LCLS-OO Scientific Opportunities Workshops

 Chemistry Workshop

February 12-13, 2015 
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Menlo Park, CA


Invited Speakers:

  • Reinhard Dörner - Goethe University Frankfurt 
  • Franz Himpsel - University of Wisconsin
  • Jon Marangos - Imperial College London 
  • Robert Schlögl - Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society 
  • Villy Sundströ​m - Lund University
  • Wilfried Wurth - University of Hamburg, CFEL, DESY

 *Note: These speakers have been invited but are not yet confirmed.



Chemistry Workshop Agenda​

Breakout Discussions

Discussions Topic Groups

Breakout Leaders

Fundamental AMO – dynamics in molecules

Markus Guehr, Thorsten Weber

Photo-driven catalysis, charge-transfer, coord. chemistry

Kelly Gaffney, Jinghua Guo

Nonlinear/multidimensional X-ray spec. & strong-field AMO

Phil Bucksbaum, Shaul Mukamel

Heterogeneous catalysis, surfaces/interfaces, & environmental sci.

Dennis Nordlund, Hiro Ogasawara, Zhi Liu



LCLS-II will provide revolutionary opportunities for addressing Grand Challenge questions from understanding chemical transformations on a molecular level to understanding and controlling catalytic mechanisms in complex environments. These opportunities arise from the unprecedented combination of high-repetition rate, photon energy range, short pulse duration and high coherence of LCLS-II.


The LCLS-II Chemistry workshop aims to identify high-impact scientific questions that can be uniquely addressed with LCLS-II. Plenary presentations on the first day will address Grand Challenge topics in preparation for breakout sessions on the second day to discuss specific scientific and technical challenges.