New opportunities in the Earth Sciences at the Extremely Brilliant Source of the ESRF


The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF, Grenoble) will undergo an upgrade of its machine starting at the end of 2018 (phase II of the ESRF Upgrade Programme). This will result in a new generation of synchrotron, the Extremely Brilliant Source that will provide a more brilliant and more coherent X-ray beam. This upgrade, together with the advances in instrumentation and beamline upgrades, will open the door to new applications of X-ray techniques for the Earth Sciences. In particular, experiments with coherent X-ray beams are opening new research opportunities that remain little explored by the Earth Sciences community.
To be ready for the new scientific opportunities that will be offered by the EBS, this one-day symposium aims at bringing together the OSUG scientific community with ESRF experts on coherent X-ray techniques and with scientists from upgraded beamlines already used by OSUG scientists.
We invite you to take part on this symposium. A poster session will take place during the buffet that will serve as an opportunity to discuss specific scientific cases with ESRF experts.

Final Program

Date & location

  • Nov 28th, from 8h30 to 14h00, at the Lliboutry Salle, IGE – ex LGGE
    54 rue Molières, 38400 Saint Martin d’Hères
  • Dec 18th, 9h30, Visit to ESRF beamlines


  • 08.30 - Accueil café
  • 09.00 - Frederic Livet (SIMAP) – “The progress in dynamical studies by X-ray coherent scattering : example of critical fluctuations”
  • 09.30 - Julio Cesar da Silva (ID16 ESRF) – “Quantitative X-ray ptychographic imaging : present and future innovations”
  • 10.00 - Federico Zontone (ID10 ESRF) - "Perspectives for 3D Coherent X-ray Diffraction Imaging at the ESRF EBS"
  • 10.30 - Beatrice Ruta (CNRS & ID10 ESRF) - "Using coherent X-rays to probe dynamical properties of materials at the ESRF-EBS"
  • 11.00 - Pause café
  • 11.20 - Hiram Castillo (ID21 ESRF) – “The ID21 beamline at ESRF : Sub-micron spectroscopy under cryogenic conditions for life and environmental sciences”
  • 11.40 - Mauro Rovezzi (BM30 ESRF) – “The national X-ray absorption spectrometers FAME and FAME-UHD after the ESRF EBS phase”
  • 12.00 - Jean Sebastien Micha (BM32, ESRF) – “Scientific possibilities and perspectives at the CRG-IF BM32 beamline of the ESRF”
  • 12.20 - Jon Wright (ID11, ESRF) – “Diffraction based imaging at the Materials Science Beamline”
  • 12.40 - Buffet & Posters

A buffet is offered at the end of the half day to continue the discussion during the lunch break. Please fill in this form doodle which will allow us to evaluate the number of participants and to size the buffet.

A visit to ESRF beamlines will take place on Monday December 18th. Please register using the doodle

Frederic Livet (SIMAP)
présentation pdf
Julio Cesar da Silva (ID16 ESRF)
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Federico Zontone (ID10 ESRF)
présentation pdf
Beatrice Ruta (ID10 ESRF)
présentation pdf


Hiram Castillo (ID21 ESRF)
présentation pdf
Mauro Rovezzi (BM30 ESRF)
présentation pdf
Jean Sebastien Micha (BM32, ESRF)
présentation pdf
Jon Wright (ID11, ESRF)
présentation pdf


Organisers :

Alejandro Fernandez-Martinez , Geraldine Sarret, Laurent Truche, Roberto Grilli, Valerie Magnin