2007 School for Liquid Surface X-ray Scattering: Theory and Experimental Methods

November 7-9, 2007
Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, USA

LSXS 2007 — School for Liquid Surface X-ray Scattering: Theory and Experimental Methods

Course Description

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Aimed at graduate students and postdocs, this workshop will offer a combination of classroom and experimental work to introduce participants to the range of phenomena and properties that can be studied with synchrotron-based liquid surface x-ray scattering.

After a day of introductory talks, students will participate in two experiments (one with gold nanospheres, one with a lipid monolayer) and complete data analysis for one of these experiments.

Class size is limited to 16.

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by October 1. Successful applicants will be charged a $50 registration fee. Meals and housing are provided; participants may request reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses.

Liquid Surface Scattering Instruments

Student Comments from 2007 School

“Great lectures (and lecturers). Helpful staff and great experiements.”

“I liked the experimental part because that is one [thing] we cannot learn in conference meetings. Everyone was very supportive and helpful.”

“I learned a lot about other fields of research that use the same techniques, which can give me ideas on how to modify my research. Provided good, general knowledge of possible applications.”
 
“The material…gave me new ideas and ways to understand certain physical relationships. It was also very inspiring.”

“[We will] rethink all the analysis approaches we use.”

“All of it was useful…I’ll have a better idea of what to expect in reflectivity scans.”

“It will definitely make my research experience ‘easier.’”

Lecturers

Pulak Dutta, Department of Physics, Northwestern University
Ivan Kuzmenko, APS XOR-9ID, Argonne National Laboratory
Steve Danauskas, Department of Chemistry, The University of Chicago
Ka Yee Lee, Department of Chemistry, The University of Chicago
Binhua Lin, CARS, The University of Chicago
Mati Meron, CARS, The University of Chicago
Mark Schlossman, Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Chicago
Oleg Shpyrko, Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego

Representative Experiments

Scientific Contacts

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Binhua Lin, CARS, The University of Chicago
lin@cars.uchicago.edu, +1 630.252.0463

Ivan Kuzmenko, Advanced Photon Source
kuzmenko@aps.anl.gov, +1 630.252.0327

Administrative Contact

Jane Andrew, Outreach Coordinator, CARS
andrew@cars.uchicago.edu, +1 630.252.0457

Sponsors

Sponsored by ChemMatCARS (Beamline 15-ID) with assistance from APS X-ray Operations and Research (Beamline 9-ID).