Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science - Materials Science

Materials Science Research Lecture

Wednesday October 20, 2021 4:00 PM

The Wonderful World of Mössbauer Resonances: Newer Applications with Synchrotron Radiation

Speaker: Ercan Alp, Argonne National Laboratory
Location: Online Event

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Webinar ID: 832 7665 2110


Mössbauer spectroscopic techniques using synchrotron radiation are prolific and powerful analytical tools. Combined with sophisticated x-ray optics, the possibilities are numerous and exciting. In this talk, I plan to go over Synchrotron Mössbauer Spectroscopy, Nuclear Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering, Mössbauer Microscopy, and Time Domain Interferometry, giving examples from solid state physics, materials science, chemistry and geophysics.

More about the Speaker:

Dr. Alp received his BSc and MSc degrees from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, and his PhD from Southern Illinois University. He joined Argonne National Laboratory in 1984. He worked with the first group of scientists to prepare the scientific case for the Advanced Photon Source. He is known for his pioneering work in nuclear resonant x-ray spectroscopy and inelastic scattering with synchrotron radiation. He formed the inelastic x-ray scattering group at the APS, and he was responsible for the design and construction of two beamlines dedicated to nuclear resonant and inelastic x-ray scattering. He was a member of international science advisory committees for many synchrotrons. Currently, he is the Chair of SESAME Scientific Advisory Committee. He was the chair of Forum on International Physics of the APS in 2014. He has published over 330 papers, book chapters, and chaired many international conferences. Most recently, he is the recipient of IBAME Award 2019, given by International Board of Applications of Mössbauer Spectroscopy. Dr. Alp is currently an Argonne Distinguished Fellow at the Argonne National Laboratory. He is an elected member of the Academy of Science, Turkey.

Series Materials Research Lecture Series

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