Advanced Photon Source

An Office of Science National User Facility

NRS Workshop 2017: CONUSS and Sychrotron Mössbauer Data Analysis

Nov. 16-19, 2017

Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory

This three-and-half-day workshop is organized within the COMPRES infrastructure initiative to promote the application of the state-of-the-art Nuclear Resonant Scattering (NRS) techniques for characterizing the properties of materials under high P-T conditions of planetary interiors. The purpose of the workshop is to train current and potential scientific users in synchrotron Mӧssbauer spectroscopy and data analysis using CONUSS.

Synchrotron Mӧssbauer spectroscopy (SMS) in the time domain provides information on spin, magnetic properties, and valence states of the Mӧssbauer isotope (such as 57Fe,119Sn, 151Eu, 161Dy, 83Kr) containing samples under extreme pressure and temperature conditions.

During the workshop we intend to

  • provide an introduction of the Mӧssbauer spectroscopy and SMS technique
  • introduce CONUSS package for SMS data evaluation
  • cover a variety of essential aspects of data analysis in CONUSS
  • discuss SMS applications to important geophysical problems
  • discuss recent developments at the beamline and added features to the software.