Materials Dynamics Laboratory

Alfred Q.R.BARON(Ph.D.)
Associate Chief Scientist
The focus of the laboratory is the dynamics of materials on meV energy scales (THz frequencies) and atomic length scales, as measured using non -resonant inelastic x-ray scattering. The largest project of the lab is the design and construction of a new and uniquely powerful beamline for inelastic x-ray scattering. It should provide unprecedented capability to measure both atomic dynamics and electronic excitations with high resolution. Other projects include investigation of phonons in correlated-electron materials, especially superconductors, liquid dynamics, elastic constants of materials under pressure, and development of instrumentation for new measurements, especially x-ray optics.