Organizers: Chris Jacobsen (Argonne Lab/Northwestern U;, Mark Boland (Canadian Light Source;


Sunday, August 19, 2018, 08:30-17:00,  Marquis Hall, University of Saskatchewan

See schedule information below

There is a worldwide effort in developing next-generation x-ray sources, including diffraction-limited storage rings, high repetition rate free electron lasers, and high harmonic gain laboratory sources.  The prospective gains are revolutionary, rather than incremental, so we must think beyond a business-as-usual approach to x-ray microscopy.  This workshop will provide a venue to discuss new ideas and approaches for the new sources.  We especially encourage speculative ideas, which might not otherwise be proven enough to serve as contributions to the XRM2018 conference.  The scope includes new ideas, instrumentation, and computational methods.  If there is sufficient interest, contributions will be collected for a special issue of a refereed journal such as Ultramicroscopy, or Microscopy and Microanalysis.

Possible topics are listed below, but this is not an exclusive list.  That is, topics and contributions that are not listed below but that fit the spirit of the workshop are welcome!

  • Novel x-ray source configurations, such as low-K undulators with no monochromator for high brightness with low power loading.

  • Novel imaging methods, such as ghost imaging

  • Non-standard data collection schemes, such as randomized or Lissajous curve scanning, or scanning of the electron beam in the storage ring.

  • New specimen conditions, such as acoustical levitation, or novel approaches to cryo microscopy or in operando studies.

  • Novel data collection and analysis capabilities matched to the anticipated data rates of next-generation x-ray sources.


Workshop Schedule



Van pickup from Teachers Credit Union Place (35-22nd Street East) to Marquis Hall, 97 Campus Drive, University of Saskatchewan.One can also walk there from downtown.


Breakfast (provided), Marquis Hall


Workshop intro

Chris Jacobsen (Argonne Lab/Northwestern U)

08:45 (30 minute talk, 15 minutes discussion)

Next generation light sources and their possibilities

Mark Boland (Canadian Light Source)

09:30 (30 minute talk, 15 minute discussion)

 CLS 2.0 - An Ultralow Emittance Storage Ring for the Canadian Light Source

Les Dallin (Canadian Light Source)


Coffee break

10:30 (30 minute talk, 15 minute discussion)

Ghost imaging: how does it work, where might it go?

Andrew Kingston (Australian National University)

11:15 (30 minute talk, 15 minutes discussion)

Data challenges with next generation light sources

Maik Kahnt (DESY)


Lunch (provided)

13:00 (30 minute talk, 15 minutes discussion)

STXM 2.0: pushing speed and precision

Jan Geilhufe (Canadian Light Source)

13:45 (30 minute talk, 15 minutes discussion)

New imaging approaches for diffraction limited storage rings (like SLS 2.0)

Christian Schleputz (Paul Scherrer Institut)

14:30 (30 minute talk, 15 minutes discussion)

pySTXM: scanning microscope data collection today, and tomorrow

Russ Berg (Canadian Light Source)

15:15 (15 minute talk, 15 minutes discussion)

X-ray multiprojection imaging for single-shot approaches

Pablo Villanueva-Perez (CFEL/DESY)


Open discussion

Discussion leaders: Chris Jacobsen and Mark Boland


Cocktails and networking


Van pickup from Marquis Hall to downtown for the XRM 2018 “Welcome Reception”