The Use of Coherent X-ray beams in studying the Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter
|Date/Time:||Monday, 26 Oct 2009 from 4:10 pm to 5:10 pm|
|Location:||Physics, Room 3|
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.