Tuesday 21st May 2013
Meeting Room G53, Diamond Light Source, Harwell, Oxfordshire
I19, the small-molecule single-crystal diffraction beamline, has been supporting user experiments for more than 4 years. There are more than 140 publications arising so far from work carried out on the beamline, with nearly 300 academic user visits supported and with an additional component of beamtime for industrial users.
Much of the work carried out on the beamline involves sample environment equipment; so that in-situ studies of crystals under non-ambient conditions can be performed. A range of sample environments have been introduced onto the beamline including variable temperature equipment (open-flow nitrogen and open-flow helium devices and a closed cycle cryostat), high pressure equipment (Diamond Anvil Cells, micro cells, on-line pressure measuring equipment in EH2 and equipment allowing simultaneous variable temperature and high pressure studies), an environmental gas cell and equipment for time resolved experiments (mechanical X-ray chopper disks and a laser). Another piece of equipment peripheral to the diffractometer is the vortex fluorescence detector which has been used for anomalous scattering experiments.
It is important that there are developments in the sample environment hardware and in the associated methodology in order to keep up with the demands of the community and maintain the leading-edge status of the beamline for research.
Members of the I19 user community are invited to this one-day workshop to discuss current sample environment availability, instrumentation and methodology and discuss opportunities for future development. The day will include presentations from current users of I19 sample environment equipment.
Registration is now closed
Places on the workshop are limited to 30. Refreshments will be provided and the day will begin with coffee at 1030 followed by the start of the formal programme at 1050, the meeting is expected to close at 1630.