Final Programme:

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Tentative Schedule


Methods & Techniques:

  • X-ray topography
  • Phase contrast imaging
  • Standing wave technique
  • High resolution XRD
  • Microdiffraction
  • Grazing Incidence diffraction
  • X-ray reflectometry, SAXS/GISAXS
  • Time resolved diffraction
  • Coherent imaging (incl. SAXS, Bragg CDI, X-ray Holography)
  • Resonant (anomalous) scattering
  • Fast tomography
  • Theory of X-ray diffraction in crystals


  • Material science (single crystals, heterostructures, surface and interfaces)
  • Nanomaterials/Nanoscience
  • Biomedical
  • Non destructive testing (including industrial needs and cultural heritage)


  • X-ray optics and instrumentation
  • New developments for laboratory diffractometry and imaging
  • X-ray Free-Electron Lasers

 XTOP Companion School:

  • More information on the Companion School page
  • Tutorials will be given on Sunday afternoon and Monday morning
  • Topics (confirmed speakers are listed):
    • Dynamical theory and topography - Tilo Baumbach
    • Tomography: absorption, phase, diffraction - Wolfgang Ludwig
    • Phase contrast imaging "from Fresnel to Fraunhofer" - Manuel Guizar-Sicairos
    • High resolution X-ray scattering - Peter Zaumseil
    • Grazing Incidence X-ray scattering - David Babonneau
    • X-ray Optics - Ray Barret