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Soft X-ray Inelastic Scattering Workshop

June 11, 2010

Location: Brookhaven National Laboratory, Bldg. 703 Large Conference Room

Workshop Organizers: Kevin Smith (Boston Univ.), Yong Cai (BNL), John Hill (BNL)

The intent of this workshop is to prepare a proposal for a soft x-ray inelastic scattering undulator beamline at NSLS-II. It is intended that the beamline will have a resolving power of up to 100,000 at 1 keV and operate between 150 eV and 1.5 keV.  It is expected that there be two endstations, one capable of an energy resolution of 10 meV, and a second to operate at more moderate resolutions, namely around 200 meV. Both would be momentum-resolved instruments. The science case for both endstations will be centered around strongly correlated electron systems, catalysis and energy storage problems and atomic and molecular science. The purpose of the workshop is to review this motivating science, the enabling technology, the beam characteristics, and to develop the vision for the beamline. All interested parties are invited to attend and to contribute their ideas to the agenda.

Note: for those wishing to attend who do NOT have a valid BNL ID badge:

1) Non-US citizens MUST register in the Guest Information System before June 1st:

2) US citizens MUST send their names to by June 9th  for BNL access.



8:15 am - 8:45 am Continental Breakfast
8:45 - 9:00 am Kevin Smith Welcome and Intro to workshop
9:00 - 9:30 am Qun Shen  NSLS-II and BDP process
9:30- 9:50 am Oleg Tchoubar Insertion Device for SIX
9:50 - 10:25 am Ruben Reininger Achieving 10 meV resolution at SIX
10:25 - 10:50 am Break
10:50 - 11:15 am Scott Coburn Beamline and Endstation Design
11:15  - 11:45 am Peter  Denes Detector Advances
11:45 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 pm Thorsten Schmitt The ADRESS beamline and recent results from the SLS
1:45 - 2:15 pm Wei Ku (tentative) Hard condensed matter problems that would be solved with 10 meV RIXS
2:15 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 3:45 pm Discussion Session I: Science driven experimental requirements (Chair: Smith)
3:45 - 4:45 pm Discussion Session II: Suggestions for changes/additions to proposal (Chair: John Hill)
4:45 - 5:00 pm Kevin Smith Closeout

Administrative Contact:  Lydia Rogers, telephone:  631-344-4746; email:

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