REXS 2016

International Conference on Resonant Elastic X-ray Scattering

Geographic Location
Hamburg, Germany

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REXS2016 conference on resonant elastic x-ray scattering is the 3rd in a row after the very successful events in Aussois 2011 and the subsequent conference in Oxford 2013.

The REXS conference series re-started again almost 20 years after the conference on Resonant Anomalous X-ray Scattering 1992 in Malente and the first conference on Resonant X-ray Scattering 1974 in Madrid. The conference is aimed at stimulating interaction and discussion among scientists working in the field of hard condensed matter research with synchrotron radiation and using spectroscopy and scattering methods, that are based upon resonance effects occurring close to the x-ray absorption edges. Anomalous or resonant elastic x-ray scattering takes advantage of resonance enhancement of the scattered signal at the x-ray absorption edges and associated polarization effects. Experiments in this area range from conventional anomalous scattering and resonant magnetic diffraction to the investigation of exotic multipolar order or nuclear resonant diffraction. In addition, at REXS2016 we would like to emphasize the intrinsic ties and complementarity between scattering and spectroscopic methods (XMCD) for the investigation of properties of hard condensed matter materials and would like to bridge the gap between the two communities both in the soft and hard x-ray regime.

Contributions within the following areas are welcome:

  • Basic concepts/theory
  • Electronic correlations
  • Extreme conditions (pressure, electric/magnetic fields …)
  • Nanostructures
  • Chemistry
  • Time resolved diffraction /XFEL
  • Soft condensed matter/Life sciences
  • Ultra-fast scattering studies (XFEL)
  • Coherent scattering studies (at XFEL and storage rings)
  • Combined XMCD / REXS studies