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Workshop 8

Thursday, May 4
Bldg. 402, Rm. E1100/E1200
8:30 am - 12:20 pm
1:15 pm - 5:00 pm, with beamline tours 5:00-6:00 pm

Inelastic X-ray Scattering: Present and Future at the APS

Esen Ercan Alp, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory
John Hill, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Steve Heald, PNC-CAT, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory
Guoyin Shen, HP-CAT, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory

This workshop will focus on various inelastic x-ray scattering (IXS) techniques currently practiced at the APS. There are now half a dozen beamlines with dedicated or semi-dedicated inelastic x-ray spectrometers, and our goal is to bring the science being done at these beamlines, as well as their new capabilities like the dedicated Sector 30 IXS-CDT beamline to the attention of the APS Users. Also, the workshops participants will have a chance to visit these beamlines and learn their capabilities and meet with the responsible scientists.


8:30-8:50 Registration and coffee
8:50-9:00   Welcome
Session 1: Chair: W. Sturhahn, Argonne National Laboratory
9:00-9:30   Opportunities for Inelastic X-ray Scattering in Condensed Matter Research
George A. Sawatzky, University of British Columbia

The New IXS Beamline at Sector 30: MERIX & HERIX
Harald Sinn, Argonne National Laboratory


Low-Energy Charge Dynamics Studied by Inelastic X-ray Scattering: From Simple to Strongly Correlated Materials
Yong Q. Cai, National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center/SPring-8

10:20-10:35  Coffee Break
Session 2: Chair: John Hill, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Probing Local Excitations with Angular Dependence of Large-q Nonresonant IXS: Sensitivity to Weak Electronic Symmetry Breaking in NiO and CoO
Wei Ku, Brookhaven National Laboratory


Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering Investigation of Cuprates
Young-June Kim, University of Toronto, Canada


Polarization Dependence of L- and M-Edge Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering in Transition-Metal Compounds
Michel van Veenendaal, Northern Illinois University and Argonne National Laboratory


Novel Spectrometer for 100-meV Resolution Inelastic X-ray Scattering
Simo Huotari, ESRF, France

12:20-13:15 Lunch Break
Session 3: Chair: Steve Heald, Pacific Northwest Laboratories

LERIX: A Multielement Spectrometer for Efficient Measurement of the Momentum Transfer Dependence of Inelastic X-ray Scattering
Gerald T. Seidler, University of Washington


Dynamics of Atoms and Molecules in Clathrate Hydrates
Dennis D. Klug, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada


Nuclear Resonance Vibrational Spectroscopy: A Quantitative Picture of Iron Dynamics in Heme Proteins and Model Compounds
Bogdan M. Leu, Northeastern University, Boston


Phonon Confinement in Nanoscaled Metallic Multilayers and Low-Dimensional Vibrational Dynamics on Size-Selected 57Fe Nanoparticles
Beatriz Roldan-Cuenya, University of Central Florida, Orlando

15:00-15:20   Coffee Break
Session 4:  Chair: Guoyin Shen, University of Chicago

Phonon Dispersions in Metals at High Pressure Investigated by Inelastic X-ray Scattering
Daniel Antonangeli, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Pressure-Induced Electronic Mott Transition in MnO 
Choong-Shik Yoo, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


High-Frequency Dynamics in Molten Titanium
Ayman Said, Argonne National Laboratory


High-Resolution IXS Study of the Metal-Insulator Transition in VO2
Sung C. Chang, Ames Laboratory

  Beamline Visits
17:00-18:00 Beamline visits to Sectors 3, 9, 13, 16, 20 and 30