HPCAT Workshops

Workshop on Probing Materials under Extreme Conditions Using Synchrotron Radiation

October 30 - 31, 2017 - Hosted by High Pressure Collaborative Access Team (HPCAT)
Location:  Building 446, Auditorium, at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne IL 60439 (adjacent to APS ring, outside Sector 19)

The development of synchrotron radiation sources has provided the essential breakthrough in advancing the frontier of extreme conditions science where powerful micro-sampling probes are required. Since early 2000’s, an array of X-ray techniques have been developed at HPCAT for studying matter under extreme states using X-ray diffraction, X-ray spectroscopy, inelastic X-ray scattering, X-ray nuclear resonant scattering, and X-ray imaging techniques. With the vast improvements in synchrotron source properties on the horizon, together with novel high-pressure technologies, and advanced detectors, we are now facing numerous exciting opportunities for materials research at extremes. This HPCAT workshop is 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 include:

  •          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

Registration open: September 8, 2017
Registration close: October 25, 2017

Confirmed speakers: Jason Jeffries (LLNL), Hyunchae Cynn (LLNL), Elissaios Stavrou (LLNL), Zach Brubaker(LLNL), Patricia Kalita (SNL), Matthew Hudspeth (SNL), Christopher Seagle (SNL), Nenad Velisavljevic (LANL), Andrew Cornelius (UNLV), Jon Almer (APS), Antonino Miceli (APS), Ercan Alp (APS), Daniel Haskel (APS), Eric Dufresne (APS), Yuming Xiao/Paul Chow (HPCAT), Jesse Smith (HPCAT), Yue Meng (HPCAT), Changyong park (HPCAT), Yoshio Kono (HPCAT), Dmitry Popov (HPCAT), Ross Hrubiak (HPCAT)

Preliminary agenda:

October 30 (Monday)

8:30 Welcome and HPCAT overview
9:00 – 10:00 Partner science 1
10:30 – 12:00 Partner science 2
12:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:50 HPCAT
15:20 – 17:00 Partner science 3
17:00 – 18:00 Posters (posters on board throughout)
18:00 Dinner

October 31 (Tuesday):

8:30 – 10:00 APS beamlines
10:30 – 12:00 Partner science 4
Afternoon TBD

Organizing Committee

Guoyin Shen (HPCAT), gshen@carnegiescience.edu
Andrew Cornelius (UNLV)
Kevin D'Amico (NNSA)
William Evans (LLNL)
Jason Jeffries (LLNL)
Russell Hemley (CDAC)
Christopher Seagle (SNL)
Nenad Velisavljevic (LANL)

Local Administrator -Freda Humble, (630) 252-0479, fhumble@carnegiescience.edu

For more information, see the Workshop and registration WEBSITE



Past Workshops

Workshop on high-pressure multigrain crystallography, October 29-30, 2016

High-pressure time-resolved synchrotron techniques, September 25-27, 2014

Paris-Edinburgh Cell Workshop, May 23 - 24, 2013

Advances in Matter Under Extreme Conditions, October 10-12, 2012