Workshop on Diffraction at low-temperature and high-pressure
22 June 2009
Diffraction at high pressure is a routinely used technique to explore structural properties of condensed matter. This technique is now being combined with extreme temperature conditions. The goal of this workshop is to highlight the importance of low-temperature structural data at high pressures in conjunction with electronic and magnetic properties and to discuss the potential experiments on I15, extreme condition beam line at Diamond.
The meeting is aimed at, but not restricted to, scientists intending to lead beam line proposals that require a cryostat.
The meeting has no registration fee and lunch will be provided at no charge. Attendees will have to pay for their own travel and accommodation. Some accommodation will be available in Ridgeway House on site.
09:00 – 09:20 Registration
09:20 – 09:40 Workshop introduction
09:40 – 10:05 Low Temperature Powder and Single Crystal Studies of Elements, Prof. M I McMahon (The University of Edinburgh)
10:05 – 10:30 Resonant x-ray diffraction from electronic phase separations in quantum phase transitions, Prof. A Huxley, Dr M de Vries (University of St. Andrews)
10:30 – 10:50 Coffee break
10:50 – 11:15 High Pressure, Low Temperature Studies of Unconventional Superconductivity and Novel Quantum Order, Prof. G Lonzarich, Dr E Pugh (University of Cambridge)
11:15 – 11:40 Pressure-induced magnetic phase transitions and lattice instabilities, Prof. M Abd-Elmeguid (University Cologne, Germany)
11:40 – 12:45 Discussion
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Tours to Beamline I15 - Extreme Conditions