ASU CXFEL Science Workshops
Workshops on Scientific Opportunities with the Compact X-ray Free Electron Laser (CXFEL)
The Compact X-ray Free Electron Laser (CXFEL) Science Workshops are being held throughout 2018 to explore the novel scientific opportunities enabled by the novel x-ray laser under development at ASU. These workshops will address a wide range of topics, beginning with attosecond molecular dynamics and continuing through femtosecond crystallography in biology, quantum materials, and dynamical studies of extreme states of matter.
CXFEL will be housed in new state-of-the-art labs under construction on the ASU campus that can support up to 4 independent CXFELs, each capable of fully coherent, tunable x-ray pulses and optimized for addressing specific scientific challenges.
CXFEL Workshop #3: Light on the Quantum Leap: XFEL Applications for Quantum Materials
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
Jan 16-19, 2019
This workshop will explore non-equilibrium phenomena with interacting spin, charge, and lattice degrees of freedom including emergent phenomena in quantum materials. Extremely sensitive time-resolved methods at CXFEL will take advantage of multiple color pulses with variable attosecond to femtosecond delays.
X-ray free electron lasers (XFELs) are extremely bright light sources with sub-femtosecond time resolution and high spatial resolution using a sub-micron coherent beam. While XFELs have proven powerful tools for molecular dynamics, biology and chemistry applications, results in condensed matter physics have been limited. This is not due to fundamental or technical limitations, but to insufficient beam time - the current few machines available worldwide are heavily oversubscribed. Arizona State University is in the process of building a Compact X-ray Free Electron Laser (CXFEL), which will address this problem and offer new and unique capabilities, such as unprecedented temporal coherence and the ability to tailor the time structure of the beam at will using custom semiconductor masks. This workshop will bring together leading experts on quantum materials and artificial quantum coherent structures to explore the scientific opportunities afforded by the new machine.
Please Apply to Attend by November 30, 2018
A very special thank you for funding provided by the following: Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM), ASU-Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, ASU-College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, ASU-Department of Physics, ASU-School of Molecular Sciences
CXFEL Workshop #4: Matter in extreme environments
This workshop will explore extreme energy densities, ultrahigh temperatures and pressures that create exotic states of matter. The CXFEL will investigate the nonequilibrium dynamics underlying phase transitions and replicate the conditions found in the interior of planets and stars.
CXFEL Workshop #2: Research opportunities for structure and dynamics in biology
Arizona State University, Tempe campus April 6-8, 2018
This workshop will focus on research opportunities for the ASU compact X-ray laser (CXFEL) now under construction, for applications in structural biology. These may include time-resolved studies (with femtosecond time resolution) of molecular mechanisms in many systems, including drug design, enzymes, photosynthesis and other molecular machines. We welcome ideas for best use of the unique capabilities of the machine including the ability to tailor the time and energy structure of the X-ray pulses. Sessions on instrumentation development will also be supported.
CXFEL Workshop #1: Attosecond electron dynamics to chemical physics
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
February 5-6, 2018
This workshop will focus on investigations of electron dynamics at the attosecond (a millionth of a trillionth of a second) timescale, leading to new insights into the charge transfer, structural dynamics, and energy redistribution mechanisms in complex systems relevant to light harvesting and energy conversion.