The soft x-ray “RIXS map”




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Dr Clemens Heske
ANKA Synchrotron Radiation Facility,
Institute for Photon Science and Synchrotron Radiation (IPS),
and Institute for Chemical Technology and Polymer Chemistry (ITCP),
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Resonant Inelastic soft X-ray Scattering (RIXS) combines the power of soft x-ray emission and absorption spectroscopy to derive insights into the electronic and chemical structure of matter. Being a photon-in-photon-out technique, and with recent developments in soft x-ray synchrotron instrumentation, it is now possible to study not only solids (in ultra-high vacuum), but also liquids and gases at ambient pressures up to one atmosphere.With this approach, information on band structure, molecular orbital energies, symmetry, excited-state dynamics, interactions between molecules and ions in solution, and many other aspects can be gathered.

In this presentation, I will show how a high-transmission soft x-ray spectroscopy setup, together with suitable in-situ cells, can be used to measure RIXS in a “map approach”. I will demonstrate the power of the “RIXS map” for the study of inorganic and molecular solids, liquid and gaseous water, amino acid solutions, and solid/liquid interfaces.


Victoria University of Wellington, AM103
University of Otago, please use Scopia Desktop
University of Auckland, Room 303-412, Level 4, 38 Princes Street
Massey University, please use Scopia Desktop
Callaghan Innovation – Gracefield Campus, C-Block Meeting Room
University of Canterbury – Psychology 164

If you are unable to attend at one of the above locations the seminar can be viewed via Scopia Desktop