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Agenda - please note the following timings are GMT (UK time zone):
Morning session - 09:00-11:00:
09:00-09:20 | Introduction to X4SCM - Rob Rambo and Nick Terrill, Diamond Light Source
09:20-09:40 | Self-assembly of nanostructured materials – from micelles to particles - Karen Edler, Professor Dept. Chemistry, Univ. of Bath
09:40-10:10 | SAXS tensor tomography: reconstruction and application examples - Marianne Liebi, Group Leader Hierarchical Systems, EMPA Switzerland
10:10-10:40 | Diffraction X-ray Tracking (DXT) – Dynamic Observation of Single Molecule in the Biological Systems - Yuji Sasaki, Professor, University of Tokyo
10:40-11:00 | Q&A
Afternoon session - 14:30-16:00:
14:30-15:00 | Synchrotron X-ray footprinting of proteins: using hydroxyl radical solvent accessibility to infer structural conformation - Corie Ralston, Director, Biological NanoStructures Facility ALS, Berkeley
15:00-15:40 | Extended Range Ultra Small-Angle X-ray, Small-Angle, and Wide-Angle Scattering for Future Materials Development - Jan Ilavsky, Physicist 9ID, Argonne National Lab
15:40-16:00 | Q&A and close
The proposed beamline, X4SCM, will provide monochromatic and high-flux, “pink” X-ray modes for a multi-purpose X-ray beamline enabling time-resolved studies that will simultaneously cover the USAXS/SAXS/WAXS range.
Soft-condensed matter (SCM) science is the science of every-day life that provides understanding and improvements to foods, polymeric materials, additive manufacturing, electronics, life and life-style products. SCM is the science of self-assembly where molecules in seemingly random orientations, are partially ordered at length scales much greater than molecular dimension. Due to the partially ordered to disordered nature of SCM materials, SAXS is the de-facto technique for providing structural insights on SCM systems.
X4SCM will operate two end-station modalities: HIERARCHY for structural investigations of partially disordered systems and SNAPSHOT for time-resolved studies using nano-focused, high-flux X-rays. Diamond has operated a single, phase I beamline, I22, since 2007 that has been the sole dedicated synchrotron X-ray instrument for UK SCM science. X4SCM will introduce new synchrotron techniques such as Diffracted X-ray Tracking (DXT), X-ray Foot-printing Mass Spectrometry (XFMS) and pink-beam SAXS experiments to our user community. The beamline will be designed to operate as a 38-meter camera with four strategically placed integrating detectors to cover the USAXS to WAXS range.