HPCAT Hosted a Workshop on Probing Materials under Extreme Conditions Using Synchrotron Radiation

A Workshop on Probing Materials under Extreme Conditions Using Synchrotron Radiation was held on October 30-31, 2017 at the Building 446 Auditorium adjacent to the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory.  Almost 70 participants attended this two- day workshop. Speakers from Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Los Alamos National Lab, Sandia National Lab, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Advanced Photon Source, Case Western University, Washington State University, Carnegie Institution of Washington and HPCAT shared new results in compression science and recent advances in high-pressure technologies. More than 30 posters were presented during the poster session.

The workshop purpose and goals were to bring together experts in the field, including HPCAT users and beamline scientists, to (1) discuss the recent advances in extreme conditions science and in high-pressure synchrotron techniques, and (2) articulate foremost scientific challenges and technology gaps to address these challenges.

Some of the discussion topics included:
             New X-ray imaging techniques, 3D X-ray microscopy
             High-pressure multigrain crystallography
             Nucleation, growth, and materials metastability using time resolved techniques
             Adding rates using modulated heating/cooling or rapid loading/unloading
             Megabar X-ray spectroscopy and inelastic X-ray scattering
             Emerging coherence based X-ray techniques
             Advanced detectors

The organizing committee was Guoyin Shen, Andrew Cornelius, Kevin D’Amico, William Evans, Jason Jeffries, Russell Hemley, Christopher Seagle, Nenad Velisavljevic and Freda Humble (local administrator).