APS Scientific Interest Groups

These are self-organizing groups that offer forums for discussion among users and beamline staff who are interested in advancing synchrotron research in a particular area.

Groups
  • Catalysis
    • Randall Winans, APS
    • The catalysis group meets at noon on the second Tuesday of each month in the LOM 433 conference room.
  • High Pressure
    • Stanislav Sinogeikin, HP-CAT
    • The high-pressure group promotes awareness of the high-pressure research activities and associated facilities at the APS and elsewhere. The group meets monthly on one Thursday at 3:00 pm in the LOM 434 conference room.
  • Liquid and Soft-Matter Surface Scattering
    • Ivan Kuzmenko, APS, or Binhua Lin, University of Chicago
    • The liquid and soft-matter surface scattering group promotes awareness of the facilities for this research at the APS and elsewhere. The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 12:00 pm in the LOM 434 conference room. A schedule is provided on the group's web site.
  • Small Angle Scattering
    • Soenke Siefert or Pete Jemian, APS
    • This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at noon in LOM 433 conference room to promote awareness of the small-angle scattering facilities at the APS and elsewhere on the Argonne campus. The group maintains an email distribution list to foster communications among the various research groups.
  • Surface and Interface Scattering
    • Zhan Zhang, APS
    • The surface and interface scattering group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at noon in the LOM 438 conference room to promote awareness of surface and interface scattering science and facilities at the APS. All interested parties are welcome to attend.
  • Tomography
    • Robert Winarski, CNM or Francesco De Carlo, APS
    • The icrotomography special interest group has been created to promote awareness of the microtomography facilities at the APS and to foster communications between the various research groups. Through this group, we believe we can build a strong user community for microtomography at the APS. The website includes a list of microtomography beamlines. Contact the organizers to learn about the meeting schedule.
  • Ultrafast
    • Anthony DiChiara and Xiaoyi Zhang, APS
    • This group is organized on the theme of "science and techniques that use the pulsed structure of the APS to study time-resolved phenomenon from a few picoseconds to microseconds." The group meets on the third Thursday of each month from noon to 1:00 pm in the LOM 432 conference room.
  • XAFS
    • Robert Gordon, APS
    • The XAFS group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the LOM 435 conference room to discuss x-ray absorption fine-structure and related spectroscopies. The lunch-time meetings feature talks on recent scientific results as well as discussion on advances in technique, analysis, education and instrumentation. To receive announcements, please subscribe to the mailing list.
  • X-ray Microscopy
    • Stefan Vogt, APS
    • Weekly presentations are held every other Tuesday at 11:00 a.m in the LOM 431 conference room. The topics of these presentations cover research and developments in all areas of x-ray microscopy and imaging, including methodology, and new developments in the literature. All interested researchers are welcome to attend.
Related APS Group
  • InterCAT Technical Workgroup (TWG)
    • The TWG meets the third Thursday of each month. The meetings serve to inform the community of status, progress, or developments that a sector or the APS is making and provide an important information-sharing dialog.
More Information

If your interest group is missing or you want to form a new group, please contact vanni@aps.anl.gov

 

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