The Advanced Photon Source
a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility

Hybrid First Experiments Workshop for In Situ Nanoprobe (ISN) beamline at 19-ID and PtychoProbe beamline at 33-ID


The Advanced Photon Source will hold a hybrid workshop to explore ideas for potential first experiments at the ISN and PtychoProbe beamlines. This two-day workshop will be held on Thursday, August 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT and Friday, August 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT. Registrants can attend the session in person at the APS or virtually. Remote attendees will be able to participate in discussions.

Please register for the ISN and PtychoProbe First Experiments Workshop by filling out this registration form and indicating whether you will attend in person or virtually. Those attending in person will receive gate passes and instructions in a follow-up email. Those attending virtually will also receive instructions for how to join the meeting remotely in a follow-up e-mail. Please register by July 19.

A full agenda for the event is still being finalized, but topics will include status and overview of the ISN and PtychoProbe beamlines, energy conversion and storage, nanoelectronics and quantum materials, environmental engineering and heterogeneous catalysis. 


Location: Bldg. 401, 5th Floor, Room A5000 

Abstracts available here.

Thursday, Aug. 3

9:00 – 9:05      Welcome

9:05 – 9:20      Jonathan Lang (Argonne National Laboratory) Introduction

9:20 – 9:40      Jörg Maser (Argonne National Laboratory) Scientific Capabilities of the In Situ Nanoprobe

9:40 – 10:00    Volker Rose (Argonne National Laboratory) Scientific Capabilities of the PtychoProbe

10:00 – 10:30  Deborah Myers (Argonne National Laboratory) High-resolution imaging of the

spatial distribution of functional phases in proton-exchange membrane fuel cells and water electrolyzers

10:30 – 11:00  Feng Lin (Virginia Tech) Designing electrode-electrolyte interfaces for electrochemical energy technologies

11:00 – 11:30  Pietro Lopes (Argonne National Laboratory) Resolving Composition Dynamics in Electrochemical Materials                    

11:30 – 12:00  Yijin Liu (University of Texas, Austin) In-situ imaging of the on-set and development of the layered oxide crystallization process under conditions relevant to battery cathode synthesis

12:00 – 1:00    Lunch Break

1:00 – 1:30      Paul Evans (University of Wisconsin, Madison) In situ crystallization of nanoscale (epitaxial) functional complex oxides

1:30 – 2:00      Ahmet Uysal (Argonne National Laboratory) Understanding Graphene Based 2-D Material Interfaces for Heavy Element Separations

2:00 – 2:30      Roopali Kukreja (UC Davis) Coherent x-ray scattering studies of quantum materials (remote)

2:30 – 3:00      Yue Cao (Argonne National Laboratory) visualizing driven dynamics in next generation materials and devices

3:00 – 3:30      Coffee Break

3:30 – 4:00      Leora Dresselhaus-Marais (Stanford University) X-ray Ptychography to Reveal the Microstructural Mechanisms of Ore Extraction Chemistry (remote)

4:00 – 4:30      Oleg Gang (Brookhaven National Laboratory) Designed 3D nanomaterials through programmable self-assembly (remote)

4:30 – 5:00      Rachel Chen (Northwestern University) Structural Complexity and Defect Introduction in Colloidal Crystals Engineered with DNA

5:00 – 5:30:     Discussion

6:00                 No host dinner. Confirmation required.


Friday, Aug. 4

8:55 – 9:00      Welcome

9:00 – 9:30      Heileen Hsu-Kim (Duke University) Unraveling the Resource Potential and Environmental Risks of Coal Ash Wastes: Insights from Nanoscale Characterization

9:30 – 10:00    David Fenning (UCSD) Probing Local Effects on the Making and Breaking of Optoelectronic Thin Films

10:00 – 10:30  Mariana Bertoni (Arizona State University) Probing the evolution of local environments in II-VI thin films during processing, operation and aging

10:30 – 11:00  Lea Nienhaus (Florida State University) Stressing Halide Perovskites: Nanoscale Investigation of the Properties of Perovskite Thin Films

11:00 – 11:30  Micheal Stueckelberger (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY) Community proposals as an inclusive strategy for fast benchmark publications from first user experiments

11:30 – 12:00 Closeout discussion



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