Dates: 24-25 May, 2004

ILL Chadwick Amphitheatre, Grenoble, France

Local organising committee:

Jürgen Härtwig
Myriam Dhez
Joanna Hoszowska
Christian Morawe
John Morse
Pierre van Vaerenbergh

International advisory committee: Simon H. Connell (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
Andreas Freund (ESRF, France)
Tetsuya Ishikawa (SPring8, Japan)

Scope of the workshop

This workshop is intended to bring together a limited number (20-30) of specialists

  • who grow diamond crystal and carry out the post-growth processing,
  • who use diamond crystals (or intended to use them) in 3rd and 4th generation X-ray sources, mainly for X-ray optical elements (monochromators/beam splitter, filters, phase plates/polarisers), but also for electronical applications (detectors, beam-position monitors),
  • who may characterise them with respect to their perfection and their degree of coherence preservation.

Goal of the workshop

The goal of the workshop is to define

  • the quantitative and qualitative needs of the 3rd and 4th generation X-ray sources in diamond samples (quantity, dimensions, necessary and tolerable crystal quality (defect structure), including surface quality, for the different applications,
  • the status quo and the future trends in the development of the diamond growth technologies to produce crystals that meet the needs of the 3rd and 4th generation X-ray sources,
  • the contributions which may be provided by the X-ray sources and experimental techniques installed there, to characterise diamond samples to promote the improvement of the crystal growth technologies according to the needs of the 3rd and 4th generation X-ray sources,
  • the possibilities and the way how the industry might satisfy the future needs in high quality synthetic diamond samples of different dimension.