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Integrated In-Situ and Resonant Hard X-ray Studies

May 27-28, 2010

Brookhaven National Laboratory, Berkner Hall, Bldg. 488, Rooms A and B

Workshop Organizers:  Karl Ludwig (Boston University) and Christie Nelson (BNL)

We are sponsoring a workshop to develop proposals for two beamlines with unique capabilities to investigate the physics of materials.  The undulator Beamline for Integrated In-Situ and Resonant Hard X-ray Studies (ISR) will utilize the sources brilliance to enable the integrated study of the physics of correlated electron/magnetic systems, functional interfaces and surfaces, and thin film growth and surface modification processes.  The design of the ISR beamline and the instrumentation to support its operation will be optimized for 2.1-20 keV x-ray studies that integrate detailed structural investigations with powerful materials growth/modification capabilities, accommodation for a wide range of real-world sample environments, and simultaneous electronic, optical and magnetic characterization.  The beamline will provide variable incident x-ray polarization using phase plates, focusing for micron or submicron beams and also enable coherent scattering experiments when desired.

A second beamline proposal to be developed will be for the 3-pole wiggler Beamline for Materials Physics and Processing (MPP).  The MPP beamline will be optimized for 1) real-time, in-situ studies of phase transformations of thin blanket films, stacks, and nanopatterned samples, and 2) x-ray diffraction and scattering techniques on solids, including thin films, stacks, nanopatterned samples, and bulk materials; with the capability for mounting small environmental chambers, bending jigs, and displexes.

The goal of the workshop is to discuss technical capabilities of the beamlines and to develop the science program that they would enable.  All potential users are invited to participate in the workshop and to contribute their ideas.


Joel Brock, Cornell U. / Ray Conley, BNL / Kenneth Evans-Lutterodt, BNL / Andrei Fluerasu, BNL / Randall Headrick, Univ. Vermont / Jean Jordan-Sweet, IBM / Valery Kiryukhin, Rutgers / Christian Lavoie, IBM / Karl Ludwig, Boston U. / Conal Murray, IBM / I. Cev Noyan, Columbia U. / Ron Pindak, BNL  / Jrg Strempfer, HASYLAB-DESY /  Arthur Woll, Cornell U.


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 May 22:

        2)  US citizens MUST send their names to by May 26 for BNL access.

Preliminary Agenda

Thursday morning, May 27, 2010

Berkner Hall, Conference Room A


08:30 - 08:50 Karl Ludwig ISR Prelimary Design Considerations
08:50 - 09:10 Jean Jordan-Sweet MPP Preliminary Design Considerations
09:10 - 09:40 Valery Kiryukhin Correlated Electrons/Magnetism: Frontiers
09:40 - 10:10 Christian Lavoie Frontiers in High-Throughput Studies of Thin Films
10:10 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:00 Headrick Frontiers in Real-Time Studies of Thin Film Growth
11:00 - 11:30 Strempfer Resonant X-ray Scattering Beamline at PETRA III
11:30 - 11:50 Andrei Fluerasu Technical Requirements for Coherent Scattering Experiments
11:50 - 12:10 Kenneth Evans-Lutterodt Technical Requirements for Submicron Focusing
12:10 - 13:00 Lunch

Thursday afternoon, May 27, 2010

 Room A/B (ISR:  6-circle) Conference Room B/A (ISR: real-time)
13:00 - 13:30 Functional Interfaces and Surfaces, Ron Pindak Participants:
13:30 - 14:30 5 minute talks/discussion      Discussion by participants including Jordan-Sweet, Ludwig, Woll, Brock, Conley,       Headrick
14:30 - 15:30 Proposal writing
15:30 - 15:45 Break
Conference Room A/B  (MPP break-out) Conference Room B/A (ISR)
15:45 - 16:30

7-minute presentations on Science Case and Beamline Requirements by each MPP Team Member, including:  C. Nelson, V. Kirykhin, C. Murray, I. C. Noyan, J. Jordan-Sweet, C. Lavoie.
15:45 - 17:45        Proposal writing

16:35 - 17:45

Discussion and finalization of beamline requirements and layout

Friday morning, May 28, 2010

Berkner Hall, Conference Room A

08:30 - 10:30 Collective discussion and presentation of ISR proposal write-ups
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Collective discussion and presentation of MPP proposal write-ups

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