Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

Condensed Matter Physics, x-ray Spectroscopy, and Scattering at the APS-U

September 25-26, 2018

Registration for 2018 APS-U Science Workshops

Condensed matter physics has always been at the forefront of discovery of new phenomena and materials. The experimental and theoretical methods used varies but x-ray scattering and spectroscopy remains a vital tool. Existence and spatial and temporal extent of various excitations can be probes with variety of x-ray scattering and spectroscopic methods such as single crystal diffraction, magnetic scattering, dichroism, and inelastic x-ray scattering. Unlimited momentum transfer and remarkable energy and time resolution of hard x-rays play a major role in understanding the basic nature of solid state phenomena.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together experts in their field with experts in x-ray science to identify scientific frontiers, and relate them x-ray techniques and shape the future developments. This can be done by articulating the nature of the material development requirements, and commensurate improvements or design of new hardware, software, and computational tools.



Ercan Alp

Daniel Haskel

Mali Balasubramanian

  • Mark Dean, Brookhaven National Laboratory
    • Unfrustrated Magnetism in Iridates
  • James Analytis, UC Berkeley
    • Hidden Order in three dimensional Kitaev system beta-Li2IrO3
  • Sebastian Gliga, University of Glasgow
    • Imaging magnets in three dimensions using X-ray vector nanotomography
  • Thomas Gog, Argonne National Laboratory
    • Scientific Opportunities with Ultra-High Energy Resolution (~<5meV) Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering at the APS
  • Susanne Stemmer, UC Santa Barbara
    • Heterostructures with 3D Dirac Semimetals, MBE growth of 3D Dirac semimetals and tuning their topological states using heterostructures
  • Christoph Sahle, ESRF
    • X-ray Raman scattering spectroscopy based imaging at ID20 of the ESRF
  • Stephan Rosenkranz, Argonne National Laboratory
    • Relating local disorder and short-range correlations to materials properties via single crystal diffuse scattering and 3D-PDF methods
  • Jejun Feng, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
    • Coherent x-ray magnetic scattering to explore spatial and dynamic fluctuations
  • Daniel Haskel, Argonne National Laboratory
    • Opportunities for polarization-dependent spectroscopy and scattering at APS-U
  • Taner Yildirim, National Institute of Standards and Technology
    • Phonons in Novel Materials: From 2D Weyl semimetal MoTe2 to 3D pnictide superconductors
  • Frank Weber, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    • Science for future IXS instrument at the APS-U
  • David Mandrus, ORNL
    • Anisotropic susceptibilities in the honeycomb Kitaev system α-RuCl3
  • Simon Gerber, Paul Scherrer Institute
    • Quantum many body phenomena in condensed matter