Introduction to the Australian Synchrotron

18 Apr 2016
Australian Synchrotron, 800 Blackburn Rd, Clayton, Vic 3168

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:

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. 

Workshop program

9.30-10.00 Welcome and introduction to the Australian Synchrotron
Prof Michael James, Head of Science, AS
10.00-10.25 Powder Diffraction beamline overview
Dr Justin Kimpton
10.25-10.50 Macromolecular crystallography beamline overview
Dr Tom Caradoc-Davies 
10.50-11.10 Morning tea
11.10-11.35 Small/Wide angle X-ray scattering beamline overview
Dr Stephen Mudie
11.35-12.00 Soft X-ray beamline overview
Dr Lars Thomsen
12.00-12.25 Imaging and medical beam line beamline overview
Dr Chris Hall
12.25-1.15 Lunch
1.15-1.40 X-ray absorption spectroscopy beamline overview
Dr Chris Glover
1.40-2.05 Infrared microscpectroscopy beamline overview
Dr Keith Bambery
2.05-2.30 Terahertz/Far-infrared beamline overview
Dr Dominique Appadoo (TBC)
2.30-2.55 X-ray fluorescence microscopy beamline overview
Dr Martin de Jonge
2.55-3.15 Afternoon tea
3.15-3.40 Using the SAXS beamline to study the structure of nanodelivery systems
Prof Ben Boyd (CBNS, Monash)
3.40-4.05 Probing the early stages of gelation in short peptide hydrogels using scattering
Dr Adam Martin (CBNS, Thordarson group, UNSW)
4.05-4.25 3D phase-contrast mamographic x-ray imaging
Dr Darren Thompson (CoE for Advanced Molecular Imaging, CSIRO)
4.25-4.50 How to write a beamtime proposal
Dr Stephen Mudie
4.50-5.00 Workshop close


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.