19. June 2018 - 23. June 2018 2018 Summer School on the Fundamentals of Neutron Scattering

Gaithersburg, MD, USA


The twenty-fourth annual Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering (CHRNS) “Summer School on Methods and Applications of Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Neutron Reflectivity” will be held from Tuesday, June 19 to Saturday, June 23, 2018. This year’s summer school is devoted to methods and applications of small angle neutron scattering (SANS) and neutron reflectometry (NR) techniques.

The school is targeted at those with little or no previous experience with neutron scattering methods. The combination of introductory lectures and training in scattering techniques will provide participants with a unique opportunity to become familiar with neutron scattering methods and their application to current research topics.

Attendance for the summer school is limited to 35 students and to people affiliated with US universities and US industry.

The Summer School is sponsored by the NCNR and by the National Science Foundation under the Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering (CHRNS) cooperative agreement number DMR-1508249. Financial support for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty may be requested on the summer school application form.

Seven instruments will be featured in this year’s summer school, 4 SANS instruments and 3 NR instruments. The SANS instruments featured will be NGB 30 meter SANS, NGB 10 meter SANS, NG7 30 meter SANS and BT5 USANS. The NR instruments featured will be the NGD Off-Specular Reflectometer, NGD Polarized Beam Reflectometer/Diffractometer and NG7 Horizontal Sample NR.

Immediately following the summer school, the American Conference on Neutron Scattering (ACNS) will be held at The Hotel at the University of Maryland, College Park, from June 24-28, 2018. Summer school students who submit an abstract to the ACNS can request financial assistance (subject to availability of funds) for subsidized housing, reimbursement of the registration fee, and bus transportation to the conference. The ACNS encourages submission of abstracts on investigations that utilize or have the potential to utilize neutron techniques.

ACNS Abstract Deadline: March 9th, 2018.
The deadline for submitting summer school applications is midnight on April 2, 2018.

For additional information, please visit the ACNS conference website.


NIST Center for Neutron Research National Institute of Standards and Technology

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