I19 EH2 in-situ Training Workshop

Feb 25. till Feb 26.

I19 EH2 in-situ Training Workshop

A two-day workshop that will provide users with the skills required for in-situ I19 EH2 experiments, thereby saving valuable time during beamtime. The workshop will also showcase other capabilities on I19 that may be applicable to the research interests of the users.

25/02/20202020-02-25 - 26/02/20202020-02-26
Diamond Light Source, UK


The aim of this workshop is to provide hands-on experience of the techniques involved in the high-pressure, gas-cell, electric-field cell and light-activated experiments available in EH2 of I19.

Day one will be a mixture of talks and sessions, providing practical hands-on experience of preparing and mounting crystals for each of the in-situ experiments. On day two, we will be collecting in-situ data on the beamline and learning how to optimise the setup to achieve the best results.


Applications for the I19 EH2 in-situ training workshop are now closed.

All applicants will be informed of the result of their application by the end of Friday 31st January 2020.


Tuesday 25th February
10:00 to 10:30 Coffee and Registration
10:30 to 10:40 Welcome and Introduction
10:40 to 12:30 Introductory talks to in-situ techniques
High-pressure on I19
Gas-cell apparatus and experiments on I19
Electric-field cell experiments and setup
Time-resolved experiments and data analysis
Processing in-situ data
12:30 to 13:30 Lunch 
13:30 to 18:00 Practical sessions (I19/Lab 5)
Preparing gas-cells
Loading crystals in diamond-anvil cells
Mounting crystals in electric-field cells
18:00 to 19:00 Dinner
19:00  Bus from Diamond to accommodation
Wednesday 26th February
08:45  Bus from accommodation to Diamond
09:00 to 09:30 Coffee
09:30 to 12:30 Data collection (I19)
Collecting high-pressure datasets and changing pressure
Collecting data with a gas-cell and changing pressure
Collecting data with the electric cells and changing voltage
12:30 to 13:30 Lunch
13:30 to 15:00 Data collection (I19)
15:00  Coffee and departures

Attendance, accommodation and transport

There is a £100 fee to attend this workshop.

All meals and refreshments will be provided for the duration of the workshop. 

One nights accommodation at a local hotel (on the 25th February) will also be included in the registration, as well as transport to and from the accommodation and Diamond.

All attendees are required to cover the cost of their travel to and from Diamond.

Parking on Campus

Due to a large number of building works on site, parking on the Harwell Campus is extremely limited and visitors’ parking cannot be guaranteed. We strongly recommend travelling by public transport, where possible, if you are attending an event at Diamond. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Find here more information on how to get to Diamond by public transport.

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