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Nanospectroscopy using Synchrotron Radiation

English title Nanospectroscopy using Synchrotron Radiation
Applicant Quitmann Christoph
Number 112998
Funding scheme Scientific Conferences
Research institution Paul Scherrer Institut
Institution of higher education Paul Scherrer Institute - PSI
Main discipline Condensed Matter Physics
Start/End 01.03.2007 - 31.08.2007
Approved amount 1'000.00
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Keywords (13)

Workshop; synchrotron; SLS; environmental science; condensed matter; microscopy; spectroscopy; synchrotron radiation; nano science; condensed matter physics; chemistry; user facility; swiss light source

Lay Summary (English)

Lay summary
The SLS has constructed the PolLux beamline which is dedicated to scanning x-ray transmission microscopy (STXM) for polymers, environmental science and condensed matter physics. The PolLux beamline has produced first images in June 2006 and is available for pilot users since September 2006. This workshop served as an introduction to this beamline and the science possible with it. It gathered experts in STXM and novice users interested in using this technique for their future work. The workshop successfully established a new user community for this beamline and not only provided an introduction to the technique and the science but also allowed some hands-on experience at the instrument.

Topics included
* Principles of nanospectroscopy
* Applications to polymers
* Applications to hard condensed matter
* Introduction to the PolLux beamline
* Complementary techniques
* Hands-on demonstration of the new beamline

The workshop immediately followed the CEAC Summer Workshop on Nanoanalysis held at ETHZ.
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