Synchrotron radiation in Earth, Space & Planetary Science Workshop

Nov 10. till Nov 11.

Synchrotron radiation in Earth, Space & Planetary Science Workshop

The workshop is aimed at researchers interested in using Diamond's facilities

10/11/20102010-11-10 - 11/11/20102010-11-11
Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire, UK

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Recent successful planetary exploration and encounter missions, allied with remote sensing and observation, have revealed a wealth of new information regarding solid matter in the solar system and beyond. In addition, the development of experiments at extreme conditions has revealed much of the complexity of matter and processes taking place in the deep interiors of the Earth and other planets. Interpretation of these data in terms of formation and physical behaviour under extra-terrestrial conditions depends on laboratory experimentation on terrestrial and simulated analogues, analysis of meteorites and interplanetary dust particles, and comparison with geological processes here on Earth.

Diamond is a third generation synchrotron light source that generates extremely brilliant beams of X-rays, which are well suited for the study of micro- and nano-scale dust particles recovered from space, and of materials formed under conditions typical of planetary interiors. The workshop, spread over two days, is aimed at bringing together researchers active in these fields, with a view to encouraging exploitation of Diamond instruments for planetary and space materials science. The programme will focus on current and future scientific problems in these fields, and on the use of synchrotron radiation techniques. There will be opportunities for discussion and visiting relevant state-of-the-art beamlines at Diamond. We will also welcome poster presentations highlighting current research.


The workshop is aimed at researchers interested in using Diamond's facilities. Attendance is free of charge and includes refreshments and dinner on 10 November. Delegates will need to pay for their own travel and accommodation.
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  • Tiziana Boffa-Ballaran, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • John Bridges, University of Leicester, UK
  • Mark Burchell, University of Kent, UK
  • Peter Chupas, Advanced Photon Source, USA
  • Nye Evans, University of Keele, UK
  • Monica Grady, Open University, UK 
  • Cornelia Jäger, University of Jena, Germany
  • Mohamed Mezouar European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France
  • Mike Walter, University of Bristol, UK