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Workshop on "Improving the data quality and quantity for XAFS experiments"
Q2XAFS2011 Program

Program (PDF) Oral Abstracts Poster Abstracts Oral&Poster Abstracts

December 8, 2011

8:30-9:00 Opening
Introduction to The Workshop and Presentation of IUCr SR and XAFS Commissions Strategies toward Standardization -
S. Wakatsuki (Director, Photon Factory) 15 min.

IXAS Strategy toward Standardization - H. Oyanagi (AIST) 15 min.

9:00-11:45 S1 Chair: I. K. Asakura (Hokkaido Univ.)
To establish standardization of XAFS set-ups including Bio-XAFS, similar to crystallography I
(standardization of experimental methods and data formats for higher-throughput of XAFS experiments).

Toward the Standardization of XAFS, Transmission mode XAFS Setup
– M. Nomura (Photon Factory) 30 min.

Toward the standardization of BioXAS - I. Ascone (CNRS) 30 min.

A Step toward Standardization: Development of Accurate Measurements of X-ray Absorption
- C. Chantler (Melbourne University) 30 min.

10:30-10:45 Coffee break  15 min.

10:45-11:45 OpenDiscussion  60 min.
Discussion Leader: K. Asakura (Hokkaido Univ.)

11:45-12:15 S2 Chair: H. Oyanagi (AIST)
To establish experimental protocols for measurements (e.g. energy calibration, beam stability, polarization etc.) to obtain high quality data in physics, chemistry, and materials sciences

XAFS Data Collection: Calibrations - S. Diaz-Moreno (Diamond) 30 min.

12:15-13:00 Lunch

13:00-16:00 S2 Chair: H. Oyanagi (AIST)
To establish experimental protocols for measurements (e.g. energy calibration, beam stability, polarization etc.) to obtain high quality data in physics, chemistry, and materials sciences

A Data Interchange Standard for XAS and Related Spectroscopies  – B. Ravel (NSLS) 20 min.

HDF5 NeXus and Beyond – Approach to Standard Data Format – A. Sole (ESRF) 30 min.

XAFS Data Library for Standard Data on Model Compounds - M. Newville (Univ. of Chicago) 30 min.

14:20-14:30 Short break 10 min.

Imaging a CIF-based XAFS Data Exchange Framework –J. Hester (ANSTO) 30 min.

Open Discussion  60 min.
Discussion Leader: A. Sole (ESRF) and M. Newville (Univ. of Chicago)

16:00-16:15 Coffee break   15 min.

16:15-19:00 S3-I Chair : K. Hodgson (SSRL)
Advanced Techniques and Newly developed XAFS beamlines with advance specifications I : New development for existing or new beamlines: combining XAFS and other techniques (XES etc.).

Structural Molecular Biology/XAS Beamline: Experiences at SSRL – B. Hedman (SSRL)  30 min.

BioXAS beamlines: a the Canadian Light Source – G. N. George (Univ. of Saskatchewan) 30 min.

17:15-17:30 Coffee break   15 min.

Metal Speciation in Biological Systems with XANES and XAFS – P. Lay (Univ. of Sydney)  30 min.

Energy Dispersive XAS: worldwide context - S. Pascarelli (ESRF) 30 min.

Quick XAFS techniques - current status and new challenges at PETRA III
- R. Frahm (Univ. of Wuppertal) 30 min.

19:30-21:30 Banquet at foyer


December 9, 2011

9:00-10:30 S3-II Chair: M. Newville (Univ. of Chicago)
Advanced Techniques and Newly developed XAFS beamlines with advance specifications II.

An advanced beamline for XAS and IR simultaneous time resolved experiments. A new approach to characterize non equilibrium phenomena - A. Marcelli (INFN Italy)  30 min.

Opportunities and Traps of Hard X-ray photon-in/photon-out Spectroscopy - P. Glatzel (ESRF) 30 min.

Ideas for Assuring Data Quality and Comparability at The New PETRA III EXAFS Beamlines
- Edmund Welter (DESY) 30 min.

10:30-10:45 Coffee break   15 min.

Brief Summary Report I  –K. Asakura (Hokkaido University)  20 min.
Discussion 40 min.

11:45-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:30 S4 Chair: S. Pascarelli (ESRF)
XAFS in Green Technology (science and technology related to environments and energy
generations/savings): requirements for industrial use

Insight through in situ XAS studies of Catalytic materials - G. Sankar (University College London)   30 min.

13:30-14:35 S5 Coordinator: H. Abe
Selected Poster Talks   65 min.

Single Crystal XAS Studies on Metalloprotein Intermediates

-R. Sarangi (Stanford University)

T-REX for advanced QEXAFS data analysis -J. Stötzel (Bergische Universität Wuppertal)

In situ Time-resolved XAFS Study of the Formation Mechanism of Rh NPs in the Presence of Quaternary Ammonium Bromide - H. Asakura (Kyoto University)

14:35-14:50 short break  15 min.

Brief Summary Report II – I. Ascone (CNRS)   20 min.
Open Discussion 40 min.

15:50-16:10 Coffee break  20 min.

16:10-17:50 S6 Chair: H. Abe
New challenges in XAFS research and requirements on light sources and beamlines

Recent Developments with the LCLS X-ray FEL at SLAC and Prospects for Future Science - K. Hodgson (SSRL)  40 min.

Panel Discussion   60 min.
Future prospects and demands on XAFS beamlines.

Discussion leaders:
Moderator: P. Lay (from Asia-Oceania)
Panellist: S. Pascarelli, P. Glatzel (from EU), M. Nomura, B. Hedman, G. George (from North America)

18:00-20:15 Poster session with a buffet-style dinner at the foyer

20:15-20:30 Poster Awards Ceremony  15 min.
Presenter: I. Ascone (CNRS), Support presenter: H. Abe (Photon Factory)

Summary Report  & Closing
15 min.

Closed Night Session for Summary Report Preparation


Invited speakers

Isabella Ascone (ENSCP)
Christopher T.  Chantler (Univ. of Melbourne)
R. Frahm (Univ. of Wuppertal)
Graham George (Univ. of Saskatchewan)
Pieter Glatzel (ESRF)
James Hester (ANSTO)
Britt Hedman (Stanford Univ.)
Keith Hodgson (Stanford Univ.)
Peter Lay (Univ. of Sidney)
Augusto Marcelli (INFN)
Sofia Diaz-Moreno (Diamond)
Matthew Newville (University of Chicago)
Sakura Pascarelli (ESRF)            
Bruce Ravel (NSLS)    
Gopinathan Sankar (The Royal Institution of Britain)
V. Armando Sole (ESRF)
Edmund Welter (DESY)


Information related program

We encourage young scientists who are graduate students, post-graduate students (Master, PhD students) or researchers with a maximum age of 35 to give us a poster presentation. Several papers will be selected for short oral presentations. Young poster awards will be given to excellent posters presented by students and post-doctoral fellows with a maximum age of 35.

Banquet: December 8, at the entrance lobby of the Kobayashi Hall.

Poster presentation with foods & drinks