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4th DyCoMaX Workshop



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4th Workshop on
Studies of Dynamically Compressed Matter with X-rays

ESRF - Grenoble - France
12-14 March 2024 (14:00 - 14:00)

Venue ESRF Auditorium

Raffaella Torchio
Jean Alexis Hernandez
Mikhail Kozhaev
Matteo Levantino
Bratislav Lukic
Olivier Mathon 
Mohamed Mezouar 
Alexander Rack
Nicolas Sévelin-Radiguet

Scientific Committee

Michel Arrigoni, ENSTA, France
Simon Bland, ICL, UK
Jon Eggert, LLNL, US
Marion Harmand, IMPMC, France
Dominik Kraus, HZDR, Germany
Paul Loubeyre, CEA, France
Sandro Scandolo, ICTP, Italy
Cornelius Strohm, EuXfel, Germany
Tommaso Vinci, LULI, France


Eva Jahn, Emma Visochi





The DyCoMaX workshop is dedicated to new scientific opportunities offered by the combination of dynamic compression, induced by powerful lasers or other shock-generating devices, with brilliant time-resolved X-ray probes.

Dynamic compression allows to explore very extreme regions of the pressure and temperature phase diagram, up to multi-Mbar pressures and thousands of Kelvin. Exotic states of matter can be induced, such as the Warm Dense Matter - relevant for fundamental science, to constrain theoretical models, and for planetary science, for the description of the interior of (exo)planets. At moderate conditions, the behaviour of matter under high strain rate can be investigated, relevant for material and industrial science, for example for the synthesis of new materials.

States obtained under dynamic compression are transient and difficult to probe. However, in the recent years, the coupling of shock-generating devices to brilliant and time-resolved X-rays probes has brought to a revolution in this field, finally allowing a fine microscopic analysis under dynamic conditions. Two main strategies have emerged: on one side, the development of in-situ X-ray probes at large lasers facilities, on the other side, the construction of powerful and compact lasers or meso-scale gas-launcher at X-rays facilities.

At the ESRF, dynamic compression has been developing around three time resolved techniques: X-ray Absorption on ID24, with the opening of the new High Power Laser Facility (HPLF); X-ray Imaging on ID19 coupled with different dynamic compression devices (meso-scale gas-launcher, laser, Hopkinson bar) and managed through a new community access mode, the Shock BAG;  X-ray Diffraction on ID09 coupled to a newly installed 5J ns laser.

2023 has also seen the opening of another important facility in Europe: the DIPOLE laser is now in operation on the HED instrument at European XFEL, coupling different X-ray techniques to laser-induced dynamic compression.


News compared to the previous editions: 

the 4th DyCoMaX will be open to abstract submission, moreover, a training session for selected students will take place on the 14th afternoon.


The main topics of the workshop are:

- Planetary science: structure, evolution, geodynamics of planets, space impacts

- Warm Dense Matter: experiments and modelling

- Behaviour of matter under high strain rates

- Synthesis of new materials, new chemistry

- Synergy with static compression

- Ab-initio simulations for matter under extreme conditions




Registration is closed

Registration deadline : 11th February 2024

Submission of abstracts: 10th December 2023

Application for training session: 14th January 2024

ESRF - Grenoble - France
12-14 March 2024

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  This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under grant agreement No 870313.


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