Scientific Program

MEC User Workshop on High-Power Lasers


TUESDAY, October 7, 2014
9:00 AM   Registration Table Opens
10:00 - 11:55 AM   Tour LCLS
11:00 - 1:00 PM   Registration and vendor exhibition (lunch included)
1:00 - 2:40 PM   Part I: Overviewof High-Energy Density Physics and Matter in Extreme Conditions
1:00 PM Siegfried Glenzer Workshop Welcome
1:10 PM David Meyerhofer High Energy Density Physics with High Energy and High Intensity Lasers
1:40 PM Thomas Fennel Perspectives of Ultrafast Nanoplasma Dynamics
2:10 PM Yogendra Gupta Dynamic Compression Science at the Advanced Photon Source: New Paradigm for Understanding Materials Dynamics
2:40 PM Bob Nagler Physics at the MEC Instrument
3:10 - 3:30 PM   Coffee break
3:30 - 5:10 PM   Part II: New Results from MEC and Feedback from users
3:30 PM Luke Fletcher X-ray Scattering from Warm Dense Materials
3:50 PM Dominik Kraus Dynamics of the shock-induced transition from graphite to diamond and liquid carbon
4:10 PM Kevin George Towards the Development of a Nanophase Reference thermometer for low-Z WDM
4:30 PM June Wicks High pressure phase transition pathways of NaCl
4:50 PM Arianna Gleason The Solidification and Structural Transition Dynamics of Liquid and Crystalline H2O
5:10 - 7:15 PM   Poster Session, Reception, and vendor exhibition
7:15 PM   Conference Dinner 
WEDNESDAY, October 8, 2014
7:30 - 8:15 AM   Coffee / Vendor Exhibition
8:15 - 8:50 AM   Part III:  Perspectives
8:15 AM Chi-Chang Kao SLAC
8:25 AM Sean Finnegan DOE
8:50 - 10:10 AM   Part II - Continued:  New Results from MEC and Feedback from Users
8:50 AM Cindy Bolme Structural phase transitions in titanium and cerium
9:10 AM Richard Sandberg Ultrafast Coherent Imaging of Shocked Material Dynamics with X-ray Free Electron Laser Pulses
9:30 AM Jim Hawreliak X-Ray Heterodyne Near-Field Scattering of Shockwave Propagation in Low Density Foams
9:50 AM Haeja Lee High Resolution Imaging X-ray Scattering on Shock Compressed Material
10:10 - 10:30 AM   Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:50 AM   Part II - Continued: New Results from MEC and Feedback from Users
10:30 AM Benjamin Barbrel Two-color X-ray Thomson Scattering in Warm Dense Matter
10:50 AM Sebastian Goede H-jet Experiments
11:10 AM Felicie Albert Betatron Experiments
11:30 AM Marta Fajardo Measurement of the complex refractive index of solid density matter heated by the LCLS
11:50 - 1:00 PM   Workshop Photo, Lunch and Vendor Exhibition
1:00 - 2:30 PM   Part IV:  Future Directions
1:00 PM Alec Thomas Relativistic Laser-Matter Interaction
1:30 PM Farhat Beg Physics of Laser Proton Acceleration
2:00 PM Frederico Fiuza Laboratory Astrophysics at MEC
2:30 - 3:00 PM   Coffee Break
3:00 PM Tom Boehly Equation of State Measurements
3:20 PM G.R. Tynan Concept for using LCLS/MEC for fundamental studies of displacement damage studies in fusion materials
3:40 PM Eliseo Gamboa Diamond Band Structure Measurements
4:00 - 6:15 PM   Part V: Discussions on User Feedback and Relevant Topics
  Eduardo Granados Lasers and Proposed Upgrades
  Eric Galtier HED Science Range of Conditions (Pressures, Gradients, etc.)
  Mingsheng Wei Targets
  Phil Heimann Diagnostics and Facility Improvements
  Stefan Hau-Riege Theory, Data Analysis and Experimental Design
  Alan Fry PW Laser 
6:15 PM Siegfried Glenzer Conclusions
6:20 - 7:30 PM   Closing Reception