Welcome to our 2020 Soft X-ray RIXS Workshop at SLAC  

This workshop describes the fundamental aspects and new developments in soft x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (2p3d RIXS). In 2p3d RIXS, one scans through the 2p XAS edge and measures the optical excitation range. The present experimental resolution of ~30 meV using high resolution spectrometer or ~1 eV using high throughput spectrometers, allows the detailed observation of the electronic structure, including the determination of crystal field parameters, covalency parameters and spin-orbit coupling. Combining RIXS and magnetic circular dichroism in RIXS-MCD experiments, both in the soft and hard x-ray range, opens the field of XMCD to the more detailed 2-dimensional RIXS data maps. The options of angular dependent RIXS measurements open many new possibilities to study details of the electronic and magnetic structure of transition metal systems.

This workshop will introduce the fundamental aspects of 2p3d RIXS with applications in solid state physics, catalysis and (bio-) inorganic chemistry. Hands-on tutorials will further enable the participant to simulate experimental results. Additional time will be given to own projects of the participants.

The hands-on tutorials will be based on both the CTM suite of programs and also the Quanty/Crispy programs. Both programs will be explained and examples will be given. Participants can use either of the programs, depending on their scientific problem (and computer operating system).  If you would like to get more information on CTM4XAS, CTM4RIXS and CTM4DOC or download the software, see the CTM4XAS website. More information on Quanty/Crispy can be found at the Quanty website.

Funding for the soft X-ray RIXS workshop is provided by NIH, DOE-BER and DOE-BES.

The course is free to participants, but space is limited and advanced registration is required by 28 January, 2020. Additonal information on SLAC site access will be given in an e-mail after registration.