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Workshop 3: Synchrotrons 101: Accelerator, Science and Applications

Date: Monday, May 20, 2019

Organizer(s): Lisa Miller (NSLS-II/BNL), Noel Blackburn (OEP/BNL) and Aleida Perez (OEP/BNL)

Location: Berkner Hall, Room B, Bldg. 488


Access to the the BNL User Facilities is multistep process that requires a proposal submission and an understanding of the capabilities of the facility.   The goal of this workshop is to provide college faculty, undergraduate/graduate students, and high school teachers with an entry-level introduction on how to access the research tools made available at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II).  Through a series of topic-based lectures and discussions, participants will learn about the operations of the NSLS-II, techniques, beamline selection, and the proposal submission process.  Through generous sponsorship from the Users’ Executive Committee, this workshop is offered to the community free of charge.

StartsEndsList of Speakers
8:45 AM9:00 AM Welcome remarks, Workshop
9:00 AM10:00 AM Qun Shen, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Overview of synchrotron science and NSLS-II
10:00 AM10:15 AM Coffee break, (provided)
10:15 AM11:00 AM Bruce Ravel, National Institute of Standards & Technology
X-ray spectroscopy
11:00 AM11:45 AM Wah-Keat Lee, Brookhaven National Laboratory
X-ray spectromicroscopy and imaging
11:45 AM12:30 PM Eric Dooryhee, Brookhaven National Laboratory
X-ray diffraction and PDF
12:30 PM1:30 PM Lunch break, (provided)
1:30 PM2:15 PM Ruipeng Li, Brookhaven National Laboratory
X-ray scattering
2:15 PM3:00 PM Sean McSweeney, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Macromolecular crystallography
3:00 PM3:15 PM Coffee break, (provided)
3:15 PM3:45 PM Lisa Miller, Brookhaven National Laboratory
NSLS-II logistics and how to write a beam time proposal
3:45 PM5:00 PM Facility tour, NSLS-II experimental floor