Diamond-II Webinar: Flagship proposals for a new Imaging beamline, I16 and I21 upgrades

Oct 28. till Oct 28.

Diamond-II Webinar: Flagship proposals for a new Imaging beamline, I16 and I21 upgrades

This webinar is your opportunity to gain insight into three flagship proposals being developed by the Magnetic Materials Group for Diamond-II, a co-ordinated programme of development that combines a major machine upgrade with complementary improvements to optics, sample delivery, detectors, and computing. Each proposal offers an exciting and transformational change for the user community, so user attendance and input are highly sought and encouraged.

The following flagship projects will each have a dedicated hour to showcase and discuss the proposal with the user community:
09:00-10:00 - A new Coherent Soft X-Ray Imaging and Diffraction (CSXID) Beamline
10:00-11:00 - The I16 upgrade for Diamond-II
11:00-12:00 - The I21 upgrade for Diamond-II

Following a short presentation of the proposal, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions through an interactive Q&A.

You are welcome to join the webinar at any time to listen to the proposals you are most interested in. Please find more information about each proposal in the agenda below, along with the link to register.

28/10/20202020-10-28T09:00:00 - 28/10/20202020-10-28T12:00:00
09:00 - 12:00
Online via Zoom

Registration and agenda

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

Register here

Agenda - please note the following timings are GMT (UK time zone):              

09:00-10:00 | A new Coherent Soft X-Ray Imaging and Diffraction (CSXID) Beamline

A new beamline on Diamond-II is proposed to study functional materials using soft x-ray 3D tomography. The combination of an intense and versatile polarised x-ray source, with a high coherent fraction, and advanced sample environments will allow, for instance, detailed investigations of quantum materials, energy materials, magnetic materials and operando catalysis. The webinar is designed to discuss the range of science enabled by the new beamline and develop its technical performance.

Chaired by: Paolo Radaelli, University of Oxford

09:00-09:15: An overview of the CSXID Beamline for Diamond-II - Sarnjeet Dhesi, Diamond Light Source

09:15-09:45: Q&A


10:00-11:00 | The I16 upgrade for Diamond-II

The I16 upgrade will enhance the current provision for resonant and magnetic diffraction, offering new opportunities in Coherent Diffraction Imaging, allowing detailed insights into the structural properties of functional materials. The upgrade will take advantage of the decreased horizontal source size and divergence of Diamond-II to transform the diffractometer to a horizontal geometry, improving stability and enabling a host of versatile sample environments such as high magnetic fields or very low temperatures. The new facility will include a highly-automated miniature robotic diffractometer for rapid sample screening and reciprocal space mapping. The webinar is designed to capture the scientific challenges that the upgrade will address and discuss the technical requirements of the equipment.

Chaired by: Urs Staub, PSI

10:00-10:15: The I16 upgrade for Diamond-II - Steve Collins, Diamond Light Source

10:15-10:45: Q&A


11:00-12:00 | The I21 Upgrade for Diamond-II

Resonant Inelastic X-Ray Scattering (RIXS) gives detailed insights into the collective excitations of advanced materials and has uncovered a wealth of new phenomena owing to significantly improved energy resolution. The Diamond-II upgrade will allow the I21 to further improve its energy resolution, the photon throughput, and enable spatially resolved RIXS to map electronic inhomogeneity. The webinar is designed to discuss the scientific challenges that the upgrade will address and the technical solution for the equipment.

Chaired by: Stephen Hayden, University of Bristol

11:00-11:15: The I21 upgrade for Diamond-II - Kejin Zhou, Diamond Light Source

11:15-11.45: Q&A


11:45-12:00 | Wrap up and close


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 Magnetic Materials 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.

The outline proposal was presented to a joint SAC/DISCo meeting last May, who recommended that a full case should be put together for the projects. A User Working Group has been set up for each project with representatives of the User Community, who will be responsible for developing the case to be considered for prioritization by SAC/DISCo at a meeting scheduled for December 2020.

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

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