DIAD User Workshop

Sep 07. till Sep 08.

DIAD User Workshop

The The Dual Imaging And Diffraction (DIAD) beamline at Diamond Light Source is a new dual-beam instrument for quasi-simultaneous full-field imaging and powder diffraction. DIAD enables its users to visualise internal structures (in 2- and 3D) as well as identify and measure compositional and strain changes. DIAD will enable in-situ and in-operando experiments that require spatially correlated results from both X-ray Computed Tomography and X-ray Powder Diffraction.

07/09/20212021-09-07T09:00:00 - 08/09/20212021-09-08T12:00:00
09:00 - 12:00
Online via Zoom

About the workshop

The DIAD User Workshop is directed at postgraduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and established scientists in the fields of Material Science, Bioengineering, Geophysics, and energy storage. The workshop will provide a broad-based introduction to the capabilities of DIAD and correlative use of imaging and diffraction.

Why attend:

The workshop objectives are to:

  • Provide an overview of the full DIAD beamline capabilities, including options for in-operando/in-situ data collection, automated data processing and future upgrades
  • Answer how DIAD can contribute to solving specific scientific research questions
  • Showcase presentations from the User Community demonstrating possible science applications

During the workshop:

  • Day – 1: The session will start with talks from the beamline staff on the scientific use cases that motivated the development of DIAD and the technical specification (hardware and software) of the beamline including future upgrades. This will be followed by demonstrations of the different hard- and software capabilities available to our users. The session will conclude with an invited talk by a recent User of DIAD.
  • Day – 2: This will be a drop-in session where DIAD staff will be on hand to advise potential Users on experiment design, data collection and processing and tips on beamtime proposal writing.


Tuesday 7th September
Time Item Presenter
09:00-09:15 Welcome and Overview  Sharif Ahmed
09:15-10:00 Introduction to DIAD hardware and capabilities  TBC
10:10-11:30 Demonstration of DIAD Beamline TBC
11:30-11:40 Break  
11:40-12:40 DIAD User - invited talk TBC
Wednesday 8th September
Time Item Presenter
09:00-12:00 Drop-in session DIAD Beamline Team


Register here

To attend, please complete the registration form via the button above by 10am (BST) on Monday 6th September 2021. 

There is no fee to attend this online workshop. It will be hosted on Zoom so access to a device (PC, tablet or smartphone), internet and microphone is advised.

Contact us

If you have any queries at all about this workshop, please contact the Diamond Events Team via email.

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