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Workshop 5—The Future of High-throughput Nonresonant IXS at "Lower" Energy Resolution

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 (morning)
Guest House, Conf. Rm. A

Organizers: Chengjun Sun (APS) and Gerald Seidler (U. of Washington)

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Hard x-ray, nonresonant inelastic x-ray scattering (NIXS, also often called x-ray Raman scattering) at energy resolutions of a few tenths to 1 eV has seen a steadily growing range of applications at the APS. This method, which is regularly supported at three different sectors, has resulted in nearly 100 publications based on APS data. These manuscripts address high-pressure phases, battery materials and their underlying science, f-electron chemistry, numerous topics in materials chemistry, and even fundamental issues in quantum scattering theory. The purpose of this workshop is to look toward the future under APS-U and to discuss how to find the most productive overlap between the scientific demands of the broad user base and the technical opportunities provided by the upgrade process.

To this end, we propose a full-day workshop aimed at bringing together successful, prominent users of the LERIX spectrometer and related instruments at HP-CAT and GSE-CARS with the designers of the massively parallel NIX spectrometers in operation at the APS, SSRL, and ESRF. The workshop will, as a secondary point, also bring in members of the fusion energy science community who perform in situ NIXS experiments on dense plasmas at the National Ignition Facility (NIF); this will help to identify emerging synergies where NIXS studies at the APS may become important contributors to instrument validation and data interpretations at the NIF, OMEGA, and other large-scale laser-plasma facilities.


9:00 Gerald T. Seidler (University of Washington)
Welcome and Introductory Remarks
9:05 Simo Huotari (University of Helsinki)
Understanding Bent Analyser Crystal Properties for Advanced Applications (abstract)
9:30 Dimosthenis Sokaras (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory/Stanford University)
The High-throughput X-ray Raman Spectroscopy End Station at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (abstract)
9:55 Tilo Doeppner (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
X-ray Thomson Scattering for Characterization of Dense Plasma States in High-energy-density Physics Experiments on Large-scale Laser Facilities (abstract)
10:20 Break
10:50 Mahalingam Balasubramanian (APS, Argonne National Laboratory)
Battery Science Using X-ray Raman Scattering (abstract)
11:15 Steve Heald (APS, Argonne National Laboratory) and Gerald T. Seidler (University of Washington)
The LERIX-2 End Station at the Advanced Spectroscopy Beamline (abstract)
11:45 Beamline developments session
12:10 Lunch

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