Synchrotron X-RAY Diffraction, Spectroscopy and Imaging

CHAIRS: Prof. Piero Macchi; Prof. Marco Moretti

PERIOD: 6-10 July 2020
VENUE: Online

MISSION AND GOALS
This course introduces PhD students to advanced research based on X-rays at large scale facilities. The goals are a) educating PhD students to the techniques that use Synchrotron X-ray sources and b) offering students the possibility to establish contacts with those facilities. The workshop is organized within the scope of PhD courses in Materials Engineering and Physics. It is also open for PhD students of other PhD Programs, for example Energy and Nuclear Science and Technology and Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

SUBJECT AND PROGRAMME OF THE COURSE
The course will cover the main aspects of the application of hard and soft X-rays generated from synchrotron sources or free electron lasers, for the structural and spectroscopic characterization of materials.
The following areas will be covered: a) elastic X-ray scattering (single crystal or powder diffraction); b) imaging methods (tomography, ptychography and coherent diffraction imaging); c) time resolved free electron laser diffraction for the determination of excited states; d) inelastic x-ray scattering and spectroscopy.
The program will consist of 20 lectures (45 minutes each) given by the invited external lecturers and the internal lecturers, covering the topics outlined above.

INVITED SPEAKERS:
a) Dr. Nicola Casati, Swiss Light Source, Paul Scherrer Institute: synchrotron X-rays, X-ray optics, Diffraction modes, elastic X-ray scattering on single crystals and powders.
b) Dr. Peter Cloetens, European Synchrotron Research Facility: Synchrotron X-ray imaging and microscopy.
c) Dr. Giancarlo Panaccione Istituto Officina dei Materiali (IOM)-CNR. Laboratorio TASC: X-ray photoemission at ambient and at high pressure conditions.
d) Dr. Peter Glatzel, European Synchrotron Research Facility: X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopies to investigate the crystal and electronic structure of materials, with applications in physics, chemistry, biology, energy and environmental sciences.
e) Dr. Luca Serafini, University of Milan and INFM: Radiation Sources from relativistic electron beams:
Synchrotron radiation, Compton Back-scattering, Free Electron Lasers.

INTERNAL SPEAKERS:
Prof. Piero Macchi, Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering: elastic scattering; quantum crystallography; synchrotron X-ray diffraction of materials at extreme conditions.
Prof. Javier Marti Rujas, Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering: Porous materials investigated with synchrotron X-ray diffraction
Prof. Marco Moretti, Department of Physics: X-ray spectroscopy at non ambient conditions
Prof. Giacomo Ghiringhelli, Department of Physics: Resonant X-ray spectroscopy