Workshop on challenges in the study of materials at extreme conditions using DAC at NSLS-II

We would like to announce a one-and-a-half-day COMPRES workshop on challenges in the study of materials at extreme conditions using diamond-anvil cells (DACs) at NSLS-II will be held on October 28 and 29, 2017 on Long Island, NY.

NSLS-II began operations in October 2014, and is currently rapidly ramping up its science and user programs and continuing the development of new beamlines and associated scientific capabilities. It was designed to deliver world-leading intensity and brightness, producing x-rays more than 10,000 times brighter than the original NSLS. The exceptional beam brightness enables the study of material properties and functions with unprecedented spatial and energy resolution and with the ultra-high sensitivity required to probe materials at extreme conditions. Diamond-anvil cells with laser heating capability supply extreme environments to study physics, chemistry, mechanical and transport properties of materials, especially at the conditions relevant to the Earth and other planets’ interiors. The COMPRES DAC program at the original NSLS had been a workhorse for synchrotron-based experimental high-pressure research in the COMPRES community, and was the most productive COMPRES facility based on the data in the COMPRES 2017-2022 renewal proposal to NSF.

Emerging x-ray techniques, heavily oversubscribed high-pressure beamlines at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) and the increasing growth in the demand of high-pressure in-situ x-ray studies using DACs in the COMPRES community are appealing for a community-based discussion regarding ideas about how to take the advantages of NSLS-II for Materials Properties Research in Earth Science. This workshop aims to offer a platform for such discussions. The invited speakers will review and highlight features of existing beamlines and planned future beamlines at NSLS-II, compare the beam characters at APS and NSLS-II, discuss the demands for a DAC facility at NSLS-II from the COMPRES community and the possible proposal to COMPRES for establishing such a facility.

Confirmed invited speakers:  Dave Mao, Qun Shen, Eric Dooryhee, Mark Rivers, Wenge Yang, Kanani Lee, John Parise, Zhong Zhong
All speakers and invitees will be supported for travel and lodging. 

Registration fee: None
Registration deadline: October 14, 2017
Inquiry: Jiuhua Chen


October 28, 2017
9:00 opening
9:10-10:25 (talks); 10:25-10:40 (break); 10:40-11:55 (talks)
11:55-13:30 lunch
13:30-14:45 (talks); 14:45-15:00 (break); 15:00-16:15 (talks)
16:15-17:30 Discussion on proposal key elements: unique techniques at NSLS-II to apply to DAC, COMPRES user group for NSLS-II DAC.
18:00-20:00 Dinner

October 29, 2017
9:00-11:00 discussions on project budget, management, proposal writing and report to COMPRES.

Jiuhua Chen (Florida International University)
John Parise (Stony Brook University)
Kanani Lee (Yale University)

Workshop Dates: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017 to Sunday, October 29, 2017
Workshop Location: 
Brookhaven Ave
Upton , NY 11967