Introduction to the Australian Synchrotron
This workshop will expose CBNS staff and students to the range of analysis techniques that can be undertaken at the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne and provide information on how to prepare a proposal for beamtime.
The program is outlined below. There will be talks from CBNS and CSIRO researchers who are current users of the Synch, along with short presentations by beamline scientists from each of the different beamlines, including:
- X-ray absorption spectroscopy beamline
- Molecular crystallography beamline
- SAXS/WAXS beamline (Small/wide angle x-ray scattering)
- Imaging and medical beamline
- Soft x-ray spectroscopy beamline
- X-ray fluorescence microscopy beamline
- Terahertz / far infrared microscopy beamline
- Infrared microscopy beamline
- Powder diffraction beamline
The day will finish with a presentation on how to write a proposal for beamtime and the proposal review process.
The workshop will be held in the Seminar Room at the Australian Synchrotron in Clayton, Melbourne. There is accommodation onsite at the Guesthouse. The CBNS will cover workshop costs, including lunch and morning and afternoon tea, as well as accommodation at the Guesthouse (one or two nights). You (or your supervisor) will need to arrange and pay for travel to Melbourne (including travel from Melbourne airport to the Synchrotron).
Please register to attend the workshop and for accommodation, if needed. Bookings for accommodation will close on Monday 4 April.
Workshop numbers are limited to 48 people.
Welcome and introduction to the Australian Synchrotron
Prof Michael James, Head of Science, AS
Powder Diffraction beamline overview
Dr Justin Kimpton
Macromolecular crystallography beamline overview
Dr Tom Caradoc-Davies
Small/Wide angle X-ray scattering beamline overview
Dr Stephen Mudie
Soft X-ray beamline overview
Dr Lars Thomsen
Imaging and medical beam line beamline overview
Dr Chris Hall
X-ray absorption spectroscopy beamline overview
Dr Chris Glover
Infrared microscpectroscopy beamline overview
Dr Keith Bambery
Terahertz/Far-infrared beamline overview
Dr Dominique Appadoo (TBC)
X-ray fluorescence microscopy beamline overview
Dr Martin de Jonge
Using the SAXS beamline to study the structure of nanodelivery systems
Prof Ben Boyd (CBNS, Monash)
Probing the early stages of gelation in short peptide hydrogels using scattering
Dr Adam Martin (CBNS, Thordarson group, UNSW)
3D phase-contrast mamographic x-ray imaging
Dr Darren Thompson (CoE for Advanced Molecular Imaging, CSIRO)
How to write a beamtime proposal
Dr Stephen Mudie
If you have questions please contact the CBNS Manager, Gaby Bright, or Nick Alcaraz, a PhD student with Ben Boyd, who is organising the workshop as part of the CBNS Education Committee activities. Nick is a user of the SAXS beamline.