Synchrotron Workshop

Synchrotron Workshop

MESA held a Synchrotron techniques workshop on Friday the 29th July 2011 at the Victoria University Kelburn Campus. The workshop was hosted by Dr. Bridget Ingham from Industrial Research Limited with a guest lecture from Dr. Ben Ruck from the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences at Victoria University. Both are also researchers for the MacDiarmid Institute. The workshop provided an introduction of various synchrotron techniques for advanced materials and nanotechnology, including:

  • Introduction
  • X-ray diffraction of particles and thin films
  • Advanced diffraction techniques (anomalous diffraction, total X-ray scattering)
  • Small angle X-ray scattering
  • X-ray absorption spectroscopy
  • Discussion on in situ measurements and how to design experiments
  • Use of synchrotron-based spectroscopy to measure electronic energy levels, energy bands, magnetic correlations

Presenters

Dr. Bridget Ingham – Industrial Research Limited, MacDiarmid Institute

Dr Bridget Ingham is a Senior Research Scientist at Industrial Research Ltd. and an Associate Investigator of the MacDiarmid Institute. During her post-doc she was based at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource and has performed experiments at many other synchrotron facilities (including NSLS, APS, and Spring-8). She also held the position of Technical Director for the New Zealand Synchrotron Group from 2007-2009, and has been a member of various committees at the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne, including the User Advisory Committee. Her research interests are using synchrotron techniques to study the atomic structure of nanoparticles, thin films, and other materials.

Dr. Ben Ruck – Victoria University of Wellington, MacDiarmid Institute

Ben Ruck is a senior lecturer in physics at VUW. He makes regular use of synchrotrons around the world, including in France, Sweden, USA, and Australia, to study the electronic structure of novel magnetic materials. He is a member of the Programme Advisory Committee for the soft x-ray beamline at the Australian Synchrotron and a reviewer for beamtime proposals at the Australian Synchrotron and the Canadian Light Source.

This workshop is split into seven lectures; corresponding PDF files are linked below:

  1. Lecture 1: Introduction to Synchrotron Techniques (Dr. Ingham)
  2. Lecture 2: Basic X-Ray Diffraction – powders, single crystals, thin films (Dr. Ingham)
  3. Lecture 3: Small-angle X-ray scattering (Dr. Ingham)
  4. Lecture 4: X-ray absorption spectroscopy – atomic structure (Dr. Ingham)
  5. Lecture 5: X-ray absorption spectroscopy – electronic sctructure (Dr. Ruck)
  6. Lecture 6: Advanced X-ray diffraction – anomalous and total X-ray scattering experiments (Dr. Ingham)
  7. Lecture 7: Designing Experiments – in situ measurements (Dr. Ingham)

Lecture 1: Introduction to Synchrotron Techniques

MESA Synchrotron Workshop – Lecture 1 from Elf Eldridge on Vimeo.

 

Lecture 2: Basic X-Ray Diffraction – powders, single crystals, thin films

MESA Synchrotron Workshop – Lecture 2 from Elf Eldridge on Vimeo.

 

Lecture 3: Small-angle X-ray Scattering

MESA Synchrotron Workshop – Lecture 3 from Elf Eldridge on Vimeo.

 

Lecture 4: X-ray absorption spectroscopy – Atomic Structure

MESA Synchrotron Workshop – Lecture 4 from Elf Eldridge on Vimeo.

 

Lecture 5: X-ray absorption spectroscopy – Electronic Structure

MESA Synchrotron Workshop – Lecture 5 from Elf Eldridge on Vimeo.

 

Lecture 6: Advanced X-ray diffraction – Anomalous and Total X-ray scattering experiments

MESA Synchrotron Workshop – Lecture 6 from Elf Eldridge on Vimeo.

 

Lecture 7: Designing Experiments – in situ measurements

MESA Synchrotron Workshop – Lecture 7 from Elf Eldridge on Vimeo.

 

Workshop Licence

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