Sep 15 – 16, 2011
Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland
Europe/Zurich timezone

Resonant Inelastic and Elastic X-ray Scattering

Resonant Inelastic and Elastic X-ray Scattering

detailed program: day 1
detailed program: day 2

organisation: T. Schmitt, U. Staub (both PSI), D.-J. Huang (NSRRC), J. van den Brink (IFW)

duration: 2 days (Sep 16-17)

costs: CHF 150 to cover our expenses partially. The fee includes a workshop dinner on Friday evening and lunch on Saturday.

payment instruction: We kindly ask you to settle your bill by either bank transfer or credit card.

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Banking details

Bank Raiffeisenbank Böttstein
5314 Kleindöttingen
Account no. 63912.55
Bank code no. 80652
IBAN no. CH93 8065 2000 0063 9125 5
Account holder Paul Scherrer Institut
5232 Villigen PSI
communicate resonant, your name

location: Friday in WHGA/001 and Saturday in WBGB/019


Resonant X-ray spectroscopies and the related instrumental as well as theoretical developments have strongly advanced in the past few years. Resonant inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS) is a powerful bulk-sensitive photon-in / photon-out spectroscopic method to study the electronic structure of solids, liquids and gases. The technique of resonant elastic X-ray scattering (REXS) combines diffraction with spectroscopy to investigate electronic, orbital- and spin-sensitive ordering phenomena in solids. RIXS and REXS are capable of giving clear spectroscopic contrast between atoms of different electronic states. RIXS with soft x-rays is a particularly powerful probe of “low-energy” excitations in transition-metal oxides, such as orbital-excitations, charge transfer excitations, and collective magnetic excitations. Such examples of “low-energy” excitations are sensitive to many-body and collective effects of the solid-state and are important to understand the materials properties. Hence, both of these techniques allow us to study the interplay of charge, spin, orbital and lattice degrees of freedom in correlated-electron materials associated with phenomena such as superconductivity, charge order, orbital order, and various types of novel magnetism. The aim of the workshop is to bring together scientists working with RIXS, REXS and related complementary techniques (neutron scattering, Raman scattering etc.) in order to enhance the exchange of ideas within and between these communities.