The Use of Coherent X-ray beams in studying the Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter

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Date/Time:Monday, 26 Oct 2009 from 4:10 pm to 5:10 pm
Location:Physics, Room 3
URL:http://www.physastro.iastate.edu/events/...oquium.php
Phone:515-294-9901
Channel:Colloquium
Categories:Lectures
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Sunil K. Sinha (University of California, San Diego)

The use of coherent X-ray beams to study condensed matter has attracted increasing attention from researchers with the advent of high brilliance synchrotron X-ray sources. The applications include studying the slow dynamics of condensed matter in real time, obtaining bond-orientational order in glasses, and imaging nanostructures in real space.

These studies will be greatly facilitated by the powerful new X-ray laser sources currently being constructed. We shall review what coherence is, how coherent X-ray beams are obtained and some of the recent and planned applications of these beams.