This Special Topic Collection commemorates the work and career of David Arthur Shirley. The goal is to have a broad and deep range of articles connected to Dave Shirley, encompassing scientific achievements from all of the fields in which he worked, including both historical and current articles as well as his role as the Founding Father of the ALS.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Thermodynamics following his doctoral thesis on “The heat capacities and entropies of iodine and lithium chloride from 15 to 325 degrees Kelvin.”
- Research paralleling and continuing his work on low-temperature physics, nuclear orientation, and hyperfine interactions, particularly the Mössbauer effect.
- Scientific explorations extending his pioneering work with X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, encompassing atomic, molecular, surface and solid-state spectroscopy, with both lab-based sources and synchrotron radiation.
- Developments that proceeded from his establishment of the Center for X-Ray Optics (CXRO), the world’s first research facility specializing in the use and application of soft X-rays and extreme ultraviolet light.
- Scientific and technological advancements that arose from the construction and utilization of the Advanced Light Source (ALS), the first “third-generation” electron synchrotron optimized to produce soft X-ray light, based primarily on permanent-magnet undulators.
Dr. J.G. Tobin, U. Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Prof. Stephen Kevan, ALS, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Prof. Janice Reutt-Robey, University of Maryland
Dr. Steven Robey, NIST
Prof. R. Stanley Williams, Texas A&M University
Manuscript Details & Submission
Authors are encouraged to use the JVST article template. During submission, you will have an opportunity to indicate that your paper is a part of this collection by choosing the Special Topic or Conference Collection on “Commemorating the Career of David Arthur Shirley.”
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