LBNL hosted a 1-day workshop “New Scientific Directions with Ultrafast Electrons” on May 5, 2017

The goal of this workshop was to bring together groups working on requisite instrumentation at LBNL with those who are interested to exploit those new capabilities scientifically to identify scientific opportunities that can harness the current instrument capabilities and  to explore new directions for instrumentation development that will be driven by scientific needs.

About 40 participants including guest speakers from SLAC, BNL, LLNL, U Minnesota, U Nebraska and Oregon State U discussed topics covering a broad range of materials and chemical sciences including femtosecond electron diffraction from molecules in the gas phase to real images of high-velocity acoustic phonons with ultrafast electron microscopy, and from ultrafast electron diffraction studies of 2D materials to time resolved imaging of phase transformation in materials. The Lab has intense ongoing efforts in developing requisite tools, e.g. through a DOE Early Career award with Daniele Filippetto within ATAP, which can in the future significantly augment the scientific scope of existing core materials and chemistry science programs at Berkeley Lab. The intense scientific discussions among the workshop participants were concluded with a tour to LBNL’s facilities using ultrafast electrons.

Organizing committee:
  • Peter Fischer (MSD)
  • Alessandra Lanzara (MSD)
  • Dan Slaughter (CSD)
  • Oliver Gessner (CSD)
  • Andy Minor (MF)
  • David Prendergast (MF)
  • Daniele Filippetto (ATAP)
  • Thomas Schenkel (ATAP)
  • Andreas Scholl (ALS)
Participants at the Workshop (click to enlarge)

Daniele Filippetto showing his instrument to attendees (click to enlarge)

Daniele Filippetto showing his instrument to attendees (click to enlarge)