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International Workshop on Synchrotron High-Pressure Mineral Physics and Materials Science


6-7 December 2007
Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne, Illinois USA


-Program Book (2.3MB PDF)

-Registration Form (PDF)>>
------Non-U.S. Citizen Form >>

-Abstract Template

-Argonne Guest House >>

-Visiting the APS (maps, etc.) >>




Geodynamics Research Center
Ehime University (Japanese | English)

The University of Chicago



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T. Irifune (GRC, Ehime University) and Y. Wang (GSECARS, University of Chicago)

6 December, Thursday
Morning: Session I: Synchrotron High-pressure Facilities and Related Developments
Late morning: Lab tour
Afternoon: Session II: Neutrons and New Techniques
Evening: Reception, posters, and dinner

7 December, Friday
Morning: Session III: Ultra-hard and Other Materials
Afternoon: Session IV: Mineral Physics Applications


2 November 2007 (extended) Registration
2 November 2007 Abstract
19 November 2007 Reservations for onsite accommodation at meeting rate
31 January 2008 Manuscript for special issue of High Pressure Research

The registration fee is $110. Please print and complete the registration form (Word) and mail or fax it to Argonne as directed on the form.

Citizens of countries other than the United States: In addition to the registration form, please also complete the online non-U.S. citizen form as soon as possible to request approval to enter Argonne, which is a U.S. Deparement of Energy controlled-access site. (This form must be handled by other organizations, so please complete this form as soon as possible to avoid delay in the approval for site access.) Note: If the U.S. does not require you to have a visa to enter (e.g., Japan), write "Visa Waiver" in the visa section.


Please use the template provided. Send abstract to Dr. Yanbin Wang,, and Ms. Jane Andrew, CARS Outreach Coordinator,

A block of rooms has been reserved at Argonne Guest House for three nights (5-7 December), but dates can be changed upon request.

Specify the "High Pressure Mineral Physics" meeting to receive the meeting rate of $67.50 for a single room or $77.50 for a double (includes breakfast; taxes additional). Other meals will be provided as part of the workshop.

You will be responsible for your own travel and lodging costs.


Travel information is available at Visiting the APS. Note that currency exchange is not available at the Argonne site.

Special Issue of High Pressure Research

A special issue of the international journal High Pressure Research will feature the research presented at the workshop. The title of the issue will be "High-Pressure Mineral Physics and Materials Science with Synchrotron and Other Radiation Sources."

The deadline for manuscript submission is 31 January 2008. Please send your completed manuscript to Yanbin Wang, All papers will be peer-reviewed. We expect to finish the review process by 31 March 2008, and the issue will be published within 2008.

Technical Contacts
Colleagues from Japan, please contact Prof. Irifune:
Colleagues from elsewhere, please contact Yanbin Wang,

Administrative Contact
Jane Andrew, CARS Outreach Coordinator,




GeoSoilEnviroCARS is supported by the National Science Foundation - Earth Sciences (EAR-0622171) and the U.S. Department of Energy - Geosciences (DE-FG02-94ER14466).  Use of the Advanced Photon Source was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357.

This workshop is partly supported by the Center for Advanced Radiation Sources at The University of Chicago and by the Gakujutsu-sousei grant-in-aid from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science to T. Irifune.