Diamond-II Webinar: μ15 Flagship Beamline Project

Nov 02. till Nov 02.

Diamond-II Webinar: μ15 Flagship Beamline Project

This webinar is your opportunity to gain insight into the Crystallography Science Group's flagship beamline project proposal, μ15 (High Energy Microfocus Scattering Beamline). This proposal forms part of the science case for Diamond-II, a co-ordinated programme of development that includes a major machine upgrade.

A user working group has been convened to prepare a full proposal for presentation at the December SAC/Disco meeting. As part of the proposal preparation, we would like to hear from the user community. Please join us for this webinar introducing the technical specifications and scientific capabilities of μ15, followed by a Q&A session.

Please find the proposal background below, along with the provisional agenda and link to register.

02/11/20202020-11-02T10:00:00 - 02/11/20202020-11-02T11:30:00
10:00 - 11:30
Online via Zoom
Register here

Registration, Agenda & Proposal background

Click the button below to register via Zoom - you will then receive your unique link to join on the day:


Proposal Background

The μ15 project will transform the I15 extreme conditions beamline into a dedicated high energy microfocus scattering beamline. The beamline will be completely redeveloped to offer the high flux, stable, microfocus X-rays necessary for operando diffraction mapping as well as single crystal techniques for diffuse scattering and 3D-ΔPDF studies. The high energies available (35-100 keV) make it ideally suited to total scattering and pair distribution function experiments, including anomalous scattering measurements. The combination of a microfocus beam (~5 μm) and high-speed mapping stages will allow for fast collection of XRD- and PDF-computed tomography data to explore spatially resolved phases within samples and experiments.

The μ15 project is synergistically paired with the NExCUBe project (Nanofocus Extreme Conditions Undulator Beamline) which will offer nanofocus X-ray beams for single crystal and powder diffraction.

The high energy microfocus scattering beamline μ15 will offer a range of detectors will allow experiments to run in high-speed and high-resolution modes. It will deliver both the hardware and software to enable users to perform challenging operando experiments with high spatial and temporal resolution and explore the data while the experiment is running. μ15 will be a transformative instrument for researchers from diverse fields such as materials chemistry, solid-state physics, environmental science and pharmaceuticals.

Provisional webinar agenda - please note the following timings are GMT (UK time zone):         

10:00-10:15 | Diamond-II introduction, Joe Hriljac (Crystallography Group Leader, Diamond)

10:15-10:30 | μ15 technical introduction, Philip Chater (PBS, I15-1, Diamond)

10:30-11:00 | μ15 science introduction, Andrew Goodwin (Professor of Materials Chemistry, Oxford)

11:00-11:30 | Q&A 


Find out more about the Diamond-II programme here, and download the Diamond-II | Advancing Science science case here.

This webinar forms part of the second stage of user engagement for the Crystallography Group's proposals. In 2018, an introductory workshop was held for users to discuss the project's potential benefits for research and to help further develop the science case and direction for the machine upgrade. You can revisit the event page here.

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If you have any questions about this webinar, please email the Diamond Events Team.

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