CBB Seminar: "Accelerator Needs for Materials Research" by John Sarrao (LANL)
Accelerator Needs for Materials Research: Synergistic Opportunities in Extremes
John L. Sarrao
Los Alamos National Laboratory
The particle accelerator and materials research communities have long enjoyed a synergistic relationship, dating back at least to the first studies of materials using synchrotron radiation produced at particle accelerators. At present, a new generation of advanced synchrotrons and x-ray free electron lasers are emerging. These advances are coincident with a push in materials research to understand phenomena at unprecedented length and time scales, including a focus on the mesoscale properties of materials. Further, photons are not the only accelerator-produced particles of interest to materials research, both as a probe and as a means of generating perturbed states of matter. This presentation will not only reprise recent progress, but also speculate about future opportunities.