Advanced Characterisation of Functional Materials

Apr 04. till Apr 04.

Advanced Characterisation of Functional Materials

This workshop aims to bring together researchers and facility scientists to identify new methods of answering new questions in Chemistry and Materials Science, with a particular focus on Catalysis.

04/04/20172017-04-04T10:00:00 - 04/04/20172017-04-04T19:30:48
10:00 - 19:30
Research Complex at Harwell and Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire, UK

Many new imaging techniques have been developed over the last fifteen years, such as the various fluorescence super-resolution imaging techniques including single-molecule localisation microscopy and structured illumination microscopy. These methods have been widely applied in the biological sciences but their use in chemistry and materials science has been limited.

The purpose of this meeting is to demonstrate to the Materials Science and Chemistry communities new ways of solving scientific questions for the characterisation of functional materials, using the Octopus and Diamond facilities. This will also drive new ideas for renewing Catalysis Hub funding, to be themed around Advanced Characterisation of Materials. The workshop will include plenary lectures from two groups who have already successfully used a variety of advanced imaging techniques to better understand their samples. A speed-networking session, pairing researchers with facility scientists, will spark ideas of how unanswered scientific questions could be solved.
During a series of short talks, researchers will pose problems that they are looking to solve and which they consider Octopus and/or Diamond may be able to help with. Please contact the meeting organisers if you would like to give a short talk.



Arrival and registration (Research Complex at Harwell)
Welcome and introduction to facilities at Octopus and Diamond
Zoran Ristanović – Universiteit Utrecht
Charlotte Boott – University of Bristol
Facility tours of Octopus and Diamond
Short talks
Speed networking – linking researchers and facility scientists  
Drinks and buffet reception (Diamond House) 

Rates and Registration

The workshop is free to attend. Lunch, refreshments and a drinks and hot buffet reception will be provided.

Please note a limted amount of accommodation is available (free of charge) to assist the attendance of delegates travelling long distances.  If you require accommodation, please indicate your requirments (3rd and/or 4th April) during registration.  

For all enquiries please email Stephen Webb,
Registration is now closed.   

Organising Committee

  • Andy Beale (UCL, UK Catalysis Hub) 
  • Nick Terrill (Diamond Light Source)
  • Stephen Webb (STFC, Central Laser Facility)

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