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    Coherence 2018: International Workshop on Phase Retrieval and Coherent Scattering

    June 24-28, 2018

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    Coherence 2018: International Workshop on Phase Retrieval and Coherent Scattering

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    Coherence 2018: International Workshop on Phase Retrieval and Coherent Scattering

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    Summer Sundays

    "Brilliant Light, Dazzling Discoveries - National Synchrotron Light Source II"

    10 am, Berkner Hall, Room B

    Sunday, July 29, 2018, 10:00 am

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    Thursday

    NSLS-II Colloquium Series

    "Mulling over Nanoemulsions: Interfacial Molecular Structure, Stabilization and Assembly"

    Presented by Prof. Geraldine (Geri) Richmond, University of Oregon

    4 pm, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Thursday, August 9, 2018, 4:00 pm

    Hosted by: John Hill

    Nanoemlusions are finding numerous applications in the fields of pharmaceuticals, food production, materials synthesis and cosmetics. With the search for broader and improved usage of these unique droplets comes the need to better understand the molecular interactions at the surface that lead to their stabilization. This presentation will focus on our most recent efforts in measuring the molecular structure of the oil-water interface and the unique environment it provides for adsorption of molecules, surfactants and macromolecules at both planar and nanoemulsion oil/water interfaces. The studies are a combination of spectroscopic and thermodynamic measurements coupled with theoretical simulations.

  1. NSLS-II Seminar

    "Understanding microstructure evolution in lithium battery electrodes through coupled modeling and experiments"

    Presented by Ming Tang, Dept of Materials Science & NanoEngineering, Rice University, Houston, TZ

    Monday, May 7, 2018, 11 am
    NSLS-II Bldg. 744 Room 156

    Hosted by: Yong Chu & Jun Wang

    Like most materials, there exist very rich microstructure evolution phenomena in lithium battery electrode compounds during battery operation. Elucidating such phenomena through combined modeling and characterization including synchrotron-based techniques could yield valuable insights on how electrode structure should be designed and tailored at the mesoscale to enable stepwise improvement in battery performance. In this talk, I will first present our recent study on the unique aspects of phase transformation kinetics in Li-ion battery electrodes, using LiFePO4 as a model system. Through combined phase-field modeling and transmission x-ray microscopic observation of Li deintercalation process in LiFePO4 microrods, we discovered that intercalation-induced phase transformations can proceed in several distinct kinetic modes with varied electrochemical conditions and particle geometry. In particular, a hybrid mode, in which phase growth is surface-reaction-limited or bulk-diffusion-limited along different directions, is revealed for the first time. In the surface-reaction-limited transformation regime, we predict a surprising effect of antisite defects on accelerating phase boundary migration velocity by two orders of magnitude over defect-free LiFePO4 due to defect-induced increase in the surface reaction area. This finding suggests defect engineering as a fruitful approach to enhance the rate performance of intercalation compounds. The second part of this talk concerns the fundamental mechanism of dendrite growth on Li metal surface during electroplating, which presents a major challenge to the adoption of Li metal anodes in rechargeable batteries. Combining Li electroplating experiments and modeling, we obtained a key insight that Li dendrite growth is a stress-driven process, which is initiated by the compressive residual stress developed in deposited Li during battery cycling. Accordingly, elimination of the plating stress, e.g. via the use of soft substrate for Li

  2. Brookhaven Women In Science Speaker

    "The Exciting World of Molecules: An Image From Within Using Light Sources and Free Electron Lasers"

    Nora Berrah, University of Connecticut

    Thursday, April 26, 2018, 4 pm
    Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Professor Berrah, chair of the University of Connecticut Physics Department, will take us on a fascinating voyage through the molecular world. All that surrounds us is ultimately made of atoms and molecules; these materials are not static—they are dynamic and move. Berrah uses x-rays from light sources and free electron lasers (FELs) to study how they move, why they move, and what it means to us. During her talk, she will share her recent studies on fullerenes, a molecule that may be used for drug delivery systems to the body, in lubricants, and as catalysts. Nora is the recipient of numerous awards. She recently received the Davisson-Germer Prize from the American Physical Society. Nora is also an active member of COACh, an organization that is working to increase the number of women scientists and engineers, and the success of their careers, through innovative programs and strategies. Coffee and cookies will be available at 3:30 p.m.

  3. NSLS-II Friday Luncheon Seminar

    "Macromolecular Interactions in Polymer-based Complex Fluids"

    Presented by Sudipta Gupta, Louisiana Consortium for Neutron Scattering, Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State Univ, Baton Rouge, LA

    Friday, April 20, 2018, 12 pm
    NSLS-II Bldg. 743 Rm 156

    Hosted by: M. Abeykoon, S. Chodankar, B. Ocko, T. Tanabe, J. Thieme

  4. NSLS-II Friday Lunchtme Seminar Series

    "SMI Beamline Status Update"

    Presented by Mikhail Zhernenkov, NSLS-II

    Friday, April 13, 2018, 12 pm
    NSLS-II Building 743 Room 156

    Hosted by: M. Abeykoon, S. Chodankar, B. Ocko, T. Tanabe, J. Thieme

  5. NSLS-II Friday Lunchtime Seminar

    "Interactive Ray-Tracing in XRT Code"

    Presented by Roman Chernikov, Canadian Light Source

    Friday, April 13, 2018, 12 pm
    NSLS-II Bldg. 743 Room 156

    Hosted by: M. Abeykoon, S. Chodankar, B. Ocko, T. Tanabe, J. Thieme

  6. NSLS-II Colloquium Series

    "Sustainable chemical energy storage: critiques and crystallography"

    Presented by William (Bill) David, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

    Thursday, April 12, 2018, 4 pm
    Physics Bldg. 510 Large Seminar Room

    Hosted by: John Hill

    Our increasing dependence on intermittent renewable energy production places a greater focus on the development of novel, affordable energy storage. The recent emphasis on electrochemical storage, and on lithium batteries in particular, addresses a significant component of our future energy storage requirements but future low-carbon energy scenarios must utilise a broad range of storage options. This talk will focus on several examples the underline the role that synchrotron X-ray and neutron powder diffraction can play in the understanding of both electrochemical and chemical energy storage systems.

  7. NSLS-II Friday Lunchtime Seminar Series

    "ISR Beamline Status Update"

    Presented by Christie Nelson, NSLS-II

    Friday, April 6, 2018, 12 pm
    NSLS-II Bldg. 743 Rm 156

    Hosted by: M. Abeykoon, S. Chodankar, B. Ocko, T. Tanabe, J. Thieme

  8. NSLS-II Friday Lunchtime Seminar Series

    "Automated robot based systems for crystallography on beamlines and in laboratories: developments performed on FIP-BM30A at the ESRF"

    Presented by Jean-Luc Ferrer, IBS, Grenoble, France

    Friday, March 30, 2018, 12 pm
    NSLS-II Bldg. 743 Rm 156

    Hosted by: M. Abeykoon, S. Chodankar, B. Ocko, T. Tanabe, J. Thieme

  9. NSLS-II Friday Lunchtime Seminar Series

    "ESM Beamline Status Update"

    Presented by Elio Vescovo, NSLS-II

    Friday, March 30, 2018, 12 pm
    NSLS-II Bldg. 743 Rm 156

    Hosted by: M. Abeykoon, S. Chodankar, B. Ocko, T. Tanabe, J. Thieme

  10. NSLS-II Friday Lunchtime Seminar Series

    "Design and Initial Commissioning Results for SIX, the Soft Inelastic X-ray Scattering Beamline"

    Presented by Joseph Dvorak, NSLS-II

    Friday, March 23, 2018, 12 pm
    NSLS-II Bldg. 743 Rm 156

    Hosted by: M. Abeykoon, S. Chodankar, B. Ocko, T. Tanabe, J. Thieme

  11. NSLS-II Friday Lunchtime Seminar Series

    "SR tomographic imaging studies at the ESRF"

    Presented by Paul Tafforeau, ESRF, France

    Friday, March 9, 2018, 12 pm
    NSLS-II Bldg. 743 Room 156

    Hosted by: Ben Ocko, Shirish Chodankar, Milinda Abeykoon, Juergen Thieme and Guimei Wang

  12. NSLS-II Friday Lunchtime Seminar Series

    "Probing crystal structures of complex materials using the atomic Pair Distribution Function"

    Presented by Milinda Abeykoon, NSLS-II

    Friday, March 2, 2018, 12 pm
    NSLS-II Bldg. 743 Rm 156

    Hosted by: Ben Ocko, Shirish Chodankar, Milinda Abeykoon, Juergen Thieme and Guimei Wang

  13. NSLS-II Friday Lunchtime Seminar Series

    "Using X-ray Fluorescence Microprobe to Elucidate the Chemistry of Trace Elements in Soils and Plants"

    Presented by Ryan Tappero, NSLS-II

    Friday, February 23, 2018, 12 pm
    NSLS-II Bldg. 743 Rm 156

    Hosted by: M. Abeykoon, S. Chodankar, B. Ocko, T. Tanabe, J. Thieme

  14. NSLS-II Friday Lunchtime Seminar

    "Tender-Energy Spectromicroscopy Applications to Natural and Engineered Materials: the Spectromicroscopy Paradox"

    Presented by Paul Northrup, NSLS-II

    Friday, February 16, 2018, 12 pm
    NSLS-II Bldg 743 Rm 156

    Hosted by: M. Abeykoon, S. Chodankar, B. Ocko, T. Tanabe, J. Thieme

  15. NSLS-II Friday Lunchtime Seminar Series

    "Fabrication of rotating lattice single crystal - a novel form of solid"

    Presented by Himanshu Jain, Lehigh University

    Friday, February 9, 2018, 12 pm
    NSLS-II Bldg. 743 Room 156

    Hosted by: M. Abeykoon, S. Chodankar, B. Ocko, T. Tanabe, J. Thieme

  16. NSLS-II Friday Lunchtime Seminar Series

    "Combining high energy x-ray diffraction techniques with laser-induced fluorescence in operando catalysis"

    Presented by Uta Hejral, Lund University, Sweden

    Friday, February 2, 2018, 12 pm
    NSLS-II Bldg. 743 Rm 156

    Hosted by: M. Abeykoon, S. Chodankar, B. Ocko, T. Tanabe, J. Thieme

  17. NSLS-II Friday Lunchtime Seminar Series

    "Revolutionizing synchrotron science: the National Synchrotron Light Source" and "Nanofabrication of Hard X-ray Optics for the APS and APS-Upgrade"

    Presented by John Hill and Michael Wojcik, NSLS-II at BNL and APS at ANL

    Friday, January 19, 2018, 12 pm
    NSLS-II, Bldg. 743 Room 156

    Hosted by: Ben Ocko, Shirish Chodankar, Milinda Abeykoon, Juergen Thieme and Guimei Wang

  18. NSLS-II Seminar

    "Using X-Ray and Infrared Imaging to Understand How Fungus can be used to Grow Bigger Plants"

    Presented by Tiffany Victor, PhD, Photon Sciences

    Friday, January 12, 2018, 12 pm
    NSLS-II Bldg. 743 Rm 156

    Hosted by: Lisa Miller

  19. NSLS-II Colloquium Series

    "Development of insertion devices at SOLEIL"

    Presented by Marie Emmanuelle Couprie, SOLEIL, France

    Thursday, January 11, 2018, 4 pm
    Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Hosted by: John Hill

    Insertion devices (undulators and wigglers) are essential components for accelerator based light sources, such as synchrotron radiation facilities implemented on storage rings and free electron lasers. The wide panoply of insertion devices developed at Synchrotron SOLEIL (electromagnetic, combined permanent magnet and electromagnetic for rapid switching of the polarization, permanent magnet APPLE-II, hybrid in-vacuum and cryogenic undulators, out and in-vacuum wigglers) enables to cover a very wide spectral range (from the UV to the hard X-rays), and to provide flexibility for the users of the SOLEIL third generation light source. Starting from the description of the developments carried out at SOLEIL on the different types of systems, some future perspectives will be given, considering the evolution of the specifications of the different light source types. The use of the undulator radiation for photon beam based alignment and adjustment (such as taper) will be discussed. Furthermore, undulator radiation can serve as an electron beam diagnostic and provide a further insight on the electron beam quality itself, as illustrated in the case of the COXINEL project, using laser plasma acceleration.

  20. NSLS-II Seminar

    "The Canadian Light Source – A Bright Light on the Prairies"

    Presented by Rob Lamb (CEO) and Dean Chapman (Science Director), Canadian Light Source, Canada

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 11 am
    NSLS-II, Bldg. 745

    Hosted by: Qun Shen

    The Canadian Light Source (CLS) began operations in 2005 with 7 beamlines. Now a dozen year later, the last of 22 beamlines are in the final stages of construction. The ring is now almost completely filled with only one straight remaining. As the second decade of the CLS begins and the CLS matures, a new strategic plan focuses on using our most precious resource – the staff – to be more engaged in helping solve problems of societal importance. Some aspects of this plan and unique highlights from the facility such as agricultural and medical imaging research will be discussed.

  21. NSLS-II Engineering Seminar Series

    "Introduction to NSLS-II Survey and Alignment"

    Chenghao Yu, Brookhaven National Laboratory

    Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 2 pm
    John Dunn Seminar Room, Bldg. 463

    Hosted by: Sushil Sharma & Steven Hulbert

    NSLS-II at Brookhaven National Laboratory is one of the newest and most advanced synchrotron facilities in the world. The accelerator and beamline components of this machine require very precise alignment to meet their performance requirements. For example, the alignment tolerance of magnets on a common girder of the storage ring is ± 30 µm and adjacent girders need to be aligned to within ± 100 µm. The precise alignment of the machine must be maintained throughout its lifetime. The alignment philosophy and processes, which are based on primary/secondary survey networks and modern laser trackers, will be discussed. The use of vibrating wire technique for a more precise alignment of the magnets will be described. Several "lessons–learned" examples will be presented to highlight good alignment practices and procedures. The Survey and Alignment group members, who are ready to support all survey and alignment requests across the lab, will be introduced.

  22. NSLS-II Seminar

    "Recent Infrastructure Developments in Materials Project"

    Presented by Patrick Huck, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

    Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 11 am
    NSLS-II, Bldg. 743, Room 156

    Hosted by: Eli Stavitski

    Materials Project (MP, https://materialsproject.org) is harnessing the power of supercomputing together with state-of-the-art quantum mechanical theory and a scientific workflow stack driven by open-source Python software to compute the properties of all known inorganic materials and beyond, design novel materials and offer the data for free to the community together with online analysis and design algorithms. MP now also allows users to contribute and share new theoretical and experimental materials data with its community of more than 40,000 users via the MPContribs framework. The MPComplete service allows users to suggest new compounds for calculation by MP, thereby involving the community in the process of growing the available materials data. MPCite creates persistent citations and facilitates sharing amongst collaborators by assigning Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to all MP compounds. MPContribs, MPComplete and MPCite are important steps in MP's effort to deliver a next-generation collaborative platform for Materials (Data) Science.

  23. NSLS-II Friday Lunchtime Seminar Series

    "Synchrotron Radiation Calculations and Insertion Devices: Practical Examples from NSLS II Beamlines"

    Presented by Dean Hidas, Photon Sciences, BNL

    Friday, December 8, 2017, 12 pm
    NSLS-II Bldg 743 (LOB 3), room 156

    Hosted by: Ben Ocko, Shirish Chodankar, Milinda Abeykoon, Juergen Thieme and Guimei Wang

  24. NSLS-II Colloquium Series

    "Imaging dynamics of radiation-sensitive molecules."

    Presented by John Spence, Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

    Thursday, November 9, 2017, 4 pm
    Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Hosted by: John Hill

    The possibility of out-running radiation damage by the "diffract-and-destroy method, using femtosecond pulses of either electrons or hard X-rays, opens completely new vistas for imaging molecular dynamics at atom resolution and sub-picosecond speeds (1). First, I'll compare high-energy electron beams for this purpose, and compare them in regard to damage mechanisms and time-scales with XFEL radiation. I'll suggest a fast mode of image formation which provides high resolution despite the use of the large incoherent photocathode. I'll then review our work using the hard X-ray pulsed laser at SLAC within our BioXFEL 6-campus NSF consortium (http://www.bioxfel.org), aimed at the application of X-ray lasers (XFELs) to Structural Biology. I'll show molecular movies from light-sensitive proteins with 150 fs time resolution and near-atomic spatial , using both crystals and solution scattering obtained from the LCLS XFEL at SLAC, and very recent single-particle virus images (one virus per shot) showing dynamics. I'll discuss work in my lab on methods for hydrated sample delivery for an XFEL, and the compact IC XFEL under construction on the ASU campus, which uses a laser as an undulator. Finally, I'll review a recent proposal for the use of intensity interferometry to analyze the angular dependence of inner-shell X-ray fluorescence from a molecule. See Google Scholar for references and the many collaborators whom I thank. 1. J.Spence. XFELS for structure and dynamics in biology. IUCrJ 4, 322 (2017).

  25. NSLS-II Friday Lunchtime Seminar Series

    "Fast switching between 2D and direct, 3D XRF imaging using Collimating Channel Arrays and the Maia detector" and "Sirepo – an open-source cloud-based software interface for X-ray source and optics simulations"

    Presented by Arthur Woll and Maksim Rakitin, CHESS, Cornell University and NSLS-II, BNL

    Friday, October 27, 2017, 12 pm
    NSLS-II Bldg 743 (LOB 3), room 156

    Hosted by: Ben Ocko, Shirish Chodankar, Milinda Abeykoon, Juergen Thieme and Guimei Wang

  26. NSLS-II Seminar

    "The Australian Synchrotron Imaging and Medical Beamline: Melting components, scanning rhinos and planning human imaging"

    Presented by Daniel Häusermann, Australian Synchrotron, Australia

    Friday, October 27, 2017, 10 am
    NSLS-II, Bldg. 743 Rm 156

    Hosted by: Andrew Broadbent

    The main characteristics of the Imaging and Medical Beamline (IMBL) are ? 150m long, 3 experiment enclosures ? 36kW X-ray power ? Water cooled monochromator, minimal optics ? Samples up to 1m x 1.2m ? Energies from 20 to 350keV ? Computed tomography ? In vivo imaging and CT ? Radiotherapy research ? Extensive support infrastructure ? Clinical programmes with human patients Total power, beam aspect ratio and beamline configuration flexibility present unique challenges and plenty of opportunity for destroying components. Despite this the IMBL reliability and science programmes are outstanding. Research ranges from palaeontology and materials to micro-beam radiotherapy (MRT) and world unique large animal in vivo imaging, including CT. Furthermore, preparation for clinical research with human patients has led the development of novel approaches to equipment and beamline safety. This presentation will cover technical features, accidents and their mitigation, science results and the preparation for human imaging and MRT trials, including the new beamline components and modifications these demand.

  27. NSLS-II Colloquium Series

    "From single atom magnets to ultrafast switching: Insights from x-ray absorption spectroscopy and microscopy"

    Presented by Pietro Gambardella, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

    Thursday, October 12, 2017, 4 pm
    Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Hosted by: John Hill

    What is the smallest possible size of a magnet? How fast can we switch the magnetization of a thin film? The answer to these simple questions reveals a fascinating world of interactions, which are largely dominated by interface effects. Understanding and controlling such interactions opens new perspectives for classical and quantum data processing technologies at the microscopic scale. Synchrotron radiation measurements exploiting x-ray dichroism at the L- and M-edges of the transition metal and lanthanide elements, respectively, provide a unique spectroscopic and microscopic tool to link the nanoscale properties of matter to the magnetic behavior of different classes of materials. In this talk, I will describe our studies of the evolution of magnetism from single atoms to nanoparticles and molecular magnets [1-4], focusing on the conditions required to achieve magnetic bistability in small systems [5,6]. I will further report on recent efforts to induce magnetization switching using electrical currents in materials characterized by strong spin-orbit interactions [7,8]. Current pump/x-ray probe experiments reveal the mechanism and time scale of magnetization reversal induced by the spin–orbit torques and spin Hall effect in thin film heterostructures, which has applications in ultrafast magnetic random access memories with high endurance [9,10]. [1] P. Gambardella et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 047202 (2002). [2] P. Gambardella et al., Science 300, 1130 (2003). [3] P. Gambardella et al., Nature Mater. 8, 189 (2009). [4] S. Stepanow et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 5451 (2014). [5] I. G. Rau et al., Science 344, 988 (2014). [6] F. Donati et al., Science 352, 318 (2016). [7] I. M. Miron et al., Nature 476, 189 (2011). [8] K. Garello et al., Nature Nanotech. 8, 587 (2013). [9] M. Baumgartner et al., Nature Nanotech., in press (2017). [10] G. Prenat et al., IEEE Transactions on Multi-Scale Computing 2, 149 (2016).

  28. NSLS-II Friday Lunchtime Seminar Series

    "Complex Materials Scattering (CMS) beam line update and "Frontier Microfocusing Macromolecular Crystallography (FMX) beamline update"

    Presented by Masafumi Fukuto and Martin Fuchs, NSLS-II, BNL

    Friday, October 6, 2017, 12 pm
    NSLS-II Bldg 743 (LOB 3), room 156

    Hosted by: Ben Ocko, Shirish Chodankar, Milinda Abeykoon, Juergen Thieme and Guimei Wang

  29. NSLS-II Seminar

    "Front Ends and Insertion Devices for APS Upgrade"

    Presented by Mohan Ramanathan, Argonne National Laboratory

    Thursday, October 5, 2017, 2 pm
    Bldg 744 Room 156

    Hosted by: Sushil Sharma

    The Advanced Photon Source (APS) Upgrade Project is a major redesign of the current operating machine to a new multi-bend low emittance lattice operating at 6 GeV with 200 mA of stored beam. To fully support the APS Upgrade (APS-U), the front ends and insertion devices (IDs) located inside the storage ring tunnel need to be upgraded. Most of the front ends at the APS were designed more than 20 years ago and have limitations in the power handling capability. As part of APS Upgrade all the ID front ends will be replaced to one of two types – capable of handling the full straight section of IDs or canted with two ID beams. At the current time, the APS has 54 IDs in operation over 33 beamlines. Most of the devices were optimized more than 20 years ago for 7-GeV operation, providing full energy tunability in the hard x-ray range. To maximize the brightness and flux for all the beamlines (also part of the APS-U), most of the IDs will be replaced. This seminar will provide an overview of the plans for the front ends and insertion devices for the APS-U.

  30. NSLS-II Friday Lunchtime Seminar Series

    "NSLS-II Beam Diagnostics"

    Presented by Weixing Cheng, NSLS-II, BNL

    Friday, September 29, 2017, 12 pm
    NSLS-II Bldg 743 (LOB 3), room 156

    Hosted by: Ben Ocko, Shirish Chodankar, Milinda Abeykoon, Juergen Thieme and Guimei Wang

  31. NSLS-II Engineering Seminar Series

    "Bridging The Gaps Between Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Motion Control for NSLS-II"

    John Escallier, Brookhaven National Laboratory

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 2 pm
    John Dunn Seminar Room, Bldg. 463

    Hosted by: Sushil Sharma and Mary Carlucci-Dayton

    Mechanical design constraints in many cases can present difficult and unintended motion control challenges in many instruments such as frontend slits, insertion devices, mirrors and monochromators. Design decisions for meeting science requirements often times introduce control stability issues that seldom arise in non-scientific equipment. The Delta Tau motion system is an extremely versatile platform for this control, but also presents a severe learning curve as a result of the versatility. This presentation will demonstrate how subtle geometry effects can create large control problems, and how to look for those subtle "opportunities."

  32. NSLS-II Seminar

    "On the assessment of radiation damage and high temperature effects in novel nuclear materials using the BNL accelerators and synchrotrons"

    Presented by Nick Simos, Sr Scientist Emeritus, BNL

    Friday, September 8, 2017, 3 pm
    Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Hosted by: Ron Pindak

    In search for new and improved materials, composites and super-alloys capable of withstanding the anticipated extreme states associated fusion reactors; high temperature fast reactors and multi-MW particle accelerators, novel reactor steels, super-alloys and composites are continuously being explored to help meet both the challenge of the higher demand environments and the intended application. Higher fluxes and fluences of irradiating species (neutrons and/or protons), extreme temperatures and aggressively corrosive environments make up the new cocktail of operating conditions of the new array of material structures. One of the challenges in characterizing the effects that high radiation fluxes of neutrons and protons induce on these novel material structures in conjunction with high temperatures is the link between lattice induced damage and phase transformation and macroscopic physical properties which ultimately determine performance in the real environment. High energy X-rays at the BNL synchrotrons have offered a path in establishing this important connection between micro-scale effects and physical properties of novel material structures exposed to high radiation fluxes. Specifically, by integrating the unique capabilities of the BNL accelerator complex that includes, in addition to the NSLS and NSLS II, the proton accelerator and Tandem as well as those of CFN, the evolution and/or damage of materials ranging from classical structures such as graphite, beryllium and steels to novel super-alloys, such as those of Invar and "Gum" metal, and new composites have been characterized both at the two length scales. The pivotal role of high energy X-rays from NSLS to NSLS II in making the connection will be presented demonstrating the enormous potential of the NSLS II in answering fundamental questions in our path towards the next generation nuclear materials. Furthermore, first glimpses of the correlation of lattice effects or damage induced by differ

  33. NSLS-II Colloquium Series

    "Experiments, Analyses, and Manipulations with Particle Beam"

    Presented by Shyh-Huan Lee, Indiana University, IN

    Thursday, September 7, 2017, 4 pm
    Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Hosted by: John Hill

    Progress on particle beam physics research have provided marked improvements in beam intensity, brightness, and stability advancing frontier research in applied and fundamental science. This talk will review some beam measurements and manipulation studies being undertaken to improve beam performance in storage rings. Hopefully, these studies will be relevant to the operation and improvement of National Accelerator User Facilities.

  34. NSLS-II Engineering Seminar Series

    "The Diamond Storage Ring: Recent Enhancements and Future Plans"

    Nigel Hammond, Diamond Light Source Ltd., United Kingdom

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 2 pm
    John Dunn Seminar Room, Bldg. 463

    Hosted by: Sushil Sharma & Mary Carlucci-Dayton

    Several recent improvements have been completed, or are in progress, for the Diamond Light Source Storage Ring. This presentation will summarise changes in respect of the lattice (The Double-Double Bend Achromat) and the practicalities of carrying out this change, vibration mitigation, and improved monitoring of dissolved oxygen in the cooling water. In addition the current plans for a complete upgrade of the Storage Ring will be outlined.

  35. NSLS-II Friday Lunchtime Seminar Series

    "Structural Characterization of Sulfhydrated Proteins Involved in Oxidative Stress"

    Presented by Ruth Pietri, University of Puerto Rico

    Friday, August 11, 2017, 12 pm
    NSLS-II Bldg 743 (LOB 3), room 156

    Hosted by: Ben Ocko, Shirish Chodankar, Milinda Abeykoon, Juergen Thieme and Guimei Wang

  36. Brookhaven Lecture

    "516th Brookhaven Lecture: 'From NSLS to NSLS-II and Beyond: Accelerator Physics Challenges'"

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 4 pm
    Berkner Hall Auditorium

    Hosted by: Larry Carr

  37. NSLS-II Seminar

    "Physical Sciences Electron Microscopes"

    Presented by Dr. Cecilia Sanchez-Hanke, Diamond Light Source, United Kingdom

    Monday, August 7, 2017, 11 am
    NSLS-II Bldg 743 (LOB3), room 156

    Hosted by: Klaus Attenkofer

    Electron microscopes (EM) are getting more and more visibility at large facilities such as radiation sources. At Diamond, we have established a collaboration with the Industry and the University to install two high-end microscopes. The selected final location for the microscopes was the same building as I14 Diamond's Nano-probe beamline because of the similar mechanical stability specifications so that these aberration corrected Electron Microscopes can go beyond the atomic resolution. I will be talking about the advantages of having at Diamond these instruments, that in no doubt are complementary to the beamlines. And the challenge that we encounter to try to bring the photon based community into the electron microscopes and vice versa.

  38. NSLS-II Friday Lunchtime Seminar Series

    "From Particles to Patients: The Role of an Epoxide Hydrolase in P. Aeruginosa Virulence"

    Presented by Kelli Hvorency, 2017 Julian D. Baumert. PhD. Thesis Award Winner, Dartmouth College

    Friday, August 4, 2017, 12 pm
    NSLS-II Bldg 743 (LOB 3), room 156

    Hosted by: Ben Ocko, Shirish Chodankar, Milinda Abeykoon, Juergen Thieme and Guimei Wang

  39. Summer Sundays

    "Brilliant Light, Dazzling Discoveries at the National Synchrotron Light Source II"

    Sunday, July 30, 2017, 10 am
    Berkner Hall, Room B

    Visit the National Synchrotron Light Source II

  40. NSLS-II Friday Lunchtime Seminar Series

    "Special Edition: Enjoy an hour of interesting science from our summer student interns."

    Presented by N. Hameed, A. Lowery, T. Solomon, P. Panica & A. MacGregor

    Friday, July 28, 2017, 12 pm
    NSLS-II Bldg 743 (LOB 3), room 156

    Hosted by: Ben Ocko, Shirish Chodankar, Milinda Abeykoon, Juergen Thieme an

  41. NSLS-II Friday Lunchtime Seminar Series

    "Understanding Energy Storage Materials in Model Systems using X-ray Scattering" and "Development of Submicron Capillary Optics"

    Presented by Hans-Georg Steinrück and Benjamin Stripe, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource and Sigray Inc.

    Friday, July 21, 2017, 12 pm
    NSLS-II Bldg 743 (LOB 3), room 156

    Hosted by: Ben Ocko, Shirish Chodankar, Milinda Abeykoon, Juergen Thieme and Guimei Wang

  42. NSLS-II Friday Lunchtime Seminar Series

    "Bio-cryo Electron Microscopy: The Opportunity and Plan" and "Characterizing Self-Assembled Nanoparticles Employed in Drug Delivery Systems"

    Presented by Sean McSweeney and Kazuo Sakurai, NSLS-II, BNL and University of Kitakyushu

    Friday, July 14, 2017, 12 pm
    NSLS-II Bldg 743 (LOB 3), room 156

    Hosted by: Ben Ocko, Shirish Chodankar, Milinda Abeykoon, Juergen Thieme and Guimei Wang

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  1. JUN

    24

    Sunday

    Coherence 2018: International Workshop on Phase Retrieval and Coherent Scattering

    June 24-28, 2018

  2. SEP

    13

    Thursday

    10th International Workshop on X-ray Radiation Damage to Biological Samples

    September 13-14, 2018

  3. SEP

    17

    Monday

    NSLS-II Pair Distribution Function School 2018

    September 17-19, 2018

  4. NOV

    6

    Tuesday

    Short Course: Introduction to X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy

    November 6-8, 2018

  1. 2018 NSLS-II and CFN Users' Meeting

    May 21-23, 2018

  2. Data Analysis and Modeling of XANES and EXAFS Spectra: Applications to Nanomaterials

    November 1-3, 2017

  3. Synchrotron Environmental Science Symposium 7: Illuminating the Links Between Environmental Science and Human Health

    October 30 - November 1, 2017

  4. 2017 NSLS-ll and CFN Users' Meeting

    May 15-17, 2017

  5. High-Brightness Synchrotron Light Source Workshop

    April 26-27, 2017

  6. X-ray Absorption Fine Structure Spectroscopy (XAFS) Short Course: Principles and Applications

    November 2-4, 2016

  7. 14th International Conference on Surface X-ray and Neutron Scattering (SXNS14)

    July 10-14, 2016

  8. 2016 NSLS-ll and CFN Users' Meeting

    May 23-25, 2016

  9. Advanced Topics in XAFS Data Analysis and Modeling

    November 5-7, 2015

  10. 8th International Workshop on Infrared Microscopy and Spectroscopy using Accelerator Based Sources

    October 11-15, 2015

  11. Collaboration Meeting on Simulation and Modeling for SR Sources and X-Ray Optics

    October 1-2, 2015

  12. NSLS-II Strategic Planning Workshop

    September 24-25, 2015

  13. 23rd International Congress on X-ray Optics and Microanalysis (ICXOM23)

    September 14-18, 2015

  14. 12th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation (SRI 2015)

    July 6-10, 2015

  15. 2015 NSLS-II & CFN Joint Users' Meeting

    May 18-20, 2015

  16. First Science at the ABBIX Beamlines

    April 21-22, 2015

  17. Short Course: Methods and Applications of X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure Spectroscopy

    November 13-15, 2014

  18. NSLS "Last Light"

    September 30, 2014

  19. Joint NSLS/NSLS-II & CFN Users' Meeting

    May 19-21, 2014

  20. NSLS-II Early Experiment Workshop: IXS Focused Session

    October 1, 2013

  21. NSLS-II First-Experiments Workshop

    August 12-13, 2013

  22. NSLS and CFN Users' Meeting

    May 20-22, 2013

  23. Seventh International Workshop on Radiation Safety at Synchrotron Radiation Sources

    May 8-10, 2013

  24. RapiData 2013

    April 21-26, 2013

  25. X6A Workbench: Hands-on Synchrotron Structural Biology

    January 28 - February 1, 2013

  26. XANES Short Course: Theory, Analysis, Applications

    November 8-10, 2012

  27. Synchrotron Radiation in Art and Archaeology (SR2A)

    June 5-8, 2012

  28. 2012 NSLS/CFN Joint Users' Meeting

    May 21-23, 2012

  29. Operando IV

    4th International Congress on Operando Spectroscopy

    April 29 - May 3, 2012

  30. X6A Workbench: Hands-on Synchrotron Structural Biology

    March 27-30, 2012

  31. Photon Sciences Users' Executive Committee and Town Meetings

    August 12, 2011

  32. Materials Diffraction Suite Workshop

    July 18-20, 2011

  33. 2011 NSLS/CFN Users' Meeting

    May 23-25, 2011

  34. Workshop on Supercritical Carbon Dioxide-Materials Interactions

    March 21-23, 2011

  35. Advanced Topics in XAFS Data Modeling

    November 4-6, 2010

  36. EPICS Collaboration Meeting - Fall 2010

    October 7-14, 2010

  37. 2010 Joint NSLS and CFN Users Meeting

    May 24-26, 2010

  38. In Situ and Operando XAFS Experiments and Data Analysis

    October 22-24, 2009

  39. MX Frontiers at the One Micron Scale

    July 23-24, 2009

  40. The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Review 2009

    July 20-23, 2009

  41. INCREASE Workshop

    Interdisciplinary Consortium for Research and Educational Access in Science and Engineering

    July 15-17, 2009

  42. International Workshop for New Opportunities in Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy: HAXPES 2009

    May 20-22, 2009

  43. 2009 NSLS / CFN Users' Meeting

    May 18-20, 2009

  44. Applications of Synchrotron Techniques in Glass Research

    April 6-7, 2009