[Neutron] Summer School on Methods and Applications of Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Reflectometry

Hernandez, Yamali yamali.hernondez at nist.gov
Wed Mar 3 17:51:08 CET 2010

A one-week "Summer School on Methods and Applications of Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Reflectometry" will be held May 10-14 2010 at the NIST Center for Neutron Research.  For information about the summer school go to http://www.ncnr.nist.gov/summerschool/ss10.

This school provides participants the opportunity to learn about small angle neutron scattering (SANS) and neutron reflectometry (NR) at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR).  These powerful experimental techniques are used by researchers in a variety of scientific disciplines to probe the microstructure of materials at length scales of approximately 1-1000 nm.  The NCNR is home to world class SANS, USANS (Ultra Small Angle Neutron Scattering), and NR instruments which are available to any qualified researchers through the NCNR's peer review proposal system.  This school emphasizes hands-on experimental training in the use of SANS, USANS and NR, 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, magnetism, and structural biology.  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 32 participants, and only applicants from North American institutions will be accepted.

For further information, and/or to apply, please go to http://www.ncnr.nist.gov/summerschool/ss10. Early application is advised since attendance is strictly limited: typically we receive many more applications than the maximum number of participants.  Deadline: April 1, 2010.

Yamali Hernandez and Antonio Faraone
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 6102
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-6102
Tel: (301)975-5295 (YH), (301)975-5254 (AF)
FAX: (301)921-9847

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