Workshop on Nuclear Resonant Scattering

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to announce that a workshop on Resonant Scattering will be held on November, 7-9, 2014 at Argonne National Laboratory.

This workshop is organized as part of the COMPRES Education, Outreach and Infrastructure Development programs to promote the application of the state-of-the-art Nuclear Resonant Scattering (NRS) techniques for characterizing the properties of materials under the high P-T conditions of planetary interiors.

During this workshop, we plan to offer an introduction to the two NRS techniques - Synchrotron MÓ§ssbauer Spectroscopy (SMS) and Nuclear Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering (NRIXS) - and the CONUSS, PHOENIX and SciPhon software used for data evaluation. Much of the workshop will involve hands-on training with the software. Recent instrumentation developments at the Sector 3 beamline at the Advanced Photon Source, and added features to the new version of CONUSS and PHOENIX will also be discussed. Common experimental issues that users are confronted with will be addressed.

Registration for the workshop is free. Limited travel support is available for students or early career scientists from domestic COMPRES member institutions upon request. Please note that the deadline for registration is Oct. 17th, 2014. If you have any question, please contact Dr. Wenli Bi at 630-252-0167 or wbi@aps.anl.gov. Registration details and additional information may be found on the workshop website.
http://www.aps.anl.gov/Sectors/Sector3/Conferences/NRS%20Workshop/index.html

Sincerely,

The NRS workshop Organizing Committee:
Wenli Bi, Argonne National Laboratory/ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) (chair)
Ercan Alp, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory
Jay D. Bass, COMPRES/UIUC
Jiyong Zhao, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory
Michael Hu, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory