Diamond-II Workshop: Spectroscopy

Sep 18. till Sep 19.

Benefits & opportunities of the Diamond upgrade for Spectroscopy Science

The aims of this workshop are to introduce Diamond-II, to discuss its potential benefits for the existing facilities, and to develop the science case for the machine upgrade.

18/09/20182018-09-18 - 19/09/20182018-09-19
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Registration is now closed.

Please email events@diamond.ac.uk if you have any queries.

Outline schedule


Tuesday 18th September 
13:00 - 13:10 Laurent Chapon
13:10 - 13:30      
Riccardo Bartolini
Machine upgrade
13:30 - 14:00
Sofia Diaz-Moreno
Diamond II: Opportunities for Spectroscopy

Session I - Bioscience
Session Chair: Konstantin Ignatyev

14:00 - 14:25
Paul Walton, The University of York
Multi-spectroscopic characterisation of Cu active sites in oxygenase enzymes 
14:25 - 14:50
Joanna Collingwood, The University of Warwick
Understanding the metallomics of neurodegeneration through spectro-microscopy
14:50 - 15:15
David Leys, The University of Manchester
Unravelling enzyme mechanism guides biotechnological application
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee
15:45 - 16:15 Discussion 
Discussion Leader: Allen Orville
Session II - Energy Materials and Systems
Session Chair: Giannantonio Cibin
16:15 - 16:40
Stephen Skinner, Imperial College London
Probing solid oxide electrode interfaces – towards in-operando understanding of cell lifetime
16:40 - 17:00
Andrea Russell, University of Southampton
X-ray Emission Spectroscopy studies of electrocatalysts
17:00 - 18:00
Discussion leader: Alan Chadwick
18:30 - 20:30 Dinner


Wednesday 19th September 
Session III -  Chemistry and Materials Discovery
Session Chair: Sofia Diaz-Moreno 
09:00 - 09:25                Chris Hardacre, The University of Manchester
Current state of the art X-ray spectroscopy and new challenges
 09:25 - 09:50 James Anderson, University of Aberdeen
Advances and opportunities for real time monitoring of catalysts and surfaces
 09:50 - 10:15 Andy Beale, UCL
Real-time operando studies of supported catalysts
 10:15 - 10:45 Coffee break
 10:45 - 11:10 Matthias Bauer, Universitat Paderborn
X-ray emission and high energy resolution absorption spectroscopy: New developments in inorganic chemistry and catalysis
 11:10 - 11:35 Sven Schroeder, University of Leeds
Perspectives for Core-Level Spectroscopy: Beyond Absorption Measurements
 11:35 - 12:15 Discussion
Discussion leader: John Evans
 12:15 - 13:15  Lunch
Session IV Earth and Environment
Session Chair: Fred Mosselmans
 13:15 - 13:40 Sam Shaw, The University of Manchester
Further directions for X-ray spectroscopy in Earth and Environmental Science
 13:40 - 14:05 Neil Hyatt, University of Sheffield
Underpinning UK radioactive waste management with X-ray spectroscopy
 14:05 - 14:35 Discussion 
Discussion leader: Bhoopesh Mishra
 14:35 - 15:00 Coffee Break
 15:00 - 15:30 Summary and wrap up



If you wish to book overnight accommodation, there are a number of hotels and bed-and-breakfast options in the immediate vicinty of Diamond. Prices per night will vary. Please enquire directly with your hotel of choice for details. 

Hotels within a short driving distance of Diamond include:

Diamond is approximately 30 minutes drive from Oxford city centre which has a wide range of hotels and accommodation options.

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