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December
12. December 2016 - 16. December 2016 New Trends in Magnetic Structure Determination
12. December 2016 - 16. December 2016 New Trends in Magnetic Structure DeterminationLocation

Institute Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France

Description

Scientific scope:

This workshop aims to contribute to the training of scientists in the treatment of neutron diffraction data for magnetic structure determination, putting the stress in the new improved methods and tools made available in the last years. In particular, the methods that make a combined use of magnetic symmetry groups and representational analysis will be shown and practiced (both for commensurate and incommensurate structures). The workshop will be based on selected lectures together with intensive hands-on sessions using the most popular computer programs (Isodistort, Bilbao Crystallographic Server, FullProf Suite, Jana2006, etc.).

The lectures and tutorials will provide the essential tools necessary to determine complex magnetic structures, and show the most recent capabilities added to the traditional software.

Lectures:

The Workshop consists on 5 days dedicated to acquire a general overview of the methods of magnetic structure determination and analysis, in the frame of the specific free software presently available.

Participants:

The Workshop is intended for PhD students with a basic knowledge on diffraction techniques, magnetism and crystallography, and also for experienced scientists, who wish to get a practical overview of the new important developments in the field that have taken place in the last years.

Organiser

Juan Rodríguez-Carvajal, Juan Manuel Pérez-Mato, Oscar Fabelo

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November
28. November 2016 - 01. December 2016 FAN du LLB 2016
28. November 2016 - 01. December 2016 FAN du LLB 2016Location

Laboratoire Léon Brillouin, CEA Saclay, France

Description

This school is mainly trainings devoted to young researchers interested in the use of neutron scattering for the study of condensed matter. This training is completely free of charge. Fully delivered in French, its aim is to strengthen the French neutron scattering community. Usually oversubscribe by a factor 2, the selection of the participants will be done on the basis of the interest of neutron scattering for the research project of the applicant and their surroundings. Foreign researcher may apply, but in that case a strong link and support with a French laboratory will be requested.

The deadline for online registration is October 16th 2016.

Contact
E-Mail URL Phone

01 69 08 67 64 or 52 41

Address

Laboratoire Léon Brillouin
FAN du LLB
Secrétariat Scientifique
CEA Saclay 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex
FRANCE

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22. November 2016 - 26. November 2016 The Neutron and Muon School
22. November 2016 - 26. November 2016 The Neutron and Muon SchoolLocation

J-PARC, Tokai, Japan

Description

The School provides neutron and muon beam research training for newcomers through overall perspective of physics, chemistry, biology, materials science and more. In addition to lectures, the course provides practical sessions of hands-on experiments and data analysis.
All neutron and muon techniques are generally covered.

Application deadline is on 15 September 2016.

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21. November 2016 - 22. November 2016 BornAgain School and User Meeting 2016
21. November 2016 - 22. November 2016 BornAgain School and User Meeting 2016Location

Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Zentrum Garching, Germany

Description

BornAgain (http://bornagainproject.org) is a novel software package to simulate and fit small-angle neutron and x-ray scattering at grazing incidence. It provides a generic framework for modeling multilayer samples with smooth or rough interfaces and with various types of embedded nanoparticles.

This School will introduce students, instrument scientists, and both novice and experienced researchers working in the field of GISAS or reflectometry at large to new opportunities for simulating and fitting their data. In compact introductory lectures, we will outline the theory implemented in BornAgain, and explain the design of the software. Extensive hands-on tutorials will highlight practical aspects of GISAS simulation.

Registration is available at https://webapps.frm2.tum.de/indico/event/34/

At the User Meeting, users of BornAgain are kindly invited to share their experiences, to present first results, but also to report on difficulties, to suggest improvements and to request missing features. This feedback offers a unique opportunity to influence the further development of BornAgain.

For convenience of colleagues from overseas, this event is scheduled as a satellite of the GISAXS2016 workshop (https://indico.desy.de/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=14264), which takes place on November 16-18 in Hamburg.

Organiser

MLZ Scientific Computing Group

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10. November 2016 - 11. November 2016 Bunsen Colloquium
10. November 2016 - 11. November 2016 Bunsen ColloquiumLocation

Institute of Physical Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Description

Defects and diffusion in solids: Application of new theoretical concepts

Bunsen Colloquium on the occasion of the 75th birthday of Peter C. Schmidt.

The past years have seen several Bunsen Colloquia devoted to reactivity as well as diffusivity in solids, topics that are of central importance in advanced materials research and engineering. This year’s Bunsen Colloquium continues this series. It focuses on defects and diffusion in solids and on the application of new theoretical concepts. Understanding the microscopic properties of solids at the level of defects and diffusion mechanisms is critical for understanding the macroscopic properties of materials. Ever more powerful supercomputers and superior program packages now allow the complex behaviour of atoms and ions to be studied. Approximations that were previously required can now be neglected due to improved algorithms, as will be discussed at this Colloquium. Topics to be covered are, for example, the explicit consideration of phonon-electron coupling in quantum mechanical calculations for electronic conductivity and the application of time-dependent DFT methods to materials’ research.

Organiser

Fabian Draber, Philipp Hein, Julius Köttgen

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07. November 2016 - 08. November 2016 Sixth Niels Bohr International Academy Workshop on ESS Science (NBIA6)
07. November 2016 - 08. November 2016 Sixth Niels Bohr International Academy Workshop on ESS Science (NBIA6)Location

ESS Headquarters in Lund, Sweden

Description

NBIA6 will focus on the understanding of the complex behavior of water and other molecules under confinement. This is key for a variety of fields ranging from biology and medicine to molecular magnetism.

Detailed information and registration form are available at

https://indico.nbi.ku.dk/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=930

Differently from the successful formula from the last years, NBIA6 will consist of an intensive scientific meeting only. Carefully selected topics of relevance of current interest will be presented and we expect an extensive discussion between experimental and computational scientists.

This workshop is sponsored by the Niels Bohr International Academy and the Institut Français du Suède.

The meeting is free of charge but limited to 25 participants.
Registration is required.

Registration opening day: 03 October 2016
Registration deadline: 03 November 2016

Organiser

Heloisa N. Bordallo, Jonathan Taylor, Cedric Dicko

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02. November 2016 - 04. November 2016 4th International Technical Meeting on Small Reactors
02. November 2016 - 04. November 2016 4th International Technical Meeting on Small ReactorsLocation

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Description

The 4th International Technical Meeting on Small Reactors in Ottawa, Canada, November 2-4, 2016, covers both research reactors and small power reactors. The neutron scattering community is invited to submit presentation abstracts for the research reactor track, which may describe a range of applications of neutron beams for materials research. Other areas relevant to the community are uses of research reactors, operating experience, reactor physics, and reactor safety. Abstracts are due May 30, 2016. For more information, visit https://www.cns-snc.ca/events/4tm/.

Organiser

CNL and CNS

Contact
E-Mail URL Phone

(416) 977-7620

Address

4th Floor, 700 University Ave
Toronto ON
M5G 1X6

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02. November 2016 - 04. November 2016 4th International Technical Meeting on Small Reactors (ITMSR-4)
02. November 2016 - 04. November 2016 4th International Technical Meeting on Small Reactors (ITMSR-4)Location

Ottawa, Canada

Description

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) and Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) are hosting the 4th International Technical Meeting on Small Reactors.

Small nuclear reactors can play an important role in addressing the energy, health, safety, security and climate change goals of the world. While the water-cooled small modular reactor technology is developing rapidly, a number of non-water-cooled advanced small reactor technologies, such as the molten salt reactor, the liquid metal reactor and the high temperature gas reactor, are being developed. These small reactors have advanced passive safety features, are resistant to nuclear proliferation, have no greenhouse gas emissions and promoted as being economically competitive. They are suitable for niche and off-grid applications as well as connection to electric grids in slow-growing economies to increase capacity as needed.

Next-generation research reactors are considered for multiple purposes, such as radionuclide production, silicon doping, neutron activation, neutron radiography, materials research, fuel irradiation and generating data for reactor physics code validation activities.

This technical meeting will cover topics of interest to designers, operators, researchers and analysts involved in the design, development and deployment of small reactors for research and power generation purposes.

Organiser

Organized Jointly by CNL and CNS

Contact
Name

CNS Office

E-Mail URL Phone

(416) 977-7620

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October
26. October 2016 Analytical Research for Industry - State of the Art in Europe
26. October 2016 Analytical Research for Industry - State of the Art in EuropeLocation

DESY Hamburg

Description

Baltic TRAM opening conference

Investments in research and innovative capacity boost competitiveness and growth in Europe. Large-scale research infrastructures such as DESY and XFEL in Hamburg and Max LAB and ESS in Lund offer huge potential in testing state-of-the-art solutions. But how do we secure efficient and balanced access to these facilities? At the conference we will present the state of play, highlight new initiatives in Europe and discuss what structures are needed for better research-industry cooperation, by looking at how academia can support companies in their innovation processes.

One of the initiatives in the Baltic Sea Region – and organiser of the conference – is Baltic TRAM (Transnational Research Access in the Macroregion) – an international project that aims to enhance innovation capacity and strengthen cooperation between analytical research institutes and companies, by providing industry with new ways of access to expertise, research facilities and open science and innovation cloud concepts. The project is led by DESY, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, in dialogue with fifteen project partners and five associated organisations from across the Baltic Sea Region.

Organiser

Baltic TRAM

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20. October 2016 - 21. October 2016 McStas workshop at NOBUGS
20. October 2016 - 21. October 2016 McStas workshop at NOBUGSLocation

Copenhagen

Description

McStas school/workshop in Copenhagen, held in connection with the NOBUGS conference.

The event is a two-day school with this tentative program:

  • Thursday morning: McStas for ?absolute beginners? – including intro talk and basic use of the package.
  • Thursday afternoon: Overview of the most important optical components
  • Friday morning: Samples and “complete instruments”
  • Friday afternoon: Advanced McStas grammar, interfacing with other codes (including use of McStas with Mantid).

Please consult the NOBUGS conference website at http://nobugs.esss.se for more information + registration.

Organiser

MAX IV Laboratory, ESS, University of Copenhagen

Contact
Name

Peter Willendrup

E-Mail URL Phone

+45 2125 4612

Address

Department of Physics
Fysikvej
Building 307
DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby

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17. October 2016 - 19. October 2016 Workshop on SoNDe application in neutron detection
17. October 2016 - 19. October 2016 Workshop on SoNDe application in neutron detectionLocation

Freising near Munich

Description

SoNDe is a project for the development and construction of a high-flux capable neutron detector funded by the European Union within the Horizon 2020 framework. The development focuses on the following specifications:

  • high-flux capability, capable of handling the peak-flux of up-to-date spallation sources (gain factor of 20 over current detectors)
  • high-resolution of 3 mm by single-pixel technique, below by interpolation
  • high detection efficiency of 80 % or more
  • no beam stop necessary, thus enabling investigations with direct beam intensity
  • strategic independence of 3He
  • time-of-flight (TOF) capability, necessary to exploit maximum flux, with a time resolution in the µs regime
  • modularity, improving maintenance characteristics of today’s neutron detectors

This project includes partners from France (Laboratoire Léon-Brillouin), Norway (IDEAS) and Sweden (ESS and Lund University) and Germany (Forschungszentrum Jülich).

This workshop will be dedicated to making the new SoNDe detector concept known within its various user communities. These range from basic research facilities to industry and security applications, where the detection of neutrons or Xrays is needed. During the workshop there will be both presentations by the developers as well as users and a hands-on session, where a working prototype can be examined in working conditions.

Further information on the SoNDe project can be found at:
http://www.fz-juelich.de/ics/ics-1/EN/Leistungen/ESS/SoNDe-Projekt/_node.html

Organiser

Jülich Centre for Neutron Scattering

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03. October 2016 - 07. October 2016 Joint Workshop JCNS and Flipper 2016
03. October 2016 - 07. October 2016 Joint Workshop JCNS and Flipper 2016Location

Tutzing, Germany

Description

Modern Trends in Neutron Scattering from Magnetic Systems
Single-crystal Diffraction with Polarized Neutrons

Recent realizations of emergent quasi-particles such as skyrmions, magnetic monopoles and Weyl fermions in condensed matter have stimulated tremendous research interestsin fundamental studies of quantum materials and nanomagnetism, as well as in realizing their potential applications for future information technology. As unique probe for studying magnetism, neutron scattering matches the entire range of length- and time-scales relevant for many novel magnetic and electronic phenomena. In the present JCNS-Workshop, the current status and future trends in neutron scattering from magnetic systems will be discussed.

Single-crystal diffraction with polarized neutrons addresses challenging scientific problems related to magnetic ordering which are often intractable with other methods. The classical applications – spin density mapping, magnetic form factor determination, separation between different scattering contributions – are supplemented by topical studies: (i) direct discrimination between cycloidal, helical and amplitude modulated spin arrangements; (ii) interplay between crystal and magnetic chirality; (iii) short range magnetic/nuclear correlations in frustrated systems; (iv) local spin anisotropy at the unit cell level. Current trends and method developments will be in the focus of the FLIPPER workshop.

Organiser

JCNS at MLZ

Contact
URL Phone

+49-89-289-11664 and +49-89-289-10745

Address

Organizing Committee
Jülich Centre for Neutron
Science at MLZ
Lichtenbergstr. 1
85747 Garching

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September
22. September 2016 2016 Debye-Rietveld Year
22. September 2016 2016 Debye-Rietveld YearLocation

Shell Technology Centre Amsterdam (STCA), Amsterdam

Description

2016 is a special year for diffraction:

  • 100 years ago Peter Debye performed the first powder diffraction experiment with Paul Scherrer.
  • 50 years ago Hugo Rietveld introduced “Rietveld Refinement” for powder diffraction data.

When prof. Bill David so kindly pointed out these facts to us at the Delft PEARL opening workshop, he also suggested that, since both scientists are Dutch, it would be appropriate for ‘the Dutch’ to organize a celebration.

Organiser

Bram Schierbeek, Céleste Reiss, Lambert van Eijck

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22. September 2016 - 23. September 2016 6th International Conference Mechanical Technologies and Structural Materials
22. September 2016 - 23. September 2016 6th International Conference Mechanical Technologies and Structural MaterialsLocation

Split, Croatia

Description

Industrial progress is closely connected with the development and application of new structural materials as well as new processing technologies, rational use of existing and developing new energy sources. Particular interest is also concentrated on organization of production processes, quality management and environmental protection. At the Conference, leading scientists and experts from Croatia and abroad will present their latest achievements in the areas of advanced mechanical technologies, energy engineering and new mechanical structures. The Conference will also provide an opportunity for collaboration and discussions among delegates which may form the basis of future cooperation among the scientific society and manufacturing businesses.

Organiser

Croatian Society for Mechanical Technologies in association with the Rogante Engineering Office and other Institutions

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20. September 2016 - 22. September 2016 German Neutron Scattering Conference 2016
20. September 2016 - 22. September 2016 German Neutron Scattering Conference 2016Location

Kiel, Germany

Description

The German Conference on Neutron Scattering 2016 Deutsche Neutronenstreutagung DN2016 – offers a forum for the presentation and critical discussion of recent results obtained with neutron scattering and complementary techniques. The meeting will be held in Kiel from 20th to 22nd September 2016. It is organized on behalf of the German Committee for Research with Neutrons – Komitee Forschung mit Neutronen KFN – by the HZG and University of Kiel.

It offers the vibrant German and international neutron community an opportunity to debate topical issues in a stimulating atmosphere. Originating from “BMBF Verbundtreffen” – meetings for projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research – this conference series has a strong tradition of providing a forum for the discussion of collaborative research projects and future developments in the field of research with neutrons in general. Neutron scattering, by its very nature is used as a powerful probe in many different disciplines and areas, from particle and condensed matter physics through to chemistry, biology, materials sciences, engineering sciences, right up to geology and cultural heritage; the German Neutron Scattering Conference thus provides a unique chance for exploring interdisciplinary research opportunities. It also serves as a showcase for recent method and instrument developments and to inform users of new advances at neutron facilities.

The participation of young scientists is particularly welcome. Thanks to financial support from major German neutron centers, we are able to offer students a reduced conference fee and to award the prestigious “Wolfram Prandl Prize” for young investigators. We encourage young academics to submit oral contributions.

The official conference language is English.

Organiser

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and University of Kiel

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19. September 2016 - 21. September 2016 RheoSAS 2016: In-situ rheology for neutron and X-ray scattering techniques
19. September 2016 - 21. September 2016 RheoSAS 2016: In-situ rheology for neutron and X-ray scattering techniquesLocation

Grenoble, France

Description

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working in different areas covering topics from rheology of complex systems, structure of liquids at solid-liquid interfaces, structure and dynamics of confined fluids and polymers. Particular interest will be devoted to research on transient structural reorientation of complex fluids in conjunction with the transient rheological material functions. Examples are time resolved small- and large-amplitude oscillatory rheology (SAOS and LAOS, respectively), start-up of flow, flow reversal, stress relaxation following steady shear, jump strain.

Important dates

  • 01/03/2016 Confirmation of Invited Speakers
  • 21/03/2016 Open contributions Submission & Registration
  • 21/05/2016 Deadline for contributions submission
  • 21/06/2016 Communication of accepted contributions
  • 05/07/2016 End of early bird registration
  • 01/09/2016 End of registration
Organiser

ILL, FZ Juelich ICS-3 and ETH-Zurich

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19. September 2016 - 22. September 2016 9th International Workshop on Sample Environment at Scattering Facilities
19. September 2016 - 22. September 2016 9th International Workshop on Sample Environment at Scattering FacilitiesLocation

Liberty Mountain Resort in Gettysburg, PA, USA

Description

Sample environment support is a vital element in the success of neutron scattering experiments. The 9th International Workshop on Sample Environment will bring together scientists, engineers and technicians, as well as leading suppliers, to exchange experience, form collaborations and discuss new ideas.

Abstract Submission Categories
1) Low temperature
2) Magnetic and electric fields
3) High pressure, gas systems and in-situ chemistry
4) Soft matter
5) Sample manipulation and control
6) High temperature
7) Scientific applications
8) Other

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14. September 2016 - 16. September 2016 Mantid training at ISIS September 2016
14. September 2016 - 16. September 2016 Mantid training at ISIS September 2016Location

UK

Description

Training Courses September 2016
Following the success of our previous sessions of these training courses we would like to offer them again in September 2016. These courses are open to both facility staff and any interested people from other institutions.

The following courses will be based at ISIS, RAL and are:

Wednesday 14th September 1-5pm: Mantid Introduction

An introduction to the Mantid interface, how to graph and visualize your data, manipulate it with the built in algorithms, together with an introduction to curve fitting and live data analysis.

Thursday 15th September 9-12am: Introduction to Python

This half day course will introduce you to the Python scripting language, no previous experience required, although some understanding of loops and conditional (if .. then) logic will be expected.

Thursday 15th September 1-5pm: Python in Mantid

This course concentrates on using Python to build analysis scripts within Mantid as well as controlling the Mantid GUI from python, and accessing the underlying data within Mantid workspaces.

Friday 16th September 9-5pm: Extending Mantid using Python

For the more adventurous among you this full day course will introduce you to the many ways you can use Python to extend the capabilities within Mantid adding Python Algorithms and curve fitting functions, as well as diving deeper into the structure of workspaces.

Booking a place:
If you are interested in any other these courses please send an email to letting me know which courses you wish to attend. For the courses we will supply PCs, so there is no need to bring a laptop unless you really want to. Spaces are limited to 14 people per course so please book early to avoid disappointment. If a course is over booked we will try to arrange another session in the future, so if you cannot make that specific date let me know and I’ll let you know about any subsequent courses.

I’ll send out calendar appointments to you once your place on the course is booked. However I have a two week holiday booked for the end of August, so replies may be delayed until I return.

Next run of these courses:
The specific dates of the next run has not been fixed yet, but we expect to run these courses again in roughly 6 months.

For visitors from UK academic institutions:
We are sometimes able to offer assistance with travel and lodging costs while attending the courses. Let me know when you are booking the courses and I’ll get back to you with details. If we are able to help, then you travel and hotel must be booked through the ISIS user office.

For visitors from elsewhere:
While we can offer this course for free, we cannot unfortunately offer any help with travel or subsistence costs. However please let me know that you will be visiting when you reply so that I can arrange site access.

Contact
Name

Nick Draper, Mantid Project Manager

E-Mail URL Phone

+44 (0)1235 567212

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12. September 2016 - 16. September 2016 4th International Soft Matter Conference (ISMC 2016)
12. September 2016 - 16. September 2016 4th International Soft Matter Conference (ISMC 2016)Location

Grenoble, France

Description

The 4th International Soft Matter Conference (ISMC 2016) will be held at the Alpexpo Alpes Congrès in Grenoble, France from 12-16th September 2016. Three previous conferences were held in Aachen (2007), Granada (2010) and Rome (2013), and brought together up to 800 experimentalists and theorists working in the Soft Matter field. The conference covers both the fundamental and applied aspects of Soft Matter and Complex Systems. Local organisers of ISMC2016 include scientists from the large-scale facilities ILL and ESRF as well as from the Grenoble University and other research organisations such as CEA, CNRS, and INPG in Grenoble.

Further details are available at URL www.ismc2016.org or can be obtained by e-mail:

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08. September 2016 - 09. September 2016 International Workshop on Inelastic Neutron Spectrometers WINS 2016
08. September 2016 - 09. September 2016 International Workshop on Inelastic Neutron Spectrometers WINS 2016Location

Sep 8 in Potsdam and Sep 9 at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin / Germany

Description

The 7th workshop on Inelastic Neutron Spectrometers WINS 2016 will be held on September 8, 2016 in Potsdam and on the 09.09.2016 at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin / Germany as a satellite of Quasielastic neutron scattering conference. Workshop series has been launched in 2004 in Tokai by the J-PARC team and was a continuing effort to further innovations in neutron spectrometer design. The workshop will cover innovative aspects of the instrument design as well as reports on progress of spectrometer projects. Special emphasis will be given development of sample characterization such as polarization, magnetic field, pressure. Software for data acquisition, analysis and instrument simulation will be also part of the agenda. Participation of the young scientist is particularly welcome.

Workshop topics:

  • Compact Sources
  • Status of instrument projects
  • Development and design of new instruments, methods and components
  • Software

Important dates:

Registration open: 15 January 2016
Deadline for submission: 30 April 2016
Abstract acceptance, Notification to authors: 15 June 2016
Early registration: 30 June 2016

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06. September 2016 - 09. September 2016 Synchrotron Radiation and Neutrons in Art & Archaeology
06. September 2016 - 09. September 2016 Synchrotron Radiation and Neutrons in Art & ArchaeologyLocation

Chigago, USA

Description

This international conference series was started in 2005 in Grenoble with the aim of bringing together researchers using synchrotron techniques applied to the study of objects of cultural heritage. In the ten years since its inception, the conference has become the premier forum to present the latest applications of high-flux radiation sources for non-invasive analysis of our shared patrimony.

The 2016 SR2A conference will take place at The Art Institute of Chicago from September 6-9 and will be organized by several prominent cultural organizations in the mid-west of America:

  • NU-ACCESS
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • The Field Museum
  • Oriental Institute, University or Chicago
  • The Detroit Institute of Arts
  • The Indianapolis Museum of Art

The Chicago SR2A will consist of four days of oral and poster presentations. We welcome paper submissions from archaeological scientists, conservation scientists, geochemists, paleontologists, material scientists, and researchers from all disciplines with experience applying analytical techniques in large-scale research facilities to address questions about our cultural heritage.

Participants will enjoy:

  • an opening reception on the evening of September 5th
  • 4 full days of conference in the Fullerton auditorium of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • access to research from participants from Europe, Americas, Asia and the Middle-East
  • a public seminar hosted by NU-ACCESS open to general audience on Friday September 9th
  • a visit to the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratories
  • a conference dinner
Organiser

Northwestern University /Art Institute of Chicago Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts

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05. September 2016 - 08. September 2016 International Conference on Quasielastic Neutron Scattering QENS 2016
05. September 2016 - 08. September 2016 International Conference on Quasielastic Neutron Scattering QENS 2016Location

Kutschstall (Le Manège) Potsdam, Am Neuen Markt 9, 14467 Potsdam, GERMANY

Description

Established in Windsor in 1992 the conference series aims to bring together newcomers and experienced scientists to share the latest developments in the investigation of the dynamics phenomena in materials using quasi-elastic neutron scattering. Distinct strength of quasielastic neutron spectroscopy is the ability to deliver direct information in both space and time (10-12 – 10-6 s), while other spectroscopic probes are either local (such as hyperfine field methods) or macroscopic in the spatial dimension (such as light scattering). The high data rates and new instrumental capabilities of modern spectrometers open up new opportunities for systematic, in situ and kinematic investigations. Direct neutron spectroscopic measurements in the space and time domain allow us to benchmark and validate molecular dynamic model calculations forming a very powerful tool in exploring nanoscale dynamics and functionality. Modeling, either to deeper understanding of experimental data, or in the prediction of new materials and phenomena will be, therefore, part of the conference program

The topics of the conference will include dynamics phenomena in:

  • Hydrogen and gas storage systems
  • Batteries, supercapacitors, fast ionic conductors and electrolytes
  • Catalyses
  • Semiconductors
  • Materials for solar cells
  • Thermoelectrics
  • Ionic liquids
  • Water and liquids
  • Ferrielectrics and ferroelectrics
  • Quantum magnets
  • Highly correlated electron system
  • Superconductors
Organiser

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH

Contact
Name

Dr. Margarita Russina

E-Mail URL Address

Kutschstall (Le Manège) Potsdam,
Am Neuen Markt 9,
14467 Potsdam,
GERMANY

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05. September 2016 - 16. September 2016 20th JCNS Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering
05. September 2016 - 16. September 2016 20th JCNS Laboratory Course Neutron ScatteringLocation

Juelich and Garching/Munich

Description

Juelich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) is happy to announce that application is open for the 20th Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering taking place September 5-16, 2016 in Juelich and Garching/Munich, Germany.

The course will consist of one week of lectures and exercises and one week of practical training at the neutron scattering facilities of Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum MLZ. It is the aim of the course to give a realistic insight into the experimental technique and its scientific power.

Students of physics, chemistry, material science and biosciences are invited to apply for participation. There is no tuition fee. Accommodation and meals during the course will be provided by JCNS.
Travel expenses will be reimbursed within reasonable limits.

Deadline for application is May 29, 2016.

Organiser

Forschungszentrum Jülich in cooperation with RWTH Aachen and WWU Münster

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04. September 2016 - 09. September 2016 54th European High Pressure Research Group (EHPRG) International Meeting on High Pressure Science and Technology
04. September 2016 - 09. September 2016 54th European High Pressure Research Group (EHPRG) International Meeting on High Pressure Science and TechnologyLocation

Bayreuth, Germany

Description

In the framework of the 54th European High Pressure Research Group (EHPRG) International Meeting on High Pressure Science and Technology (4-9 September 2016, Bayreuth, Germany), The Microsymposium MS-5 “Novel high pressure instrumentation at large scale facilities: neutrons” will be organized.

In recent years interest of research community in high pressure studies of structural, magnetic and other physical properties of materials by means of neutron scattering methods has grown remarkably and now most of the advanced neutron scattering facilities either have dedicated instruments or projects for their development. Moreover, recent progress in high pressure methodology and neutron scattering instrumentation provides a substantial increase in the experimentally accessible pressure range, steadily expanding to megabar scale.

The aim of the Microsymposium is to discuss the present state-of-art of neutron scattering instrumentation for high pressure research and elucidate roots for further developments in the field.

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02. September 2016 - 03. September 2016 50 Years of Neutron Backscattering Spectroscopy
02. September 2016 - 03. September 2016 50 Years of Neutron Backscattering SpectroscopyLocation

Garching near Munich/Germany

Description

50 years ago, in 1966 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz proposed the idea of neutron backscattering for achieving high energy resolution in neutron spectroscopy. The same year Bert Alefeld published his first experiments from a Silicon neutron backscattering setup at the ‘Atomic Egg’, the FRM reactor in Garching near Munich. These experiments did show for the first time that the energy resolution of neutron spectroscopy could be extended by two orders into the micro eV range.

This great improvement in energy resolution opened the door to previously unseen phenomena as well as the exploration of longer time scale molecular motions in a plethora of systems. Since first results, backscattering spectroscopy with neutrons has contributed to active fundamental research in the fields of life sciences, energy materials, complex systems. It has proved an essential tool to study dynamics in polymers and biological systems, near the glass transition of different types of glass formers, in confinement and near surfaces, of reorientational motions in crystals, of rotational tunnelling and of diffusion in metals and alloys or of spin excitations and nuclear hyperfine splitting.
The workshop will start with a historical view on the early times and places of neutron backscattering: the FRM I, Garching, the Dido reactor in Jülich, the Institute Laue-Langevin in Grenoble (France) and the ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Source in Didcot (UK).
Looking ahead the workshops aims to showcase the importance of the neutron backscattering technique for scientific progress and the impact of key instrumentation advances, including innovative ideas for backscattering at pulsed neutron sources.

The workshop is a satellite meeting of QENS 2016 to be held in Berlin on the 5th-8th September 2016 http://www.helmholtz-berlin.de/events/qens-2016/index_de.html>. Munich offers excellent train and flight connections to Berlin and thus we hope to see many scientists who are interested in high energy resolution in Garching.

Organiser

Winfried Petry (FRM II/MLZ), Thomas Brückel (JCNS/MLZ) , Bernhard Frick (ILL), Victoria Garcia-Sakai (ISIS)

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August
28. August 2016 - 01. September 2016 ECM-30 Meeting of the Crystallographic Association
28. August 2016 - 01. September 2016 ECM-30 Meeting of the Crystallographic AssociationLocation

Basel, Switzerland

Description

ECM-30 will be a four-day vibrant and intensive scientific meeting with many learning opportunities in every current aspect of crystallography. In addition, there will be a Young Crystallographers meeting, workshops and user meetings, lunch meetings, and a social programme, which will allow scientists from all over Europe and the world to meet, connect and exchange.

Organiser

European Crystallography Association and Swiss Society for Crystallography

Contact
E-Mail URL Phone

+41 61 686 77 77

Address

ECM 2016
c/o Congrex Switzerland Ltd.
Peter Merian-Strasse 80
4002 Basel / Switzerland

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28. August 2016 - 02. September 2016 32nd European Conference On Surface Science (ECOSS-32)
28. August 2016 - 02. September 2016 32nd European Conference On Surface Science (ECOSS-32)Location

Grenoble, France

Description

ECOSS-32 provides the occasion for European scientists to meet and discuss the latest advances, either experimental or theoretical, in surface physics and chemistry. The most recent technical developments are also presented.

Important Dates:
15 February Call for papers
18 March Opening of the registrations
01 May Extended deadline for abstract submission
03 June Authors notifications & online program
30 June Deadline for early bird registration
15 August Extra cost for late registration
26 August Closing of the registrations

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22. August 2016 - 31. August 2016 Hydrogen School 2016
22. August 2016 - 31. August 2016 Hydrogen School 2016Location

Berlin, Germany

Description

Energy research is an important scientific area today and hydrogen is one of the most promising sources of energy due to its highest energy density by weight. The effi cient hydrogen storage depends on development of the new materials. Neutron scattering and -diffraction are powerful, non-destructive tool for the analysis of structure and dynamics in matter in a broad space and time domain.
High sensitivity to hydrogen makes neutron scattering techniques ideally suitable to study the process in hydrogen storage systems. The goal of this school is to introduce participants to basics of neutron scattering techniques and show how these techniques can be applied for exploration of hydrogen storage materials.

The lectures and practical exercises will give basics to:

  • Hydrogen economy and hydrogen storage technologies
  • Fundamentals of the gas storage
  • Basics of neutron scattering and in particular in-situ neutron diff raction
  • Characterizing sorption behavior of porous materials by ab-initio and crystal structure refi nements
Organiser

HZB, University of Tartu and University of Potsdam

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21. August 2016 - 28. August 2016 RACIRI Summer School 2016
21. August 2016 - 28. August 2016 RACIRI Summer School 2016Location

Repino, Russia

Description

The novel format of the RACIRI Summer School is driven by scientific frontier themes and challenges in the field of materials sciences with a strong connection to the superb analytical potential at current and future research infrastructures (synchrotron radiation, X-rays and neutrons) in the Baltic region.

The RACIRI Summer School is held every year under a special focus theme. Its venue rotates annually among the three partnering countries.

The first RACIRI Summer School was organized 2013 in Petergof, Russia. Focus theme: “Soft Matter and Nano Composites”.

The second RACIRI Summer School was held from 24-31 August 2014 in the Stockholm area, Sweden, under the focus theme “Imaging with X-rays and Neutrons in Life and Materials Sciences”.

The third RACIRI Summer School was held during 22-29 August 2015 in Sellin, Island of Rügen, Germany. Its focus theme: “Time-resolved and In-situ Studies of Materials: Basics and Applications”.

Currently, the fourth RACIRI Summer School is being prepared. RACIRI 2016 will take place in Repino near Saint Petersburg, during 21-28 August 2016. You will find more information on RACIRI 2016 soon on this website. This year´s focus theme: “Convergent Sciences and Technology for the Society”.

Contact
Name

RACIRI SUMMER SCHOOL Secretariat, c/o DESY

E-Mail URL Phone

+49 40 8998 4172

Address

Notkestraße 85
22607 Hamburg

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14. August 2016 - 19. August 2016 XXV International Materials Research Congress
14. August 2016 - 19. August 2016 XXV International Materials Research CongressLocation

Cancun, Mexico

Description

A core mission of the Materials Research Society is to promote leading-edge research on materials around the world. The Materials Research Society (MRS) and the Sociedad Mexicana de Materiales (SMM) are excited to be working together on this global effort by growing the International Materials Research Congress (IMRC) held annually in Cancun, Mexico.

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08. August 2016 - 11. August 2016 2nd annual “Modern Methods in Rietveld Refinement for Structural Analysis” school
08. August 2016 - 11. August 2016 2nd annual “Modern Methods in Rietveld Refinement for Structural Analysis” school Location

Stony Brook University (New York, USA)

Description

The primary goal of this school is to teach participants Rietveld refinement and other methods for evaluating crystal structures from powder diffraction data with an emphasis on data collected on national user facility beamlines such as the 11-BM synchrotron beamline at the APS at Argonne National Laboratory, the POWGEN and NOMAD time-of-flight neutron diffraction beamlines at the SNS of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the XPD beamline at the NSLS-II synchrotron at BNL. The combination of advances in instrumentation and advances in software algorithms now allow many challenging structural problems to be resolved solely from powder diffraction data, and an up-to-date instruction in modern methods will be provided. This course will emphasize traditional non-molecular solid state compounds, and will use the TOPAS software as the platform for Rietveld refinement (complementary trial license will be provided to participants).

Confirmed 2016 instructors include Prof. Peter Khalifah (SBU), Prof. John Parise (SBU), Prof. Cora Lind (U. Toledo), Prof. Tyrel McQueen (Johns Hopkins University), Dr. Eric Dooryhee (BNL, XPD) Dr. Saul Lapidus (ANL, 11-BM), Dr. Wenqian Xu (ANL, 17-BM), and Dr. Christina Drathen (Bruker-AXS).

Further information about the course, including the application materials, are available through the website: https://sites.google.com/a/stonybrook.edu/mmrrsa-portal/.

There will be no registration fee associated with this course. There are ongoing fundraising efforts to additionally support the lodging and meal expenses of most or all participants in this program, though all travel expenses will remain the responsibility of participants.

While this course is open to all applicants, priority will be given to Ph.D. students and post-doctoral researchers from North American institutions. Completed applications should be received by June 15, 2016, although later applications may still be considered.

Organiser

Prof. Peter Khalifah with Dr. Eric Dooryhee and Prof. John Parise

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07. August 2016 - 10. August 2016 5th International Symposium on Diffraction Structural Biology
07. August 2016 - 10. August 2016 5th International Symposium on Diffraction Structural BiologyLocation
Hilton Downtown Knoxville, TN
Description

This symposium will report on the latest discoveries in structural biology using X-ray, neutron, and electron diffraction, and complementary techniques such as small-angle scattering, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, electron microscopy, and advanced computational approaches. Scientific insights at the molecular level allow structure guided drug discovery and protein engineering for improved biocatalysis. This basic research is important for supporting applications in the pharmaceutical industry and for new, sustainable, and environmentally friendly approaches to the production of chemical reagents and biofuels.

Session topics include:

  • Bioenergy
  • Drug Design
  • Enzyme Mechanism and Allostery
  • Macromolecular Complexes
  • Membranes and Membrane Proteins
  • New Instruments and Methods
  • Sources and Facilities

A list of confirmed, invited speakers can be found on the conference web pages. The Symposium will be accompanied by two optional 1 day workshops on August 6, focused on Neutron Protein Crystallography and on Small-Angle Scattering, respectively.

Important Dates:

  • 18/07/2016: Registration closes
  • 15/06/2016: Abstract Submission deadline
  • 18/07/2016: Vendor exhibit registration closes

Organiser

Paul Langan, Ava Ianni, Volker Urban

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07. August 2016 - 12. August 2016 2nd Gordon Research Conference on Multiferroic and Magnetoelectric Materials
07. August 2016 - 12. August 2016 2nd Gordon Research Conference on Multiferroic and Magnetoelectric Materials Location

Lewiston, Maine

Description

The 2016 Gordon Research Conference on Multiferroic and Magnetoelectric Materials is the second GRC Meeting presenting the latest developments and advances in the investigation, design, and applications of multifunctional materials with a strong coupling of magnetic and dielectric orders. The conference topics include the synthesis of new multiferroic materials, studies of the fundamental physical mechanisms leading to the coexistence and mutual interaction of magnetism and electrical polarization, the control of multiferroic properties by external electric and magnetic fields as well as pressure, novel magnetoelectric effects in nontrivial topological systems (such as skyrmions), new functionalities of multiferroic domains and domain boundaries, multiferroic effects in thin films and heterostructures, spin-orbit interaction in 5d compounds, utilization of multiferroics and magnetoelectrics for devices and applications, and the theory and modeling of multiferroic properties. The program is designed to cover the broad range of multiferroic and magnetoelectric materials and phenomena with focus on new developments and emerging topics.

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07. August 2016 - 13. August 2016 2nd Croucher Summer Course on Neutron Scattering
07. August 2016 - 13. August 2016 2nd Croucher Summer Course on Neutron ScatteringLocation

City University of Hong Kong

Description

This 5-day intensive course is an introduction to neutron scattering aimed at postgraduate students and early-career researchers. While this year’s summer course will continue to cover fundamental scattering theory and commonly-used scattering techniques, the focus will be on inelastic neutron scattering. There will also be several practical sessions on the analysis of neutron scattering data.

Application deadline: 4 May 2016

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July
30. July 2016 - 13. August 2016 18th National School on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering
30. July 2016 - 13. August 2016 18th National School on Neutron and X-Ray ScatteringLocation

Oak Ridge, Tennesse, USA and Lemont, Illinois, USA

Description

Purpose: The main purpose of the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering is to educate graduate students on the utilization of major neutron and x-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct short experiments at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source and Oak Ridge’s Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities to provide hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources.

Target Audience: Graduate students attending universities in North America majoring in physics, chemistry, materials science, or related fields.

Jointly Conducted by: Argonne National Laboratory’s, Advanced Photon Source and Materials Science Division, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Neutron Sciences Directorate.

Scientific Directors: Suzanne G.E. te Velthuis and Brian H. Toby, Argonne; Bryan C. Chakoumakos and John D. Budai, Oak Ridge.

Organiser

Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory

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25. July 2016 - 27. July 2016 Bunsen Discussion Meeting on Neutrons in Chemistry
25. July 2016 - 27. July 2016 Bunsen Discussion Meeting on Neutrons in ChemistryLocation

Bielefeld University, Germany

Description

Bunsen Discussion Meeting on

Neutrons in Chemistry

at Bielefeld University 2016

25.07. – 27.07.2016

More on the website.

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22. July 2016 Magnetic Structure Analysis by Neutron Diffraction Techniques
22. July 2016 Magnetic Structure Analysis by Neutron Diffraction TechniquesLocation

Denver, Colorado, USA

Description

There will be a workshop on “Magnetic Structure and Analysis by Neutron Diffraction Techniques” at this year’s American Crystallographic Association meeting in Denver, Colorado this year. The meeting is from July 22-26.

The workshop will be structured as a series of lectures in the field of magnetic neutron scattering presented by organizers and invited speakers (including Branton Campbell, Huibo Cao, and Clarina Dela Cruz), and hands-on sessions where attendees will be assisted by the organizers. Materials will be provided electronically to the students. Students will be required to install software on their computers before the workshop and will be required to bring their laptops for the workshop. They will be required to have access to a Windows operating system.

Preregistration and payment is required. Registration fee for everyone is $110.

Organiser

NIST and ORNL

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22. July 2016 - 26. July 2016 Magnetic Entanglement and Complex Magnetic Materials
22. July 2016 - 26. July 2016 Magnetic Entanglement and Complex Magnetic MaterialsLocation

Denver, Colorado, USA

Description

Session on “Magnetic Entanglement and Complex Magnetic Materials” at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association (ACA).

New research is beginning to clarify the respective roles of entangled magnetic, orbital, and charge orders in the nematic, pseudo-gap, superconducting, and other exotic phases of complex oxides and pnictides. Evidence of the coupling of magnetic order to structural or electronic parameters at surfaces, domain walls, and other interfaces now provides exciting opportunities to manipulate and even engineer the properties of multi-functional materials. This session will focus on the use of x-ray & neutron scattering and other methods to characterize the subtle magnetic correlations relevant to such problems, including those of topological orders and defects.

The deadline for abstracts is Abstract – March 31 2016. Please check out the scientific program since we have prepared a quite exciting one this year: http://www.amercrystalassn.org/2016-scientific-program

Organiser

Anna Llobet, Los Alamos National Lab and Branton Campbell, Brigham Young University

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22. July 2016 Computational Approaches to the Structural Modelling of Biological Macromolecules using Small Angle Scattering
22. July 2016 Computational Approaches to the Structural Modelling of Biological Macromolecules using Small Angle ScatteringLocation

ACA Meeting in Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

Description

WK.02 Computational Approaches to the Structural Modelling of Biological Macromolecules using Small-Angle Scattering.

This one-day workshop will focus on computational approaches to structural modelling and analysis. In the first session, a brief reprise of fundamental concepts will be provided, with a focus on pitfalls in data acquisition and reduction that can affect subsequent data analysis and modelling. The remainder of the day will be allocated to the hand-on application of the leading software packages to the analysis of solution scatter. This workshop will feature direct participation from the creators of the most prevalent software packages currently used (including BIOSAXS, SIBYLS, CCP-SAS, FoXs and IMP). The participating groups will present their software, including the basis for the algorithms employed, and further deliver guided hands-on tutorials for workshop participants. This approach will introduce and train participants on the appropriate application of these tools, including experimental design, model preparation, comparison of structural models using both SAS and complementary information, validation, and most importantly the limitations of interpretation with regards to the biological conclusions that can be made.

The workshop format will include lectures, and a selection of hands-on practical exercises. Students will be expected to bring laptops with appropriate pre-installed software as necessary. Prior to the workshop, a website will be made available containing installation instructions and software for each tutorial.

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22. July 2016 - 26. July 2016 66th Annual Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association
22. July 2016 - 26. July 2016 66th Annual Meeting of the American Crystallographic AssociationLocation

Denver, Colorado

Description

The 66th Annual Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association (ACA) will be held in Denver, Colorado, Friday, July 22nd – Tuesday, July 26th. The transactions symposium will highlight Structural Dynamics across the disciplines represented by the ACA. The rest of the meeting will continue to reflect the wide reach of crystallographic research with sessions on sources, methods, and results. These include Opportunities from new and improved instrumentation, single/multiple crystal, powder and solution methods, and hot structural results. There will be sessions highlighting those results requiring complementary techniques including cryo-electromicroscopy.
The meeting will include a strong educational component for early career scientists with specific talks designed to introduce research areas in addition to presenting results. Related evening sessions include a mixer, career fair, career development, and diversity in the laboratory. The conference will end with a closing banquet and the award of poster prizes for the best presentations.

DEADLINES:
ABSTRACTS STILL BEING ACCEPTED
Young Scientist Travel Grant – March 31
Early Registration – May 31
Hotel Reservations – June 28

Organiser

Amy Sarjeant, Eddie Snell

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18. July 2016 - 21. July 2016 MLZ Conference on „ Neutrons for Energy“
18. July 2016 - 21. July 2016 MLZ Conference on „ Neutrons for Energy“Location

Bad Reichenhall, Germany

Description

This conference covers major topics of neutron analytics for energy research like energy storage and transformations (including batteries, fuel cells, electrolysis, H2-storage, thermoelectrics, and magnetocalorics), solar energy applications, catalysis, as well as engeneering and industrial applications. In addition methological instrument developments are an important contribution to enhance the energy research with neutrons.

It is addressed to scientists from all fields using neutron scattering as an analytical tool for the characterization, development and optimization of materials for energy applications.

Organiser

MLZ

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17. July 2016 - 22. July 2016 GISAS summer school 2016: experiments and data analysis
17. July 2016 - 22. July 2016 GISAS summer school 2016: experiments and data analysisLocation

Garching near Munich, Germany

Description

This summer school invites Master students and PhD students to join with their own thin film samples suitable for grazing incidence small angle x-ray scattering (GISAXS) and grazing incidence small angle neutron scattering (GISANS) measurements. The unique program will consist of lectures on experiment design and scattering theory, necessary to understand the method and to choose experimental parameters. The x-ray experiments will be carried out remotely at the ALS, Berkeley, USA, while the neutron experiments will take place at the FRM II on site. Furthermore there will be practical sessions with introduction to data analysis tools (HipGISAXS and BornAgain) and tutorials in applying them, where each student will work on their own data. Overall, this summer school will prepare students to carry out grazing incidence experiments at large scale facilities including the relevant data analysis.

Novel, smart thin film materials are the focus of many research projects ranging from sensing to displays and from wireless communication to energy conversion and energy storage. These are all active research fields where understanding of material properties will lead to innovation. Although the list of resulting applications is very wide, all these novel materials have something important in common: the physical properties, and therefore the industrial usefulness, is closely related to the molecular and nano-morphology of these materials.

Therefore, methods of characterizing such thin film materials are needed. Grazing incidence scattering techniques have proven here to be very successful. With this method the morphology inside thin films can be probed on the nanometer scale – not just on small micron spots – but on macroscopic areas of the sample, yielding industrially relevant information.

To aid students to carry out successful grazing incidence scattering measurements this summer school will kick-start beginners and introduce new data analysis tools for students with scattering experience.

The course is an on-site course only, that means accommodation is not included in the workshop fee. On the left you find suggestions for accommodation in the area. The school takes place at the TUM Garching Campus and can be easily reached using public transport (U6 Garching Forschungszentrum).

This a joint effort from the Graduate Center of the Munich School of Engineering, Jülich Centre for Neutron Science and the Advanced Light Source.

Organiser

Dr. Eva M. Herzig (MSE, TUM), Dr. Sebastian Jaksch (JCNS), Dr. Alex Hexemer (LBNL)

Contact
Name

Dr. Eva M. Herzig

E-Mail URL Address

Lichtenbergstr. 4
85748 Garching

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10. July 2016 - 14. July 2016 American Conference on Neutron Scattering 2016
10. July 2016 - 14. July 2016 American Conference on Neutron Scattering 2016Location

Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, USA

Description

Join us for the 8th American Conference on Neutron Scattering (ACNS 2016). Held July 10-14, 2016 on board the historic Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, the Conference will provide essential information on the breadth and depth of current neutron-related research worldwide. Hosted by the Neutron Scattering Society of America, this year’s Conference will feature a combination of invited and contributed talks, poster sessions, tutorials and an industrial exhibit. Mark your calendar today and plan to attend ACNS 2016!

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM
The five-day conference will feature oral and poster presentations covering:

  • Plenary and Prize Sessions (Invited Speakers ONLY)
  • Sources, Instrumentation and Software
  • Hard Condensed Matter
  • Soft Matter
  • Biology
  • Materials Chemistry and Materials for Energy
  • Engineering and Industrial Applications
  • Neutron Physics

IMPORTANT DATES
Abstract Submission Opens: January 13, 2016
Abstract Submission Deadline: March 13, 2016
Preregistration Opens: Late April 2016

Organiser

Neutron Scattering Society of America

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04. July 2016 - 07. July 2016 International Conference on Polarised Neutrons for Condensed Matter Investigations (PNCMI)
04. July 2016 - 07. July 2016 International Conference on Polarised Neutrons for Condensed Matter Investigations (PNCMI)Location

Munich (Freising), Germany

Description

PNCMI is the most comprehensive conference on the latest scientific research using polarised neutrons and on related instrumentation development. The topics will include

  • Multiferroic and chirality
  • Strongly correlated electron systems, including superconductors
  • Frustrated and disordered systems
  • Magnetic nanomaterials
  • Molecular magnetism
  • Thin films and multilayers
  • Soft matter and biology
  • Imaging
  • Polarized neutron instrumentation
  • Polarized neutron techniques and methods, including nuclear polarisation, Larmor techniques, and depolarisation methods
  • Complementary techniques (NMR, XMCD, …)
  • Neutron scattering facilities
Organiser

Juelich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS), Forschungszentrum Juelich

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03. July 2016 - 07. July 2016 10th International Conference on Residual Stresses (ICRS-10)
03. July 2016 - 07. July 2016 10th International Conference on Residual Stresses (ICRS-10)Location

Sydney, Australia

Description

ICRS-10 (2016) continues a series of essential conferences on the prediction, evaluation and control of residual stresses in materials. Equal emphasis is given to the measurement, modelling and application of residual stress data.

Both engineering and scientific aspects of residual stress are considered, including: the influence of residuals stress on the physical and mechanical properties of materials; complementary techniques for residual stress measurement; stress-induced damage evaluation; and numerical techniques for the prediction of residual stress development in components.

The key ICRS-10 dates are:
Abstract submission: 1 March 2016
Abstract acceptance: 15 March 2016
Early registration: 1 April 2016
Full registration: 1 June 2016
Manuscript submission: 1 July 2016.

Organiser

ANSTO

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02. July 2016 - 07. July 2016 16th International Conference on the Crystallization of Biological Macromolecules
02. July 2016 - 07. July 2016 16th International Conference on the Crystallization of Biological MacromoleculesLocation

Praha, Czech Republic

Description

Main topics:

  • Biomedicine crystallography
  • Nanocrystallography
  • Membrane protein crystallization
  • Advanced crystallization
  • Crystallization in education

Early-bird registration deadline on May 2

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June
27. June 2016 - 01. July 2016 Summer School on Methods and Applications of Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Neutron Reflectometry
27. June 2016 - 01. July 2016 Summer School on Methods and Applications of Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Neutron ReflectometryLocation

NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR)

Description

This school provides participants the opportunity to learn about small angle neutron scattering (SANS) and neutron reflectometry (NR) at the NCNR. These powerful experimental techniques are used by researchers in a variety of scientific disciplines to probe the microstructure of materials at length scales ranging from 1nm to 20 mm. The NCNR is home to world class SANS, USANS (Ultra Small Angle Neutron Scattering), and NR instruments that are available to qualified researchers through the NCNR’s peer review proposal system. The school emphasizes hands-on training in the use of SANS, USANS, and NR instruments in addition to a thorough theoretical overview of these measurement techniques. Applications of SANS and NR will be illustrated by specific examples drawn from recent cutting-edge research in polymer science, complex fluids, microporous media, and so on. The course will enable attendees to assess the applicability of the techniques to their own research, and will provide technical information needed to prepare effective experiment proposals. The Summer School is sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation, and limited support for graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty will be available. Attendance will be limited to 35 participants, and only applicants from North American institutions will be accepted.

Early application is advised since attendance is strictly limited: typically we receive many more applications than the maximum number of participants. Deadline: April 3, 2016.

Organiser

NCNR

Contact
Name

NCNR User Office

E-Mail URL Phone

(301) 975-8200

Address

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

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26. June 2016 - 30. June 2016 12th International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids
26. June 2016 - 30. June 2016 12th International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and LiquidsLocation

Radisson Blu Resort Split, Croatia

Description

The DSL conference has as its aim to create a binding platform for scientists, researchers, those in industry, laboratories as well as students to network, learn more and share their knowledge. Furthermore, it will provide new insights in overcoming the current challenges which are faced by academics and industrialists related to diffusion in its many areas.

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22. June 2016 - 23. June 2016 The Bridge 2016
22. June 2016 - 23. June 2016 The Bridge 2016Location

Lund, Sweden

Description

The Bridge is about building a platform where science and business can meet and prosperous relationships grow. It is about connecting entrepreneurs, opinion leaders and investors with today’s most influential minds within life science and materials science. Our goal is to help solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges.

The Bridge is initiated by Invest in Skåne and Medicon Village in close collaboration with the two state-of-the-art research facilities MAXIV and ESS, and with the support of dedicated regional and international companies and organisations. Let’s shape our future together.

Contact
Name

Project Manager Yasemin Arhan

E-Mail URL Phone

+46(0) 709 928 048

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20. June 2016 - 27. June 2016 13th European Summer School on "Scattering Methods Applied to Soft Condensed Matter"
20. June 2016 - 27. June 2016 13th European Summer School on "Scattering Methods Applied to Soft Condensed Matter"Location

Vacation Centre “Les Bruyères”, Carcans-Maubuisson, Gironde, France

Description

The Bombannes summer school is devoted to the practical «state-of-art» approach to scattering methods, using neutrons, as well as X-ray and light sources – today’s key techniques to study structure and dynamics in systems containing colloids, polymers, surfactants and biological macromolecules. Since 1990 the Bombannes school series introduces, on a fundamental level, the current methodology of static and dynamic scattering techniques and their applicaiton to soft matter systems. It provides with a period of 2 years advanced training for young researchers with a working place in European laboratories at post-graduate and post-doctoral level.

Organiser

ILL

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19. June 2016 - 26. June 2016 7th International Conference Photosynthesis Research for Sustainability
19. June 2016 - 26. June 2016 7th International Conference Photosynthesis Research for SustainabilityLocation

Pushchino, Russia

Description

This Meeting will be a great occasion for discussions of previous, present, and future research on photosynthesis, from molecular to global, and will provide an exciting scientific program, which will cover the breadth and depth of photosynthesis, and to meet researchers of Photosynthesis from around the world. This meeting will provide a forum for students, postdoctoral fellows and scientists from different countries to deepen their knowledge and understanding, widen professional contact, to create new opportunities and establish new collaborations.

The meeting will cover the following topics:
1. Photosynthesis Research for Sustainability
2. Hydrogen Energy for Sustainability

Organiser

James Barber (UK), Richard Cogdell (President of ISPR, UK), Debabrata Das (IAHE Int. Advisory Board Member, India), Debabrata Das (IAHE Int. Advisory Board Member, India), Anatoly A. Tsygankov (Russia), Tatsuya Tomo (Japan)

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12. June 2016 - 15. June 2016 European Powder Diffraction Conference (EPDIC15)
12. June 2016 - 15. June 2016 European Powder Diffraction Conference (EPDIC15)Location

Bari, Italy

Description

Started in 1991, EPDIC is the only European Conference completely dedicated to all aspects of the analysis of polycrystalline materials by diffraction methods.

The aim of the Conference is to highlight the latest developments and achievements in the methodological, applicative and instrumental fields of powder diffraction.

EPDIC15 will be a great forum that brings together scientists and instrumentation companies to discuss about progress in academic and industrial research related to powder diffraction.

Organiser

Institute of Crystallography-CNR of Bari

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Name

Institute of Crystallography-CNR of Bari

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12. June 2016 - 15. June 2016 8th Workshop on Neutron Wavelength Dependent Imaging (NEUWAVE- 8)
12. June 2016 - 15. June 2016 8th Workshop on Neutron Wavelength Dependent Imaging (NEUWAVE- 8)Location

Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK

Description

NEUWAVE-8 will provide a forum to discuss the latest scientific, technological, and instrumental advances in energy-selective neutron imaging.

The workshop will include the following topics:

  • Wavelength-selective and wavelength-dispersive neutron imaging principles and experimental techniques at steady state and pulsed sources
  • Design, construction and operation of energy-selective neutron imaging set-ups at continuous beam and pulsed sources
  • Detection systems
  • Data analysis and software developments in energy-selective neutron imaging
  • Correction and/or exploitation of energy dependent effects in neutron imaging
  • Applications of energy-dependent and energy-selective neutron imaging.

NEUWAVE-8 is a workshop to present and discuss new developments, techniques, further innovations, challenges and applications in an open forum with all participants. Following the tradition of the NEUWAVE workshop series, and in the spirit of the first NEUWAVE meeting held in Garching in 2008, NEUWAVE-8 will try encouraging plenty of interactions and discussions between participants. The workshop will therefore start on Sunday 12 July with the traditional hike giving participants opportunities to get to know each other and to hear from each other’s work ahead of the more formal programme. As for the workshop sessions, we will ask for short presentations and allow ample time for discussions.

On the last day of the workshop there will be a tour of the nearby facilities of the ISIS pulsed spallation neutron source on the Harwell Campus.

Organiser

ISIS, STFC

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06. June 2016 - 09. June 2016 III International Conference on Small Angle Neutron Scattering
06. June 2016 - 09. June 2016 III International Conference on Small Angle Neutron Scattering Location

Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna

Description

III International Conference on Small Angle Neutron Scattering, dedicated to the 80-th anniversary of Yu.M. Ostanevich (1936–1992), an outstanding neutron physicist and the founder of small-angle neutron scattering (field, group, and instrument) at JINR FLNP, will take place in Dubna on June 6-9, 2016 at the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics.
The first meeting was held in October 2006. The second event was organized in June 2011 at the start-up of the scientific experiments, after the IBR-2 refurbishment and accomplishment of modernization works.
These meetings were dedicated to Yu M Ostanevich, who has a determinative and crucial contribution to the construction of spectrometers at the high-pulsed reactor IBR-2. He contributed in particular, to the development of time-of-flight SANS technique, and the selection of advanced scientific areas for its application. A number of awards including the State Prize of the Russian Federation in 2000 recognized his leadership and outstanding scientific achievements in SANS studies of polyelectrolytes, small molecules, fractals, metallic glasses, macromolecules, polymers, etc.
The first SANS instrument on a steady-state reactor was constructed at the Institute Laue Langevin, Grenoble, while the first SANS instrument on a ‘white’ neutron pulsed beam was accomplished at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research at the IBR-30 reactor, beamline N5.
We are very pleased to invite you to participate to the III International Conference on Small Angle Neutron Scattering that will be held at the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics of Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna on June 6-9, 2016.
Scientific Topics

  • SANS method and instrumentation
  • SANS in condensed matter studies
  • Complex systems investigations by means of SANS
  • Soft matter investigations by means of SANS
  • SANS studies of biomembranes
  • Complementary methods for condensed matter systems investigations

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May
31. May 2016 - 02. June 2016 Neutrons and Food 4
31. May 2016 - 02. June 2016 Neutrons and Food 4Location

Lund, Sweden

Description

Following the success of the previous meetings in Sydney, Delft and Paris, the fourth Neutrons & Food meeting will be held in Lund, Sweden from 31st May to 2nd June 2016.

The call for abstracts is now open! Please submit your abstracts at http://www.neutronsandfood.org

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline : April 29th 2016
  • Registration Opens : March 15th 2016
  • Registration Closes : May 15th 2016

This biennial series of meetings aims to bring together scientists and technologists from the food science community with those expert in the application of scattering methods. Since the first meeting in Sydney, the subject matter has expanded beyond neutron scattering to include other scattering and radiographic methods. This year we will be incorporating a session dedicated to the final meeting of the project “New X-ray Imaging Modalities for High Quality and Safe Food lead by Robert Karup Feidenhans’l from Copenhagen University.

We welcome participants and contributions from the wider community of food science and product development, food packaging, and nutrition, as well as scattering.

The construction of two new large scale facilities in Lund – namely MaxIV Laboratory and the European Spallation Source – will open new opportunities for application of synchrotron and neutron techniques in food science.

This year’s meeting is also held in conjunction with the Swedish Neutron Scattering Society meeting (30th – 31st May) and we have a joint keynote speaker – Prof. John White from ANU – on the morning of the 31st May.

There will be a tour of the MaxIV Laboratory – due to have first light in June this year – and the ESS construction site on the afternoon of the 31st May.

Organiser

Nylander, Jackson, Feidenhans’l, Loren, Heyles

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30. May 2016 - 01. June 2016 "Sustainable energies and neutron scattering" conference SENS2016
30. May 2016 - 01. June 2016 "Sustainable energies and neutron scattering" conference SENS2016Location

Bordeaux, France

Description

The first edition of the Sustainable Energies and Neutron Scattering – SENS2016 – will be organized at Bordeaux from the 30th of May to the 1st of June. SENS2016 conference aims at highlighting topical scientific activities in the investigation of energy relevant systems using neutron scattering and to generate new applications. The SENS conference will give the opportunity for reinforcing the bridges between the neutron experts and the energy communities.

The conference programme will include 5 main topics : Fuel cell and electrolysers, Gas storage, Bioenergy, Solar energy, Batteries.

You are very welcome to submit your abstract via http://sens2016.sciencesconf.org.

DEADLINE: March 14th, 2016

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30. May 2016 - 31. May 2016 20th Swedish Neutron Scattering Society Annual Meeting
30. May 2016 - 31. May 2016 20th Swedish Neutron Scattering Society Annual MeetingLocation

Lund, Sweden

Description

This year’s annual meeting of the Swedish Neutron Scattering Society, SNSS will be held in Lund on 30th – 31st May.

The Swedish Neutron Scattering Society (http://snss.se) is a voluntary, non-profit organization of scientists working with neutron scattering and with the aim to promote and enlarge the community in particular in new areas of science. The ongoing construction of two major research facilities in Lund European Spallation Source (ESS) and the Max IV synchrotron are both central for advancing several scientific fields and also open up new opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.

Speakers & Programme

Confirmed keynote speakers :

  • Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Birmingham University
  • Prof. Matt Helgeson, UC Santa Barbara
  • Prof. John White, The Australian National University

The preliminary programme can be found here. The sessions in the final programme will reflect the topical areas of the contributed talk submissions received.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline : April 29th 2016

Registration Opens : March 15th 2016

Registration Closes : May 15th 2016

Registration

The registration fee is 60€ and includes lunch on 30th and 31st and dinner on the 30th.

Neutrons & Food 2016

The meeting is planned as a lunch-to-lunch meeting, organised back-to-back with the Neutrons and Food 2016 Conference. On the afternoon of 31st May the two meetings will be bridged with a tour of the ESS site and a Max IV visit. The goal is to encourage further engagement of the Swedish scattering community with the food science community and we encourage you to join use for the following meeting.

You can find out more about the Neutrons and Food 2016 Conference on the Indico page here.

Organiser

Andrew Jackson (ESS & Lund University), Tommy Nylander (Lund University)

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28. May 2016 - 29. May 2016 International Workshop on Theoretical and Applied Physics (IWTAP-2016)
28. May 2016 - 29. May 2016 International Workshop on Theoretical and Applied Physics (IWTAP-2016)Location

Istanbul, TURKEY

Description

The purpose of the workshop is to provide a public forum for researchers
from academia, defence, government and industry to present, exchange ideas and discuss developments in Theoretical and Applied Physics.

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23. May 2016 - 26. May 2016 Magnetic Structure Determination from Neutron Diffraction
23. May 2016 - 26. May 2016 Magnetic Structure Determination from Neutron DiffractionLocation

Florida State University, Talahassee, Florida

Description

The biennial Magnetic Structure Determination Workshop from Neutron Diffraction, organized by the Quantum Condensed Matter Division, Neutron Sciences Directorate of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will be hosted this year at the Florida State University – Tallahassee, Florida on May 23-26, 2016.

The workshop will consist of lectures and practical hands-on sessions that will cover the Symmetry analysis using representation theory, refinement strategies using Fullprof Suite, magnetic structure determination from powder (constant wavelength and time-of-flight data) and single crystal data, and simulated annealing approach for structure solution. Confirmed list of tutors includes: Juan Rodriguez-Carvajal (ILL), Andrew Wills (UCL-Chemistry), William Ratliff (NCNR), Ovidiu Garlea, Clarina dela Cruz, Stuart Calder and Huibo Cao(ORNL).

Registration is free but the number of participants to the workshop is strictly limited to 35 people.

Organiser

ORNL: Garlea, de la Cruz, Chakoumakos, FSU: Shatruk

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23. May 2016 - 25. May 2016 4th Annual CCP-SAS Project Meeting
23. May 2016 - 25. May 2016 4th Annual CCP-SAS Project MeetingLocation

NIST NCNR, Gaithersburg MD, USA

Description

CCP-SAS includes the SASSIE and SCT suites of ‘atomistic’ modelling software.
The Meeting program is available online at http://www.ccpsas.org/Meetings/Fourth/Program.html

This year the Meeting also includes two ‘hands-on’ Tutorial Sessions on Wed 25 May: one aimed at those who wish to learn how to incorporate additional modules into the SASSIE Framework, and another aimed at those who wish to learn about wrapping applications for Web deployment using GenApp.

Registration for the Meeting and Tutorials is FREE, but space is limited and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

IMPORTANT: As the meeting is being held on the NIST Campus, registration with NIST is mandatory. Please follow the ‘Registration’ link on the above webpage. Photo ID will be required for entry.

There is also the opportunity to present relevant posters on Mon 23 May. Please contact Prof Paul Butler () if you would like to do this.

On Tue 24 May there will be a special Workshop for potential future collaborators, software developers, and funders. Attendance at this Workshop is by invitation only. Please also contact Paul Butler () if you might like to contribute to these discussions.

Contact
Name

Paul Butler

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16. May 2016 - 20. May 2016 Workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology
16. May 2016 - 20. May 2016 Workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural BiologyLocation

Oak Ridge, TN, USA

Description

Application deadline: April 1, 2016

The workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology aims at enabling structural biologists to fully exploit the latest instrumentation and software development at the SNS and HFIR facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Attendees will participate in lectures and tutorials focusing exclusively on neutron techniques applied in structural biology. The workshop is designed for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty new to or with limited experience of neutron scattering.

Travel and accommodation expenses are supported for selected participants from the United States. International applications are welcome. However the course organization is not able to support travel or accommodation.

The number of participants will be limited to 15. There is no registration fee for all selected participants.

The application package consisting of 1) Information form, 2) CV, 3) Applicant motivation letter (1/2 to 1 page), 4) Principal Investigator letter of support (for graduate students only; 1/2 to 1 page), should be sent electronically to before April 1, 2016.

Organiser

ORNL

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09. May 2016 - 14. May 2016 9th Annual School on Neutron Diffraction Data Treatment using the FullProf Suite
09. May 2016 - 14. May 2016 9th Annual School on Neutron Diffraction Data Treatment using the FullProf SuiteLocation

Institute Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France

Description

Scientific scope:
FPS aims to contribute to the training of scientists in treatment of X-ray and neutron diffraction data. The school is based on intensive hands-on sessions using the computer programs of the FullProf Suite. The 9th FPS session will take place at the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble from 9 to 14 May 2016(*). The lectures and tutorials will give the essential tools necessary for an efficient use of the FullProf Suite at intermediate level. In addition to the overview of general applications (indexing, Rietveld refinements), magnetic structure determination and refinement will specifically be addressed along the school.

Lectures:
The school lasts 4.5 days: 2 days dedicated to have a general overview of FullProf Suite as well as to general applications, plus 2 days dedicated to the analysis of magnetic diffraction data. For the practical sessions, participants should bring their own computers with FullProf Suite already installed.

Participants:
The school is aimed at PhD students and experienced scientists with a basic knowledge on diffraction techniques and crystallography. As usual, among the participants there will be a mix of different levels of experience in using FullProf. It is recommended, to those who consider themselves as beginners, to read the FullProf manual in advance and even try to follow any of the online tutorials.
The maximum number of participants is limited to 30, which ensures the quality of the given training. The selection of candidates is based on the motivation letter and CV (plus a recommendation letter from the thesis supervisor for PhD students). If necessary, a criterion of balance between laboratories and countries is applied. For information, the acceptance rate is about 1:3.

(*) Note that there is an optional excursion organised on Saturday 14th May, so you may need to do your travel arrangements in order to stay an extra day.

Important deadlines:

  • 01/03/2016 Opening online application
  • 27/03/2016 Deadline for application
  • 04/04/2016 Decision for accepted participants
  • 25/04/2016 Deadline for registration

Organiser

Institute Laue-Langevin

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05. May 2016 Future Applications of Small-Small Angle Scattering to Soft Matter
05. May 2016 Future Applications of Small-Small Angle Scattering to Soft MatterLocation

Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK

Description

A 1-day meeting that will focus on state-of-the-art applications of SANS across a range of Soft Matter systems, and the future scientific opportunities that will come from new facilities, new instruments, and technical advances.

The meeting will also celebrate the retirement of Dr Richard K Heenan, principal scientist in SANS at ISIS and author of the FISH model-fitting software.

Organiser

Society of the Chemical Industry and the Royal Society of Chemistry, with support from the Institute of Physics and the STFC ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Source

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02. May 2016 - 06. May 2016 E-MRS symposium CC: In situ studies of functional nano materials at large scale facilities: from model systems to applications
02. May 2016 - 06. May 2016 E-MRS symposium CC: In situ studies of functional nano materials at large scale facilities: from model systems to applicationsLocation

Lille, France

Description

The symposium aims at presenting and discussing the state of the art materials science investigations at the nanoscale on timely topics with a particular emphasis on the contribution of large scale facilities including synchrotrons, neutron sources and free electron lasers. Studies considering oxides will be particularly welcome. Additional attention will be given to the role of techniques in the study of materials issues in the field of energy and environment.

This meeting will be devoted to recent advances in materials studies realized at large scale facilities. In addition to the invited lectures additional extended oral presentations will be selected from outstanding submitted oral contributions.

We are delighted to invite you to submit your abstract (deadline January 15th) and start planning your venue in France.

Organiser

DESY, CEA, SRRS

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02. May 2016 - 04. May 2016 24th Journées de la Diffusion Neutronique (JDN)
02. May 2016 - 04. May 2016 24th Journées de la Diffusion Neutronique (JDN)Location

Carqueiranne (Var, France)

Description

The French Neutron Society (SFN) organises with the Institut Laue Langevin and the Laboratoire Léon Brillouin neutron facilities the 24th “Neutron Diffusion Meeting”.

This multidisciplinary workshop (traditionnally entitled “Rencontres Rossat-Mignod”) will be dedicated to new results, obtained using neutron scattering techniques, in various scientific domains representative of the whole neutron users community.

Four sessions will be organised, in Magnetism, Soft Matter and Environment, Condensed Matter, and Biology. Each session will be introduced by an invited talk, which will be followed by a series of shorter oral communications. A Poster session, encompassing all the scientific topics cited above, and an Instrumentation session, will also take place.

Abstracts for oral presentations should be sent by e-mail before March 2nd, 2016.

Organiser

SFN and ILL

Contact
Name

Francoise Damay, Emmanuelle Dubois, Peter Fouquet, Nicolas Jouault, Marie Plazanet

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02. May 2016 - 06. May 2016 Central European Training School (CETS2016)
02. May 2016 - 06. May 2016 Central European Training School (CETS2016)Location

Budapest KFKI Campus of Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Description

Application deadline: 20th March

We are welcoming PhD and master students, post-doc scientists as well as newcomers to the neutron research from the field of structural research in physics, chemistry, biology, material science etc.

The training consists of 5 days of lectures and experimental works.

Available instruments
Small Angle Neutron Scattering (YS)
Reflectometer (GINA)
Triple Axis Spectrometer (TAS)
Neutron Diffractometer (ND)
Prompt Gamma Activation Analysis and Neutron Induced Prompt Gamma-ray Spectroscopy Station (PGAA/NIPS-NORMA)

Grants are available.

Organiser

Budapest Neutron Centre

Contact
Name

Adél Len

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April
24. April 2016 - 30. April 2016 5th International Conference on Superconductivity and Magnetism (ICSM2016)
24. April 2016 - 30. April 2016 5th International Conference on Superconductivity and Magnetism (ICSM2016)Location

Fethiye-Ölüdeniz (Blue Lagoon), Turkey

Description

ICSM2016 is now accepting abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations. The deadline is November 27, 2015.

This is the fifth edition of the international series of foremost and unique conferences. ICSM2016 will be an interdisciplinary forum for fruitful exchange of knowledge on the latest experimental results and theoretical advances in superconductivity. Magnetism, innovative advanced materials, their applications incorporating related technologies.

Very distinctive and high profile invited speakers including potential Nobel laureates will participate at the conference and deliver talks on their most recent research advancements.

ICSM2016 offers a unique traditional hospitality and a renewed enthusiasm for the profession, which will envelope you throughout your stay in a truly world-class scientific event. You may keep updated at the website for further information on the conference.

Contact
Name

Dr. Ali Bozbey

E-Mail URL
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19. April 2016 Symposium on European Funding Instruments for the development of Research Infrastructures
19. April 2016 Symposium on European Funding Instruments for the development of Research InfrastructuresLocation

Madrid, Spain

Description

The design, buildup, operation and maintenance of new and existing European Research Infrastructures (RIs) has been established as essential for the completion of the European Research Area (ERA). Research Infrastructures (RIs), along with the human capital concentrated around them, are recognized as a prerequisite for excellence in science, an enabler for industrial application of scientific results and a way to address the weaknesses in science and innovation policy coordination and networking at the European and region level. Nevertheless, there is an imbalance when it comes to the understanding of the investment needed in these RIs and more concretely, to which financial instrument could be considered depending of the RIs developing phase and the specific expenses needs.

The ultimate goal of the “Symposium on European Funding Instruments for the development of Research Infrastructures” is to provide a comprehensive view of the financial possibilities that the European RIs can consider in order to fully exploit their research capacities and services.With this activity the RICH project aims to facilitate information on the different funding instruments available and their connection to the RIs ecosystem, in particular the use of Structural Funds as well as EFSI, InnovFin and its synergies with H2020 funding, offering this way a complete view of how RIs can be managed and funded at global, EU, national and regional level.

The symposium will be web-streamed at: http://www.rich2020.eu/symposium2016/live

Organiser

RICH, the network of National Contact Points for Research Infrastructures

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11. April 2016 - 15. April 2016 Conference on Solid Compounds of Transition Elements
11. April 2016 - 15. April 2016 Conference on Solid Compounds of Transition ElementsLocation

Paraninfo Building of the University of Zaragoza, Spain

Description

SCTE provides a forum for discussion on fundamental and applied research in the areas of solid state chemistry, physics and materials science of compounds containing d- and f- elements. The SCTE conference has always been promoted by the individuals forming the International Honorary and Advisory Committees.

The proceedings of the SCTE2016 will be published in a special issue of SOLID STATE PHENOMENA by TRANS TECH PUBLICATIONS, commemorating the 20th edition of the SCTE conference. A copy of the proceedings and web access to the papers will be granted to all registered participants.

The scope of the Conference includes the following Topics:

  • Processes and syntheses
  • Crystal chemistry
  • Phase equilibria and phase transitions
  • Thermodynamics
  • Magnetic, electrical and optical properties
  • Electronic phenomena at the crossover from localized to itinerant electronic behavior in solids
  • Theory, “ab initio” methods, electronic structure, chemical bonding
  • Physical and chemical properties at the nanometric scale: nanoparticles, films, interfaces
  • Synchrotron radiation and neutron scattering in research on transition element compounds
  • Materials for industry

and Materials:

  • Intermetallic compounds
  • Strongly correlated electron systems
  • Multiferroic and magnetoelectric systems
  • Topological quantum matter
  • Magnetocalorics, thermoelectrics
  • Multifunctional materials
  • Molecular solids: molecular magnetism, MOF, spin crossover
  • Materials for energy storage: compounds for hydrogen storage, batteries and fuel cells
  • Novel superconducting materials, ruthenates, iron pnictides and oxide pnictides
  • Materials for high frequency applications
  • Disordered, inhomogeneous and frustrated materials

SCTE 2016 will present plenary and invited lectures by leading Scientist, keynote and oral talks, and poster presentations.

Abstract submission deadline: January 18th, 2016

Organiser

CSIC, ICMA, Uni. Zaragoza

Contact
Name

Juan Bartolomé

E-Mail URL
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06. April 2016 - 08. April 2016 Mantid Training Courses April 2016
06. April 2016 - 08. April 2016 Mantid Training Courses April 2016Location

UK

Description

Mantid Training Courses April 2016
Following the success of our previous sessions of these training courses we would like to offer them again in April 2016. These courses are open to both facility staff and any interested people from other institutions.

The following courses will be based at ISIS, RAL and are:

Wednesday 6th April 1-5pm: Mantid Introduction

An introduction to the Mantid interface, how to graph and visualize your data, manipulate it with the built in algorithms, together with an introduction to curve fitting and live data analysis.

Thursday 7th April 9-12am: Introduction to Python

This half day course will introduce you to the Python scripting language, no previous experience required, although some understanding of loops and conditional (if .. then) logic will be expected.

Thursday 7th September 1-5pm: Python in Mantid

This course concentrates on using Python to build analysis scripts within Mantid as well as controlling the Mantid GUI from python, and accessing the underlying data within Mantid workspaces.

Friday 8th September 9-5pm: Extending Mantid using Python

For the more adventurous among you this full day course will introduce you to the many ways you can use Python to extend the capabilities within Mantid adding Python Algorithms and curve fitting functions, as well as diving deeper into the structure of workspaces.

Booking a place
If you are interested in any other these courses please send an email to nick.draper@stfc.ac.uk letting me know which courses you wish to attend. For the courses we will supply PCs, so there is no need to bring a laptop unless you really want to. Spaces are limited to 20 people per course so please book early to avoid disappointment. If a course is over booked we will try to arrange another session in the future, so if you cannot make that specific date let me know and I’ll let you know about any subsequent courses.

I’ll send out calendar appointments to you once your place on the course is booked.

Next run of these courses
The specific dates of the next run has not been fixed yet, but we expect to run these courses again in roughly 6 months.

For visitors from UK academic institutions:

We are sometimes able to offer assistance with travel and lodging costs while attending the courses. Let me know when you are booking the courses and I’ll get back to you with details. If we are able to help, then you travel and hotel must be booked through the ISIS user office.

For visitors from elsewhere:

While we can offer this course for free, we cannot unfortunately offer any help with travel or subsistence costs. However please let me know that you will be visiting when you reply so that I can arrange site access.

Contact
Name

Nick Draper, Mantid Project Manager

E-Mail URL Phone

Tel: +44 (0)1235 567212

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05. April 2016 - 06. April 2016 European User Offices Meeting
05. April 2016 - 06. April 2016 European User Offices MeetingLocation

European XFEL, Hamburg, Germany

Description

The 2nd Meeting of the European User Offices will be held in Hamburg on 5-6 April 2016. The meeting will be co-hosted by the User Offices of DESY Photon Science, EMBL Hamburg and European XFEL. In recent times, the user research administration landscape in Europe has been evolving very quickly, in a very complex funding situation. In addition, new facilities are under construction or coming into operation and a number of established facilities have gone or are going through upgrade programmes. Due to the increasing number of users of large-scale research facilities, all this has potentially a large impact on photon and neutron science output in Europe. In this framework, a strong network among User Offices can be very productive for all participants. After a successful first meeting at ALBA in Barcelona in November 2014, the 2nd Meeting of the European User Offices will be another useful opportunity for exchanging information and experiences on present and upcoming common challenges relevant to user operation at large-scale synchrotron, FEL and neutron facilities.

Organiser

DESY, EMBL, XFEL

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04. April 2016 - 05. April 2016 Magnetism 2016
04. April 2016 - 05. April 2016 Magnetism 2016Location

Sheffield, UK

Description

Abstract submission for Magnetism 2016 is now open. Abstracts of up to 200 words and one figure will be accepted until the (extended) deadline of Friday 22nd January 2016.

A mixture of invited talks and submitted contributions will allow the breadth of magnetism research in the UK and RoI to be presented. Participation from outside UK/RoI and from industry is also encouraged. The conference has previously included oral sessions on a range of subjects including spintronics, domain walls, dynamics, vortices, skyrmions and topological systems, spin ice, biological and organic magnetism, superconductors, magnetocalorics and ab initio theory.

We are encouraging abstracts submitted in the areas of Thin films and nanostructures, Correlated electrons, Biological and organic materials, Computational magnetism and General magnetism.

Key dates:
Abstract submission deadline: 22 January 2016
Early registration deadline: 3 March 2016
Accommodation deadline: 21 March 2016
Registration deadline: 24 March 2016

Organiser

IOP Magnetism Group

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04. April 2016 - 07. April 2016 COST School on Surface Analytical Techniques
04. April 2016 - 07. April 2016 COST School on Surface Analytical TechniquesLocation

Regensburg, Germany

Description

The workshop is designed for motivated PhD students and Post-doc in the field of Colloid and Interface science. The major objective is to discuss modern surface analytical tools that increased our understanding of fluid interfaces. Selected surface analytical tools are presented in tutorial review style by scientists using these techniques in their daily research. The information is then discussed and deepened in small workgroups on the basis of problem sheets. The interaction and active discussion of the participants is a crucial element of our workshop.

Organiser

University of Regensburg

Contact
URL Address

Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Universtitätsstrasse 31
University of Regensburg
93040 Regensburg
Germany

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01. April 2016 - 09. April 2016 Erice School of Neutron Science and Instrumentation
01. April 2016 - 09. April 2016 Erice School of Neutron Science and InstrumentationLocation

Erice (Italy)

Description

ERICE School “Neutron Science and Instrumentation” 2nd Course

XIV School of Neutron Scattering (SoNS) “Francesco Paolo Ricci”

Designing and Building a Neutron Instrument

Application is now open for “Designing and Building a Neutron Instrument” – the 2nd Course within the Erice School “Neutron Science and Instrumentation” and the XIV School of Neutron Scattering (SoNS) “Francesco Paolo Ricci”. Application deadline: 1 March 2016

The School is normally highly oversubscribed, so we encourage applicants to apply early, as late applications will not be accepted. The 2016 Course focuses on the design and construction of neutron instruments for large-scale facilities. In addition to lectures on theory, sources, and neutron instrumentation, students will be tutored by world leading experts in the various neutron scattering techniques. Students will be organized into groups which will design and “build” a neutron instrument during the week. The course thus includes instrument design, as well as instrument project management activities, at the end of which each student will have an overview of the process of designing and building a neutron instrument. Students are selected for the course based on their need to utilize neutron instrument design and construction project techniques as part of their present and/or future research activities.

The school is aimed at young instrument and development scientists, engineers, and designers at international and national neutron facilities, although graduate students or postdocs at universities with an interest in neutron instrument projects would also be welcomed.

Organiser

Ettore Majorana Foundation

Contact
Name

Dr. Ken Andersen (ESS) and Dr. Kenneth W Herwig (ORNL)

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March
29. March 2016 - 29. April 2016 HERCULES School
29. March 2016 - 29. April 2016 HERCULES SchoolLocation

Polygone Scientifique Louis Néel, Grenoble

Description

Neutrons & Synchrotron Radiation for Science:

This 1-month school, established in 1991, provides training for students, postdoctoral and senior scientists from European and non-European universities and laboratories, in the field of Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation for condensed matter studies (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Geosciences, Industrial applications).

It includes lectures, practicals, tutorials, and visits of Large Facilities: ESRF, ILL in Grenoble, Soleil and LLB in Paris-Saclay, SLS/PSI in Villigen, and new in 2016: DESY and European XFEL in Hamburg and ELETTRA and FERMI in Trieste !

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07. March 2016 Communications Officers Meeting
07. March 2016 Communications Officers MeetingLocation

Lund, Sweden

Description

On March 7th, a joint communications meeting between the communications officers of BrightnESS and SINE 2020 will take place at ESS in Lund.

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06. March 2016 - 11. March 2016 80th Annual Meeting of the DPG and DPG Spring Meeting
06. March 2016 - 11. March 2016 80th Annual Meeting of the DPG and DPG Spring MeetingLocation

Universität Regensburg, Germany

Description

DPG Frühjahrstagung (Spring Meeting) of the Condensed Matter Section (SKM) with the divisions and working groups:

  • Biological Physics
  • Chemical and Polymer Physics
  • Dielectric Solids
  • Thin Films
  • Dynamics and Statistical Physics
  • Semiconductor Physics
  • Magnetism
  • Metal and Material Physics
  • and the working group Metal and Material Physics
  • Mikroprobes
  • Surface Science
  • Physics of Socio-Economic Systems
  • Low Temperature Physics
  • Environmental Physics
  • Vacuum Science and Technology
  • Crystallography
  • Working Group Equal Opportunities
  • Working Group Industry and Business
  • Working Group Energy
  • Working Group Information
  • Working Group young DPG
  • Working Group Physics and Disarmament
Organiser

Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft e.V. (DPG)

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February
25. February 2016 - 04. March 2016 36th Berlin School on Neutron Scattering
25. February 2016 - 04. March 2016 36th Berlin School on Neutron Scattering Location

Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Germany

Description

The school program consists of three days of lectures giving a theoretical introduction to the fundamentals of neutron scattering and the principles of various neutron scattering techniques. After the lectures, there will be three and a half days of hands-on experiments on seven different neutron scattering instruments. The students will be divided into groups of four to five people from similar subject areas and will do triple-axis spectroscopy, powder diffraction, small angle scattering, reflectometry, time-of-flight spectroscopy, tomography and residual stress analysis under the guidance of experienced scientists. Furthermore, there will be a students’ poster session which will give the students the opportunity to present their work and discuss with the HZB scientists how neutron scattering could benefit the
ir research. – The school will finish with lectures on how to use neutron scattering as a tool for research in the areas of biology, chemistry, engineering and physics etc. This course is part of the curriculum of the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences at the Technical University Berlin.

Organiser

HZB

Contact
Name

Prof Bella Lake

E-Mail URL Address

Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1
14109 Berlin
Germany

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22. February 2016 - 04. March 2016 47th IFF Spring School - Memristive Phenomena - From Fundamental Physics to Neuromorphic Computing
22. February 2016 - 04. March 2016 47th IFF Spring School - Memristive Phenomena - From Fundamental Physics to Neuromorphic ComputingLocation

Jülich, Germany

Description

Memristive phenomena combine the functionalities of electronic resistance and data memory in solid-state elements, which are able to change their resistance as a result of electrical stimulation in a non-volatile fashion. In nanoelectronics, this functionality can be used for information storage and unconventional logic, as well as neuromorphic computing concepts that are aimed at mimicking the operation of the human brain.

A multitude of fascinating memristive phenomena has emerged over the past two decades. These phenomena typically occur in oxides and higher chalcogenides and are one of the hottest topics in current solid-state research, comprising unusual phase transitions, spintronic and multiferroic tunneling effects, as well as nanoscale redox processes by local ion motion. They involve electron correlation, quantum point contact effects and exotic conformation changes at the atomic level.

Organiser

PGI, JCNS, ICS, IAS

Contact
Name

Michael Beißel

E-Mail URL Phone

+49 2461 61-1739

Address

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
PGI/JCNS-TA
52425 Jülich
Germany

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22. February 2016 - 25. February 2016 Bio-inspired Materials
22. February 2016 - 25. February 2016 Bio-inspired MaterialsLocation

Potsdam, Germany

Description

Based on with the successful events held in 2012 and 2014 in Potsdam the scope of this conference is to provide an interdisciplinary platform for the discussion of novel developments and trends in the field of bio-inspired materials research. Accordingly, the whole spectrum of biological materials will be covered. Topics will encompass the formation mechanisms as well as the characterization of complex-shaped and hierarchically structured multifunctional materials present in living nature. Based on this, a further key topic will be the consideration of these architectures as archetypes for the generation of novel functional materials with an expanded property spectrum. We invite you to submit your contributions with regard to materials synthesis and design inspired by biological principles and structures. The conference will address Bio-inspired materials based on organic and/or inorganic phases including their mechanical, optical, electronic and magnetic properties as well as actuated systems. Further discussions will be dedicated to materials, which display their function in contact with biological systems, e.g. tissues. Moreover, theoretical modelling of the formation, structure and properties of biological and bio-inspired materials will play a main role.

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18. February 2016 Symposium: 40 years of neutron scattering
18. February 2016 Symposium: 40 years of neutron scatteringLocation

NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR), Gaithersburg, MD

Description

The NIST Center for Neutron Research will be hosting a small symposium 40 Years of Neutron Scattering. This event is to honor the contributions of three recent retirees, John Copley, Bill Kamitakahara, and David Mildner. We will celebrate their contributions to neutron scattering at NIST and look ahead to how they have laid the groundwork for future advances. This full-day event will be held on February 18, 2016 at the NIST Center for Neutron Research and consist of a dozen talks by scientists whose research was and is enabled/impacted by our honorees. The event will conclude with a dinner and presentation at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian.

We very much hope that you will be able to attend this celebration. Please note that we have rather short notice to finalize the organization and there will be a cutoff date for the hotel. Registration is encouraged ASAP since it will help us estimate final numbers.

Registration

The cost of the event is $156 which will include coffee breaks, lunch and the banquet registration.

Registration is available through NIST: CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION

If you are not planning to attend but would like to send some words for any or all of the honorees, please send an email to: .

Organiser

NIST Center for Neutron Research

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17. February 2016 10th Anniversary of the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS)
17. February 2016 10th Anniversary of the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS)Location

FZ Auditorium, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Description

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS), ceremonial addresses and a scientific lecture will be held on Wednesday, 17th February, 2016. Friends and associates of the JCNS are cordially invited to attend this event.

Neutron physics has continued to play an important role in Jülich ever since the foundation of the former nuclear research centre 60 years ago. Prior to the shut-down of the Jülich research reactor FRJ-2 (“DIDO”), the JCNS was founded in February 2006 as a distributed neutron research centre without its own neutron source. For the last ten years, JCNS has successfully developed and operated world-class neutron scattering instruments at the best neutron sources worldwide, thus providing access to state-of-the-art experimental facilities in neutron science for both German and international user communities.

JCNS in-house research focuses on correlated electron systems and nanomagnetism as well as soft matter and biophysics. Neutrons for energy is soon to become a third pillar of research. In these areas of expertise, JCNS offers external users expert support on world-class instruments with a specialized sample environment and ancillary laboratory access.

Organiser

Forschungszentrum Jülich

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16. February 2016 - 18. February 2016 IKON10 - The Tenth In-Kind Contributions Meeting for Neutron Science for ESS
16. February 2016 - 18. February 2016 IKON10 - The Tenth In-Kind Contributions Meeting for Neutron Science for ESSLocation

Lindner Congress Hotel Düsseldorf and Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Description

The IKON meetings are a regular forum centered around the design and construction of the ESS neutron instruments and their associated support facilities.

By bringing together current and future partners, the meetings aim to provide an overview on the various activities and fertilise exchange that is vital to our success.
Scientists from ESS member countries currently not engaged in in-kind activities but interested in joining are encouraged to participate.

Organiser

ESS

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10. February 2016 - 12. February 2016 RMCProfile Workshop
10. February 2016 - 12. February 2016 RMCProfile WorkshopLocation

Spallation Neutron Source, Oak Ridge, USA

Description

Half of the workshop will be focused on providing hands-on training with RMCP software, with the balance focused on providing a technical foundation and highlighting exemplary work in the community. The final day of the workshop will interface participants with a panel of experts focused on defining challenges and future directions. We are aiming to attract graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and early career scientists to the tutorial, science, and panel portions of the program, as well as more senior experts for the science and panel portions.

We will select 30 participants for the tutorial portion of the workshop. Selected applicants will be notified on or before December 21.

Please see the attached flier for details.

Organiser

ORNL

Contact
Name

Katharine Page, Igor Levin, and Matthew Tucker

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