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 19-23, 2017

The twenty-third annual Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering (CHRNS) "Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy" will be held from Monday, June 19 to Friday, June 23, 2017 at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). This year's summer school is devoted to methods and applications of neutron spectroscopy.  Neutron reflectometry and small angle scattering techniques 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. Participants will have the chance to use three of the following 5 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).

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 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-1508249. Support for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty may be requested on the summer school application form.