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 23, 2017 (or until capacity has been reached)

Location: Building 446, Auditorium, at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne IL 60439 (adjacent to APS ring, outside Sector 19)

Workshop Organizers: Guoyin Shen (HPCAT), Andrew Cornelius (UNLV), Kevin D’Amico (NNSA), William Evans (LLNL), Jason Jeffries (LLNL), Russell Hemley (CDAC), Christopher Seagle (SNL), Nenad Velisavljevic (LANL)

Contact Guoyin Shen or

Freda Humble for more information.

Last updated: September 25, 2017