Nanoscience Capabilities at the APS
Advisory Committee


Workshop Chairs:

Eric Isaacs (ANL/UofC)
Sunil Sinha (UCSD/LANL)

Workshop on Mesoscopic and Nanoscopic Science

August 29 September 1, 2004, The Abbey, Fontana, Lake Geneva Area, Wisconsin


  1. Identify opportunities for continued scientific discovery and impact using synchrotron radiation sources during the next 5-10 years in the area of nanoscopic and mesoscopic science.
  2. Explore the breadth of science covered by the workshop topics, not limiting to synchrotron techniques alone.
  3. Assure that enough time is given to discuss how the existing community can be grown, and which newer areas of nano- and mesoscopic materials are to be identified that will broaden the community. This is to be achieved by bringing scientific leaders to the workshops that will benefit from the addition of synchrotron techniques and the capabilities of the Center for Nanoscale Materials in their research arsenal.
  4. Identify few dozen new scientific programs which the participants will bring to the APS during next 5-10 years, based on the contributed abstracts. Also evaluate the capital and operational requirements for these programs to succeed.
  5. Examine existing beamline capabilities at the APS and define what future beamline capabilities would be desirable for nanoscopic and mesoscopic materials research.
  6. Prepare an overview document for the archival literature to serve as a roadmap for the future of nanoscopic and mesoscopic materials studies utilizing hard x-ray synchrotron sources.