[Neutron] Last days to register to Flipper2013 - Single-Crystal Diffraction with Polarised Neutrons
stunault at ill.fr
Tue Nov 27 14:11:20 CET 2012
The registration and abstract submission to the Flipper2013, workshop on Single-Crystal Diffraction with Polarised Neutrons
are open until November 30, 2012.
The workshop will take place at the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, France, on January 23-25, 2013
Scope of the workshop
The enhanced contrast between the magnetic and nuclear signals in polarised neutron diffraction was first demonstrated in the milestone experiment by Shull, Nathans and colleagues in the late 1950s. The first measurements were then steadily developed over the following decades into the flipping-ratio technique for the experimental determination of magnetic form factors and mapping out of spin density in metals and intermetallics. Simultaneously, polarization analysis techniques were also developed, allowing the unambiguous separation of nuclear, magnetic and nuclear spin-incoherent scattering contributions as well as the determination of the directional components of the sublattice magnetization.
Continuous improvements in instrumentation and analysis techniques, for example the progress in polarimetry and xyz polarization analysis, have lead to new applications of polarised neutron diffraction, addressing an increasingly wider range of scientific puzzles in physics, chemistry, material science and biology. Recent topics include: the exploration of spin densities in smart materials, such as giant-magnetoresistant oxides, magnetic shape memory alloys, single molecule magnets and multiferroics; the solution to complex magnetic structures, including chirality problems; the separation of short-ranged magnetic and nuclear correlations in frustrated systems; and the measurement of spin susceptibility in superconductors.
To continue to spread the interest in polarised-neutron diffraction amongst the different scientific communities, a three-day International Workshop on Single-Crystal Diffraction with Polarised Neutrons will be held at the ILL in Grenoble on January 23-25, 2013, with emphasis on scientific applications, and the promise of new applications
For more information and regular updates, please visit our website: http://www.ill.eu/news-events/events/flipper-2013/
For any inquiries, you can contact us at flipper2013 at ill.eu
The Flipper2013 local organising committee:
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