X-Ray Scattering Group
The central objective of this group is to carry out basic studies of the structural, electronic and magnetic properties of condensed matter systems using synchrotron-based x-ray scattering techniques. Techniques include hard x-ray elastic and inelastic scattering and soft x-ray resonant scattering from single crystals, and total scattering methods from polycrystalline and nanocrystalline materials. Particular emphasis is placed on electronic and magnetic structure and phase behavior, on electronic excitations in solids, on the investigation of surface and interfacial phenomena and nanoscale fluctuations in strongly correlated systems. The work is carried out in close collaboration with related efforts in CMPMSD and at BNL to address these questions.
In addition, the X-ray Scattering Group develops instrumentation. It has a strong partnership with three beamlines at the National Synchrotron Light Source II, and also Sector 27 at the Advanced Photon Source.