Breakout Session Slide Submission

If you have a muon science or technical topic that you would like to discuss during the breakout sessions, please email a PowerPoint slide to the moderator for that breakout session.

There are four breakout sessions scheduled. In your submission, be sure to include your name, affiliation and email address.


Breakout #1: Quantum Materials

February 1, 2021 | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

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Moderator: Collin Broholm, Johns Hopkins University

Focus: Quantum materials are the largest research area for μSR around the world, and the development of a next generation muon source will open up new research directions. This session will discuss possible avenues for new research in frustrated materials, topological states, low-dimensional systems and beyond.


Breakout #2: Chemistry and Battery Materials

February 1, 2021 | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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Moderator: Iain McKenzie, TRIUMF

Focus: μSR has been a unique probe for studying ionic diffusion, catalysis and battery materials.  For these applications, pulsed μSR sources are ideal due to their higher flux.  This session will discuss how a next-generation source with orders of magnitude increases in flux can facilitate new research directions.


Breakout #3: Low-energy Muons

February 2, 2021 | 10:50 am – 11:50 am

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Moderator: Alan Tennant, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Focus: Low-energy muon beams are a rapidly-growing area of μSR research, due to their ability to probe surface states and depth-resolved properties.  Currently, low-E μSR beams have been limited by low flux, but a new μSR facility has the capability to overcome this shortcoming.  This session will discuss the scientific needs for low-E μSR capabilities in a future US facility.


Breakout #4: μSR under Extreme Conditions

February 2, 2021 | 12:30 am – 1:30 am

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Moderator: Ady Hillier, ISIS-RAL

Focus: In all scientific fields, there is a trend towards multi-modal capabilities and increased phase space for measurements. This session will discuss the scientific merits for designing a future μSR source to include complex sample environments, high magnetic fields, high pressure, and in situ measurement capabilities.