Diamond-II Webinar: NExCUBE Flagship Beamline Proposal

Oct 26. till Oct 26.

Diamond-II Webinar: NExCUBE Flagship Beamline Proposal

This webinar is your opportunity to gain insight into the Crystallography Science Group's flagship beamline project proposal, NExCUBe (Nanofocus Extreme Conditions Undulator 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 NExCUBe, followed by a Q&A session.

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

26/10/20202020-10-26T10:00:00 - 26/10/20202020-10-26T11:30:00
10:00 - 11:30
Online via Zoom
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Registration & Agenda

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Proposal Background

This new beamline, NExCUBe (Nanofocus Extreme Conditions Undulator Beamline), will take advantage of the high brightness Diamond-II lattice to offer high energy (up to 40 keV) nanofocus and microfocus X-ray beams for single crystal and powder diffraction. This will facilitate transformative research in areas including Earth & planetary science, extreme conditions physics and chemistry, chemical nanocrystallography and radioactive materials.The NExCUBe project is synergistically paired with the µ15 project, which would redevelop I15 into a high energy microfocus scattering beamline for in operando explorations. 

NExCUBe will be a transformational step-change in diffraction capabilities at Diamond. The downstream hutch will offer a 300nm X-ray spot that will enable cutting edge extreme conditions and nanocrystal studies. The upstream hutch will offer a microfocus X-ray beam coupled to a diffractometer, to allow in-situ single crystal experiments to benefit from the higher energies and brightness offered by NExCUBe. 

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 | NExCUBe technical introduction, Christine Beavers (PBS, I15, Diamond)

10:30-11:00 | NExCUBe Science introduction, Malcolm McMahon (Professor, University of Edinburgh)

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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