Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Standing Waves :
Status and Trends

Dates: 6 February 2012: all day
8 February 2012: afternoon and evening
Venue: ESRF auditorium
Organizing Committee:

Christian Kumpf - Forschungszentrum Jülich
Jorg Zegenhagen - ESRF 
Nick Brookes - ESRF
German Castro - ESRF CRG
Blanka Detlefs - ESRF
Helena Isern - ESRF

Keynote speakers: Charles S. Fadley, UC Davis, LBNL, USA
Gerhard Materlik, Diamond Light Source, UK
Administrative Assistant: Isabelle Combe



Scope of the Workshop

The x-ray standing wave (XSW) method is a unique tool in the fields of surface/interface and materials science, adding structural information to spectroscopic techniques. It is advantageously combined with hard x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (HAXPES), which is rapidly gaining interest because it adds large probing depth to all other strong features of PES.

The workshop shall provide an overview of present activities, identify emerging applications, and find out future trends of XSW, HAXPES and their combination.  

Specifically, the workshop is aimed at:  

  • Exploring the need for a HAXPES/XSW beamline at the ESRF
  • Identifying its capabilities and specifying its scientific mission
  • Discussing technical issues (beamline outline, optics, detectors, …)
  • Kick-starting the scientific case and conceptual design report for an ESRF XSW/HAXPES beamline