Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource

5th Annual SSRL School on Synchrotron X-ray Scattering Techniques in Materials and Environmental Sciences: Theory and Application

June 1-3, 2010

Organizers: John Bargar, Mike Toney, and Apurva Mehta

Group photo of the attendees at the SSRL School on X-ray Spectropscopy Techniques in Environmental and Materials Sciences: Theory and Application held June 1-3, 2010 at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource.

Meeting Summary (PDF)

This school will provide a practical users' guide to planning and conducting scattering measurements at SSRL beam lines. The school will cover important techniques, including surface and thin-film scattering, powder diffraction, in-situ x-ray scattering, and amorphous materials. It will cover topics that are not commonly addressed in text books or class lectures, but are typically obtained only through on-the-experiment training. Modern synchrotron-based X-ray scattering techniques offer the ability to probe nano- and atomic-scale structures and order/disorder relationships that critically govern the properties of advanced technological and environmental materials. Good planning and a working knowledge of beam lines, in addition to techniques, are keys to conducting successful SR-XRS measurements. The goal of the school is to provide this knowledge.

This school is funded by the DoE, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, and Office of Biological and Environmental Research.

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