neutron optics KUMATORI'96

Yuji KAWABATA kawabata at
Mon Sep 4 12:34:36 CDT 1995

Dear neutron colleagues
I send you our symposium information.
Please inform the neutron community of our symposium on Neutron Optics.
Thank you.
                Yuji KAWABATA,  Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University
                                E-mai ; kawabata at


        - NOK '96 -       


Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University
Kumatori, Osaka, Japan

19-21 March 1996

Second Announcement and Call for Papers

The Symposium will have invited and contributed talks, and also poster
presentations. All scientific sessions will take place in Research 
Reactor Institute, Kyoto University, at Kumatori. Plenary sessions 
will be held in the main hall of the Reactor Utilization Center of 
the Institute. Parallel and poster sessions will take place in 
conference rooms of the Institute.

The sessions will be organized from the following topics:
  1. Fundamental physics of neutron optics
  2. Neutron interferometry
  3. Neutron reflectometry
  4. Optics of VCN and UCN
  5. Optics of polarized neutrons
  6. New techniques in neutron optics
  7. Very low energy neutron sources
  8. Other recent developments in neutron optics


It is our honor to introduce our planning to invite a special guest 
speaker, Prof. Clifford G.Shull of MIT.  As well known, he won 
the 1994 Nobel Prize in physics. This exciting news in the Fall 
of 1994 gave us a great impression of the developing field of 
neutron science.  We are expecting his special talk about his 
own research history on neutron optics. 
Further, the following speakers have accepted invitations to deliver 
invited lectures.

  V.F.Sears   (Chalk River)       Fundamentals of neutron optics
  V.K.Ignatovich  (Dubna)         Multiple wave scattering and
                                  optical potential
  M.Namiki  (Waseda)              Quantum mechanical observation
  S.A.Werner  (Missouri)          Gravitational quantum phase 
                                  shifts in neutron interferometry
  H.Rauch  (Vienna)               Quantum mechanism in neutron 
  A.Steyerl  (Rhode Island)       Fundamental physics with 
                                  ultracold neutrons
  T.Ebisawa  (Kumatori)           Very cold neutron optics 
  M.Utsuro  (Kumatori)            UCN bottle for neutron decay 
  A.Schreyer * (Bochum)           Polarized neutron reflectometry
                                  on magnetic superlattices
  G.Badurek  (Vienna)             Polarized neutron interferometry
  Y.Endoh  (Tohoku)               Neutron depolarization 
  R. Gaehler  (Munich)            Neutron resonance spin echo
  N.Achiwa  (Kyushu)              Neutron spin echo optics
  P.Geltenbort *  (Grenoble)      Review of VCN & UCN sources
  T.Takahashi  (Tokyo)            Optics in single crystals
                                          [ * : to be ascertained ]
A few other invitations are outstanding.

  W.Drexel              ILL
  V.K.Ignatovich        JINR Dubna
  C.F.Majkrzak  NIST
  F.Mezei               HMI
  H.Rauch               AIAuU
  A.Steyerl             URI

Abstracts (1 original and 3 copies) of papers for presentation should 
be written in English and sent, together with an Abstract Submission 
Form filled, to the address below by 31 October 1995.
        Dr. Y.Kawabata
        Program Committee
        Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University,
        Kumatori-cho, Sennan-gun, Osaka 590-04
The abstract booklet to be issued at the Symposium will be reproduced 
by direct photo reduction of the submitted text.  It is important that 
the following guidelines for the preparation of abstracts should be kept.

1. All text should be fit into a box of length 18cm and width 14cm, and 
should be prepared using a high resolution printer or a typewriter on a 
good quality A4 size paper with 35mm top and left margins.
2. The TITLE should be given in BLOCK CAPITALS at the top of the 
page and should be centered in the text frame.
3. The authors' names should follow after TWO line spaces and should 
not be indented.  The presenting author's name should be underlined.
4. After a further ONE line space, the authors' affiliations should be 
given,  again not indented.
5. After TWO further spaces, the text of the abstracts should be typed 
in SINGLE line spacing, using at least 12 pt typeface. Paragraphs 
should not be indented.
6. After the text, and OUTSIDE the text frame, authors should indicate: 
At the bottom left the suggested session for the paper, chosen from the 
list of topics given in page 1 with number. At the bottom right the 
name and address of the author to whom further correspondence should 
be addressed.
Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be given 20 November 1995.

The proceedings of NOK'96 will be published by Physical Society of Japan
as a supplement of the Journal of Physical Society of Japan. 
Instruction will be sent together with the notification of acceptance 
of abstracts.  All papers should be written in English and will be 
refereed.  The length of invited and contributed papers should not 
exceed 6 and 4 printed pages, respectively.
The deadline for the paper submission will be  20 January, 1996.

NEUTRON OPTICS KUMATORI'96 is supported by the Ministry of 
Education, Science and Culture of Japanese Government, and will be 
held as one of the scientific events on the re-organization of the 
Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University.

The standard fee for participants is 15,000 yen including the buffet 
reception, light refreshments during the Symposium and the Proceedings 
of the Symposium. The registration fee for students is 8,000 yen, and 
it is free for accompanying persons.  
The fee should be paid by cash in Japanese yen at the Symposium 
Registration Desk, where the abstract booklets are to be issued.
All the participants should fill a Symposium Registration Form enclosed
and send it to the Symposium Secretary by 31 October, 1995.

The Symposium will be held in the hall of the Reactor Utilization 
Center and the conference rooms of the Research Reactor Institute, 
Kyoto Univ. which is located in 2.5 km south from the Kumatori Stn. of 
Japan Railway (JR).

There will be technical exhibitions at the Symposium. Companies or 
organizations wishing to exhibit samples of neutron devices or panels 
on the technical developments should contact the Symposium 

Participants are expected to stay in two hotels near Kumatori.
One is "Holiday Inn Kansai International Airport" and the other is 
"Hotel New Yutaka".  The former is one of middle class hotels and 
there's no problem in communicating by English at the reception desk of 
the hotel.  The latter, on the other hand, is rather a casual hotel 
whose rooms are comfortable for the charges.  Each room of both 
hotels has a bath room. The special discount (-10 %) rates with 
breakfast each of which includes tax and service charge are as 
                      HOLIDAY INN   HOTEL NEW YUTAKA 
         EXECUTIVE      \ 18,062          --------           
          SINGLE        \ 14,492        \  7,000   
           TWIN         \ 24,905        \ 15,000      
Young researchers ― students and young postdoctoral scientists can
stay at the dormitory in the Institute(¥ 850 per night) if necessary, 
possibly in sharing twin or triple beds rooms.  
All the participants who want to reserve the hotels should fill one 
of the Hotel Reservation Forms enclosed and send it directly to each 
hotel by December 15, 1995.

Most participants from abroad will arrive at either the Tokyo 
International Airport(Narita) or the Kansai International Airport 
(KIX).  Domestic flights or Japan Railways connect both airports. 
Kumatori where NOK'96 is to be held locates very close to the 
Kansai Int. Airport (about 15 min. by a JR train).

Lunches from March, 19 to 21 will be available at the Symposium 
Center.  Tickets should be purchased in advance.  Breakfast and 
supper on every day can be taken at each hotel.

A valid passport is sufficient in most cases to allow entry to Japan.  
In some cases, however, an entry visa is required, and participants are 
invited to inquire well in advance, whether visas are necessary.

The normal weather of Kansai area in March is cool and sometimes 
rather cold (the highest temperature:18℃, the lowest: 2℃,  the 
probability of rainfall:40%). It is the month of approaching to the 
flower season from cold winds.

The Local Committee is planning a one-day-trip to the ancient capital  
NARA where one can enjoy old temples and a lot of Buddha sculptures 
on March 22. Participants of the trip will have to pay some extra 
Any other special arrangements for the accompanying guests are not 
planning. However, participants should not hesitate to ask the 
Committee for any advice about personal trips or others.

   Y.Maeda      (Director of KURRI;
                 General Chairman)
   M.Utsuro     (KURRI; Chairman)
   A.Yamaguchi  (Tohoku U.)
   N.Onishi     (JAERI)
   N.Inoue      (U. of Tokyo)
   T.Takahashi  (ISSP, U. of Tokyo)
   M.Namiki     (Waseda U.)
   N.Achiwa     (Kyushu U.)
   Y.Iwata      (KURRI; Treasurer)
   H.Utsumi     (KURRI)
   K.Kanda      (KURRI)
 Local Members
   Y.Kawabata   (KURRI; Secretary & Program)
   S.Kawano     (KURRI; Publications)
   T.Akiyoshi   (KURRI; KUR Visit & 
                 Social Program)
   T.Ebisawa    (KURRI; Exhibition & 
                 Local Arrangement)

  Deadline for Abstracts        31      October       1995
  Deadline for Papers           20      January       1996
  Final Announcement             1      February      1996
  Symposium                  19-21      March         1996

   The Symposium Secretary
   Dr. Y.Kawabata
   Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University,
   Kumatori-cho, Sennan-gun, Osaka 590-04
   TEL  : +81-724-52-0901
   FAX  : +81-724-53-8149
   E-mail : nok96 at
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