NIST Center for Neutron Research

Summer School on the Fundamentals of Neutron Scattering

NIST Center for Neutron Research
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD 20899

June 17-21, 2013

The nineteenth annual Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering (CHRNS) "Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy" will be held from Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21, 2013 at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). This year's summer school is devoted to methods and applications of neutron spectroscopy with a session on small angle neutron scattering. Neutron reflectometry technique will not be covered.

The school will focus on techniques that employ long wavelength neutrons to achieve high energy resolution, enabling the study of dynamical processes over a wide range of time scales, from ~100 ns to ~1 ps as well as a technique which probe the structure of matter over length scales of 1 nm to 500 nm. Participants will have the chance to use three of the following seven neutron instruments: disk chopper spectrometer (DCS), backscattering spectrometer (HFBS), spin echo spectrometer (NSE), BT7 double focusing triple-axis spectrometer, the multi axis crystal spectrometer (MACS) and small-angle neutron scattering (SANS).

The course is targeted at those with little or no previous experience with neutron inelastic scattering methods. The combination of introductory lectures and training in scattering techniques will provide participants with a unique opportunity to become familiar with neutron scattering methods and their application to current research topics.

Attendance for the summer school is limited to 36 students and to people affiliated with US universities and US industry.

The course includes both lectures and hands-on training. Invited speakers will give presentations on the application of neutron scattering in their current research activities.

The Summer School is sponsored by the NCNR and by the National Science Foundation under the Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering (CHRNS) cooperative agreement DMR-0944772. Support for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty may be requested on the summer school application form.