Materials Characterization with Synchrotron Radiations
The Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD) is the largest experimental research facility at LSU. The centerpiece of the CAMD facility is a normal-conducting electron storage ring (1.2 GeV) optimized for the production of soft X-rays. It is one of only eight synchrotrons in the US and the only state-funded facility. Employing eight bending magnets and superconducting wiggler(s), monochromized photons from far-IR to hard x-rays (100 keV) are directed through beamlines into various experimental endstations. Using a number of unique photon- and electron-based spectroscopies, such as EXAFS, XANES, high-resolution ARPES, element specific electronic, magnetic, structural properties of a variety of materials are explored with unprecedented ability.
CAMD's scientific and R&D are focused in a number of targeted areas:
- Energy materials science, electronic structure and catalysis
- Environmental chemical speciation, reactivities
- Medical/Biomedical protein crystallography, imaging, therapy
- Microfabrication microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip
This dual-degree program welcomes new graduate students to participate in synchrotron-based experimental research. Assistantship and scholarship are available. Students will have access to a spectrum of advanced research equipment and work with one of the leading groups in this rapidly emerging field. For more information, contact Profs. Phil Sprunger (firstname.lastname@example.org), Shane Stadler (email@example.com), or Richard Kurtz (firstname.lastname@example.org).