2 September 2005

Venue:   ESRF, Grenoble, France

Local organising


Rudolf Rüffer, Uwe van Bürck, Eva Jahn, Claudine Brun


Scope of the Workshop

Nuclear resonance Scattering with Synchrotron Radiation was a dream thirty years ago impelling several research groups around the world to start working enthusiastically on its realization. The first contributions to the "Blue Book" for the ESRF project were just visions without any preceding experimental proof. Funding agencies had to wait patiently until 1985 when the first paper was published on Nuclear Bragg Diffraction of Synchrotron Radiation in Yttrium Iron Garnet (PRL 54(1985)835). This dream has now become reality and NRSSR is widely used today as a valuable spectroscopy in various fields.

The symposium on NRSSR will summarize today's achievements, the methods which have been developed, and in particular the spectroscopies which have been established at the ESRF, APS, and SPring-8; hopefully these spectroscopies will also be established in the near future at PETRA III. Furthermore, applications where the technique significantly contributes to the understanding of problems most relevant today shall be highlighted with the vision of future developments.

The very first scientists involved in this field will join the event and some presentations will be a reminder of these early days in NBS, NFS and NIS. Highlights of later methodological developments will be presented by relevant experts. Recent scientific highlights will be covered by authoritative researchers.

Participants are encouraged to present recent results in a poster session.

Group photo of the participants

Satellite workshop: The APD detector Workshop, 3 September 2005