SR Summer School 2012

Sep 24. till Sep 28.

SR Summer School 2012

The aim of the SR Summer School is to provide postgraduate students and post-doctoral researchers, who have little experience of SR, a broad-based introduction to many of the different types of experiments conducted using SR

Date
24/09/20122012-09-24 - 28/09/20122012-09-28
Location
Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire, UK

Diamond was delighted to run a third synchrotron radiation school on the 24th to the 28th September 2012. It was run on very similar lines to the very successful SR School in 2010 with the aim being to provide postgraduate students and post-doctoral researchers, who have little experience of SR, a broad-based introduction to many of the different types of experiments conducted using SR. This included hands-on practical experience of performing an experiment on several of the Diamond beamlines. The participating beamlines were I06, I07I10, I11, I12, I16, I18, B18, I19 , I22, I24, B16, B18 and B22 and students had the chance to work on up to 4 of them.

The school was co-located at Diamond and Jesus College, Oxford, with participants staying in Oxford.

The format of the school was 2 days of lectures on SR methods, 2 days of experiments on the Diamond beamlines and on the final day there was a symposium with 5 leading Synchrotron practitioners talking about some of their research.

Included in the programme were talks from the following:

Emily Longhi – Introduction to SR
Bob Cernik – X-ray Scattering
Bill Clegg – Crystal Symmetry
Simon Alcock – Beamlines
Chiu Tang – Powder Diffraction
Alexander Korsunsky – Engineering Applications of SR
Fred Mosselmans – Absorption Spectroscopy
Nick Terrill – Small Angle Scattering
Michael Drakopoulos – Imaging
Paul Steadman – Soft x-ray Nanoscience
Gwyndaf Evans – Biological Applications of SR
Chris Nicklin – Surface Diffraction (and reciprocal space mapping)
Steve Collins – X-ray Scattering Physics
 
Confirmed Symposium Speakers
 
Alison Davenport
Phil Lightfoot
Georg Held
Sam Shaw
Des McMorrow