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Next Generation Synchrotron Radiation Workshop

October 2, 2019

aerial view of the facilityThe construction of a next-generation synchrotron radiation facility is underway on the campus of Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, slated to open in 2023. The facility will contain the world's highest brilliance light source by an electron accelerator system combined with a linac and a 3GeV storage ring, and covers the spectral range from VUV to hard-x-rays.

The University of Washington-Tohoku University: Academic Open Space (UW-TU:AOS) has organized a workshop to introduce this new synchrotron facility, to seek suggestions/ideas for new uses of the facility, and to explore new cooperative endeavors in SR research through UW-TU:AOS.

Friday October 18, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Petersen Room, Allen Library


1:00 p.m.
Fumio Ohuchi (MSE)
1:05 p.m.
Opening remarks
Greg Miller (Interim Dean, College of Engineering) and Jihui Yang (Chair, MSE)
1:10 p.m.
Status of next generation 3GeV synchrotronproject in Japan 
Tadahiro Hayasaka (Executive Vice President for Research, Tohoku University)
1:30 p.m.
Current and future challenges in the SLIT-J project at Sendai, Japan
Masaki Takata (Tohoku University / President of Photon Science Innovation Center)  
2:00 p.m.
Synchrotron soft x-ray research: techniques and applications
Tadashi Abukawa (Institute of Multidisciplinary Research, Tohoku University)
2:20 p.m.
Angle-resolved photoemission at ALS: status and future plans
Rotenberg (Advance Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley Lab)
2:40 p.m.
2:50 p.m.
Pitch-talk presentations from the University of Washington
  1. From Li to Zn ion batteries: electroactive cathode materials
    Guozhong Cao (MSE)
  2. Probing chemical reaction mechanisms in batteries using soft x-ray absorption spectroscopy 
    Jihui Yang (MSE)
  3. Imaging fuel cell reactions using frequency-resolved X-ray absorption (fr-XAS)
    Stu Adler (Chemical Engineering)
  4. Soft X-ray spectroscopy for chemical applications in solution
    Munira Khalil (Chemistry)
  5. Detection of nanodiamond surface reconstructions via carbon K-edge scanning-transmissionx-ray absorption microscopy
    Peter Pauzauskie (MSE)
  6. Advances in computational X-ray spectroscopy
    Xiaosong Li (Chemistry)
  7. Workflow tools for calculation and interpretation of X-ray spectroscopy: Bringing state of the art computational techniques to the masses
    Joushua Kas (Physics)
  8. Emerging opportunities in 2D materials
    Xiaodong Xu (MSE)
  9. Submicron angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy on operating electronic devices
    David Cobden (Physics): Speaker Paul Nguyen
  10. Magnetic correlations and thermodynamics in artificial arrays of nanomagnets
    Kannan Krishnann (MSE)
  11. Theory and first-principle calculations of excitonic photoemission spectrum
    Ting Cao (MSE)
  12. Next generation data centralization and AI cloud service for synchrotron
    Luna Huang (MSE)
  13. Deep learning for process control of advanced composites using synchrotron-based in-situCT imaging
    Navid Zobeiry (MSE)
  14. Advanced cellulose-based materials for multifunctional sensing and environmental applications
    Anthony Dichiara (Forestry)
  15. TBA
    Devin MacKenzie (MSE)
  16. Nanovolume materials characterization required for future technology development
    Tony Huff (Micron)
3:40 p.m.
Exploration of new cooperative endeavors in SR research through UW-TU:AOS
Tomo Okabe (Aerospace Engineering, Tohoku University)
3:50 p.m.
Spring-8 approach for nano-innovation in magnetism
Tetsuya Nakamura (Spring-8, Japan)
4:10 p.m.
Deep ultraviolet photoemission electron microscopy (PEEM) and its extension to synchrotron-based PEEM
Taisuke Ohta (Sandia National Laboratories, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies)
4:30 p.m.
Upshifts in operando soft X-ray spectroscopies
Iwao Matsuda (Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo)
4:50 p.m.
Phase contrast x-ray imaging in bio-mechanical aspects; mosquito bloody ingestion
Kenji Kikuchi (Biomedical Engineering, Tohoku University)
4:50 p.m.
Closing remarks
Fumio Ohuchi (MSE)