Update from the organisers

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and following continued guidance from the UK Government, we have decided the best course of action is to postpone the Inelastic X-Ray Scattering Conference to July 2022 when we hope to be able to deliver an in-person event in Oxford, UK.

In the meantime, we will be working to update this dedicated conference website, and will update you with confirmed key dates and venue as soon as we can. Thank you in advance for your patience.

If you have any questions, please contact us by email.


Hosted by Diamond Light Source, the 12th International Conference on Inelastic X-ray Scattering, IXS2022 will be held in Oxford (UK) from Sunday 17th to Friday 22rd July 2022. It continues a series of meetings held biannually, most recently hosted by Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York (2019).

This conference will bring together scientists from all over the world interested in the use and development of inelastic x-ray scattering to address a broad range of materials science problems. IXS2022 is your opportunity to share new scientific discoveries and the latest developments in IXS instrumentation, experimental approaches and theories, and to discuss future directions in the field.

  • Oxford Ratcliffe Camera
  • Oxford City Centre
  • Diamond Light Source, UK

Topics covered at IXS2022:

  • Quantum materials
  • Energy materials & catalysis
  • Functional materials
  • Soft, glassy and biological materials
  • Theory
  • Time domain spectroscopy
  • Extreme and operando conditions
  • Novel instrumentation & methods

Key Dates

Call for abstracts December 2021
Early Bird Registration opens December 2021
Deadline for abstract submission - contributing talks/posters March 2022
Early Bird Registration closes April 2022
Registration closes June 2022


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EMAILIf you have any queries about IXS2022, please contact the organsiers at Diamond Light Source