SNBL High gas pressure workshop.

Meeting Room 500 ESRF

8 November 2007

Chair : Prof. V Dmitriev ( SNBL)

14.00 Welcome and introduction Dr. P Pattison (SNBL)
14.30 Equipment for in-situ catalysis at SNBL Dr. O Safonova (SNBL)
15.00 An eye on the inside; a multi-technique in-situ approach to study catalytic materials Dr. A M Beale (Utrecht University)
15.30 Challenges in hydrogen storage materials - what can we learn using synchrotron radiation Dr. H Bitter (Utrecht University)
16.00 Achieving various gas-pressure/vacuum environments for diffraction
experiments on functional materials using capillary geometry
Dr. O Leynaud (Birkbeck College, London)
16.30 Combining SAXS, WAXS and EXAFS for investigating crystallization processes Dr. W Bras (DUBBLE)
17.00 Visit to SNBL  
18.30 Apero and dinner at ESRF (private room next to ESRF canteen)  


9 November 2007

Chair : Dr. P Pattison (SNBL / EPFL)

Presentations of current activities by users of SNBL

9.00 In-situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction investigations of
hydrogen storage materials
Dr. M Sorby (Institute for Energy Technology, Kjeller, Norway)
9.30 In-situ synchrotron X-Ray and neutron diffraction studies of
phase-structural transformations in hydrogen storage materials
Dr. V Yartys (Institute for Energy Technology, Kjeller, Norway)
10.00 Current status and future needs for in-situ studies of catalytic
materials using synchrotron radiation techniques
Prof. G Sankar (Royal Institution, London)
10.30 In-situ gas absorption studies using neutrons Dr. P. Zajdel (University College London)
11.00 Coffee break  
11.15 Combining synchrotron XRD and gas adsorption to understand the breathing phenomenon in Metal Organic Frameworks Dr. P Llewellyn (CNRS - Universite de Provence, Marseille)
11.45 High temperature hydrothermal synthesis (2-300 bar) Prof. P Norby (University of Oslo)
12.15 Discussion round - priorities at SNBL for high gas
pressure experiments
12.45 End of meeting & lunch at ESRF canteen