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

Mark Dean, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Correlated electron systems, iridates and resonant inelastic x-ray scattering

Mathieu leTacon, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Phonon-charge density wave interactions, pnictides, ruthenates, and topological insulators

Maria Daghofer, University of Stuttgart
Functional materials and quantum technologies, dynamics of spin-orbit excitations, fractional Chern insulators, iridates, pnictides (THEORY)

Maurits Haverkort, Heidelberg University
Theory of spectroscopy and dynamics, pump-probe experiments, resonant and non-resonant inelastic x-ray scattering, development of numerical tools

James Analytis, UC Berkeley
Discovery of exotic magnets and topological insulators, Luttinger liquids, observation of quantum phenomena at ambient conditions

Christopher Monroe, University of Maryland
Quantum information science, quantum networks with atoms and photons, microfabricated atom traps

Clair Donnely, ETH Zürich
Hard x-ray magnetic vector nanotomography, dichroic ptycography

Daniel Haskel
X-Ray Dichroism: What is new at the APS-U

Thomas Gog
Inelastic x-ray scattering under extreme conditions

Daniel Ralph, Cornell University
Nanometer scale devices, and their electric and magnetic properties at low temperatures

Hector Abruna, Cornell University
Molecular electronics, graphene, in-situ testing of energy storage devices

Paul McEuen, Cornell University
Metamaterials and micromechines, wearable electronics

Simon Clarke, Oxford University
Non-oxide or multi anion compounds, layered chalcogenides