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

July 13, 2014 to July 18, 2014

The twentieth annual Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering (CHRNS) "Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy" will be held from Monday, July 14 to Friday, July 18, 2014 at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). This year's summer school is devoted to methods and applications of small angle neutron scattering and neutron reflectometry. Neutron spectroscopy will not be covered.

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 35 students and to people affiliated with US universities and US industry.

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.

Seven instruments will be featured in this years summer school, 4 SANS instruments and 3 NR instruments. The SANS instruments featured will be NGB 30 meter SANS, NGB 10 meter SANS, NG7 30 meter SANS and BT5 USANS. The NR instruments featured will be the NGD Off-Specular Reflectometer(MAGIK), NGD Polarized Beam Reflectometer/Diffractometer (PBR) and NG7 Horizontal Sample NR.