Workshop 7: In Situ Chemical Processes Studied by
Synchrotron X-rays

Co-organizers: Lin Chen and Katie Carrado
Bldg. 402, APS Conference Center, Room E1100/E1200


Knowledge of molecular identities and structures during the course of chemical reactions is crucial in understanding fundamental aspects of molecular reactivities and reaction mechanisms. This workshop presents frontier in-situ chemistry research in catalysis, electrochemistry, polymer synthesis, and combustion processes using x-rays, as well as recent technical development in dynamics studies at the APS.

Thursday, May 1, 2003


1:00 p.m. Feature Lecture:
EXAFS Characterization of the Local Environment of Fe in Fe-ZSM-5 and Fe-Silicalite

Alex Belll, University of California, Berkeley
1:45 p.m. Redox Speciation with XAFS Spectroelectrochemistry
Mark Antonio, Chemistry Division, Argonne National Laboratory
2:10 p.m. Catalysis: In Situ XAFS Studies from the UOP Frontier
Simon Bare, UOP
2:35 p.m. In-Situ Small-Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) Studies of High-Temperature Reactions
Randy Winans, Chemistry Division, Argonne National Laboratory
3:00 p.m. Refreshments
3:15 p.m. Feature Lecture:
Long-Range Order in Block Copolymer Templates

Thomas Russell, University of Massachusetts
4:00 p.m. In-Sity SAXS Studies of the Structural Changes of Electrode Materials Used in Rechargeable Systems
Giselle Sandi, Chemistry Division, Argonne National Laboratory
4:25 p.m. Synchrotron Techniques Development for In-Situ Dynamic Studies at Sector 1
Peter Lee, Experimental Facilities Division, Argonne National Laboratory
4:50 p.m. Adjourn