard x-ray sources, e.g., Energy Recovery Linac and Ultimate Storage Ring sources.

All workshops being held at:
Robert Purcell Conference Center, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853

6 Workshop poster (workshop titles only) (PDF)
6 Workshop poster(speakers and talk titles) (PDF)

Workshop 1 - June 6 & 7, 2011

Diffraction Microscopy, Holography and Ptychography using Coherent Beams
Poster (pdf)

The purpose of the workshop is to assess the state-of-the-art in the use of coherent hard x-ray beams for high-resolution imaging. Diffraction microscopy, Fourier transform holography and ptychography are making rapid strides, but have been limited by the lack of suitable spatially and temporally coherent beams.

Organizers: Janos Kirz (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab), Qun Shen (National Synchrotron Light Source II), & Darren Dale (Cornell University)

Workshop 2 - June 13 & 14, 2011

Biomolecular Structure from Nanocrystals and Diffuse Scattering
Poster (pdf)

The purpose of the workshop is to assess the state-of-the-art in the use of hard x-ray nanobeams (1) determine biomolecular structures from nanocrystals, and (2) obtain biomolecular dynamical information from analysis of diffuse scattering by crystals, including nanocrystals.

Organizers: Ed Lattman (Hauptmann-Woodward Medical Research Inst.), Mavis Agbandje-McKenna (University of Florida), Keith Moffat (University of Chicago), & Sol Gruner (Cornell University)

Workshop 3 - June 20 & 21, 2011

Ultra-fast Science with "Tickle and Probe"
Poster (pdf)

The purpose of the workshop is to assess the potential use ultra-fast (50 fs to few ps) x-ray pulses at high repetition rates (MHz to GHz) for time-resolved studies of weakly pumped (tickled) condensed matter systems.

Organizers: Robert Schoenlein (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Brian Stephenson (Argonne National Laboratory), Eric Dufresne (Advanced Photon Source) & Joel Brock (Cornell University)

Workshop 4 - June 23 & 24, 2011

High-pressure Science at the Edge of Feasibility
Poster (pdf)

The purpose of the workshop is to assess the state-of-the-art in the use of synchrotron x-ray diffraction and other x-ray related spectroscopic techniques to (1) determine the structures and properties of materials at extreme conditions, and (2) to explore the time-resolved dynamics and kinetics of the nucleation, growth and transformation of materials under extreme conditions of pressure, temperature and strain rate etc.

Organizers: Russell J. Hemley (Carnegie Institution of Washington), Neil Ashcroft (Cornell University), Roald Hoffmann (Cornell University), John Parise (SUNY Stony Brook), & Zhongwu Wang (Cornell University)

Workshop 5 - June 27 & 28, 2011

Materials Science with Coherent Nanobeams at the Edge of Feasibility
Poster (pdf)

With the brilliance of modern synchrotron radiation sources ever increasing, and source sizes ever decreasing, it becomes more and more interesting to combine the full spectrum of x-ray scattering techniques with micrometer and nanometer-size x-ray beams to study complex hierarchical, multi-component or inhomogeneous materials. While XFEL beams evaporate the exposed sample area, ERL & USR microbeams are below the destruction threshold, provide a quasi-continuous beam, and allow to probe materials both in real and reciprocal space simultaneously, providing access to a much larger range scale than can be achieved with a single method (nanobeams only, scattering only). In particular, the ERL source will be diffraction-limited, which will make it possible to close the gap between scanning and scattering resolution.

Organizers: Christian Riekel (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility), Simon Billinge (Columbia University), Kenneth Evans-Lutterodt (Brookhaven National Laboratory), & Detlef Smilgies (Cornell University)

Workshop 6 - June 29 & 30, 2011

Frontier Science with X-ray Correlation Spectroscopies using Continuous Sources
Poster (pdf)

Future x-ray sources will be able to deliver coherent hard x-ray beams that are hundreds of time more intense than at existing storage ring x-ray sources. These intense beams will enable novel ways of probing structural dynamics in matter using correlation spectroscopy (XPCS). The workshop will focus on indentifying opportunities and exploring high-impact experiments.

Organizers: Mark Sutton (McGill University), Simon Mochrie (Yale University), & Arthur Woll (Cornell University)

Local scientific organizing committee: Ivan Bazarov, Don Bilderback, Joel Brock, Darren Dale, Bruce Dunham, Ken Finkelstein, Ernie Fontes, Sol Gruner, Georg Hoffstaetter, Alex Kazimirov, Matthias Liepe, Mark Pfeifer, Peter Revesz, Detlef Smilgies, Maury Tigner, Zhongwu Wang, & Arthur Woll

Local organizing committee: Kathy Dedrick & Laura Houghton ---