International Materials Institute
for New Functionality in Glass

Applications of Synchrotron Techniques in Glass Research

Overview of Workshop

The Workshop introduced the glass community to the synchrotron techniques that are currently available and prepare it for the future opportunities enabled by NSLS II. NSLS_Daffodils_hires.tifThe Workshop also nucleated the formation of a glass synchrotron research consortium that will promote the funding, construction, and operation of synchrotron end station instrumentation optimized for glass research.

Synchrotron-based techniques provide important tools for both basic and applied materials research. The Department of Energy has approved construction of the next generation synchrotron facility: the National Synchrotron Light Source-II (NSLS-II), which will produce x-rays up to 10,000 times brighter than those produced at the NSLS today.

H. Jain (Lehigh University)
C. Pantano (Penn State)
R. Pindak (Brookhaven Nat'l Lab)

Organizing Committee
F. Alamgir (Georgia Tech)
S. Billinge (Columbia Univ)
G. Chen (Ohio Univ)


A. Ganjoo (PPG Industries)
N. Greaves (U. Aberystwyth,UK) S. Sen (UC Davis)

The National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York is a national user research facility funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Basic Energy Science. The NSLS operates two electron storage rings: an X-Ray ring and a Vacuum Ultraviolet (VUV) ring which provide intense light spanning the electromagnetic spectrum from the infrared through x-rays. Each year over 2300 scientists from universities, industries and government labs perform research at the NSLS.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DMR-0844014.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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