Scientific Interest Groups

Self-organizing groups that offer forums for discussion among users and beamline staff who are interested in advancing synchrotron research in a particular area.

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Groups

  • Catalysis
    Randall Winans, APS
    The Catalysis group meets at noon on the second Tuesday of each month in the LOM 433 conference room.
  • High Pressure
    Wenge Yang, HPSynC
    The High-Pressure group promotes awareness of the high-pressure research activities and associated facilities at the APS and elsewhere. The group meets monthly on one Thursday at 3:00 pm in the LOM 434 conference room.
  • Liquid and Soft-Matter Surface Scattering
    Ivan Kuzmenko, APS
    Binhua Lin
    , University of Chicago
    The Liquid and Soft-Matter Surface Scattering group promotes awareness of the facilities for this research at the APS and elsewhere. The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 12:00 pm in the LOM 434 conference room. A schedule is provided on the group's web site.
  • Small Angle Scattering
    Soenke Siefert and Pete Jemian, APS
    This group meets monthly (first Tuesday at noon, LOM 433 conference room) to promote awareness of the small-angle scattering facilities at the APS and elsewhere on the Argonne campus. The group maintains an email distribution list to foster communications among the various research groups.
  • Surface & Interface Scattering
    Zhan Zhang, APS
    The Surface & Interface Scattering Group meets monthly (third Tuesday at noon, LOM 438 conference room) to promote awareness of surface and interface scattering science and facilities at the APS. All interested parties are welcome to attend.
  • Tomography
    Robert Winarski, CNM
    Francesco De Carlo
    , APS

    The microtomography special interest group has been created to promote awareness of the microtomography facilities at the APS and to foster communications between the various research groups. Through this group, we believe we can build a strong user community for microtomography at the APS. The web site includes a list of microtomography beamlines.
  • Ultrafast
    Anthony DiChiara and Xiaoyi Zhang, APS
    This group is organized on the theme of "Science and techniques that use the pulsed structure of the APS to study time-resolved phenomenon from a few picoseconds to microseconds." The group meets once a month on the third Thursday of the month from noon to 1:00 pm, in the LOM 432 conference room.
  • XAFS
    Robert Gordon, APS
    The XAFS group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month (LOM 435) to discuss x-ray absorption fine-structure and related spectroscopies. The lunch-time meetings feature talks on recent scientific results as well as discussion on advances in technique, analysis, education and instrumentation. To receive announcements, please subscribe to the Mailing List on http://www.xafs.org/APSXAFS
  • X-ray Microscopy
    Stefan Vogt, APS
    Weekly presentations are held every other Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m, in LOM 431, Room C010. The topics of these presentations cover research and developments in all areas of x-ray microscopy and imaging, including methodology, and new developments in the literature. All interested are welcome to attend.

Related APS Group

  • InterCAT Technical Workgroup (TWG)
    The TWG meets the third Thursday of each month. The meetings serve to inform the community of status, progress, or developments that a sector or the APS is making and provide an important information-sharing dialog.

More Info

  • Is your group missing from this list? Are you interested in forming a new group? Contact Constance Vanni in the User Office.