WS on Slow Dynamics of Soft-matter and Biological Macromolecules

Masatoshi ARAI masatoshi.arai at
Thu Jan 24 19:46:37 CST 2002

Dear Colleagues,

We announce;

Workshop on Slow Dynamics of Soft-matter and Biological Macromolecules
studied by Neutron Scattering

2002, 7-8 March, High Energy Research Organization(KEK), Bldg4 1F Seminar

This is an internal workshop to discuss science and instruments for
studying slow dynamics of Soft-matter and Biological macromolecules by
neutron scattering.  High Intensity Proton Accelerator project has been
started since this year, 2001, in Japan and will be completed in 2006.
1MW pulsed neutron source is one of the facilities in the project and
will give a very nice opportunity to study the structure and dynamics of
materials in a very wide energy-momentum space with a high accuracy.
We are now discussing science to be achieved and required instruments
in the 1MW pulsed neutron facility.  Among disciplines, both of the
soft-matter science and the life science will become one of the most
topical sciences in the future in general.  Hence, it is very important
and timely to discuss the future trend of those disciplines and required
instruments in neutron scattering facility.  In this workshop we will focus
on dynamical aspects of soft-matter and biological macromolecules, which
govern the function of these materials.  Important energy range for the
study will be from neV to eV range which can be achieved by neutron spin
echo instrument and other inelastic scattering instruments, respectively.
The speakers are chosen from outstanding scientists and instrument
scientists from all over the world.
We are planning the workshop to be of reasonable size with about 30
participants for intensive discussion with an ample time.

If you are interested in this workshop, please contact the workshop
Secretary N.Torikai (KEK) naoya.torikai at  We will send you
the detailed information on this workshop.

Invited speakers:
Slow Dynamics of soft-matter
1) R.Zorn (Juelich)
2) Bela Farago (ILL)
3) A.Sokolov(Akron Univ.)
4) T.Kanaya (Kyoto Univ.)
5) Yamamuro (Osaka Univ.):
6) Koizumi (JAERI)
7) Seto (Hiroshima Univ.)

 Protein Dynamics 

1) D. Middendorf(Oxford Univ.)
2) J.Perez (Univ. Paris-Sud)
3) A.Deriu (Univ. di Parma)
4) M.Weik (Utrecht Univ)
5) Kidera (Yokohama City Univ.) (yet confirmed)
6) Kitao (Kyoto Univ.) (yet confirmed)
7) Niimura (JAERI) & Shibata (Tohoku Univ.)

1) S.Bennington (RAL): Chopper Instrument
2) K.Anderson (RAL): Backscattering Instrument
3) S.Parker (RAL) : Inverted Geometry Instrument
4) U.Steigenberger (RAL) (yet confirmed)

  Neutron Science Laboratory,
  High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)
  Center for Neutron Science,
  Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI)

Masatoshi ARAI
Institute of Materials Structure Science
High Energy Accelerator Research Organisation
1-1 Oho, Tsukuba 305-0801, Japan
TEL 0298-64-5613, FAX 0298-64-3202
Mobile 090-6567-6755
E-mail masatoshi.arai at

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