[Neutron] NCNR Summer School

Hernandez, Yamali (Fed) yamali.hernandez at nist.gov
Mon Mar 21 17:11:39 CET 2016

A one-week "Summer School on Methods and Applications of Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Neutron Reflectometry" will be held June 27 - July 1, 2016 at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR).  For information about the summer school go to

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.

For further information, and/or to apply, please go to

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.

Yamali Hernandez and Yiming Qiu
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 6102
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-6102
Tel: (301)975-5295 (YH), (301)975-3274 (YQ)

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