Welcoming papers in all areas of X-ray analysis. The size and congeniality of the conference make it ideal for
presenting your work, interacting with colleagues, and seeking the advice of experts.
Session Chairs, Invited Speakers, and Session Descriptions are listed below.
Updates will be posted as they become available. The complete Program will be announced by June 2021.
Insights into the SARS-CoV-2 Main Protease obtained using X-ray and Neutron Diffraction
L. Coates, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Metal Halide Perovskites for Solar Photovoltaic Applications: A Neutron Perspective
P. Gehring, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Time Resolved X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy and Coded Aperture Full Field XRF Imaging
A. Kulow, Néel Institute, France
Energy Materials: Advances Made Watching Atoms Move
M. Manley, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
The Lithium Battery: The Origins to Domination the Role of Structure and Disorder
S. Whittingham, SUNY at Binghamton Materials Research Center, USA
New Developments in XRD/XRF Instrumentation
(vendor/commercial presentations permitted)
Abstracts should be submitted by technical representatives of a manufacturer. They should discuss specifications, and applications concerning one of their newest and most important products. Talks should include comments about software, XRD and XRF equipment, and accessories. No mention of prices or a comparison with competitors’ products can be included.
X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS)
Chair: S. Seshadri, Sigray, USA, email@example.com
This special session will showcase the latest developments in the XAS instrumentation and Qualitative and Quantitative Analyses of materials using X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy. The scope of instrumentation includes new developments in X-ray optics, laboratory X-ray sources, detectors and Machine Learning techniques to accurately interpret and classify X-ray Absorption spectra. The materials studied can include, but not limited to, energy storage materials, catalysts, semiconductors, biological materials and metallodrugs.
Procedures to Study Vanadium Crossover in Hydrated Nafion™ Through-Plane with Micro X-ray Absorption Near-Edge Structure Spectroscopy
U.E.A. Fittschen, TU Clausthal, Germany
Exploring the Influence of Halogen Bonding in C-X Bond Cleavage
P. Kennepohl, University of Calgary, Canada
Additive manufacturing (AM) is a group of disruptive manufacturing technologies that are transforming the ways we build things. Despite their early success, further advance of AM relies on deeper understanding of the fundamental physics underlying energy-matter interactions, as well as the driving forces controlling the microstructure development across different length scales. Synchrotron x-ray imaging and complementary techniques exhibit unique advantages for probing the highly dynamic structure evolutions involved in AM processes. Recent years have seen rapid development of operando systems for synchrotron experiments on various AM processes. This session aims to provide a venue for researchers to discuss the technical details of operando systems and beamline experiments on AM processes, including but not limited to laser powder bed fusion, directed energy deposition, binder jetting, as well as extrusion-type printing.
Machine Learning Techniques in X-ray Analysis
The capabilities provided by next generation light sources along with the development of new characterization techniques and detector advances are expected to dramatically increase the complexity and volume of data generated by instruments at the new light sources. Traditional techniques of data reduction and analysis will not be able to keep pace. Machine learning methods applied to a variety of X-ray characterization techniques have shown promise in accelerating, and in some cases improving the accuracy of X-ray data inversion, abstraction and inference. This workshop is being organized to discuss the current state and potential of machine learning methods applied to synchrotron and XFEL data.
Chair: M. Schmeling, Loyola University of Chicago, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
This session covers all aspects of X-ray analysis related to objects of cultural heritage such as paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, and buildings. Presentations involving multiple methods like XRF and XRD or XRF and Raman Spectroscopy are highly encouraged.
The Use of Handheld XRF to Identify Foundries used by the Sculptor Anton van Wouw (1862-1945)
M. Loubser, University of Pretoria, USA
XRF & XRD in Construction Materials
Chair: S. Vaidya, CTL Group, USA, email@example.com
X-ray analytical tools continue to gain applications throughout the construction industry, all the way from QA/QC in material production to failure investigations. As such, this session solicits presentations involving various X-ray techniques employed in construction materials’ production, quality testing, and failure mechanism investigations.
Industrial Applications of XRD & XRF
Chair: D. Broton, CTLGroup, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Industrial Applications session includes both x-ray fluorescence and x-ray diffraction analyses as used by industry scientists. Many new approaches are presented for pressed powder, fusion, liquid, and metal analyses. The idea behind this session is to showcase the general approaches used in x-ray analyses for a variety of applications and material types. Even theoretical approaches are encouraged as presentations as the audience is a well-informed group of forward thinkers constantly looking to improve their techniques as well as help guide the next generation of x-ray spectroscopists through interactions both before, during and after the session. Sometimes it is who you know that makes your job easier and this session has some of the top scientists in attendance.
Chair: F. Meirer, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, email@example.com
This session covers all aspects of X-ray analysis related to functional materials such as batteries, catalysts, solar cells, and semiconductor materials. Special emphasis will be put on in-situ or operando studies as well as multi-technique approaches such as XRF and XRD, XRF and vibrational spectroscopy, or X-ray and Electron microscopy.
Instrumental developments at the X-ray Center at TU Wien
K. Hradil, TU Wien X-ray Center, Austria
Transient X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy to Provide Insight in the Catalytic Active Site
M. Nachtegaal, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
Chair: B. Wheaton, Corning Incorporated, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
This session covers all aspects of non-ambient analysis and techniques to gain knowledge of the behavior of materials under various conditions. Presentations involving use of non-ambient analysis techniques are encouraged.
In Situ Characterization Methods of Additive Manufacturing Processes at the Stanford Synchrotron Light Source
K.H. Stone, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA
Non-Ambient X-ray Diffraction – A Further Dimension in Crystallography
B. Puhr, Anton Paar GmbH, Austria
An X-ray and Machine Learning Approach to Understanding Disordered Structures
C. Benmore, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Chair: C. Murray, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA, email@example.com
Welcoming abstracts in all areas of X-ray diffraction and related techniques.
Advanced Total Scattering Methods for Complex Material Studies
Next generation materials of nearly every kind rely on chemical, electronic, and/or magnetic heterogeneity for creating, harnessing, and controlling their functionality. Exploration of these phenomena increasingly involve multiple length-scale scattering probes and require sophisticated modeling approaches to characterize and understand them. Total scattering methods, including both Bragg and diffuse scattering signals, are providing key insights into how long-range, nanoscale, and local atomic structure motifs differ and deliver unique properties. The nuances of capturing nanoscale heterogeneities, including correlated defects, chemical short-range order, stacking fault distributions, etc. represent a modern frontier in the field of crystallography. This session will highlight a collection of new and evolving data modeling techniques and feature exemplary applications, including chemical reaction pathways, energy storage technologies, catalysis and sorption processes, quantum materials, and more. An associated workshop will provide hands-on data modeling tutorials for two evolving software packages- FullRMC and DISCUS.
New Capabilities for Structural Refinements in RMCProfile
I. Levin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
V. Petkov, Central Michigan University, USA
Quantitative Phase Analysis
Chair: J. Kaduk, Poly Crystallography, Inc., USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
This session will include presentations on recent progress on methods for quantitative phase analysis. Talks giving examples of quantitative phase analysis, and especially quantification of amorphous phases, are welcome.
Quantitative Measurement of the Degree of Crystallinity of Polymer Composited With Crystalline and Non-Crystalline Fillers
H. Toraya, Rigaku Corporation, Japan
Chair: T.R. Watkins, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA, email@example.com
The Stress Analysis session seeks to provide a forum to display and discuss the latest techniques and analyses for stress work using diffraction across a broad range of applications. Contributions are also sought from related areas that impact stress analysis including but not limited to texture, elasticity, statistics, validation, modelling, etc.
Keywords: Stress, Strain, in-situ, x-ray, neutron.
Multi-Scale Stress and Structure Characterization Using High-Energy Synchrotron Radiation
Jun-Sang Park, Argonne National Laboratory, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: U. Fittschen, TU Clausthal, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany, email@example.com
Authors are invited to submit X-ray fluorescence and related X-ray technique papers to the general XRF session. Such papers on topics that do not fit well into other specific sessions can be submitted to the General XRF session.
G. Peaslee, University of Notre Dame, USA
Stoichiometric Calculation of Lithium-Containing Phases Based On Spatially Resolved X-ray Analysis and Virtual Compounds
T. Schirmer, Institute of Disposal Research, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
New Prospects to the Multi-Elemental Analysis of Single Microcrystal of Apatite by Total-Reflection X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry
A. S. Maltsev, Institute of the Earth’s Crust, Russia
Trace Analysis including TXRF
Chair: M. Krämer, AXO Dresden GmbH, Germany, firstname.lastname@example.org
The general subject of this session is how useful are x-rays for trace and ultra-trace element analysis and contents of contributed papers should be dealing with the analysis of environmental, medical, technical, forensic and art samples wherever trace element play an important role. Papers are welcome with presentations of most modern techniques and instrumentation for trace element analysis using EDXRF or WDXRF. Papers dealing with methods to improve the detection limits in XRF either by background reduction or application of new X-ray sources in combination with X-ray optics for lab and synchrotron radiation are welcome. Presentations dealing with the developments extending the detectable elemental range down to light elements (eg. Carbon) are also interesting for this session.
A TXRF Standardization Project Based Upon a Round Robin Test Using Preselected and Well Characterized Samples
Rainer Unterumsberger, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany
Quantitative Analysis of XRF
Chair: L.L. Brehm, Dow, Retired, USA, email@example.com
Papers accepted for presentation in the Quantitative XRF Session should discuss applications of quantitative XRF (any type of XRF technology), and/or in general key parameters or novel ideas related to improving methods for quantitative XRF.
Quantitative Characterization of Advanced Materials at the Nanoscale by X-ray Spectrometry Using Calibrated Instrumentation
B. Beckhoff, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany
Elemental Quantification Software for the Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry
W. T. Elam, Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington, USA
The Mars 2020 Mission and the Elemental Calibration of the Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL)
C. Heirwegh, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA
Abstracts are hereby solicited for oral presentations in any of the sessions listed, or the XRD or XRF poster sessions. Poster session dates and times will be announced in the complete Conference program.
- Machine Learning Techniques in X-ray Analysis
- Non-ambient XRD
- Material Identification
- Advanced PDF Modelling
- Intermediate to Advanced XRD
- Quantitative Phase Analysis
- Basic XRF
- Micro XRF
- Trace Analysis
- Layered Structures
- Quantitative Analysis of XRF – full day
- Sample Preparation of XRF
- Handheld XRF
- EDS Detectors