Materials Innovation
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Synchrotron X-ray Probes for Mesoscale Materials Science


The emergent property of materials originates in mesoscale complexity and the feature of structures and dynamics in the range from nanometer to micrometer is a common interest in materials research. For examples, the coercivity of permanent magnets depends on defects and grain boundaries in mesoscales, the ion conduction in battery electrode is dominated by the mesoscale mixture of constituent materials, and the progress of steel fractures is influenced by their mesoscale origin. Recent developments in synchrotron x-ray optics and methods allow for observing the mesoscale structures and dynamics in materials under in-situ and operando conditions.
This symposium aims to bring together researchers from materials science and synchrotron x-ray science and to promote synergistic collaborations between the two fields. The scope of symposium encompasses the breadth of current synchrotron x-ray probes for mesoscale materials science, including scanning x-ray nanoprobes, x-ray microscopes, coherent diffractive imaging, ptychography, x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy, and others.

  • Mesoscale Structures and Dynamics
  • Functional Materials
  • Synchrotron X-rays
  • In-situ and operando observations
  • Scanning X-ray Nanoprobes
  • X-ray Microscopes
  • Coherent X-ray Imaging
  • Ptychography
  • X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy
  • Time-resolved (or Real-time) observeation
Invited Speakers
  • Makina YABASHI, RIKEN/SPring-8, Japan Science Frontiers Developed by Diffraction-Limited Synchrotron Light Sources
  • Yoshiharu UCHIMOTO, Kyoto Univ. Japan Phase Transition Analysis of Lithium-ion Battery Cathodes by Using Time-Resolved X-ray Diffraction and Improvement of Rate Capability
  • Bernardo BARBIELLINI, LUT University, Finland Identification of Ferrimagnetic Orbitals Preventing Jahn-Teller Distortions in LixMn2O4 Cathodes
  • Hugh SIMONS, Technical University of Denmark Multi-scale imaging on heterogeneous materials and time-resolved studies
  • Je-Geun PARK, Seoul National University, Korea X-ray studies of strong dimer phase in Li2RuO3
  • Peter CLOETENS, ESRF X-ray Nano-Imaging at ESRF
  • Edman TSANG, University of Oxford, The Impacts of Synchrotron Characterization on Porous Absorbents and Catalysts
  • Nozomi SHIRATO, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory, USA XTIP – A dedicated beamline for synchrotron X-ray scanning tunneling microscopy
  • Yujiro HAYASHI, Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc. Intragranular 3D orientation and stress mapping for bulk steel
  • Yan-Gu LIN, National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center In-situ studies of supercapacitors in operando condition using synchrotron X-ray
  • Yoshiharu SAKURAI Japan Synchrotron Radiation Rserach Institute
  • Toyohiko KINOSHITA Japan Synchrotron Radiation Reserach Institute
  • Di-Jing Huang National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center(TPS)
  • Veijo Honkimäki Europian Synchrotron Radiation Facility(ESRF)
  • Chiu Tang Diamond Light Source
Symposium Sponsors

Symposium List

Fundamentals for Materials

New Trend of Materials Research

Novel Structural Materials Based on New Principles

Advanced Electronic Materials

Magnet and Spintronics


Materials for Smart Systems

Green Technology and Processing