This workshop is the 3rd in a series of workshops previously held at the ESRF in 2008 and at SOLEIL in 2010. The objective of the workshop is to provide an international platform for an in-depth discussion of both the application and instrumentation aspects of the combination of in-situ optical spectroscopy and X-ray methods. In recent years, many synchrotron-based research fields have seen an increase in applications taking advantage of the complementary information provided by UV/Vis and IR absorption, fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy. The main advantages of such a combination are the: (i) Gain of complementary information under identical experimental conditions, (ii) Minimization of systematic errors that result from sequential measurements, (iii) Easier understanding of fast rate processes, detection and manipulation of kinetic intermediates via complementary but independent observations, (iv) Observation and avoidance of radiation damage effects.
The event is organized as a Satellite Conference to the "11th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation" (SRI 2012). SRI is the largest international forum for exchange and collaboration among scientists involved in development of new concepts, technologies and instruments related to synchrotron radiation research.
Martin Fuchs, Antonio Cervellino, Luca Quaroni, Olga Safonova
Charlotte Heer, Sonia Reber