Brookhaven Lecture

"428th Brookhaven Lecture: 'Lighthouses, Light Sources and Kinoform Hard X-Ray Optics'"

Presented by Kenneth Evans-Lutterodt, Ph.D., National Synchrotron Light Source Department

Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 4:00 pm — Berkner Hall Auditorium

<p>BNL's planned National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) is designed to be a world-leading light source facility, promising advances in nanoscience, energy, biology, and materials research. In designing and developing this new facility, breakthrough research is a must to ensure that appropriate tools are available for the new science that will be studied.</p> <p>At BNL, a team of researchers has overcome a major x-ray focusing obstacle to allow the study of molecules, atoms, and advanced materials at the nanoscale, which is on the order of billionths of a meter. Their innovative method uses a type of refractive lens called a kinoform lens —similar to the kind found in lighthouses — in order to focus the x-rays down to the extremely small spots needed for a sharp image at small dimensions.</p> <p>To learn about this research, join NSLS Physicist Kenneth Evans-Lutterodt in Berkner Hall, at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, as he gives the 428th Brookhaven Lecture entitled "Lighthouses, Light Sources and Kinoform Hard X-Ray Optics."</p> <p>The goal for Evans-Lutterodt and his colleagues is to enable the probing of materials and molecules with just one-nanometer resolution, which is a capability needed to study the intricate mechanisms of chemical and biological systems. However, to do that, they need to exceed a limit known as the critical angle on the ability to focus high-energy, or hard, x-rays. Evans-Lutterodt will explain how this limit was exceeded at the NSLS and how the breakthrough could benefit future science at NSLS-II.</p> <p>Evans-Lutterodt received his Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After working at Bell Laboratories, he joined BNL in 2003.</p>

Hosted by: Brant Johnson and Fulvia Pilat

More Information

3861  |  INT/EXT  |  Events Calendar


Not all computers/devices will add this event to your calendar automatically.

A calendar event file named "calendar.ics" will be placed in your downloads location. Depending on how your device/computer is configured, you may have to locate this file and double click on it to add the event to your calendar.

Event dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Event details will not be updated automatically once you add this event to your own calendar. Check the Lab's Events Calendar to ensure that you have the latest event information.