Week 2

X Ray Laser Probes for Nanoparticles

Semester:

This week's seminar was brought to us by Dr. Wei Xiong, who is a naive of Beijing China. Dr. Wei Xiong received his bachelor’s in science degree from Peking University. He continued his education at the University of Wisconsin where he obtained his PhD. The title of the presentation was “X-Ray Laser Probes for Nanoparticles.” X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength between 0.01 to 10 nanometers. The research he presented on was based on the technique of applying x ray lasers to understanding more about nanoparticles. Dr.

X-ray Lasers probes for Nanoparticles

Semester:

In this particular seminar or webinar, we were presented with the subject of X-Ray Lasers probes used for nanoparticles. Our guest speaker was Dr. Wei Xiong who is originally from Beijing China but is currently doing a postdoctoral research at the University of Colorado. His  current research includes the development of soft x-ray spectrometer and being able to apply it on both gas and liquid samples – thus the basis for our seminar for this week.

X-ray Lasers

Semester:

Week 2 's seminiar was about Laser probes and nano particles, it was presented by Dr. Wei Xiong. I think this seminar was one of the most memorable, not only because of the information presented but also because since its was via skype (or video call) and we were all being recorded the whole time, which I think  helped me pay more attention to the presentation. Dr. Xiong did a good job explaining how much detail goes to creating x-ray lasers and how they work.

X-ray Lasers

Semester:

On Thursday Sept. 19 we had a seminar by Dr. Xiong on X-ray lasers. Dr. Xiong is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Colorado. He is originally from Beijing, China and got his B.S. degree from Peking University. He then went on to get his PhD from university of Wisconsin. Because he lives so far away we had a webinar session. The seminar seemed very interesting although I was not understanding most of the content.

X-Ray Lasers for Nanoparticles

Semester:

This week in Chemistry Seminar we heard a presentation from guest speaker Dr. Wei Xong.  I was interested in the topic of Lasers and how they work, because I have always been fascinated by them, but never really understood how they worked.  When Dr. Xong began his presentation though, I was lost throughout most of it.  This was due to his strong accent and little understanding of what Dr. Xong was explaining.  I had a hard time keeping focus on the presentation.  Also with his work on lasers, it did not seem that we have much use for it or have applications for it until way in the future.

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