To this end, the ESRF is organising a series of "EBS Workshops" in 2019 & 2020. These workshops will cover a multitude of topics, with the aim of gathering together users, staff and other experts to discuss and identify strategies for performing the best experiments with this new source.

This webpage gives an overview of the EBS workshops being organised, and the information shown will be continually updated as workshop dates are finalised, registration deadlines are set and workshop web pages appear. Please remember to check this webpage regularly to avail of the latest information.

EBS-Dedicated Workshops organised in 2019 & 2020

  1. Time resolved science at ID09 and its synergy with the EuXFEL programme
  2. Nuclear resonance scattering at the Extremely Brilliant Source
  3. X-ray Raman scattering spectroscopy probing low Z elements using hard X-rays
  4. Hands-on! High pressure techniques at the ESRF-EBS (school)
  5. Coherence at ESRF-EBS
  6. Emerging synchroton techniques for characterization of energy materials and devices
  7. X-ray spectroscopy of magnetic materials
  8. Short-pulse science at the Extremely Brilliant Source
  9. Local electronic structure and coordination probed by X-ray emission spectroscopy
  10. Undesired effects of high photon densities on the sample – analysis and strategies for mitigation
  11. Cultural and Natural Heritage at EBS-ESRF

1. Time resolved science at ID09 and its synergy with EuXFEL programme

Dates of the workshop 4-5 March 2019
Expected number of participants 60
Scientific organisers M. Wulff and M. Levantino
Administrative Assistant(s) Fabienne Mengoni, Isabelle Combe
Contact email fxe@esrf.fr
Venue ESRF Auditorium
Registration deadline 13 February 2019
Workshop webpage link FXE Workshop

Scope

The EBS will be a great improvement for laser pump/X-ray probe experiments on ID09. However, the ultimate time resolution in pump-probe experiments is limited by the X-ray pulse length which will remain 100 ps from the EBS. The FXE beamline at the EuXFEL has similar setups to ID09 but the time resolution is dramatically lower (< 100 fs). The aim of the workshop is to discuss the overlap and complementarity of the two beamlines and to strengthen the collaboration.

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2. Nuclear resonance scattering at the Extremely Brilliant Source

Dates of the workshop 11-12 March 2019
Expected number of participants 50
Scientific organisers A. Chumakov, R. Rüffer, D. Bessas
Administrative Assistant(s) Eva Jahn
Contact email nrs-ebs@esrf.fr
Venue ESRF Auditorium
Registration deadline 10/02/2019 - Registration is open
Workshop webpage link www.esrf.fr/nrs-workshop

Scope

With the new Extremely Brilliant Source, the nuclear resonance beamline will offer users an order of magnitude improvement in energy resolution (50 µeV) and two orders of magnitude improvement in beam size (200 nm × 200 nm). The aim of the workshop is to discuss and identify key scientific cases which will benefit most from nuclear resonance scattering with the Extremely Brilliant Source.

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3. X-ray Raman scattering spectroscopy probing low Z elements using hard X-rays

Dates of the workshop 3-5 April 2019
Expected number of participants 50 maximum
Scientific organisers Ch. Sahle, J.P. Rueff, G. Lelong
Administrative Assistant(s) Claudine Roméro, Fabienne Mengoni
Contact email xrs-workshop@esrf.fr
Venue ESRF Auditorium
Registration deadline 3rd March 2019
Workshop webpage link http://www.esrf.fr/xrs-workshop

Scope

ID20 hosts a worldwide unique spectrometer to study low energy absorption edges using hard X-rays. The workshop aims to bring together experts and novices in the field to collectively assess and discuss the current status, potential, and future prospects for this emerging inelastic X-ray scattering technique. We wish to strengthen the current user community, define future research directions, and guide the worldwide efforts to build new dedicated end-stations.

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4. Hands-on! High pressure techniques at the ESRF-EBS (school)

Dates of the workshop 17-21 June 2019
Expected number of participants 80 maximum for lectures
30 maximum for practicals
Scientific organisers A.D. Rosa, G. Garbarino and organising team
Administrative Assistant(s) Eva Jahn, Sonya Girodon
Contact email hp-school-ebs@esrf.fr
Venue ESRF Auditorium plus Beamlines and High Pressure labs (practicals)
Pre-Registration deadline 7th April 2019
Workshop webpage link http://www.esrf.fr/high-pressure-school

Scope

This school aims to give an introduction to high pressure research at synchrotron radiation facilities and to present the unique opportunities in this field with the ESRF-EBS upgrade. It comprises lectures covering the basic principles of SR techniques used to explore matter at extreme conditions as well as “hands-on” step-by-step practicals. This school will promote exchange between experts in the field and our future user community on instrumental developments to exploit the EBS upgrade

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5. Coherence at ESRF-EBS

Dates of the workshop 9 (14:00) -13 (12:00) September 2019
Expected number of participants 100
Scientific organisers M. Burghammer, Y. Chushkin, P. Cloetens,
J.-C. Da Silva, V. Favre-Nicolin, S. Leake, B. Ruta,
F. Zontone
Administrative Assistant(s) Chantal Argoud, Claudine Roméro
Contact email coherence-ebs@esrf.fr
Venue ESRF Auditorium
Registration deadline 20th July 2019
Workshop webpage link http://www.esrf.fr/coherence-workshop

Scope

The workshop aims to clarify the current state of the field and identify the opportunities created and challenges posed by coherent X‐rays when applied to real world systems, in terms of in‐situ, operando capabilities, precision and resolving power. The outcome will drive the future directions for development and application of the beamlines exploiting coherence and in particular the new EBSL1 beamline dedicated to dynamical and structural studies in soft and hard‐condensed systems.

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6. Emerging synchrotron techniques for characterization of energy materials and devices

Dates of the workshop 23 (14:00) -25 September (12:00) 2019
Expected number of participants 60-80
Scientific organisers G. Vaughan and M. Di Michiel (ID15A)
W. Van Beek and  D. Chernyshov (SNBL)
M. Brunelli (BM26)
A. Rack (ID19)
Administrative Assistant(s) Marion Glückert and Myriam Dhez
Contact email energy2019@esrf.fr
Venue ESRF Auditorium
Registration deadline 25 August 2019
Workshop webpage link energy-materials-workshop

Scope

The heterogeneous devices which will play a role in the future green energy economy, such as batteries, solar cells, super-capacitors etc, rely on complex interactions over many length scales. This workshop will focus on the application of established and emerging synchrotron experimental techniques to understanding problems from the energy sector, and investigate new opportunities following the ESRF EBS upgrade.

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7. X-ray spectroscopy of magnetic materials

Dates of the workshop 7-9 October 2019
Expected number of participants 60
Scientific organisers A. Rogalev, F. Wilhelm, K. Kummer, N. Brookes, A. Chumakov
Administrative Assistant(s) Claudine Roméro, Agnès Carlet
Contact email xsmm-workshop@esrf.fr
Venue ESRF Auditorium
Registration deadline 6 September 2019
Workshop webpage link http://www.esrf.fr/xsmm-workshop

Scope

The workshop will be a fruitful forum for informal discussion of new results and future projects of SR-based research in magnetism, serving also to form new collaborations. Recent achievements and discoveries based on the application of a large variety of X-ray spectroscopic techniques to materials with intriguing magnetic properties will be highlighted. The emerging new opportunities for magnetism research offered by the ESRF-EBS project will be thoroughly discussed.

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8. Short-pulse Science with the Extremely Brilliant Source

Dates of the workshop 28-29 October 2019
Expected number of participants 50
Scientific organisers P. Glatzel, M. Levantino, A. Rack, D. de Sanctis, N. Theyencheri, M. Wulff
Administrative Assistant(s) Chantal Argoud, Eva Jahn
Contact email ebspulse@esrf.fr
Venue ESRF Auditorium
Registration deadline 29 September 2019
Workshop webpage link short pulse science workshop

Scope

The dramatic increase in the brilliance from the EBS will be a great advantage for all time resolved experiments and many experiments will be done with very short or even single-pulse exposures. The aim of the workshop is to discuss how to prepare the beamlines involved in scattering (SAXS/WAXS), spectroscopy (XES), imaging (XRI) and diffraction (XRD) applied to dynamic compression and/or structural dynamics studies for this new era.

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9. Local electronic structure and coordination probed by X-ray emission spectroscopy

Dates of the workshop 3-5 December 2019
Expected number of participants 80
Scientific organisers P. Glatzel (ID26), O. Mathon (ID24/BM23),
K. Kvashnina (BM20), M. Rovezzi (BM16),
S. Lafuerza (ID26), M. Retegan (EMD)
Administrative Assistant(s) Claudine Roméro, Philippa Lean
Contact email xes-workshop@esrf.fr
Venue ESRF Auditorium
Registration deadline 3rd November 2019
Workshop webpage link http://www.esrf.fr/xes-workshop

Scope

Several beamlines at the ESRF have added X-ray emission spectroscopy (XES) to their portfolio and further installations are planned with EBS. The aim of this workshop is to give an overview of the new possibilities provided by XES and to obtain feedback from the user community concerning pertinent applications that require further instrumental development (e.g. sample environment, time and spatial resolution).

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10. Undesired effects of high photon densities on the sample – analysis and strategies for mitigation

Dates of the workshop 10-12 December 2019
Expected number of participants To be confirmed
Scientific organisers To be confirmed
Administrative Assistant(s) Anne-Françoise Maydew, Sarah Brule
Contact email To be confirmed
Venue ESRF Auditorium
Registration deadline Coming soon
Workshop webpage link Coming soon

Scope

The interaction of X-rays with a sample or its environment may affect an experiment in an undesired fashion. This may concern the atomic structure, crystal structure or chemical state (radiation damage) but also other parameters such as sample temperature and sample environment (gases, liquids). This workshop will provide a forum for discussing our observations and proposing measures that address the problem.

11. Cultural and Natural Heritage at EBS-ESRF

Dates of the workshop 22-24 January 2020
Expected number of participants 80
Scientific organisers M. Cotte, P.-O. Autran, C. Berruyer, N. Blanc, C. Dejoie, P. Tafforeau
Administrative Assistant(s) Katherine Fletcher
Contact email heritage-ebs@esrf.fr
Venue ESRF Auditorium
Registration deadline 15 December 2019
Workshop webpage link https://www.esrf.eu/heritage-workshop

Scope

Whether through the X-ray tomography of million-years old fossils or the micro-analysis of fragments from impressionists’ paintings, the Cultural and Natural Heritage community is increasingly exploiting the ESRF instruments. Recent achievements and discoveries in palaeontology, archaeology and art science, based on the application of a large variety of X-ray techniques, will be highlighted. The emerging new opportunities offered by the ESRF-EBS X-ray source as well as the improved and imminent beamlines will be thoroughly discussed. Besides, two satellites sessions will be proposed: one as an introduction session to explain basic principles of the ESRF to non-experts and one comprising two tutorials on data analysis and one practical on X-ray tomography.

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