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[SA_scat] Synchrotron and Neutron Advances in EnvironmentalGeochemistry and Mineralogy

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  • From: "King, SM (Stephen)" <stephen.king@stfc.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 13:40:31 -0000
Dear Colleagues,


Apologies for any cross-posting, but we would like to bring your
attention to the "Synchrotron and Neutron Advances in Environmental
Geochemistry and Mineralogy" session at Goldschmidt 2009, June 21-16 in
Davos, Switzerland.


Full details of the session and details of how to submit an abstract can
be found at http://www.goldschmidt2009.org/index. Submission deadline is
22nd February.  


Synchrotron and Neutron Advances in Environmental Geochemistry and
Mineralogy (session 18g)



Over the past 10 years there has been a large increase in the number of
new generation synchrotron (e.g. Diamond Light Source, SSRL Spear 3 and
The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS)) and neutron sources (e.g.
J-PARC, SNS, FRM-II, OPAL, ISIS-TS2) across the world. The development
of these facilities has led to dramatic improvements in beam flux, size
and stability which have enabled significant improvements in time
resolution, data quality, detection limits and spatial resolution using
microfocus techniques. Environmental geochemistry and mineralogy
research has benefited greatly from these developments as the new
facilities allow in situ studies of natural heterogeneous materials
(e.g. soil, aqueous phases and poorly-ordered minerals) under near
natural conditions. This session will focus on the recent developments
in the applications of synchrotron- and neutron- based techniques for
the study of low-temperature environmental systems including - but not
limited to - biogeochemistry, geomicrobiology, soil science, carbon
sequestration, metal and metalloid speciation studies in natural and
contaminated environments, aqueous geochemistry, colloid science, nano
particles, mineral/solution/bio interface studies, environmental
radiochemistry and phytoremediation studies. The session will cover
research using all types of synchrotron and neutron based techniques
including, XAS, X-ray microscopy (e.g. STXM), tomography, XPS, XRF,
X-ray microprobe, scattering (e.g. SAXS/WAXS) XPEEM, diffraction, total
scattering, inelastic and quasielastic scattering, infrared and time
resolved studies.


Keynote Speaker: John Bargar (Stanford Synchrotron Radiation

Invited Speaker: David Cole (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)



Sam Shaw (University of Leeds, UK),

Thomas Borch, (Colorado State University)

Simon Redfern (University of Cambridge),

Nancy Ross (Virginia Tech)


*Apologises for any cross posting*



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