Workshops and Courses

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2019 Workshop on Advanced Crystallography

Advanced Crystallography Workshop was held on December 14-15, 2019. Attendees review the current scientific program in advanced crystallography and explore how our program could benefit from the APS-U.

2019 Workshop on Liquid Interface X-ray Scattering

Liquid Interfaces Workshop was held on November 21-22, 2019. Attendees contributed to planning for new initiatives at NSF’s ChemMatCARS in X-ray scattering from liquid interfaces, including liquid-solid, liquid-liquid and liquid-vapor interfaces.

NSF’s ChemMatCARS Hosts Tour for REU Site Program Participants

50 undergraduates who are participating REU Site program from Ohio State, The University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign had a tour at the NSF’s ChemMatCARS. Dr. Wei Bu and Dr. Mati Meron of NSF’s ChemMatCARS introduced the synchrotron research at Sector 15.

NSF’s ChemMatCARS Hosts Students from Hoffman Estates High School

Hoffman Estates HS students run their experiment at 15-ID. On Sunday, February 17, 2019, NSF’s ChemMatCARS hosted a team of six Hoffman Estates High School students participating the Exemplary Student Research Program (ESRP) at 15-ID X-ray beamline for a hands-on synchrotron experiment in materials research. The students spent 24 hours at the beamline carrying out...

NSF’s ChemMatCARS Staff Give Talks at Hoffman Estates High School

NSF’s ChemMatCARS scientific staff went Hoffman Estates High School in Hoffman Estates to visit the high school student-teacher team, 6 students and one teacher, who will participate 2019 ANL exceptional student research program (ESRP). This ESRP Team will perform an experiment at NSF’s ChemMatCARS beamline on February 17. To prepare the Team for their experiment, the staff, Binhua Lin, Yu-sheng Chen, Wei Bu and Mrinal Bera, gave introductory lectures on Synchrotron Radiation, X-ray Crystallography, Liquid Surface Scattering and Small Angle Scattering, and held a question-answer session during dinner arranged by the High School administration.

USF & NSF’s ChemMatCARS University of Chicago Small Molecule Crystallography School

ChemMatCARS is collaborating with the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL to conduct a three-day Small Molecule Crystallography School April 26-28 at the USF campus.  Attendees will be given an introduction to crystallography and single crystal X-ray diffraction, learn about synchrotron radiation, equipment, crystal handling, data collection, and given an...

University of Chicago Lab Schools Tour at ChemMatCARS

On February 28, 2017, ChemMatCARS participated in hosting a tour for second- year chemistry students from the University of Chicago Lab Schools, along with BioCARS and GSECARS.  Students were given a brief overview of APS, followed by an overview of CARS by Mark Rivers.  After the introductions, students were separated into two groups and given brief presentations...

2016 Neutron X-ray School

Every year since 2014, ChemMatCARS has participated in teaching for the APS Neutron and X-ray School.  This year, 8 graduate students from various institutions within the US attended ChemMatCARS school and participated in two-day hands-on Liquid Surface Scattering experiments and analyses.  Lectures were presented on the “Scientific Scope of Liquid Surface...

2016 Liquid Surface X-ray Scattering School: Data Analysis

This year, ChemMatCARS sponsored its third Liquid Surface and X-ray Scattering School (LSXS) held at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) on May 12-13.  This year’s school focused on data analysis methods.  There were 26 students from ten different institutions in attendance.  Students ranged in experience from undergraduates to post-docs.  Multiple techniques were...