Physics Colloquium: The Future Brockhouse X-Ray Diffraction and Scattering Sector: Opening New Opportunities for Novel Materials Science

Event Details

  • Speaker(s): Stefan Kycia
  • Date:
  • Time: 4:00 PM
  • Location: MacN 101

Department of Physics
University of Guelph


The Brockhouse Sector has been funded and is on its way to being constructed at the Canadian Light Source in Saskatchewan. A brief overview of synchrotron sources worldwide will be presented. Followed by a description of the Brockhouse Sector instrumentation design. Some examples of possible capabilities and applications for the facility will be outlined. I will present how our Guelph group has been developing non-traditional ways of resolving the structures of amorphous solids, nanoparticles, and quasicrystals. This will require an introduction to the high resolution pair distribution function method and the theory of dynamical diffraction of x-rays.