Neutronsources | Workshop en-us Copyright (C) 4th Workshop Energy for Sustainable Science at Research Infrastructures 23.11.2017 - 24. 11.2017 - Extreme light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics, in collaboration with The European Organization for Nuclear Research, The European Association of National Research Facilities, The European Spallation Source, and The Accelerator Research and Innovation for European Science and Society, will host on 23-24 November 2017, in Magurele, the forth Workshop on Energy for Sustainable Science at Research Infrastructures Facilities.Volatile energy costs, a tight budget climate and increasing environmental concerns are all inciting large-scale research facilities across the globe to devise mid- and long-term strategies for sustainable developments at their research infrastructures, including the aim for reliable, affordable and carbon-neutral energy supplies.This workshop will bring together international sustainability experts, stakeholders and representatives from research facilities and future research infrastructure projects all over the world.One of the main goals of this event is to identify the challenges, best practices and policies to develop and implement sustainable solutions at research infrastructures. This includes the increase of energy efficiencies, energy system optimizations, storage and savings, implementation and management issues as well as the review of challenges represented by potential future technological solutions and the tools for effective collaboration.Some of the main topics to be discussed are: Energy Management at Laboratories Energy Efficiency Energy Recovery Advanced Energy Technologies and Future RDThis workshop is the latest event of the series Energy for Sustainable Science at Research Infrastructures that is organized by ERF, CERN, ESS and ARIES, holding biennial workshops at various places. Neutrons Matter VII International Workshop on Electron-volt Neutron Spectroscopy 07.11.2017 - 08. 11.2017 - ScopeNeutrons Matter, the seventh edition of the International Workshop on Electron-volt Neutron Spectroscopy, celebrates the 85th anniversary of the discovery of the neutron by James Chadwick, and the 80th anniversary of the patent issued by the Ministero delle Corporazioni on 27th October 1937 to Enrico Fermi for the use of neutrons to enhance artificial radioactivity. The last discovery took place at the Istituto di Fisica di Via Panisperna at the very heart of Rome. Following a successful sixth edition of this workshop series in the United Kingdom in 2014, we aim to bring to the fore and highlight the most recent and quite exciting advances in the field, with an emphasis on the use of the technique across condensed matter research, as well as the concurrent use of contemporary computational materials modelling. The workshop will be held in Rome, in the beautiful setting of Villa Wolkonsky and at the Centro Fermi Museo Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi.NEUTRONS MATTER PrizeA prize will be awarded to the best poster presented by an early-career researcher. All posters will be considered for the NEUTRONS MATTER Prize 2017. The award, sponsored by Centro Fermi and SoNS, will be assigned during the event. Rules to be considered for this award: The early-career researcher is one of the author of the poster The early-career researcher is the presenter of the workImportant dates Application and request of hotel reservation deadline: 25th September 2017 Abstract submission deadline: 27th September 2017 Notification of abstract acceptance: 15th October 2017 GeCatS Infoday Synchrotron Radiation and Neutrons for Catalysis, Materials Research and Development 22.10.2017 - Synchrotron radiation and neutrons play an important role for understanding catalytic reactions and controlling material properties. The GeCatS information day aims to give an overview of the latest research in these fields. The workshop will bring together new and established users from academia, large scale facilities and industry.How do catalysts, fuel cells, batteries or sensors work on an atomic mesoscopic and macroscopic scale What kind of changes occur under reaction conditions with gas exposure, temperature, time or with start up or interruption of the reactionThese questions are of high relevance for the knowledge-based development of catalysts and new materials and, in particular, inspire breakthrough innovations, equally in academic and industrial research.Synchrotron radiation and neutrons play an important role for understanding catalytic reactions and controlling material properties. The GeCatS information day aims to give an overview of the latest research in these fields. It is intended to promote the exchange and provide a platform for new and strengthened collaborations at both academic and industrial levels. We will bring together new and established users from academia, large scale facilities and industry.Synchrotron radiation and neutron sources offer completely new insight. It is not only possible to obtain atomic structural information on functional materials but also to generate an image from the molecular system to the reactor or a battery. Thanks to new beamlines at synchrotron radiation sources, higher brilliance and tremendously improved computer power, tomographic images and 3D-investigations can now be obtained over many orders of length scales. In addition, processes can be directly followed, for example, the preparation of materials as well as the life of a catalyst under reaction conditions, i.e. in gas, liquid or high pressure environment. Another very important aspect is the tracking of temporal changes: new research approaches allow the data acquisition in the ms area, pump-probe experiments and X-ray lasers face even much shorter temporal information down to the fs range. Such facilities are also highly interesting for industrial research and have great future potential. Many methodological synergies between synchrotron and neutron measurement techniques are currently available and lab infrastructure already exists to some extent, or is presently put into position. With the construction of FLASH and XFEL as well as the upgrade of BESSY or PETRA III, completely new possibilities arise in Germany and with MAXIV, ESRF, ILL, ISIS upgrades and the ESS at European level. Now it is important to familiarize the fundamental sciences and applied disciplines equally with the new potential created in recent years and to tap them as best as possible. The techniques and new potentials will only be used optimally if the right infrastructure is established and scientific questions are addressed and tackled in the right way.Gain an overview of the possibilities. Get involved in this discussion and shape the future. JCNS Workshop 2017 - Trends and Perspectives in Neutron Instrumentation: Probing Structure and Dynamics at Interfaces and Surfaces 10.10.2017 - 13. 10.2017 - Evolution of structure and composition at interfaces between materials affects a large variety of intrinsic and functional parameters defining interaction and reaction schemes. The analytical techniques capable of exploring the interfaces are still very limited, and more often only ex situ studies are performed. Neutron techniques are capable of operando studies of interfaces, of visualization of buried interfaces and interactions and of probing interfacial kinetics and dynamics. They have become an extensively growing field of research.The JCNS Workshop 2017 held in Tutzing, Germany on 10-13 October, 2017, aims at highlighting recent approaches and developing ideas on the adaptation of neutron reflectometry, small angle neutron scattering, neutron spectroscopy, neutron imaging and depth profiling and neutron spin echo spectroscopy.The workshop will discuss current requirements and developments in probing surfaces and interfaces using such techniques. In particular the workshop is devoted to novel and upcoming experimental opportunities with various new instruments in operation or planned at neutron facilities to discuss the scientific options and capabilities in this area.The topics will include Surfaces and Interfaces Magnetic Interfaces Nanostructured Surfaces Solid-Liquid Interfaces Adsorption and Adhesion Liquid-Liquid Interfaces Membranes Neutron Reflectometry Grazing Incidence Neutron Scattering Small Angle Neutron Scattering Time-of-flight Spectroscopy Elastic and Inelastic Scattering High Resolution Spectroscopy and NSE Neutron Depth Profiling and Imaging Time Resolved and In-situ Measurements Modelling and SimulationThe conference is organized by the Jlich Centre for Neutron Science JCNS, Forschungszentrum Jlich. SON2017 - Complementarity between Optics and Neutron spectroscopy in the THz domain 19.06.2017 - 20. 06.2017 - The group SON - Spectroscopy Optique et Neutronique, which is a subdivision of the French Division de Chimie-Physique, is glad to welcome you to its second workshop entitled:Complementarity between Optics and Neutron spectroscopy in the THz domain SON2017which will be held in Grenoble on June 19th -20th 2017.The group, created in 2015, aims at promoting the complementarity between optical and neutron scattering techniques for spectroscopic studies. The field of applications therefore concerns all the systems in which vibrational, rotational and translational spectroscopic information are valuable: materials, nanoscience, chemiometry, environmental science, magnetism, electrochemistryMore information about the group can be found on the website :http:divchimiephysique.wixsite.comsitedcpspectroscopie-optique-et-neutronique:http:divchimiephysique.wixsite.comsitedcpspectroscopie-optique-et-neutroniqueThe main activity is therefore to stimulate exchanges and education of researchers to whom complementary information would help in scientific questions. The first workshop was organized on June 7-8th in Lille on Materials and environments : https:lasir.univ-lille1.frpage_id8554:https:lasir.univ-lille1.frpage_id8554The present workshop will focus on technical aspects concerning the THz range. Important developments were made in the last 10 years in the field of optical techniques enabling to reach this spectral rage 0.1-10 THz, time-domain THz, a frequency domain also covered by INS and QENS. A rigorous confrontation of experimental observables obtained with both techniques, and emphasis of the complementarity in various scientific domains is the purpose of the workshop.The workshop will be organized in 5 distinct sessions, all opened by an invited pedagogical talk: Instrumentation Liquids Soft matter and biology Materials MagnetismA poster session will also be planned to favor exchanges. The official language will be English, and workshop will take place in the LIPhy laboratory:http:www-liphy.ujf-grenoble.frlangen, on the Saint Martin dHres campus.The deadline for oral communication submission is extended to May 10th, deadline for registration is June 1st. Atomistic Modeling on Neutron Scattering 07.06.2017 - 09. 06.2017 - As the materials being studied by neutron techniques become more complex, the link between computer modeling and experimental data is becoming increasingly important. However, the access to the most suitable and state-of-the-art modeling techniques is generally limited by an individual experimental scientists lack of modeling experience and local expertise. This creates an energy barrier to the most suitable and detailed data analysis that is often not overcome.Neutron scattering, and in particular inelastic neutron scattering is very amenable to computer modeling. Furthermore, in the majority of cases, the interpretation of experimental spectra is not possible without the use of computer simulations. This workshop will bring together atomistic modeling experts with neutron scattering users to teach the modeling techniques and also provide the opportunity for the two communities to discuss current limitations, new capabilities, and future developments. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on tutorials, the participants will be introduced to Density Functional Theory DFT calculation methods with particular emphasis on vibrational analysis. The examples and practical sessions will use CASTEP and CP2K. We will also present the newly released OClimax software for modeling inelastic neutron scattering INS dataOClimax can generate the spectra of direct and indirect geometries for INS spectrometers from the output of ab-initio calculations.This workshop will also be an opportunity to discuss current research projects with modeling experts to find the best solutions to their problems or indeed inspire new solutions and methods. Go to http:conference.sns.govatomistic:http:conference.sns.govatomistic to register. There is no registration fee, meals will be provided, and the government rate and room-sharing options will be offered at our guest house on a first come first served basis as rooms are limited. You are welcome to book your own accommodations. Additional hotel options are listed under Travel Information. Unfortunately, we cannot provide travel support to attend this workshop.Topics Covered Introduction to electronic structure calculations and DFT Plane waves and localized basis sets methodologies Use of CASTEP and CP2K Vibrational analysis using DFT Calculation of INS spectra using OClimax codePresenters Keith Refson, Royal Holloway, UK Greg Schenter, PNNL, US Shaun Kathmann, PNNL, US 8th workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology 05.06.2017 - 09. 06.2017 - The unique potential of neutron scattering in structural biology arises from the strong interaction of neutrons with hydrogen H and its deuterium D isotope. This property makes the information available from neutron scattering unique and a valuable complement to data obtained from other structural techniques. Individual hydrogendeuterium atoms are visualized in neutron density maps from crystallographic data at the resolution typical of most protein structures 2.0 -2.5 .Using HD exchange and contrast variation, proteins and nucleic acids are sequentially modeled and mapped in large biological complexes using small angle neutron scattering, protein-membrane interactions are revealed using Reflectometry and protein and water dynamics measured using spectroscopy.The workshop includes a symposium, lectures and tutorials and tours of the High Flux Isotope reactor and Spallation Neutron Source, the worlds leading neutron research facilities.The workshop is designed for graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and faculty with knowledge of protein function and structure but no or limited experience of neutron sciences.Subjects include: Crystallography Small Angle Scattering Reflectometry Spectroscopy Imaging Labeling techniquesApplication deadline: April 22, 2017 How to apply:https:conference.sns.govevent66page2 Public Awareness of Research Infrastructures II 29.05.2017 - 30. 05.2017 - Communicating the importance of science to societyScience is exciting, enlightening, complex, fundamental, precise, logical, and creative, all at the same time. However, for the public to get in touch with it and understand why it encompasses all these concepts, efforts need to be made to bridge science and society. With this aim, communication teams at research infrastructures work with a range of methods and channels. They make complex information more tangible and disseminate it as broadly as possible so that the public can understand and be engaged.This conference aims to be a hands-on forum for communication officers and public relations staff to share their experiences and expertise. The aim is that participants return home with new ideas for their work, by learning how and with which means other research institutions are communicating the importance of science and of research infrastructures to society.Deadline for abstract submission: February 10, 2017 Deuteration for Neutron Scattering DEUNET Workshop 15.05.2017 - 17. 05.2017 - Deuteration underpins the ability of neutron scattering techniques to elucidate the structure and dynamics of complex multicomponent materials that are typical in soft condensed matter and life sciences. With a wide range of advanced neutron facilities and instruments either in place or under development across Europe, it is of crucial importance that a strong emphasis is also placed on preparing deuterated samples that will maximise the quality and impact of current and future research. This workshop, organized jointly by the STFC Deuteration facility and the DEUNET European chemical deuteration network, brings together the user community with existing and developing deuteration laboratories to present recent advances in soft matter and life sciences and to discuss the needs to development of new methods, materials and deuteration services to fully leverage the investments made in neutron instrumentation in Europe.The workshop will consist of a series of talks by user groups presenting their science using deuteration and neutrons, as well as presentation of the current capabilities and work done at the participating deuteration laboratories.The workshop will collect valuable input from the user community on current and future deuteration needs for the DEUNET collaboration funded by the SINE2020 project Read more about the DEUNET at is now open and limited to 60 participants. Abstracts for posters are welcome until the 2nd April 2017. Tripple axis resolution workshop 03.04.2017 - 04. 04.2017 - The quantum phenomena group of the MLZ organizes a workshop on software used for calculating the resolution function of a triple axis spectrometer and convoluting the data with models.In the first day we want to discuss the different approaches to the triple axis resolution and the software using this methods. In the second day we will work with examples using the different software packages.The main software packages will be RESTRAX http:neutron.ujf.cas.czrestrax:http:neutron.ujf.cas.czrestrax and Takin http:www.sciencedirect.comsciencearticlepiiS2352711016300152:http:www.sciencedirect.comsciencearticlepiiS2352711016300152. This workshop is intended for users of triple axis instruments for giving them support in evaluating their measurements. Furthermore we plan also to discuss together future developments for a better understanding of more complicated resolution approaches.There is only place for 20 participants, so please register if you are interested as soon as possible, latest by February, 28. Australasian Soft Matter Scattering Workshop 2017 06.02.2017 - 09. 02.2017 - Scattering techniques offer a unique non-destructive statistical perspective on structure and spatial arrangements of structure in soft condensed matter at length-scales ranging from nm to 10s of microns. As such the techniques are powerfull characterisation tools in biology, polymer and materials science, biochemical sciences and in colloidal domain. This workshop follows on a series of meetings aiming to introduce researchers to a range of scattering techniques, with emphasis on their application to diverse areas of research in soft matter. This years meeting will take place at ANSTO.The workshop is suitable for experienced researchers, ECRs and post-docs and PhDHonours students.There will be opportunities for students to present posters of their research, even if they are not related to scattering - this will allow people to get feedback from experts on how the techniques discussed in the workshop may benefit their research.The overall themes of the workshop are: Research seminars highlighting how these techniques have been applied to soft matter research. Introduction to scattering formalism applied to pulsed field gradient NMR, neutron, X-ray and light scattering techniques. Experimental practice. Practical sessions on Quokka SANS, Bilby time of flight SANS, Kookaburra USANS, Platypus neutron reflectivity and Sika membrane diffraction. Data reduction, analysis and interpretation. The practicalities of accessing instrumentation, both laboratory based and at major facilities. Horace SpinW Workshop 30.01.2017 - 03. 02.2017 - Another training course on how to get the most out of the Horace software package will be held, and this time it will be a joint workshop with the SpinW team. The course will be split into two parts, with 2 days spent on Horace and 2.5 days spent on SpinW. Participants may attend either or both of the two workshops. The courses will therefore cover all aspects of Horace planning an experiment, data visualisation and corrections, simulations, fitting, and more; and of SpinW introduction to magnetic structures and linear spin wave theory, handling complex magnetic structures, symmetry analysis, fitting inelastic neutron scattering data, etc.. Please note that registration closes at 12:00 GMT on Friday 23rd December, with participants places confirmed shortly after. 37th REIMEI Workshop on Frontiers of Correlated Quantum Matters and Spintronics 13.01.2017 - 17. 01.2017 - In this event, we aim to explore frontiers of condensed matter physics covering correlated electron systems and spintronics. Gathering leading contributors in the fields from Japan, US, China, Taiwan, Europe and Australia, the present five-day event will explore emergent topics in correlated electron materials, unconventional superconductors, magnetism, spin-orbit interaction and spintronics, and seek collaboration and interaction among scientists working in different methods and disciplines. The registration deadline is December 20, 2016 New Trends in Magnetic Structure Determination 12.12.2016 - 16. 12.2016 - Scientific scope:This workshop aims to contribute to the training of scientists in the treatment of neutron diffraction data for magnetic structure determination, putting the stress in the new improved methods and tools made available in the last years. In particular, the methods that make a combined use of magnetic symmetry groups and representational analysis will be shown and practiced both for commensurate and incommensurate structures. The workshop will be based on selected lectures together with intensive hands-on sessions using the most popular computer programs Isodistort, Bilbao Crystallographic Server, FullProf Suite, Jana2006, etc..The lectures and tutorials will provide the essential tools necessary to determine complex magnetic structures, and show the most recent capabilities added to the traditional software.Lectures:The Workshop consists on 5 days dedicated to acquire a general overview of the methods of magnetic structure determination and analysis, in the frame of the specific free software presently available.Participants:The Workshop is intended for PhD students with a basic knowledge on diffraction techniques, magnetism and crystallography, and also for experienced scientists, who wish to get a practical overview of the new important developments in the field that have taken place in the last years. Sixth Niels Bohr International Academy Workshop on ESS Science NBIA6 07.11.2016 - 08. 11.2016 - NBIA6 will focus on the understanding of the complex behavior of water and other molecules under confinement. This is key for a variety of fields ranging from biology and medicine to molecular magnetism.Detailed information and registration form are available athttps:indico.nbi.ku.dkconferenceDisplay.pyconfId930:https:indico.nbi.ku.dkconferenceDisplay.pyconfId930Differently from the successful formula from the last years, NBIA6 will consist of an intensive scientific meeting only. Carefully selected topics of relevance of current interest will be presented and we expect an extensive discussion between experimental and computational scientists.This workshop is sponsored by the Niels Bohr International Academy and the Institut Franais du Sude.The meeting is free of charge but limited to 25 participants. Registration is required.Registration opening day: 03 October 2016Registration deadline: 03 November 2016 McStas workshop at NOBUGS 20.10.2016 - 21. 10.2016 - McStas schoolworkshop in Copenhagen, held in connection with the NOBUGS conference.The event is a two-day school with this tentative program: Thursday morning: McStas for absolute beginners - including intro talk and basic use of the package. Thursday afternoon: Overview of the most important optical components Friday morning: Samples and complete instruments Friday afternoon: Advanced McStas grammar, interfacing with other codes including use of McStas with Mantid.Please consult the NOBUGS conference website at for more information + registration. Workshop on SoNDe application in neutron detection 17.10.2016 - 19. 10.2016 - SoNDe is a project for the development and construction of a high-flux capable neutron detector funded by the European Union within the Horizon 2020 framework. The development focuses on the following specifications: high-flux capability, capable of handling the peak-flux of up-to-date spallation sources gain factor of 20 over current detectors high-resolution of 3 mm by single-pixel technique, below by interpolation high detection efficiency of 80 or more no beam stop necessary, thus enabling investigations with direct beam intensity strategic independence of 3He time-of-flight TOF capability, necessary to exploit maximum flux, with a time resolution in the s regime modularity, improving maintenance characteristics of todays neutron detectors This project includes partners from France Laboratoire Lon-Brillouin, Norway IDEAS and Sweden ESS and Lund University and Germany Forschungszentrum Jlich.This workshop will be dedicated to making the new SoNDe detector concept known within its various user communities. These range from basic research facilities to industry and security applications, where the detection of neutrons or Xrays is needed. During the workshop there will be both presentations by the developers as well as users and a hands-on session, where a working prototype can be examined in working conditions.Further information on the SoNDe project can be found at:http:www.fz-juelich.deicsics-1ENLeistungenESSSoNDe-Projekt_node.html:http:www.fz-juelich.deicsics-1ENLeistungenESSSoNDe-Projekt_node.html Joint Workshop JCNS and Flipper 2016 03.10.2016 - 07. 10.2016 - Modern Trends in Neutron Scattering from Magnetic Systems Single-crystal Diffraction with Polarized NeutronsRecent realizations of emergent quasi-particles such as skyrmions, magnetic monopoles and Weyl fermions in condensed matter have stimulated tremendous research interestsin fundamental studies of quantum materials and nanomagnetism, as well as in realizing their potential applications for future information technology. As unique probe for studying magnetism, neutron scattering matches the entire range of length- and time-scales relevant for many novel magnetic and electronic phenomena. In the present JCNS-Workshop, the current status and future trends in neutron scattering from magnetic systems will be discussed.Single-crystal diffraction with polarized neutrons addresses challenging scientific problems related to magnetic ordering which are often intractable with other methods. The classical applications - spin density mapping, magnetic form factor determination, separation between different scattering contributions are supplemented by topical studies: i direct discrimination between cycloidal, helical and amplitude modulated spin arrangements; ii interplay between crystal and magnetic chirality; iii short range magneticnuclear correlations in frustrated systems; iv local spin anisotropy at the unit cell level. Current trends and method developments will be in the focus of the FLIPPER workshop. RheoSAS 2016: In-situ rheology for neutron and X-ray scattering techniques 19.09.2016 - 21. 09.2016 - The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working in different areas covering topics from rheology of complex systems, structure of liquids at solid-liquid interfaces, structure and dynamics of confined fluids and polymers. Particular interest will be devoted to research on transient structural reorientation of complex fluids in conjunction with the transient rheological material functions. Examples are time resolved small- and large-amplitude oscillatory rheology SAOS and LAOS, respectively, start-up of flow, flow reversal, stress relaxation following steady shear, jump strain.Important dates 01032016 Confirmation of Invited Speakers 21032016 Open contributions Submission Registration 21052016 Deadline for contributions submission 21062016 Communication of accepted contributions 05072016 End of early bird registration 01092016 End of registration 9th International Workshop on Sample Environment at Scattering Facilities 19.09.2016 - 22. 09.2016 - Sample environment support is a vital element in the success of neutron scattering experiments. The 9th International Workshop on Sample Environment will bring together scientists, engineers and technicians, as well as leading suppliers, to exchange experience, form collaborations and discuss new ideas. Abstract Submission Categories1 Low temperature2 Magnetic and electric fields3 High pressure, gas systems and in-situ chemistry4 Soft matter5 Sample manipulation and control6 High temperature7 Scientific applications8 Other 50 Years of Neutron Backscattering Spectroscopy 02.09.2016 - 03. 09.2016 - 50 years ago, in 1966 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz proposed the idea of neutron backscattering for achieving high energy resolution in neutron spectroscopy. The same year Bert Alefeld published his first experiments from a Silicon neutron backscattering setup at the Atomic Egg, the FRM reactor in Garching near Munich. These experiments did show for the first time that the energy resolution of neutron spectroscopy could be extended by two orders into the micro eV range.This great improvement in energy resolution opened the door to previously unseen phenomena as well as the exploration of longer time scale molecular motions in a plethora of systems. Since first results, backscattering spectroscopy with neutrons has contributed to active fundamental research in the fields of life sciences, energy materials, complex systems. It has proved an essential tool to study dynamics in polymers and biological systems, near the glass transition of different types of glass formers, in confinement and near surfaces, of reorientational motions in crystals, of rotational tunnelling and of diffusion in metals and alloys or of spin excitations and nuclear hyperfine splitting.The workshop will start with a historical view on the early times and places of neutron backscattering: the FRM I, Garching, the Dido reactor in Jlich, the Institute Laue-Langevin in Grenoble France and the ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Source in Didcot UK.Looking ahead the workshops aims to showcase the importance of the neutron backscattering technique for scientific progress and the impact of key instrumentation advances, including innovative ideas for backscattering at pulsed neutron sources.The workshop is a satellite meeting of QENS 2016 to be held in Berlin on the 5th-8th September 2016 http:www.helmholtz-berlin.deeventsqens-2016index_de.html:http:www.helmholtz-berlin.deeventsqens-2016index_de.html. Munich offers excellent train and flight connections to Berlin and thus we hope to see many scientists who are interested in high energy resolution in Garching. Magnetic Structure Analysis by Neutron Diffraction Techniques 22.07.2016 - There will be a workshop on Magnetic Structure and Analysis by Neutron Diffraction Techniques at this years American Crystallographic Association meeting in Denver, Colorado this year. The meeting is from July 22-26.The workshop will be structured as a series of lectures in the field of magnetic neutron scattering presented by organizers and invited speakers including Branton Campbell, Huibo Cao, and Clarina Dela Cruz, and hands-on sessions where attendees will be assisted by the organizers. Materials will be provided electronically to the students. Students will be required to install software on their computers before the workshop and will be required to bring their laptops for the workshop. They will be required to have access to a Windows operating system.Preregistration and payment is required. Registration fee for everyone is 110. Computational Approaches to the Structural Modelling of Biological Macromolecules using Small Angle Scattering 22.07.2016 - WK.02 Computational Approaches to the Structural Modelling of Biological Macromolecules using Small-Angle Scattering. This one-day workshop will focus on computational approaches to structural modelling and analysis. In the first session, a brief reprise of fundamental concepts will be provided, with a focus on pitfalls in data acquisition and reduction that can affect subsequent data analysis and modelling. The remainder of the day will be allocated to the hand-on application of the leading software packages to the analysis of solution scatter. This workshop will feature direct participation from the creators of the most prevalent software packages currently used including BIOSAXSEMBL, SIBYLS, CCP-SAS, FoXs and IMP. The participating groups will present their software, including the basis for the algorithms employed, and further deliver guided hands-on tutorials for workshop participants. This approach will introduce and train participants on the appropriate application of these tools, including experimental design, model preparation, comparison of structural models using both SAS and complementary information, validation, and most importantly the limitations of interpretation with regards to the biological conclusions that can be made. The workshop format will include lectures, and a selection of hands-on practical exercises. Students will be expected to bring laptops with appropriate pre-installed software as necessary. Prior to the workshop, a website will be made available containing installation instructions and software for each tutorial. 8th Workshop on Neutron Wavelength Dependent Imaging NEUWAVE- 8 12.06.2016 - 15. 06.2016 - NEUWAVE-8 will provide a forum to discuss the latest scientific, technological, and instrumental advances in energy-selective neutron imaging.The workshop will include the following topics: Wavelength-selective and wavelength-dispersive neutron imaging principles and experimental techniques at steady state and pulsed sources Design, construction and operation of energy-selective neutron imaging set-ups at continuous beam and pulsed sources Detection systems Data analysis and software developments in energy-selective neutron imaging Correction andor exploitation of energy dependent effects in neutron imaging Applications of energy-dependent and energy-selective neutron imaging.NEUWAVE-8 is a workshop to present and discuss new developments, techniques, further innovations, challenges and applications in an open forum with all participants. Following the tradition of the NEUWAVE workshop series, and in the spirit of the first NEUWAVE meeting held in Garching in 2008, NEUWAVE-8 will try encouraging plenty of interactions and discussions between participants. The workshop will therefore start on Sunday 12 July with the traditional hike giving participants opportunities to get to know each other and to hear from each others work ahead of the more formal programme. As for the workshop sessions, we will ask for short presentations and allow ample time for discussions.On the last day of the workshop there will be a tour of the nearby facilities of the ISIS pulsed spallation neutron source on the Harwell Campus. International Workshop on Theoretical and Applied Physics IWTAP-2016 28.05.2016 - 29. 05.2016 - The purpose of the workshop is to provide a public forum for researchersfrom academia, defence, government and industry to present, exchange ideas and discuss developments in Theoretical and Applied Physics. Magnetic Structure Determination from Neutron Diffraction 23.05.2016 - 26. 05.2016 - The biennial Magnetic Structure Determination Workshop from Neutron Diffraction, organized by the Quantum Condensed Matter Division, Neutron Sciences Directorate of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will be hosted this year at the Florida State University - Tallahassee, Florida on May 23-26, 2016.The workshop will consist of lectures and practical hands-on sessions that will cover the Symmetry analysis using representation theory, refinement strategies using Fullprof Suite, magnetic structure determination from powder constant wavelength and time-of-flight data and single crystal data, and simulated annealing approach for structure solution. Confirmed list of tutors includes: Juan Rodriguez-Carvajal ILL, Andrew Wills UCL-Chemistry, William Ratliff NCNR, Ovidiu Garlea, Clarina dela Cruz, Stuart Calder and Huibo CaoORNL. Registration is free but the number of participants to the workshop is strictly limited to 35 people. Workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology 16.05.2016 - 20. 05.2016 - Application deadline: April 1, 2016The workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology aims at enabling structural biologists to fully exploit the latest instrumentation and software development at the SNS and HFIR facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Attendees will participate in lectures and tutorials focusing exclusively on neutron techniques applied in structural biology. The workshop is designed for _graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty_ new to or with limited experience of neutron scattering.Travel and accommodation expenses are supported for selected participants from the United States. International applications are welcome. However the course organization is not able to support travel or accommodation.The number of participants will be limited to 15. There is no registration fee for all selected participants. The application package consisting of 1 Information form, 2 CV, 3 Applicant motivation letter 12 to 1 page, 4 Principal Investigator letter of support for graduate students only; 12 to 1 page, should be sent electronically to before April 1, 2016. RMCProfile Workshop 10.02.2016 - 12. 02.2016 - Half of the workshop will be focused on providing hands-on training with RMCProfile software, with the balance focused on providing a technical foundation and highlighting exemplary work in the community. The final day of the workshop will interface participants with a panel of experts focused on defining challenges and future directions. We are aiming to attract graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and early career scientists to the tutorial, science, and panel portions of the program, as well as more senior experts for the science and panel portions.We will select 30 participants for the tutorial portion of the workshop. Selected applicants will be notified on or before December 21. Please see the attached flier for details. Jlich Soft Matter Days 2015 10.11.2015 - 13. 11.2015 - Soft Matter Science has emerged in recent years as an independent and interdisciplinary research field, bringing together scientists from condensed matter physics, macromolecular and physical chemistry, and molecular and cell biology. The systems investigated in this field include colloidal dispersions, polymer solutions, mixtures and melts, block copolymers, binary and ternary amphiphilic systems microemulsions, membranes, vesicles and biological macromolecules, and active systems such as synthetic and biological microswimmers. While many of these systems have already been investigated for a long period of time, only recently have their common features and interactions come into focus.These highly complex materials are characterized by structural units with typical length scales ranging from nanometers to micrometers. The experimental and theoretical investigations involved, as well as the understanding of the properties of these materials pose enormous challenges due to their high complexity, the large number of cooperative degrees of freedom, and the large range of relevant length, time and energy scales.Therefore, we are organizing the workshop Jlich Soft Matter Days 2015on the physics and chemistry of mesoscopically structured systems. We hope that this workshop will provide a forum to share and discuss the latest advances for all active researchers in this field.We intend to focus on: Active Matter Biological Matter Colloids Flow and Rheology Functional Soft Matter Polymers Energy for Sustainable Science at Research Infrastructures 29.10.2015 - 30. 10.2015 - The themes of the workshop are related to questions of sustainability at large-scale research infrastructures and include Energy and sustainability management and strategies, policies and management at research laboratories; Energy efficiency, storage and optimization also within integrated Grid approaches; Sustainable campus and building management, including aspects of mobility; Green IT and large-scale computer centers; novel sustainable technologies and solutions developed andor embedded at research facilities and their possible scope as demonstrators. Second Target Station Workshop 27.10.2015 - 29. 10.2015 - The proposed Second Target Station STS at the ORNL Spallation Neutron Source SNS will provide the neutron user community with transformative capabilities, utilizing recent dramatic advances in neutron instrumentation and technologies.The STS workshop October 27-29, 2015 will follow the SNSHFIR User Meeting October 26-27, 2015. The forum will be used to update the user community on the planning for the STS, to engage the users in the process of moving the STS forward, and to seek the communitys input on all aspects of the project.The workshop will focus on: Discussion and development of the scientific case for the STS. Formation of steering committees organized by instrument class to represent their respective science communities. Discussion and prioritization of the proposed instrument concepts and a decision of an initial suite of roughly eight to ten instruments. Identification of the necessary performance parameters for the initial suite of instruments and how to achieve these must reach specifications. International Workshop on Liquid-Liquid Interfaces 21.10.2015 - 23. 10.2015 - The ILL holds the International Workshop on Liquid-Liquid Interfaces from 21 to 23 October 2015 at the ILL Grenoble, France. The intended aim of the workshop is to promote the future development of studies at liquid-liquid interfaces using neutron and X-ray scattering techniques. The audience of the workshop will comprise scientists who are interested in catalysis, electrochemistry, transfer, soft matter mixtures and biophysics at liquid-liquid interfaces. The workshop will also appeal to scientists who may consider the extension of their studies conducted in the bulk to liquid interfaces as well as to those who have not used scattering techniques in their research to date. This workshop will also be used as a platform to identify priority areas that can have the greatest impact on the development of scattering techniques in the study of liquid-liquid interfaces in the future.Important dates Registration open: April 10th, 2015 Abstract submission deadline: June 19th, 2015 Notification of accepted communications: Mid-July Online registration deadline: September 18th, 2015SponsorsThe Institut Laue - Langevin acknowledges the CEA and the ILLA programme for providing financial support to the Workshop. JCNS-Workshop 2015 05.10.2015 - 08. 10.2015 - In the tradition of the annual international JCNS workshops the Jlich Centre for Neutron Science JCNS and the Donostia International Physics Center DIPC wil jointly organize the workshop in 2015.Neutrons are a key probe providing deep insight into the structure and dynamics and thus in the functioning of synthetic and living soft matter. The workshop will discuss the current status, future trends and opportunities of neutron scattering also in combination with simulations.The topics addressed are: Functional Polymers Soft Matter out of Equilibrium Nano-Composites and Confinement Nanostructured Complex Fluids Membranes and Proteins Soft Matter Materials for Energy Devices Neutron Imaging and tomography: New applications and developments 05.10.2015 - 06. 10.2015 - A Workshop on Neutron Imaging and Tomography will be organized before the Rossat-Mignot days on the 5 and 6th of October at Evian les Bains. Neutron imaging and tomography is one of the topic for which there has never been a dedicated discussion within the French neutron community. The focus of this workshop is to present the state of the art of neutron imaging and tomography techniques to image large objects 10-100mm with spatial resolutions in the range 10-100m.The complementarity of the different imaging techniques such as X-ray, NMR and neutron will also be discussed. A wide range of topics will be covered: liquid flows in porous materials, agrofood applications, metallurgy, cultural heritage and archeology.... Invited speakers J. Baruchel ESRF P. Boillat PSI E. Lehmann PSI P. Levitz UPMC D. Sakellariou CEA M. Strobl ESS More detailed information can be found on the Website:http:www.sfn.asso.frjdnsite-jdn-23imaging-workshop:http:www.sfn.asso.frjdnsite-jdn-23imaging-workshop 4th Neutron Delivery Systems Workshop 28.09.2015 - 30. 09.2015 - The ILL is pleased to invite you to the 4th Neutron Delivery Systems Workshop that will be held in Grenoble, France from the 28th to 30th of September 2015.Following the success of previous workshops this meeting presents a unique opportunity to share knowledge and feedback on the state of the art in neutron transport, optics and moderation technologies.This workshop will cover the following topics: Progress in neutron guide design, innovative concepts and materials Review of newly installed neutron guide systems worldwide Neutron guide ageing Advances in mirror and super-mirror science and technology Moderation of neutrons for the production of cold and ultra-cold neutrons Simulation of neutron sources and neutron transport Neutron optical devices.This workshop is intended for engineers and scientists involved in the use, design and manufacturing of neutron delivery systems and their components.An industrial exhibition will be organised for Tuesday 29th September. Companies involved in the manufacturing of neutron delivery systems will have the opportunity to present their products and capabilities.For further information, registration and abstract submission please visit: http:www.ill.eunds2015:http:www.ill.eunds2015Important dates31st May: Abstract title submission deadline. 31st July: Abstract submission deadline. 1st September: Online registration deadline. HSC18: Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation for Magnetism 14.09.2015 - 18. 09.2015 - Scope of the course:Intense synchrotron X-ray and neutron beams are unique quantum probes that are key tools to the understanding of electronic and magnetic properties of materials.The present school is addressed to all young scientists wishing to know and use the capabilities of neutrons and synchrotron radiation in the field of magnetism.It includes two days of introduction to the theory and applications of X-ray and neutron techniques for magnetism, two days of hands on experiments on X-ray and neutron instruments used for this research, and finally one day of lectures on current trends and topics.Deadlines:There will be a selection of candidates due to a limited number of participants. Application deadline: 15 June 2015 - PLEASE PRE-REGISTER Notification of acceptance: 30 June 2015 Final registration deadline: 16 August 2015Organisers:Laurent Chapon ILL, Luigi Paolasini ESRF, Batrice Grenier UJF-CEA, Guillaume Beutier SIMAPSecretariat: Brigitte Dubouloz ILL and Claudine Romro ESRFContact: the organisers of Structure and Dynamics of Polymer Nanocomposites 22.06.2015 - 24. 06.2015 - This workshop will be held at Hotel Mercure:http:www.mercure.comfrhotel-3043-hotel-mercure-montpellier-centre-comedieindex.shtml in downtown It will bring together about 50 scientists from academia and industry. It will focus on polymer nanocomposites, from synthesis to physical characterization, modeling and applications, with a mix of top-level invited speakers and contributed talks.OrganizationA.-C., J., C. Eve,M. Meireles Toulouse, J. Jestin SaclayList of invited speakers BOURGEAT-LAMI Elodie, C2P2, CNRS-CPE-Univ. Lyon1 CASALINI Riccardo, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington CERVENY Silvina, CSIC, San Sebastian CLARKE Nigel, University of Sheffield COMPOSTO Russell, University of Pennsylvania CONZATTI Lucia, CNR, Genova DALMAS Florent, INSA, Lyon DUCROT Etienne, CSMR, New-York University KLPPEL Manfred, DIK, Hannover KRUTYEVA Margarita, Forschungszentrum, Jlich PAPON Aurlie, Solvay Silica, Collonges PEUVREL-DISDIER Edith, MINES ParisTech, Sophia Antipolis SHINOHARA Yuya, University of Tokyo SOKOLOV Alexei, University of Tennessee WINEY Karen, University of PennsylvaniaAbstracts for oral communications and PhD soundbites can be submitted by Deadline : 31032015Registration open now: SDPN2015:https:www.azur-colloque.frDR13AzurInscriptionindex.phplangen;Registration including lunch social dinner:Students and scientists from sponsors : 160 , Normal : 200 Deadline : 30042015 Workshop on Public Awareness of Research Infrastructures 18.06.2015 - 19. 06.2015 - Scope of the workshopA common task at large scale facilities is to present to their funding bodies as well to the national scientific organisation the research they conduct with their considerable budget. A similar expectation on public relations PR and dissemination concerns large EU funded projects as I3s or bigger consortia. Even though a consensus exists, that good communication is a fundamental part of innovation, the expectations from the funding bodies with regards to science communication activities are unclear, and a well-defined work programme is often missing.The aim of the workshop is to bring together representatives of funding agencies European and national with facility and project managers to discuss what should be expected from scientific dissemination activities. Furthermore it should be a forum for PR and information officers to share experience of their work and gain insights into the expectations of funding bodies as well as from the general public.Who should attend Representatives of funding agencies European and national organisations and managers of large scale facilities, research organisations, EU projects, and consortia to express their expectations on science communication activities. Press officers and information managers of large scale facilities and research projects to share their experience on the cross-cutting area between meeting expectations on the impact of PR activities and the difficulties to raise European public awareness of science. Experts from academia dealing with the topics of communication and public understanding of science. Journalists involved in science policy and dissemination.VenueEuropean Southern Observatory:http:www.eso.orgpublicabout-esotravelgarchingKarl-Schwarzschild-Str. 285748 Garching bei MnchenGermanyRegistration fee150 including access to workshop and social dinner ISIS Neutron training course 16.06.2015 - 25. 06.2015 - The ISIS Practical Neutron Training Course is aimed at PhD and post-doctoral researchers who have little or no experience of neutron scattering, but whose future research program aims to make use of neutron scattering techniques.Due to the long ISIS shutdown currently in progress, the next ISIS neutron training course will be held later than usual: 16-25 June. Registration for the course will open on the 5th of Jan 2015 and will close on the 5th of Mar 2015. Please see the following link for more information about the course and how to apply:ISIS Neutron Training Course 2015 of Course Basic Principles: Neutron Time-of-flight, Detectors, Neutron materials and interations, Instrument Components, Neutron Scattering Theory Soft Matter: Sample preperation and deuteration, Small-angle neutron scattering, Neutron reflectometry Physics: Neutron diffraction, magnetic Rietveld refinement Fullprof, inelastic scattering - polycrystals and single crystals Chemistry and Materials: Powder and single crystal diffraction, Rietveld refinement GSAS, Molecular Spectroscopy, Diffuse scattering, Non-crystalline materials scattering Optional Modules: Computational methods DFT, Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Quasi-elastic Scattering, Biological SANS data reduction, Polarized reflectometry, Strain in MaterialsCourse includes accommodation at Coseners in Abingdon, and travel expenses within the UK - and is free to participating students.Course Organizers:Helen 6th Workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology 01.06.2015 - 05. 06.2015 - 6th Workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural BiologyOak Ridge, TN. June 1 June 5, 2015Application deadline: April 10, 2015The workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology aims at enabling structural biologists to fully exploit the latest instrumentation and software development at the SNS and HFIR facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Attendees will participate in lectures and tutorials focusing exclusively on neutron techniques applied in structural biology. The workshop is designed for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty new to or with limited experience of neutron scattering.Travel and accommodation expenses are supported for selected participants from the United States. International applications are welcome. However the course organization is not able to support travel or accommodation.The number of participants will be limited to 15. There is no registration fee for all selected participants.The application package consisting of 1 Information form2 CV3 Applicant motivation letter 12 to 1 page4 Principal Investigator letter of support for graduate students only; 12 to 1 pageshould be sent electronically to before April 10, 2015. Detailed information can be found on the workshop web page:https:public.ornl.govneutronsconfgcnb2015. International Workshop on Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction and Exotic Spin Structures DMI 2015 26.05.2015 - 29. 05.2015 - About the WorkshopThe International Workshop on Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction and Exotic Spin Structures DMI 2015 will take place in Pskov, Russia on May 26 29, 2015. The III International Workshop DMI 2015, hosted by the Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute PNPI, follows two previous meetings held in Saint Petersburg 2011 and Veliky Novgorod 2013. DMI 2015 is intended for researchers working in the field of the structural and magnetic properties of noncentrosymmetric crystals and artificial nanostructures. The objective of the workshop is to serve as a platform for scientific discussion and exchange of ideas among the scientists willing to share their research findings as well as to review and discuss the recent progress, developments and advances in DMI and chiral magnetism.Scientific scopeThe workshop will include the application of Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction DMI to the following areas: cubic ferromagnets without center of symmetry; antiferromagnets without center of symmetry; nanostructures at the surfaces and interfaces; weak ferromagnetism.DMI 2015 will present invited talks, oral reports and poster presentations.The participation feeThe maximum number of participants is limited to 60, which ensures the quality of interaction and interchange between scientists. The workshop fee applies to all participants taking part in DMI 2015. The participation fee 450 Euro includes accommodation, admission to all sessions of the workshop, workshop materials, coffee breaks, lunches, welcome and closing parties and a social program.Further information can be found at:http:oiks.pnpi.spb.rueventsdmi-2015about:http:oiks.pnpi.spb.rueventsdmi-2015about Science for Life 2015 20.05.2015 - 25. 05.2015 - The event is structured in four phases:20th - 22nd of May International School Spectroscopic Techniques Applied to Life Sciences22nd of May International Workshop Science and Society: Diseases, Treatments and Ethical Questions23th - 24th of May International Workshop BIONEUTRON 2015: Neutron Scattering Highlights in Life Sciences24th - 25h of May International Workshop Good News for Life Sciences: Progresses in Advanced Methods, Disease Understanding and Drug DiscoveriesSuch event, with a strong symbolic meaning, will mark the baptism of Lampedusa as Capital of Science and Peace and will represent the foundation stone for the building of the International Center for Interdisciplinary Studies Science for Life, a place devoted to the meeting among cultures, sciences and worlds in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea.Science for Life will be a meeting where, in addition to scientific sessions, relevant and topical issues of social interest in the context of Science and Society will be addressed.The third edition of the Third International Workshop BIONEUTRON 2015: Neutron Scattering Highlights in Life Sciences will be held in the framework of the Science for Life event.The main scope of this workshop is to provide an up-to-date insight into neutron scattering and complementary techniques and to furnish a representative sampling of some experimental findings which, in the broad area of research under the general heading of life sciences, have recently been object of considerable scientific scrutiny. More than ever before, the scientific community is interested in using the strength and capabilities of different facilities and new techniques and approaches to their best advantage and the large neutron fluxes produced in next-generation spallation facilities such as the European Spallation Source ESS are likely to soon find expanded application in life sciences.Science for Life will strongly encourage the participation of young researchers, being held in connection with the First International School Spectroscopic Techniques Applied to Life Sciences, which will be held from 20th to 22nd of May 2015 and will be devoted to education of students and young researchers in complementary techniques, including light and neutron scattering, IR absorption and synchrotron radiation spectroscopy, applied to the investigation of the structural, dynamical and functional properties of biosystems, and to their biotechnological applications.The students will attend the whole event, held from 20th to 25th of May 2015, including all the workshop sessions as an integral part of the school. Students are strongly invited to submit their abstracts for oral or poster contributions which will be published in a volume with ISBN code. The related papers will be published in a special issue of an international journal.The event aims to attract researchers from completely different horizons providing a forum to bring together scientists from academia, industry and other research organizations, so reinforcing a community at a time where the field is progressing rapidly. Workshop on Industrial Research Using Synchrotron and Neutron Methods 19.02.2015 - Innovation requires best analytical methods to study structure and function of novel materials. Synchrotron radiation and neutron scattering a complementary analytical methods to investigate any kind of matter to probe structure, composition and interaction in order to improve and understand materials. Application of synchrotron and neutron methods for industrial research include the analysis of chemical compositions by diffraction and spectroscopy, non-invasive measurement of stress and strain in mechanical components, high resolution imaging of working systems and many other topics.To present and discuss current state of the art usage of synchrotron and neutron methods in industrial research an international workshop is organized by the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin fr Materialien und Energie operating and offering access to the synchrotron source BESSY II and the neutron source BER II. Presentations are given by industrial users and researchers. A tour into the experimental hall of the synchrotron is possible if wanted.The one day workshop is free of charge to the participants. Please find the registration here:http:www.helmholtz-berlin.deuserworkshopsindustrywsregistrationindex_en.html.The workshop is kindly supported by the FP7 EU Access Program Calipso. Workshop to hone scattering skills at Deakin University 11.02.2015 - 13. 02.2015 - The Australian Angle Scattering 2015 workshop at Deakin University on 11-13 February 2015 will provide a platform for post-graduate and more experienced senior researchers to enhance their theoretical knowledge and help in designing and analysing measurements at advanced facilities such as the Australian Synchrotron and neutron beam instruments at ANSTOs Opal Research reactor. The primary focus of the workshop will be on the fundamental principles in the utilisation of reciprocal space measurements to obtain real space structural information. Presentations on a number of case studies will be included.The workshop will be invaluable to researchers working in a range of areas, from polymer and materials science, to biophysics, nanotechnology and colloidal science.Preliminary programThe workshop will focus on three techniques: Basics of Angle Scattering science - SAXSWAXS, XRD, powder diffraction and SANS. Fundamentals of Angle Scattering modelling with hands-on sessions on computers limited places Technical workshop on data mining and analysis software, including Scatterbrain, Irena, and Fit2D Case studies: fibres and anisotropic scattering, grazing incidence scattering, crystallography and more. Advanced experiment design presentations at ANSTO and the Australian Synchrotron.An interactive poster session will take place on 11th February to offer Early Career Researchers an opportunity to share their research and discuss ideas with experienced practitioners. A prize of AU200, kindly sponsored by ANSTO, will be offered for the best poster presentation. A tour of the Australian Synchrotron is also proposed for the afternoon of 13th February.The workshop will include tutorials from experienced speakers, as well as talks on practical examples of studies and student projects involving scattering techniques.Confirmed speakers Stephen Mudie, Australian Synchrotron Peter Holden, National Deuteration Facility, ANSTO Chris Garvey, ANSTO Thomas Dorin, Deakin Matthew Taylor, RMIT Robert Evans, SilviScan Pty Ltd Jitendra Mata, ANSTO Kevin Jack, University of Queensland Peter Lynch, Deakin Mark Styles, CSIROAttendance is free for a limited number of people. Applicants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs.Deadline for registration and abstract submission for posters:15th December 2014 COB Eastern Australian Time. HORACE Workshop 15.01.2015 - 16. 01.2015 - We are pleased to announce that a workshop will be held at the SNS, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, on 15th to 16th January 2015 on the use of the Horace software package. The workshop will be aimed at anyone who uses Horace to visualise and analyse data from time-of-flight INS experiments.The course will cover all aspects of Horace, from using it to plan an experiment, to how to view data, perform corrections, simulations, fitting, and more. It is expected that participants will have encountered Horace in their work already, and will have some familiarity with Matlab. There will be an ask the expert session at the end of the course where the developers will be available to provide advice on participants particular data analysis issues.The workshop will be free to attend for all. Participants are expected to cover their own transport and accommodation costs. Places are limited to 20 participants.The closing date for applications is 16:00 EST on 15th December 2014. Participants will be notified of their place on the course by 19th December. Registrations will be handled entirely by the website above, however if you have any questions about the workshop please feel free to contact us at register to attend, please visit http:neutrons.ornl.govconfhorace2015:http:neutrons.ornl.govconfhorace2015 4th Annual Niels Bohr International Academy Workshop on ESS Science 10.11.2014 - 14. 11.2014 - The main focus of the 2014 workshop-school will be the combination of elastic and inelastic scattering methods, such as reflectometry, quasielastic and inelastic neutron scattering QENS and INS to gain detailed understanding of relationships between structural and dynamic properties and thus ultimately the function of diverse materials. The needs and interests of students with a background in the hard-condensed matter sciences will be addressed with discussion on the use of these experimental methods in magnetism. Results of studies using polarized neutron reflectometry PNR, INS and inelastic X-rays scattering INX will be at the core of those tutorials. Following the successful formula from the last years, the students will be given a small project and will be guided by the lecturers to a solution. In parallel with, and following the school we plan to hold a small but intensive scientific meeting on carefully selected topics of relevance to the school and of current interest with extensive discussion between experimental and computational scientists.This workshop is sponsored by the Niels Bohr International Academy, by the PhD School of the University of Copenhagen, by the Institut Franais du Danemark and by the European Spallation Source ESS . There is no fee for the participants, but attendance will be limited.The school is limited to 20 students to be selected from the applications received. Neutron Scattering in Magnetic Fields Above 15 Tesla 29.10.2014 - 30. 10.2014 - ScopeThe scope of the workshop is to bring together experts doing research in high magnetic fields above 15 T with the focus on neutron scattering. We want to provide an information platform for researchers regarding the future use of the highfield facility capable to generate magnetic fields as high as 25+ T at HZB. Identification of possible future experiments using this facility is one of the main workshop topics. The workshop covers a broad field of topics ranging from the neutron diffraction and scattering in high magnetic fields and sample environment for neutron sciences up to fundamental physics problems in high magnetic fields.Practical information on how to apply for experimental beamtime will be provided.The Registration Fee is 100 Euro. This fee includes the workshop material and covers the coffee breaks, lunches and workshop dinner. Topics covered will be present status of neutron scattering in high magnetic fields sample environment for neutron sciences in magnetic fields fundamental physics problems in high magnetic fields low-dimensional systems and frustrated systems oxides and related systems superconductivity and high magnetic fields quantum critical phenomena strongly correlated and heavy-fermion systemVenue The workshop will take place from 29-30 October 2014 at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Lise-Meitner-Campus in Berlin-Wannsee. The workshop will start at 9.00 am on Wednesday, 29th October 2014, and will finish around 16.00 pm on Thursday, 30th October 2014. Horace Workshop 22.10.2014 - 23. 10.2014 - A workshop will be held at ISIS on 22nd to 23rd October 2014 on the use of the Horace software package. The workshop will be aimed at anyone who uses Horace to visualise and analyse data from time-of-flight INS experiments.The course will cover all aspects of Horace, from using it to plan an experiment, to how to view data, perform corrections, simulations, fitting, and more. It is expected that participants will have encountered Horace in their work already. There will be an ask the expert session at the end of the course where the developers will be available to provide advice on participants particular data analysis issues.The workshop will be free to attend for all, and one nights accommodation at RAL will be provided free of charge. Participants are expected to cover their own transport costs. Places are limited to 20 participants.To apply to attend please visit closing date for applications is 16:00 BST on 15th September 2014. Participants will be notified of their place on the course by 21st September. JCNS Workshop on Neutron Instrumentation 20.10.2014 - 23. 10.2014 - From spallation to continuous neutron sources: a positive feedback on neutron instrumentationAfter several years of high intensity efforts to design a suite of modern instruments for the ESS the neutron community is looking forward to the start of its construction. The design studies have demonstrated that a tremendous increase of flux can be expected at the instruments.Thus, at a first glance a migration of the user community to the European flagship source can be expected. However, the scientist and engineers at the existing continuous sources will intensify their efforts to improve their instrumentation considerably and make it even more attractive.The JCNS-Workshop 2014 will be devoted to this expected challenge. It will bring neutron scientists working at spallation and continuous neutron sources together to consider the recent developments for the ESS through the prism of their use for instrumentation at continuous sources. There is an obvious need to discuss on how the stockpile of knowledge and new ideas can be fruitfully used for the improvement of the existing instrumentation. International Workshop on Relaxor Ferroelectrics 12.10.2014 - 16. 10.2014 - The physics and application prospects of relaxor ferroelectrics are subject of continuously growing interest. The need for a world-wide discussion forum focused on this subject has led to several ad-hoc meetings organized in the past. The recent positive and useful experience of participants of the International Workshop on StructureProperty Relations in Relaxor Ferroelectrics:http:www.worldscientific.comdoiabs10.1142S2010135X12020018 organized in Xian, China, 2011; the Workshop on Relaxor Ferroelectrics:http:palata.fzu.cziwrf14downloadedesheim.pdf organized in Schloss Edesheim, Germany, 2012; and the International Workshop on Relaxor Ferroelectrics:http:palata.fzu.cziwrf14downloadstpetersburg.pdf held in St. Petersburg, 2013 has motivated the advisory board of the last one to establish a regular biennial chain of focused workshops as a platform aimed to enhance the communication, exchange and collaboration among the researchers working in relaxor ferroelectric physics and materials science.We are proud to host the first regular International Workshop on Relaxor Ferroelectrics in Stirin, Czech Republic, on 1216 October 2014. The event will be held at the Stirin Chateau, Ringhofferova 711, Stirin, 251 68 Kamenice, located 25 km south-east from the Prague city centre. The chateau surrounded by a well-kept park will provide a great venue for the Workshop, period accommodation as well as fascinating landscape.Thematic areas Basic principles of relaxor ferroelectrics Polar nanoregions, nanodomains, thin films Progress in theory; relaxor vs. spin glass Application of relaxor ferroelectrics Structure of relaxors Dielectric and piezoelectric properties Dielectric, optic and neutron spectroscopy Magnetic, polymeric and exotic relaxorsFor more information, a more detailed programm and registrations visit the events website:http:palata.fzu.cziwrf14 8th International Workshop on SENSF 2014 12.10.2014 - 16. 10.2014 - Sample environment equipment and support are vital elements in the success of neutron scattering experiments. The 8th International Workshop on SENSF will bring together scientists, engineers and technicians to exchange experience and discuss new ideas. The workshop will begin with a reception on the evening of Sunday 12th October and end after lunch on Thursday 16th October 2014.please note that the link provided is for exhibitors DENIM workshop Design and Engineering of Neutron Instruments Meeting 17.09.2014 - 19. 09.2014 - First held in 2012, the annual Design and Engineering of Neutron Instruments Meeting DENIM has already established itself as a regular engineering workshop in the field of neutron scattering instruments.The meeting offers engineers from all over the world the chance to network with colleagues from other neutron scattering centres to foster the exchange of ideas and experiences. Engineers from ISIS UK, Delft University The Netherlands, CSNS China, ESS Sweden, ANSTO Australia, NIST USA, SNS USA, PSI Switzerland, Forschungszentrum Jlich Germany and the MLZ Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum, Germany have already taken advantage of this opportunity and took part in DENIM 2012 at ISIS and DENIM 2013 at the SNS. Eighty attendees came together to discuss engineering challenges and solutions, shared ideas and instrument designs, as well as presenting current projects they were working on.The MLZ, together with its cooperation partners Technische Universitt Mnchen, Forschungszentrum Jlich and Forschungszentrum Geesthacht, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to host DENIM 2014 at the Research Reactor Munich FRM II in Garching, and looks forward to playing its own part in this success story.The organizers hope that the synergy effects already established will be further strengthened and the different disciplines in the technical world of science brought closer together. Workshop on The Role of Magnetic Symmetry in the Description and Determination of Magnetic Structures 14.08.2014 - 16. 08.2014 - What: A three-day workshop on the The Role of Magnetic Symmetry in the Description and Determination of Magnetic Structures. Hands-on tutorials on the exploitation of magnetic symmetry in ISODISTORT, FullProf, JANA and the Bilbao Crystallograpic Server. Lectures will address both theory and practice. See http:magcryst.orgmeetingscmsworkshop2014:http:magcryst.orgmeetingscmsworkshop2014 for details.When: August 14-16, 2014Where: Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research at McMaster University. An outstanding summer venue with many scenic attractions nearby e.g. Toronto and Niagra Falls.Why: A great deal of new infrastructure software, data and standards is evolving rapidly in support of the use of magnetic symmetry to solverefine magnetic structures. Dont miss this opportunity to catch up.Who: Presenters include Mois Aroyo Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain Stuart Calder Oak Ridge National Lab, USA Branton Campbell Brigham Young University, USA John Greedan McMaster University, Canada J. Manuel Perez-Mato Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain Vaclav Petricek Institute of Physics, ASCR, Czech Republic Vladimir Pomjakushin Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland Juan Rodriquez-Carvajal Institut Laue Langevin, France Wieslawa Sikora AGH University of Science and Technology, PolandHow much: Student residence-hall accommodations. Low registration fees. Young-scientist travel bursary awards still available. Structure and dynamics of confined and interfacial fluids: blending scattering and computer modeling techniques 16.07.2014 - 18. 07.2014 - The goal of this workshop is to foster collaboration among instrument scientists, users with experience or interest in studying confined fluids using neutron and X-ray scattering techniques, and experts in computer modeling, by sharing recent scientific breakthroughs, research interests, and current needs in the field. Strong emphasis will be placed on exploring new scientific areas, promoting dialogue between experimentalists and theoreticians, and defining synergistic development strategies. Sessions topics, all with an emphasis on the scattering, spectroscopy and computer modeling, will include: relevant scientific areas in biology, materials sciences, chemistry and geology, as well as sample environment design. The list of invited speakers includes national and international experts in the physics of confined fluids, both from academia and national laboratories, as well as researchers that consider access the state-of-the-art scattering instrumentation and computing resources as a significant component in their research. Important Dates Registration opens: March 10, 2014 Registration deadline: May 20, 2014 Participant selection: June 5, 2014 Workshop dates: July 16-18, 2014 5th Workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology 16.06.2014 - 20. 06.2014 - The workshop is designed for graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and faculty with knowledge of protein function and structure but no or limited experience of neutron sciences.Subjects include: Crystallography Small Angle Scattering Reflectometry Spectroscopy Imaging Labeling techniquesCourse Objectives Educate participants in neutron scattering techniques, instrumentation and data collection, analysis and interpretation. Expose participants to cutting-edge research in neutron structural biology. Build interactions between participants, their university groups, and ORNL neutron scattering experts to develop new research projects.Course Information Fellowships: Travel and accommodation costs are reimbursed for participants from U.S. institutions. There are no registration fees for any participant. Application Deadline: Currently open and will end April 18, 2014. International Workshop on Position Sensitive Neutron Detectors 02.06.2014 - 04. 06.2014 - The availability of highly efficient, large-area, position-sensitive neutron detectors is of the highest importance in current and future research with neutrons. This Workshop will focus on the development of a wide range of neutron detectors covering many applications. Of particular interest at the present time is the development of detectors for existing and future spallation neutron sources. The Workshop will offer an outstanding opportunity for scientists and engineers, interested in neutron detection methods and technologies to meet and discuss their ideas with colleagues from around the world. Magnetic Diffraction from Single Crystals at the ESS 26.05.2014 - 27. 05.2014 - Workshop on Magnetic Diffraction from Single Crystals at the ESSThe LLB is engaged by in-kind contribution in the design of neutron instrumentation at the European Spallation Source ESS Sweden, specifically for magnetic diffraction from single crystals . A strong potential is anticipated for single crystal diffraction by neutron time-of-flight Laue techniques benefiting best from the ESS pulse structure and providing new opportunities to study microscopic samples under extreme conditions, temperature, magnetic field and pressure. The meeting is organized by the LLB and aims to evaluate the new perspectives for magnetic single crystal diffraction at the ESS. We intend to join neutron experts and potential users in the field to gather the most important scientific community needs.The meeting limited to 30 participants will start at 11:00 on Monday May 26th and end at 17:00 on Tuesday May 27th. Organizers will provide lunches and coffee breaks.Participants will have a possibility to present a 10-20 minutes talk. Considerable part of time will be reserved for an informal discussion.No registration fees are required, however for organization purpose, you have to register before March 31st by e-mail to . Molecular Machines: Lessons from Integrating Structure, Biophysics and Chemistry 18.05.2014 - 21. 05.2014 - .. SKIN2014 Studying Kinetics with Neutrons 24.03.2014 - 27. 03.2014 - Studying Kinetics with NeutronsThe meeting will focus on results, new applications and future prospects for time-resolved Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Neutron Reflectometry with typical time scales from micro-second to seconds. The scope of the symposium is to bring together scientists from different fields of physics, chemistry, biology, materials with neutron experts. Invited speakersP. Bender Germany, M. Crdenas Denmark, M. Hollamby United Kingdom, K. Huber Germany,U. Keiderling Germany, T. P. Lodge United States, S. Mhlbauer Germany, M. Nakano Japan, T. Sottmann Germany, F. Testard France, L. Willner GermanyImportant dates_Abstract deadline:_ January 28, 2014_Notification of acceptance:_ February 7, 2014_Registration dead line:_ February 21, 2014_Opening Session:_ March 24, 2014Please register through the link below. Analytical Tools for Fuel Cells and Batteries 23.03.2014 - 26. 03.2014 - Efficient energy conversion and storage are the enabling technologies towards a safe and reliable energy solution employing fuel cells and batteries in a wide range of applications such as stationary, automotive, and grid storage. Their commercial success, however, requires drastic cost reduction and further performance improvement. The development of innovative fuel cell and battery materials relies on our ever-expanding knowledge about the electrochemical reaction and degradation mechanisms. This is made possible by advanced analytical tools including novel imaging and spectroscopic techniques. These analytical tools are particularly useful if they are applied in-situ, when the material is at work. This seminar will highlight recent advances in this area, bringing the fuel cell and battery communities together to discuss strategies for future success.There is a session on Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation, X-Ray Diffraction.Deadline for submission of contributions: December 20, 2013 14th REIMEI Workshop on Spin Currents and Related Phenomena 10.02.2014 - 13. 02.2014 - The fourteenth Reimei International Workshop on Spin Current and Related Phenomena will be held at the ILL, Grenoble, France, on February 10-13, 2014.Reimei means Dawn in Japanese, and it is the name of a collaborative research program run by the Advance Science Research Center of the JAEA.In this workshop, specialists in spintronics, as well as in a few related fields of magnetism, such as actinide physics and neutron scattering, will get together and discuss recent results and future collaborations.In the evening of February 9 Sunday, an informal dinner will be arranged by the ILL. In addition to the formal program from February 10-12, Thursday, February 13, is devoted to free discussions. First Industry Advisory Board meeting 12.12.2013 - NMI3 will join forces with the synchrotron I3, CALIPSO , to create a combined Industrial Advisory Board IAB composed of 7 experts from each project. The IAB will help define future, optimal use of neutron, muon and X-ray facilities by industry considering issues like: opportunities for industry to engage in research at central European facilities; promoting new opportunities and provision of appropriate training; industry-specific issues related to proprietary and pre-competitive RD; the operational strategy of the European facilities concerning, for example, suitable instrumentation, access methods and efficient production of results.RegistrationTo register please click here:http:www.ill.eunews-eventseventsfirst-common-industry-advisory-board-meetingregistration-form. Workshop on Industrial research using synchrotron and neutron methods 03.12.2013 - To present and discuss current state of the art usage of synchrotron and neutron methods in industrial research an international workshop is organized by the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin fr Materialien und Energie GmbH operating and offering access to the synchrotron source BESSY II and the neutron source BER II. A number of invited presentations are given by industrial users and researchers highlighting state of the art investigations with synchrotrons and neutrons in important areas as e-mobility, smart materials or photovoltaics. The presentations are given in English and german.The one day workshop is a satellite workshop to the 5th Joint BER II and BESSY II User Meeting on Dec. 4-6 at HZB and is free of charge to the participants. The organizers acknowledge kindly the financial supported by the FP7 EU Access Programs Calipso and NMI3-II to the workshop.Registration is free of charge via the workshop webpage:http:www.helmholtz-berlin.deeventsindustrie-workshopregistrationindex_en.html:http:www.helmholtz-berlin.deeventsindustrie-workshopregistrationindex_en.html 2nd Workshop of the Argentinian Crystallography Association: Neutron Scattering Techniques in Materials Science 28.10.2013 - 28. 08.2013 - Satellite Event to the 1st Latin-american Crystallography MeetingInvited Speakers:Anbal Ramrez-Cuesta Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USAAlberto Podjarny CNRS, IGBMC, Illkrich, FranceGabriel Cuello Institut Laue-Langevin, FranceMnica Jimnez-Ruiz Institut Laue-Langevin, FranceJavier Campo Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragn ICMA, Zaragoza, Spain 12th RD51 Collaboration Meeting and Workshop on Neutron Detection with MPGDs 14.10.2013 - 17. 10.2013 - In the framework of the future RD51 activities, we agreed to organize series of specialized topical workshops helping to disseminate MPGD applications beyond fundamental physics, where potential users and industry could meet together.We would like to bring to your attention that the next RD51 Collaboration Meeting at CERN in October will take place in conjuction with the Special workshop Detecting Neutrons with MPGDs. JCNS Workshop 2013: Trends and Perspectives in Neutron Scattering: Magnetism and Correlated Electron Systems 07.10.2013 - 10. 10.2013 - This international workshop organized by the Jlich Centre for Neutron Science will be held at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing, Germany. The workshop will begin after lunchbreak on October 7 and will end on October 10, 2013.Neutron scattering has proven to be a key method for achieving a deep insight into the physics associated with magnetic phenomena and correlated electrons. Our basic understanding of crucially important topics such as the magnetic structure of complex materials in bulk, thin films or nanoparticles, the mechanism behind magnetic phenomena and superconductivity, spin dynamics in highly correlated electron systems etc. depend on and benefit immense from research with neutrons.The aim of the international workshop jointly organized by the Jlich Centre for Neutron Science is to bring together experts in neutron scattering, materials synthesis, the application of complementary methods and theory in order to discuss the current status of the field and identify future trends and challenges for the application of neutron scattering.For more information please see the attached pdf. Joint Vitess and McStas school workshop 18.09.2013 - 20. 09.2013 - The joint Vitess and McStas teams invite interested participants to a common neutron Monte-Carlo simulation school and workshop to be held from 18 to 20 September, 2013, in Berlin, at the Grand City Hotel Globus Berlin, Ruschestrae 45, 10367 Berlin.This workshop addresses diploma and PhD students, postdocs and staff members working or intending to work on neutron instrumentation simulations or virtual experiments. The preliminary programme of the workshop includes:Day 1:Introduction and tutorials for both software packages, Vitess and McStas. This session in the main addresses new users or those who would like refresh their basic knowledge. Hands-on tutorials will complete this session.Day 2:Advanced features of both packages demonstrated by examples, talks and hands-on tutorials.Day 3:Vitess and McStas users will present their own work, general discussion and feedback will complete this session.Experienced users might want to skip the first day of the workshop. The number of participants is limited to 25. The registration is open until 4th of September 2013. Structure of disordered systems and the new 7C2 spectrometer at the LLB 16.09.2013 - 18. 09.2013 - Workshop at the LLB structure of disordered systemsOpening celebration of the new 7C2 spectrometerTopics : Simple liquid atomic, molecular and metallic Complex liquids polymeric , ionic, mixtures and solutions Liquids under extreme conditions high pressure, confinement, levitation, electric field, stress.. Glasses for applications oxides, chalcogenides, With a willingness to address all current methods of measurement and data analysis numerical simulations, X-ray, NMR, EXAFS, IR .., potential to ESS.To enter on the Saclay site, you have to register. For that, please send an email with your institute, name, surname, nationality, date and place of birth to before Septembre 9th. Industry as a supplier Workshop 09.07.2013 - - Instrumentation - A challenge for European marketsThis workshop is a satellite workshop and will take place on the 9th of July in the afternoon.The target group Procurement officers who can refer to their national rules and standards, and also propose possibilities of harmonization;Instrumentation engineers or scientists who will speak about their experience with collaboration with supplier firms and their specific needs;and of course Instrumentation supplier firms who will have the opportunity to express their needs, like upfront involvement and harmonized standards and critical market sizesThe aims of the workshopIdentify major challenges, bottlenecks and risks in the relationship between Research Infrastructures and Suppliers. Develop strategies to overcome these difficulties. The outcome will be communicated to the European Commission.Possibility of single day admission for this event.Registration link:http:www.ill.eunews-eventseventsnmi3-industry-workshopregistration-form International Workshop on Neutron Optics and Detectors NOPD 2013 02.07.2013 - 05. 07.2013 - This is a satellite event to the International Conference on Neutron Scattering ICNS.The workshop is next in the series of Neutron Optics workshops previously held in Tokyo 2004, Villingen 2007 and Alpe dHuez 2010. Its aims is to provide a platform for theexchange information in all fields of neutron optics with emphasis on new concepts and recent technical developments.According to wishes of many of our colleagues, this time the Workshop will be held in the format similar to the NOP workshop held in Tokyo in 2004 and contain an extended neutron detector session, so that it will be called the Workshop on Neutron Optics and Detectors NOPD-2013.The scope of the workshop will include 1 New instrumental concepts; 2 Focusing collimating devices; 3 Neutron guides; 4 Polarisation amd polarization analysis; 5 Neutron imaging; 6 Quantum optics; 7 Monochromators; 8 Innovative neutron optics; 9 Neutron optics instrumentation; 10 Neutron detectors, etc.Deadline for submission of abstracts: March, 24, 2013 Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology 24.06.2013 - 28. 06.2013 - The workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology aims at enabling structural biologist to fully exploit the latest instrumentation and software development at the SNS and HFIR facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Attendees will participate in lectures and tutorials focusing exclusively on neutron techniques applied in structural biology. The workshop is designed for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty new to or with limited experience of neutron scattering. 3rd Annual Niels Bohr International Academy Workshop on ESS Science: Crossing space and time domains with SAS and QENS 24.06.2013 - 28. 06.2013 - The main focus of the 2013 workshop-school will be the use of SANSSAXS for structural studies along with that of quasielastic neutron scattering for slow dynamics, and the manner in which molecular dynamics simulations and other types of computational modeling can be utilized for the analysis and interpretation of the experimental data. New Directions for High Pressure Neutron Research 03.06.2013 - 05. 06.2013 - The goal of this workshop is to foster collaboration amongst instrument scientists, users with experience or interest in high-pressure neutron techniques, design engineers and sample environment experts by sharing recent scientific breakthroughs, research interests, and current needs in the field. Strong emphasis will be placed on exploring new scientific areas where high-pressure resources are required, defining development strategies, and outlining innovations and procedures aimed at increased portability of high pressure apparatus across different instruments and facilities. Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction and Exotic Spin Structures DMI 2013 28.05.2013 - 01. 06.2013 - The program of the workshop will cover the following topics:1 Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction DMI in cubic ferromagnets without center of symmetry;2 DMI in antiferromagnets without center of symmetry;3 DMI in nanostructures at the surfaces and interfaces; Small Angle Neutron and X-ray Scattering from proteins in solution 06.05.2013 - 10. 05.2013 - This EMBO practical course will cover the use of small angle scattering SAS of both neutrons and X-rays for the determination of the structures of biological macromolecules. Particular attention will be paid on this course to sample preparation and the analysis and interpretation of SAS data in a biological context. The aim of this course is to enable the participants to maximise the information gained from the SAS technique in their future experiments. GISS 2013: Workshop on Grazing Incidence Scattering Software 09.04.2013 - 10. 04.2013 - This workshop aims at bringing together expert users in grazing incidence scattering from the x-ray as well as the neutron scattering communities to discuss the challenges and available tools for the modelling and data analysis of GISAS experiments. - Registration:Registration is free of charge.Send an email to, indicating your name and institution. Neutrons 2.0 - Software for Neutron Scattering 25.03.2013 - 27. 03.2013 - The workshop aims to bring together experts in simulation techniques, data visualization and data reduction with instrument scientists and neutron users to discuss requirements, possibilities and options for future data analysis and simulation capabilities at large scale neutron facilities. The workshop will focus on the development of current software tools and platforms and identify requirements in specific techniques and methods. The goal is to give the audience a schematic overview of the different levels of data analysis from browsing, reduction, screening and visualization of data to fitting and interpretation in terms of a model. ISIS NEUTRON TRAINING COURSE, 2013 05.03.2013 - 14. 03.2013 - After an initial day of lectures on the basic principles of neutron scattering, the course concentrates on practical aspects of neutron scattering, using the suite of ISIS neutron instruments, including: POLARIS, GEM, WISH, MARI, OSIRIS, TOSCA, MERLIN, CRISP, LOQ, ENGINX, and POLREF. Flipper2013: Workshop on single crystal diffraction with polarised neutrons 23.01.2013 - 25. 01.2013 - 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 NANOscale Science Engineering Virtual Pole 17.01.2013 - The first operational e-collaborative platform and products in nanoscale science and engineering will be presented within the frame of the Workshop European networking in micro- and nanotechnologies - a bridge between East and West Casino Hall and Sinaia Hotel, Sinaia, Romania, 28 -29 September 2003This is part of the Decade of micro and nanotechnologies 28th ofSeptember to 7th of October, including the 1st Nanoforum organised by the European Commission to provide a platform with well-known Nanotechnology experts and professionals see http:www.nanoforum.orgeventsworkshop. Nano2Life will be also presented on 5th of October. Advances in Neutron Triple-Axis Spectroscopy 11.12.2012 - 12. 12.2012 - Neutron triple-axis spectrometers have widely been recognized as work-horse instruments for single-crystal spectroscopy and have made decisive contributions to our understanding of modern materials. Information about the dynamics is essential to elucidate the underlying microscopic mechanisms governing a variety of macroscopic materials properties and phenomena. Topical scientific subjects include quantum magnetism, high-temperature superconductivity and heavy-fermion systems. International Workshop on Scattering Techniques for Nuclear Materials 17.10.2012 - 19. 10.2012 - The 1st International Workshop on Scattering Techniques for Structural Materials intents to bring together current leaders, and young professionals utilizing neutron and X-ray scattering techniques to investigate structural materials. The first three day workshop held in 2012 will have a specific focus on structural materials and fuels for nuclear application specifically. Sample Environment at Neutron Scattering Facilities 17.09.2012 - 20. 09.2012 - The 7th International Sample Environment Workshop will be held, 17th through the 20th of September, 2012 at the Amora Hotel Jamison in the city of Sydney. This workshop aims to bring together experts in sample environments from major neutron scattering facilities to discuss new developments and techniques applicable to the needs of the user community. The forum will provide the perfect environment for open discussion between scientists, engineers, technical staff and companies. The main goals are for continuous improvement in the efficiency of neutron scattering sample environments and improving capabilities at the facilities. Building an Advanced Center for Data and Computing for ESS 17.09.2012 - 18. 09.2012 - This workshop brings together experts from different fields with the intent in reviewing and discussing the development of a theoretical and computational modeling infrastructure that is relevant to the diverse scientific community that will use ESS. Our aim is to use this workshop as an input to our planning so that once the first experiments are made, ESS and its users are prepared to harness the most out of the scientific potential of their data. Magnetic Structure Determination from Neutron Diffraction Data 17.09.2012 - 20. 09.2012 - The Magnetic Structure Determination Workshop 2012 concluded on September 20. The aim of this workshop was to enhance the community studying magnetism in materials by learning from experts the essential theoretical foundations to magnetic representation analysis and work through real examples to gain experience in solving and refining magnetic structures from neutron powder and single crystal diffraction data. Advanced Simulation Techniques for Total Scattering Data 16.09.2012 - 19. 09.2012 - Total scattering, from neutron and X-ray diffraction, has become a commonly used technique to study the structure of amorphous, disordered and nano-sized materials. This experimental method provides both Bragg and diffuse scattering components, revealing information about the local atomic to long-range structure of materials. In recent years, the use of total energy calculations such as ab initio and force-field based methods in conjunction with these experimental tools has emerged as a powerful means to reveal the atomistic nature of increasingly complex materials. These methods are uniquely capable of replicating total scattering data in reciprocal and real-space whilst remaining energetically feasible. 4th DISCUS Workshop 10.09.2012 - 13. 09.2012 - In this workshop you will learn to interpret diffuse scattering and to simulate disordered crystal structures. Defects are quite common in crystals and are responsible for a number of properties like ionic conductivity, electronic properties of indirect semiconductors etc. In diffraction, defects manifest themselves by the presence of diffuse scattering. While its peak intensity usually is weak, the total scattering intensity will be an appreciable fraction of the Bragg intensities. Thus, the description of these structures is largely incomplete without proper interpretation of the diffuse scattering.The workshop covers the techniques to simulate and to refine disordered structures for a wide range of defects, and the corresponding calculation of the diffraction pattern for single crystals and powder, as well as the calculation of the pair distribution function. Second Annual Niels Bohr International Academy Workshop on ESS Science : Bridging Elastic and Inelastic Scattering by means of Computational Studies and Analysis 25.06.2012 - 29. 06.2012 - The aim of this workshop-school is to discuss how a reliable picture of where the atoms are and what the atoms do can be obtained by combining structural experiments, obtained using x-ray and neutron diffraction, with computational methods, such as Reverse Monte Carlo, needed for understanding complex or disordered structures with inelastic neutron scattering experiments and their interpretation by quantum chemical calculations on periodic systems and molecular dynamics simulations. BIONEUTRON 2012: Neutron Scattering Highlights on Water and Biological Systems 26.05.2012 - 29. 05.2012 - The main scope is to provide an up-to-date insight into neutron scattering and into complementary techniques and to furnish a representative sampling of some experimental findings which, in the broad area of research under the general headings biophysics, biomaterials and related topics, have recently been object of considerable scientific scrutiny.More than ever before, the scientific community is interested on using the strengths and capabilities of different facilities and techniques to their best advantage and the large neutron fluxes produced in next-generation spallation facilities such as the European Spallation Source ESS are likely to soon find expanded application in biology.The workshop aims to attract researchers from completely different horizons providing a forum to bring together scientists from academia, industry and other research organizations so reinforcing a community at a time where the field is progressing rapidly. Invited lectures will range from experimental results, modeling and theory to biotechnological applications. Time-resolved, in-situ Chemistry using neutrons 26.04.2012 - 27. 04.2012 - The workshop will bring the solid state chemistry community together in order to discuss scientific issues to be solved by access to a state-of-the-art neutron facility with an emphasis on the need for complex sample environment cells SECs. The idea is to promote an exchange between facility staff and neutron users, or potential users. The aims are to identify the science drivers for in-situ studies, requirements and current state of the user community and a wish-list of neutron friendly sample environments and get the developers together so we can identify the best funding routes to progress this work side by side with the construction of ESS and its instrument suite. New routes to single phase multiferroics 23.04.2012 - 25. 04.2012 - Multiferroic materials challenge our fundamental understanding of magnetic and ferroelectric order. The related properties, including the magnetoelectric coupling, make them promising for future applications in information technology. A strong magnetoelectric coupling is incompatible with traditional mechanisms of ferroelectricity, and so far no multiferroic material fulfilling all technological requirements has been found. To overcome these difficulties, new routes need to be treaded in materials research. In consideration of this, active scientists in the field will be brought together in the 505th WE-Heraeus seminar, in order to discuss the search for new materials and mechanisms, and their better understanding. The latter requires the development of new experimental and theoretical methods, which will also be a subject of the seminar. Younger colleagues will profit particularly from the exchange with experienced researchers in the field. New Opportunities for Research on Hard and Soft Matter Nanostructures using Neutron Reflectometry 17.04.2012 - 18. 04.2012 - The workshop will discuss current requirements and developments in probing surfaces and interfaces using neutron reflectometry, off-specular and gracing incidence neutron scattering and spin echo encoded neutron reflectometry in current fields of scientific interest. Second Guide Hall for the OPAL Reactor 16.04.2012 - 18. 04.2012 - We are starting to think about the options for the OPAL Reactor, beyond the instruments located in the present Neutron Guide Hall. These include possibilities for a second cold source, a hot source, positron science, fundamental neutron-based physics and the possibility doubling the present number of instruments, using purposed-designed and optimised guides in a second guide hall on the south side of the reactor. The OPAL Reactor was designed from the outset to allow these possibilities, and one might anticipate that the case could be made to start on such expansion in this decade.In order to flesh out more of the details, we are holding a 3-day workshop at the Bragg Institute, together with the AustralianNew Zealand user community, interested state and overseas agencies and selected international experts. All interested parties are welcome to attend. Neutrons and Food 2012 29.01.2012 - 01. 02.2012 - The aim of the workshop is to identify the scientific needs of food science. The other aim is to show the progress and possibilities of neutron scattering in food science to the European food science community.The anticipated outcome is a better view of the needs of the food science community for the application of neutron scattering and on the other side a better view of the possibilities of neutron scattering in food science. Current State and future of neutron stress diffractometers 10.01.2012 - 12. 01.2012 - Neutron diffraction stress analysis in the last years has been featured by building versatile high-resolution TOF spectrometers based on high flux spallation sources: VULCAN SNS, TAKUMI J-PARC, ENGIN-X ISIS. This also sets a very high standard for the major user research facilities based on neutron reactors in the matter of design and capabilities of the stress diffractometers scanners utilizing the constant wavelength neutron diffraction. In order to improve their efficiency and competitiveness few apparent ways have been explored involving more efficient use of the neutrons by utilizing focusing monochromators, neutron beam guides, multi detector systems, radial collimators, all in different combinations. The matter of optimal configuration of these elements is still a topic of debate. Contributions from the instrument scientists from the major reactor facilities TUM, ILL, NCNR, BI, JRR-3 are intended to present state-of-art of the neutron stress diffractometers STRESS-SPEC TUM, SALSA ILL, BT8 NIST , RESA JAEA, KOWARI ANSTO and facilitate further discussion. Next generation instrumentation for the investigation of three-dimensional structures in thin films 09.01.2012 - 10. 01.2012 - The past few years have seen an increase in studies where the non-invasive investigation of lateral structures is becoming critical, in particular for buried interfaces. These lateral structures are critical in many fields, from magnetic multilayers, to lipid bilayers, to the self-assembly of complex composites, amongst others.The meeting brings together experts on specular and off-specular scattering community to identify the remaining challenges to be overcome. Perspectives in Terahertz Spectroscopy with Neutrons 29.11.2011 - 30. 11.2011 - The workshop will bring together young and experienced scientists who are using or planning to use neutron terahertz spectroscopy for their research. The scope of the event is to address the new application directions and answer the questions: what are the important scientific issues to be addressed by help of neutron TOF spectroscopy. Inelastic Neutron Scattering Workshop 14.11.2011 - 17. 11.2011 - The Neutron Scattering Sciences Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory is sponsoring a User Meeting conference November 14 and 15, 2011. Following this meeting, we are organizing a two day workshop, November 16 and 17, at ORNL entitled Forum on Inelastic Neutron scattering from Correlated Electron Systems.The workshop will provide a forum for inelastic neutron scatterers in the field of correlated electron studies, especially magnetism and superconductivity, to discuss their current research and future needs. Presentations will focus on research done at the ORNL neutron scattering facilities. This workshop will also be used to educate and encourage graduate students and post-docs in the field. In addition to a poster session and invited talks, workshop sessions are planned for discussions of inelastic instrumentation needs for the SNS and HFIR, sample environment equipment for the inelastic suite, enabling programmatic research among multiple user groups, and software requirements. Neutron instrumentation: from continuous to spallation sources 04.10.2011 - 07. 10.2011 - The aim of the workshop is to discuss this transition from the point of view of the most effective use of the knowledge accumulated during the designconstruction of modern instruments at continuous sources as well as from the use of first instruments at spallation sources.The workshop will bring together experts in the neutron scattering instrumentation with the aim to discuss the latest advances in neutron instrumentation at the continuous sources and short pulse spallation sources through the prism of the use of the gained experience for the design of the long-pulse spallation source instrumentation. Representational Analysis and Magnetic Structures RAMS II 31.07.2011 - 05. 08.2011 - The workshop is targeted towards young researchers interested in applying representational analysis to the solution of magnetic structures using neutron diffraction. The workshop will cover representational analysis, theory of magnetic structures, and FULLPROF. Sessions will include both lecture and hands on labs working with standard programs such as SaraH and FULLPROF to solve magnetic structures. Invited speakers include Laurent Chapon ISIS, Andrew Wils U. College, London, V. Ovidiu Garlea ORNL, and A.B. Harris U. Penn. 1st Argentinean Workshop on Neutron Beams for Research 31.07.2011 - 05. 08.2011 - First Niels Bohr International Academy Meeting on ESS Science 27.06.2011 - 01. 07.2011 - The First NBIA Meeting on ESS Science initiates a series of annual workshops which bring together widely recognized experts to promote advanced training for young post-graduates, postdocs and researchers devoted to developing a practical approach to neutron scattering who have already some background in this domain and desire to learn complementary techniques as well as exchange their experience. The school is to be followed by a series of lectures where current research is presented and its impact largely discussed. Spin Chirality and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction 25.05.2011 - 27. 05.2011 - This workshop aims to give a floor to the participants for the exchange of ideas and recent achievements. We will welcome among conference visitors the leading scientists in the field of investigations of the structural and magnetic properties of noncentrosymmetric crystals and artificial structures. 2nd Graduate Course on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology 23.05.2011 - 27. 05.2011 - The unique potential of neutron scattering in structural biology arises from the strong interaction of neutrons with hydrogen H and its deuterium D isotope. This property makes the information available from neutron scattering unique and a valuable complement to data obtained from other structural techniques. Individual hydrogendeuterium atoms are visualized in neutron density maps from crystallographic data at the resolution typical of most protein structures 2.0 -2.5 . Using contrast variation by HD exchange, proteins and nucleic acids are sequentially modeled and mapped in large biological complexes by small angle neutron scattering, and protein-membrane interactions are revealed by Reflectometry and protein dynamics measured. 3rd DISCUS Workshop 21.05.2011 - 24. 05.2011 - The main focus is the simulation of nanoparticle structures and strategies to refine model parameters based on total scattering data. The workshop is a mix of lecture and hands on experience using the DISCUS program. Present Status and Perspectives of Neutron Research in High Magnetic Fields 30.03.2011 - 01. 04.2011 - The scope of the workshop is to bring together experts doing research in high magnetic fields with the focus on neutron scattering. We want to provide an information platform for researchers regarding the high-field project at HZB and identify possible future collaborations and experiments using this facility. The workshop covers a broad field of topics ranging from the high field technology, neutron scattering in high magnetic fields and sample environment for neutron sciences up to fundamental physics problems in high magnetic fields. X-Rays and Neutrons in Energy-Related Materials Science 07.02.2011 - 09. 02.2011 - This Workshop will include a series of invited lectures by internationally recognized specialists covering the progress in the analysis by X-rays and neutrons of the properties of materials for energy conversion, harvesting, storage and economy. There will be a particular focus on materials for batteries, fuel cells, hydrogen storage, light weight materials, and photovoltaic, solid state lighting and thermoelectricity. Lujan Workshop 11.12.2010 - This workshop is intended for graduate students, postdocs and researchers in earth sciences, physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering, with an interest in applying neutron scattering to studies of synthetic and natural materials. Lectures will be in the morning and cover introductions to neutron scattering techniques as well as their applications to the above fields. The lectures will be complemented by data analysis tutorials in the afternoon for data collected at four Lujan instruments - HIPPO, SMARTS, NPDF and FDS. Informal discussions with beamline scientists for potential collaborations are also available. There is no registration fee. Travel subsidies up to 300 per person will be provided for students, faculty and researchers from UC Campuses. Thanks to support from COMPRES, additional support 300person will be provided to non-UC participants. Enrollment is limited to 50 on a first-come first- served basis. Neutrons and Food 31.10.2010 - 03. 11.2010 - The application of neutron scattering to food-based systems is still inits infancy but has significant potential to the determination of foodstructure and to the complex relationship between food processing,rheology, nutrition, food quality and security.The workshop seeks to identify the future scientific needs and opportunities in the application of neutron scattering to food scienceand to foster collaboration and networking between researchers workingin these areas. SENSE 2010: Superconductivity explored by Neutron Scattering Experiments 21.10.2010 - 23. 10.2010 - The microscopic origin of unconventional superconductivity continues to attract the attention of the condensed matter community. Whereas rare-earth actinide-based intermetallic and copper oxide-based high temperature superconductors are studied for more than twenty years, the iron-based superconductors have been in the focus of interest since their recent discovery. Inelastic neutron scattering experiments have been of particular importance for the understanding of the magnetic and superconducting properties of these compounds. JCNS Workshop 2010 Trends and Perspectives in Neutron Scattering: Magnetism and Correlated Electron Sysatems 04.10.2010 - 07. 10.2010 - The workshop is dedicated to the current status and future trends andpossibilities of neutron scattering methods in studying structure anddynamics in magnetism and correlated electron systems will be discussed.Topics addressed include: Frustrated Magnets Quantum and low dimensional magnetism Magneto-caloric Superconductivity and pnictides Multiferroics Heavy fermions Theory New Materials and sample preparation InstrumentationThe workshop will consist of invited and contributed talks and posterpresentations. Contributions to be presented as oral or posterpresentation are requested. 6th International Workshop on Sample Environment 29.09.2010 - 01. 10.2010 - State-of-the-art sample environment is a key element for sucessful experiments in neutron scattering. This workshop provides experts working in sample environment groups a platform for intensivediscussions and interchange of experience. The needs of the neutron scattering community and the further development of cutting-edge sample environment will be discussed in view of a future improvement of the service quality provided at the neutron scattering facilities. Neutrons for Global Energy Solutions 26.09.2010 - 29. 09.2010 - The workshop will contain an exciting program, that will cover all aspects of research with neutrons concerning energy sources, conversion, storage and distribution, energy savings, and waste management, as well as cross cutting issues and novel techniques. Invited talks will include views from government and industry. 14th JCNS Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering 06.09.2010 - 17. 09.2010 - The course will consist of one week of lectures and exercises and one week of practical training at the instruments of the research reactor FRM II. It is the aim of the course to give a realistic insight into the experimental technique and its scientific power. Modern Trends on Production and Applications of Polarized 3He 11.07.2010 - 13. 07.2010 - The scope of this workshop is to discuss recent advancements and futuretrends in the production and application of polarized 3He. Topicsaddressed include: Polarization of 3He SEOP, MEOP 3He containers Magnetic holding systems 3He spin manipulations Applications in neutron scattering, medicine and high energy physics The 8th international workshop on Polarised Neutrons in Condensed Matter Investigations 05.07.2010 - 08. 07.2010 - The workshop will cover the forefront of condensed matter investigations using polarised neutrons and state-of-the-art methodologies and technologies of polarised neutron production and utilisation for novel instrumentations and experiments, thus providing opportunities to discuss prospects for new science and new instrument concepts. PNCMI2010 05.07.2010 - 08. 07.2010 - The workshop will cover the forefront of condensed matter investigations using polarised neutrons and state-of-the-art methodologies and technologies of polarised neutron production and utilisation for novel instrumentations and experiments, thus providing opportunities to discuss prospects for new science and new instrument concepts. 8th Canadian Powder Diffraction Workshop 21.06.2010 - 23. 06.2010 - The first two days of this workshop concentrates on powder diffraction and Rietveld Analysis. The third day focuses on PDF Pair Distribution FunctionTotal Scattering analysis of amorphous, disordered, poorly crystalline or nano-crystalline materials. McStas VITESS user training workshop 2010 17.05.2010 - 21. 05.2010 - The workshop is a school in order to train technical staff and instrument scientists in using Monte-Carlo code to design better neutron devices and instruments. The programme is split into sessions dedicated to different parts optics, sample environment, detectors, .... If you work in one of these areas, and feel like simulating it, then this school is for you, especially if youve never done so before. 4th International Workshop on Dynamics in Confinement 03.03.2010 - 05. 03.2010 - Like the preceding meetings, Confit 2010 aims at bringing together expert researchers working in the field of confined matter for fruitful discussions of the scientific progress and new developments that have been made during the last four years, and for an extensive exchange of prospective questions, new directions and future opportunities that have opened up in this field. CONFIT2010 03.03.2010 - 05. 03.2010 - VULCAN 21.01.2010 - 22. 01.2010 - Trends in Cold Neutron Time-Of-Flight spectrometer TICnTOF 26.11.2009 - 28. 11.2009 - The most recent breakthrough in the field of time-of-flight spectroscopy is the expanding use of large area position sensitive detectors PSD. The improved count-rate and angular acceptance opens new fields of investigation and reinforces the traditional strengths of the cold-neutron high resolution instruments also adding potential for installing specialized sample environements and polarisation analysis. Neutron Spin Echo Spectroscopy 04.11.2009 - 05. 11.2009 - The new Neutron Spin Echo Spectrometer at the Spallation Neutron Source is beginning its commissioning. This workshop will celebrate the completion of its construction phase and will present invited and contributed talks on neutron spin echo technique relating to: Biophysics Complex Fluids Polymer dynamics New trends and perspectives JCNS Workshop 2009: Trends and Perspectives in Neutron Scattering on Soft Matter 05.10.2009 - 08. 10.2009 - An international workshop will be organised to discuss current status and future trends and possibilities of neutron scattering methods in studying structure and dynamics of soft matter systems. Due to the unique properties of neutrons investigations to reveal structure and dynamics of polymers, colloids, polymer interfaces, composite polymer materials, bio-compatible and bio-mimetic structures, polymer glasses and polymer nanostructures have delivered significant insight into soft matter physics and soft matter molecular structure. Novel dedicated methods as neutron spin echo spectroscopy or time resolved small angle neutron scattering have delivered unique insight into the understanding of soft matter structures and molecules. New Guides, Instruments and Sample-Environment Apparatus at the OPAL Research Reactor 27.08.2009 - 28. 08.2009 - In the Australian Governments latest Budget of 12th May 2009, it was announced that ANSTO will receive 37M of new capital funding for a new split cold guide at the OPAL Reactor, along with three new instruments SANS, high-resolution spectroscopy and neutron radiographytomographyimaging and further sample-environment apparatus.In order to flesh out more of the details, we will hold a 2-day scoping workshop at the Bragg Institute, together with the AustralianNew Zealand user community and selected international experts. PNSXM 2009: Workshop on Polarized Neutrons and Synchrotron X-rays for Magnetism 02.08.2009 - 05. 08.2009 - The second Workshop on Polarized Neutrons and Synchrotron X-rays for Magnetism PNSXM 2009 took place in Bonn Germany from August 2 to 5, 2009, as a satellite conference to the ICM 2009 in Karlsruhe Germany. This second workshop follows the tradition of PNSXM 2003 in Venice Italy in bringing together the application and method development of these two special, complementary probes to magnetism and promoting their common use. The large and very international audience, with 110 participants from 17 countries spanning 5 continents, demonstrated the vitality of magnetism research with polarized probes. After Germany, the largest delegations came from France, the United Kingdom, and Japan, with a tie for the fifth place between Russia and Australia. The other participants came from Brazil, Ecuador, India, Taiwan, the USA, Switzerland, Sweden, Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Poland. Energy materials research using neutron and synchrotron radiation 27.07.2009 - 30. 07.2009 - The International Conference on Energy materials research using neutron and synchrotron radiation to be held on July 27 to July 30, 2009 in Berlin, Germany and organized jointly by Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin fr Materialien und Energie and Bragg Institute of Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation. From a fundamental standpoint, many of the same phenomena are common to hydrogen storage materials, electrolyte and electrode materials, fuel cells and solar cell materials and the meeting is planed to address the questions: where is the energy carrier, how does it move and what are the interactions that determine storage or transport properties Understanding the underlying processes requires a simultaneous access to the proper length and time scales which can be selected by different neutron and synchrotron scattering techniques. The scope of the conference is to explore the pertinent properties of sustainable energy materials by interdisciplinary approach, how neutron and synchrotron radiation can contribute to this field and determine future research directions. Modelling, either to deeper understanding of experimental data, or in the prediction of new materials from these data is an important aspect of the sustainable energy field and will also be part of the conference. Preparation methods etc. will not be dealt with. ICNS workshop on TOF SANS 05.05.2009 - We propose to build on three decades of experience with the time-of-flight TOF low-Q method and the conclusions of two recent strategic planning workshops addressing some of the needs for the low-Q measurement,1-2 to rethink designs for this class of instrument. McStas 03.05.2009 - Preliminary schedule, morning session:9:00-9:05Welcome by the McStas team9:05-9:15Overview of new features expected in McStas 2.09:15-9:25Overview of recent virtual experiment studies performed9:25-10:357 x 10-minute talkfeedback inputs from McStas users10:35-10:50Coffee break10:50-12:007 x 10-minute talkfeedback inputs from McStas usersPreliminary schedule, afternoon session:14:00-14:10Brief McStas introduction for new users14:10-17:00Hands on session installation help for new users Workshop on Inelastic Neutron Spectrometers WINS 2009 01.05.2009 - 02. 05.2009 - WINS 2009 will be an informal workshop to discuss recent and future developments in the instrumentation, software and sample environment equipment associated with inelastic neutron scattering. ESS-Bilbao Initiative Workshop - Multi-MW Spallation Neutron Sources: Current Challenges and Future Prospects 16.03.2009 - 19. 03.2009 - The goal of the workshop, organized by the ESS Bilbao consortium, was to assess the current challenges facing multi-MW spallation sources and, taking into account synergies with other international projects of a similar nature, outline a road map for a collaborative Research and Development program that would enable Europe to meet these challenges for the timely construction of ESS. Neutrons and X-rays meet biology 25.02.2009 - 27. 02.2009 - From Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 February, 2009 a workshop on Neutrons and X-rays meet Biology, will be held at the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin. This workshop is devoted to the relation betweenstructure-dynamics-function in biological systems. The workshop will give an up-to-date overview of the results obtained by either neutron or X-ray scattering as well as combinations of the two techniques, and it will demonstrate that the combination of neutron and X-ray scattering will deeply broaden our knowledge on the structural anddynamical properties of biological systems. The workshop intends to bring together experts in the fields of neutron and X-ray techniques as well as specialists in bio-modelling, biochemical and biological techniques and will offer opportunities to initiate andor intensify collaborations between experimental and theoretical scientists working in the area of biology. The program of the workshop will include invited lectures, talks and a poster session. To stimulate discussions and to further scientific exchange, the posters will be displayed for the entire period of the workshop. A visit of facilities at BENSC and BESSY will be an integral part of the programme. FROM MICRO TO MACRO: Microstructural and texture anlysis from diffraction data 26.01.2009 - 30. 01.2009 - Theoretical course with hands-on software-Classical Rietveld analysis-Line broadening-Texture analysis-Pole figure reconstruction-Residual stress Neutron Reflection 19.01.2009 - 20. 01.2009 - We have recently been developing the application of magnetic contrast reflectometry to gold supported biomolecular films. This method is especially applicable where deuteration of the component molecules is either intractable or prohibitively expensive. The method takes advantage of the requirement to incorporate a binder layer between the gold and the silicon substrate. We replace the standard binders with a magnetic layer usually an FeNi alloy. When magnetised this layer presents a different scattering power to polarised neutrons. We are therefore able to collect two datasets relative to an external reference from exactly the same sample.The meeting will outline the method, present results from a number of systems studied and explore future possibilities of this method. LENS SANS 05.12.2008 - The Low Energy Neutron Source LENS at the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility is pleased to announce that construction of LENS is completed. The source and the SANS Small Angle Neutron Scattering Instrument are both operational, and the source is ramping up to full power. A second instrument, SESAME Spin-Echo Scattering Angle Measurement, is under construction and expected to be on-line by late Spring of 2009.SANS is a technique that measures small scattering angles due to small inhomogeneitis in the sample and allows probing structures on a length scale of 20 1000 . Because of the advantage of contrast variation through HD substitution, SANS is particularly useful for studying hydrogenous systems, i.e. biological macromolecules, polymers, microemulsions, etc. SESAME uses the spin echo technique to determine the angle through which neutrons are scattered by a sample. It can be used to carry out reflectometry experiments as well as simple transmission SANS measurements. It is expected to be able to measure correlations over distances between a few 10s of nanometers and 1-2 microns. Details about the two instruments and the performance of the source can be found on the web http:www.iucf.indiana.edulensinstruments.php. Proposals from users wishing to perform SANS measurements can be submitted from the website http:www.iucf.indiana.edusansbeamtime.php at any time. Dynamics of Soft Matter 04.12.2008 - 06. 12.2008 - Contributed talks and posters are being solicited. Sessions on complex fluids, biology, polymers, and surfaces, are planned. See the website http:neutrons.ornl.govconfdsm2008index.shtml for more information including plenary and invited speakers and the agenda with instructions for submitting contributed talks and posters. Each talk will include an overview of the status of current applications and techniques, the potential of using advanced neutron techniques to provide new capabilities, and the developments required to enable these goals to be met. The Workshop will utilize open discussion to summarize the science presentations to maximize the integration of science and techniques to develop the directions of research and future investments in a wide variety of environments. Active feedback will enable a summary of future actions to be discussed on the last day. Included in the Workshop summary will be a description of the capabilities of the present and planned reactor and accelerator-based sources along with development of new techniques. The summary will also serve as animportant document when communicating with funding agencies and the public. Neutron Imaging at the Spallation Neutron Source 03.11.2008 - This Workshop is directed to a broad community of industries,governmental laboratories and agencies, who wishes to usenon-destructive neutron imaging techniques at a future instrument at the Spallation Neutron Source SNS. Potential applications include - but are not limited to: engineering, advanced material characterization, fluid-flow andor two-phase flow devices, automotive technology, advanced manufacturing technology, applied sciences, aerospace, life and biological sciences, national security applications, etc. Neutrons are specifically well suited for imaging light atoms hydrocarbons for example buried in heavy atoms, and are capable of characterizing fluid flow dynamics. Modern Trends in Neutron Scattering Instrumentation 15.10.2008 - 17. 10.2008 - JCNS Workshop 2008 on Modern Trends in Neutron Scattering Instrumentation on Oct. 15.-17.2008 in Bernried near Munich. Biomolecular Dynamics and Protein-Water Interactions 24.09.2008 - 26. 09.2008 - The dynamics of biological systems is a general and important topic to understand structure and function of life processes. The workshop addresses recent aspects of biomolecular dynamics in the context of neutron scattering experiments. This includes the controversial discussion concerning the mechanism of the dynamical transition, the role of hydration water, proteins in extreme environments, collective motions, biological function and simulation of neutron scattering spectra.The workshop provides a forum, where all groups working in the field, can present their point of view. PNCMI2008QuBS2008 01.09.2008 - 05. 09.2008 - The 7th International Workshop on Polarized Neutrons in Condensed Matter Investigations to be held as the 2nd International Symposium of Quantum Beam Science Directorate of JAEA QuBS2008.The 7th International Workshop on Polarized Neutrons in Condensed Matter Investigations, PNCMI2008, will be held as the 2nd International Symposium of Quantum Beam Science Directorate of JAEA QuBS2008 in Tokai, Ibaraki, Japan from Sept. 1Mon to 5Fri 2008. The workshop will cover the forefront of condensed matter investigations using polarized neutrons and state-of-the-art methodologies and technologies of polarized neutron productionand utilization for novel instrumentations and experiments, thus providing opportunities to discuss prospects for new science and new instrument concepts. The complementarities of various polarized quantum beams, such as synchrotron x-rays andmuons, will be also discussed. Magnetic Structure Determination 31.05.2008 - One-day, May 31, held before the American Crystallographic AssociationAnnual meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee. This will be a great opportunity to learn from the experts and to work through real examples. You do not have to attend the ACA meeting to participate. Pushing Small-Angle Neutron Scattering at OPAL to Smaller Q 15.11.2007 - 16. 11.2007 - Small-angle neutron scattering SANS provides unique insight intohierarchical structures of materials. In addition, there is a number ofmethods USANS, VSANS, SESANS for extending the experimentally measurable range to length scales between 10 and 10 mm. Thus, multilevel structures in solids and liquids, reflecting not only nanometer-sized molecules and particles, but also mm-sized aggregates and agglomerates can be probed via neutron diffraction. Fields of interest include but are not limited to: Polymer blends, colloids, coals, complex fluids, hydrogels, porous materials, nanocomposites, and cements.The purpose of the ANSTO workshop is to demonstrate UVSE SANS techniques to Australian industry, government and universities, and to make a start on defining specifications for a new instrument at the OPAL reactor. QAMTS 2007: Quantum Atomic and Molecular Tunneling in Solids and other Condensed Phases 28.10.2007 - 01. 11.2007 - The hallmark of this workshop has been its highly crossdisciplinary nature, which includes work on tunneling of protons and heavier species in condensed phases in general, including biological systems, chemical reactions, transport phenomena in solids, etc. as well as rotational tunneling of small molecules or molecular groups. canSAS-V 28.10.2007 - 31. 10.2007 - The fifth gathering of the Collective Action for Nomadic Small Angle Scatterers CANSAS V will be hosted by the NIST Center for Neutron Research in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA from October 28th to 31st, 2007. Scattering on Liquid-Liquid Interfaces 22.06.2007 - 24. 06.2007 - An international workshop on the topic of scattering from liquid-liquid interfaces by x-rays and neutrons will be organized from June 22-24 2007 at the Comwell Borupgaard Hotel and Conference Center in Snekkersten, Denmark. An outstanding problem in studies of interfacial phenomena is the determination of structure at liquid-liquid interfaces. Their structure is relevant, for example, to the understanding of electron and molecular transfer across biological membranes and to the partitioning of solvents and metal ions across liquid-liquid interfaces often important in addressing environmental issues. X-ray reflectivity is one of the few techniques available for structural investigation of liquid-liquid interfaces. Although neutron reflectivity has been used to study mixed surfactant monolayers at the liquid-vapor and solid-liquid interfaces, its utility for studies of the liquid-liquid interface has so far been limited. The isotopic contrast variation by neutron scattering is a tremendous advantage in the study of structure and interaction of liquid-liquid systems. The option for more intense neutron beams at new spallation neutron sources and the operation of new neutron reflectometers at several existing sources FRM-II, ILL and outside Europe opens the new possibilities to tackle the problems of liquid-liquid interfaces with neutrons.The workshop aims to discuss among leading scientists in the field the opportunities and needs to study liquid-liquid interfaces with neutrons. An overview of the current work on liquid-liquid interfaces will be given, current instrument options and future developments will be outlined and a plan for co-operation in the future use of neutrons to investigate liquid-liquid interfaces will be developed. Neutron Stress, Texture, and Phase Transformation for Industry - NST2 18.04.2007 - 19. 04.2007 - NST2 is directed to the broad engineering community based in industry who wishes to utilize neutrons in a wide range of diffractionapplications. Emphasis of the NST2 Workshop will be on the future uses of Engineering Neutron Diffraction facilities for non-destructivestress, phase and texture mapping, in-situ load and furnacemeasurements, and grain level materials deformation behavior. Theconnection to modeling of residual stress generation and deformation processing will also be made. Meeting the needs of industry and universities and aiding American economic competitiveness are important to the ORNL neutron scattering community. The NST2 Workshop will also highlight the two newest Engineering Neutron Diffraction instruments which are located at ORNLs Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor. The SNS and HFIR user facilities and the state-of-the-art user facilities at other national laboratories funded by the U.S. government are shared with the science community worldwide and offer some technologies and instrumentation that are available nowhere else. Each year, these facilities are used by thousands of researchers from universities, other government agencies, and private industry. The new capabilities at HFIR and SNS will greatly expand the benefit of neutron scattering to industry. Educational Symposium: Neutrons for Materials Science and Engineering 18.04.2007 - 19. 04.2007 - Neutron scattering is an important scientific technique to characterizematerials of all classes - polymers, soft materials, metals and alloys,and ceramics for such applications as fuel cells, hydrogen storage,biomedicine and bio-compatibility, aerospace, nuclear power, andelectronics. Many of the new facilities provide sample environments that provide for measurement at non-ambient conditions of temperature or pressure, under applied load or in high magnetic fields. The program of the Educational Symposium on Neutrons for Materials Science and Engineering has been developed to expand the awareness of North American students and faculty involved in materials science and engineering studies to the diverse applications of neutron scattering and to the increasing capabilities at facilities in North America. The Symposium is also open to scientists and engineers from industry and laboratories that wish to obtain a broad overview of the many applications of neutron scattering to studies of materials. EdSym2007 will include ten talks beginning with the basics of production of neutrons and their uses and an overview of neutron scattering and diffraction methods. Subsequent presentations will present how neutrons are used to study phase transformations, engineering stresses, materials deformation behavior, polymer and soft materials, biomedical and bio-related materials, and advance fuel cell and hydrogen storage materials. A summary of engineering and industrial applications of neutron scattering is also included. European Workshop on Neutron Optics 05.03.2007 - 07. 03.2007 - European Workshop on Neutron Optics NOP 07 March 5-7, 2007 Paul Scherrer Institute Villigen, Switzerland Laue2007: Advanced Laue diffraction in Frontier Science 23.01.2007 - 27. 01.2007 - Laue diffraction is currently undergoing a lively renaissance due to new instrumental developments at both synchrotron X-ray and neutron sources. The aim of this workshop is to offer to a very diverse community of scientists chemists, physicists, biologists, geologists ... state-of-the-art experimental methods and hands-on experience ofdata-analysis for exploration, using single-crystal Laue diffraction, ofthe crystalline structure of complex materials in extreme cases. Examples of these are very small samples biological materials, complex chemical structures..., radiation-sensitive samples, extreme conditions very low temperatures, very high pressure, and time-resolved studies down to the femtosecond limit.This workshop will bring together the neutron and X-ray communitiesworking with Laue diffraction. Experts in the field will review the current state of the art, and a number of submitted abstracts will beselected for oral presentation. Attendees will also have the opportunityto visit the Laue facilities at both the ESRF and the ILL. Neutron Scattering Highlights on Biological Systems 07.10.2006 - 10. 10.2006 - The workshop is supported by the European network NMI3 - Integrated Infrastructure Initiative for Neutron Scattering and Muon Spectroscopy. The fourth general NMI3 meeting 2006 will be held from 9th to 11th October 2006 in Taormina. The main scope of the workshop is to provide insight into neutron scattering techniques and to furnish a representative sampling of some experimental findings which, in the broad area of research under the general headings biophysics, biomaterials and related topics, have recently been the object of considerable scientific scrutiny. The workshop aims to attract researchers from completely different horizons providing a forum to bring together scientists from academia, industry and other research organisations so reinforcing a community at a time where the field is progressing rapidly. The look forward into the future will be based on a thorough analysis of past and present experimental highlights. Int. Workshop on Applications of Advanced MC Simulations 02.10.2006 - 04. 10.2006 - The objectives of the workshop are to review the present status of the different Monte Carlo packages McStas, VITESS, Restrax and NISP used in the neutron scattering community and their applications. wins2006 29.09.2006 - 30. 09.2006 - The workshop will cover innovative aspects of the instrument design,sample environment, data processing, virtual instrument tools as well asreports on progress of spectrometer projects, with some preference forTOF techniques in view of the growing importance of pulsed spallationsources. Crystallography at High Pressures 28.09.2006 - 01. 10.2006 - This forthcoming International Workshop on Crystallography at High Pressure follows the sequence of workshops organized on behalf of the IUCr Commission on High Pressure Argonne, USA, 1998; SPring-8, Japan, 2000; Orsay, France, 2001; Berkeley, USA, 2003; Saskatoon, Canada 2004. This Workshop will also follow the sequence of meetings on Neutron Scattering at High Pressure organized by the FLNP JINR NSHP-I in 1994 and NSHP-II in 1999, Dubna, Russia. The 2006 workshop will cover the entire range of the High-Pressure Crystallography, including X-ray, neutron and theoretical studies, material synthesis, physical properties and related techniques, and therefore will naturally integrate NSHP-III as a part of the meeting. The scientific program will include about 30 invited talks and poster sessions. As usual, the Commission will encourage new fields and new speakers especially from the youngest part of the high-pressure community. We expect to welcome over 100 participants. EPDIC Under the Bonnet Powder diffraction Software Workshop 01.09.2006 - Use Software for Powder diffraction Want to know which program to usefor a particular application Want to hear from the developers what great engine they have got hiding under that pretty GUI Get direct feedback to your questions from the Developers themselves. Contribute to the discussion of code extensions and the next generation. Pharmaceutical Applications of X-Ray Powder Diffraction 31.08.2006 - The purpose of the workshop is to bring together outstanding X-raypowder diffraction XRPD scientists and pharmaceutical industryrepresentatives to discuss issues of current mutual interest. Newmethods and trends in the XRPD field will be presented, which arerelevant to the pharmaceutical industry. In particular, regulatoryaspects of daily laboratory work are discussed, which are crucial forthis industry. Nano-materials and Powder Diffraction 31.08.2006 - The workshop Nano-materials and Powder Diffraction will be held on August 31st 2006 in Geneva, preceding the 10th European powder diffraction conference. Polarized Inelastic Neutron Scattering PINS Workshop 06.04.2006 - 07. 04.2006 - Polarized Inelastic Neutron Scattering PINS workshop to be held April 6-7, 2006 at Brookhaven National Laboratory followed by HYSPEC IDT Meeting. Present Status and Future of Very Cold Neutron Applications 13.02.2006 - 14. 02.2006 - The aim is to discuss the perspectives of using very cold neutrons 20-100 Angstroms in condensed matter research and other applications. New developments in very cold moderation and phase space transformation methods indicate that an increased VCN flux might be available in the near future which could be used in neutron scattering. ILL-ISIS Workshop 31.01.2006 - 02. 02.2006 - The Workshop will bring together scientists studying complex materialsand molecular systems that are typically available as polycrystalline,nanoscale and amorphous materials rather than single crystals. Insight into the intrinsic dynamical properties of these materials can be obtained either by an integrated dynamic response such as a phonon density of states or through selected, individual phonons. Neutron Instruments at Pulsed Neutron Sources for Nanoscience 24.01.2006 - 27. 01.2006 - The scope of the workshop is to discuss design concepts of these instruments for nanoscience and its structural and technical optimization. The workshop will bring together representatives of the planned instruments at SNS, ISIS-TS2 and J-PARC and experts for critical discussions of recent advances and future prospects in methodology, technology and nanoscience for which these instruments will play important roles. The invited speakers are A.SoperISIS, A.HannonISIS, T.EgamiUniv. of Tennessee, D.MildnerNIST, J.ZhaoSNS, J.PenfoldISIS, J.AnknerSNS, et al. Workshop on Inelastic Neutron Spectrometers 2005 WINS2005 05.12.2005 - 06. 12.2005 - We discuss recent developments of spectrometers, data analysis,devices, and futuristic science to be done on inelastic neutron scattering measurements at newly coming instruments in new sources. We are especially interested in time of flight inelastic neutron instruments, for instance chopper and crystal analyzer instruments. We are also welcome new instruments in reactor sources. If you are interested in cooperation with us, we are really grateful. Neutron Spin-Echo Workshop 08.09.2005 - 10. 09.2005 - Neutron Spin-Echo Workshop 2005 being held at the Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France, from 8-10 September 2005 in co-operation with HMI Berlin, Germany, and FZ Juelich, Germany. Probing complex fluid membranes and films with neutron spin-echo 14.08.2005 - 17. 08.2005 - The broad scope for the meeting is the structure and behavior of membranes and other thin macromolecular films. Subjects that would fit within the scope of such a workshop include rafts, things in membranes, membrane crumpling and buckling, cytoskeletal effects, complexes in confined 2-d geometries, chemical, physical and charged patterning of surfaces and membrane adaptation to these patterns, and block copolymer structures in films. Benasque2005 Biological Membranes, current challenges. 31.07.2005 - 19. 08.2005 - This workshop is intended to discuss progress and challenges of allaspects regarding our understanding of biological membranes and monolayers from a soft condensed matter perspective, both theoretically and experimentally.Focus topics will include: mixtures, domains and proteins in membranes, adhesion and membrane-cytoskeleton interactions, membrane fusion, membrane pores, dynamics and hydrodynamics and interactions of membranes with ions, polymers and proteins.The aim of the workshop will be to stimulate discussions and collaborations among participants, with a low number of seminars. Desks and computer facilities will be provided. XIIIth International Workshop: Quantum Atomic and Molecular Tunneling in Solids and Other Condensed Phases 27.07.2005 - 31. 07.2005 - The Workshop has been in the process of broadening its scope and nowincludes work on tunneling in condensed phases in general, biologicalsystems being the new area of interest. Experimental and theoreticalaspects of quantum atomic and molecular tunneling phenomena will form the main theme of the workshop. CCP13 22.06.2005 - 24. 06.2005 - The Annual Workshop will be held this year at Cardiff University from the 22-24 June. ACA 2005 one day powder diffraction software Workshop 28.05.2005 - There will be a one day powder diffraction software workshop just prior to the American Crystallographic Association ACA 2005 meeting: Saturday 28th May 2005; Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel, Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA immediately prior to the ACA 2005 conference which is being held at the same venue. Probing Matter at High Magnetic Fields with Xrays and Neutrons 10.05.2005 - 12. 05.2005 - The National Research Councils Committee on Opportunities in HighMagnetic Field Science COHMAG was charged in 2003 to 1 assess the current state and future prospects of high magnetic field science and technology in the United States; 2 assess the position of the United States in this area in the international context; 3 identify promising multidisciplinary areas for research and development, and 4 review and prioritize major magnet construction initiatives for the next decade. Currently, the United States through the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is the world leader in the highest fields for practical experiments; however, research institutions in Germany and Japan are key competitors. We have the opportunity to expand the high field magnet capabilities in the United States to help assure continued leadership in the science programs they support. Workshop on Neutron Inelastic Spectrometers 02.12.2004 - 03. 12.2004 - In this workshop, new inelastic-spectrometer Chopper-Spectrometers,Inverted-Geometry Spectrometers, Hybrid-Type... planned for comingspallation neutron sources, related new devices and data analysismethods will be discussed. Neutrons and Numerical Methods II 15.09.2004 - 18. 09.2004 - The 2nd Neutrons and Numerical Methods workshop will be held at the Institut Laue Langevin in September 15-18 this year. The workshop will be preceded by a one-day school that is intended not only for students, but anybody who wishes to become familiar with the basic methodologies. For further information, consult the website www.ill.frEventsN2M2 or contact the organisers directly via email n2m2 at 2nd Neutrons Numerical Methods Workshop 15.09.2004 - 18. 09.2004 - USAS sessions at the ACA Meeting 17.07.2004 - 22. 07.2004 - The purpose of this second ICONUSAS workshop, after the first held at Oak Ridge last summer, is to facilitate exchange of technical information, to identify areas for collaborative efforts, and to reduce duplication of efforts in this new field, especially in its Time-of-Flight implementation. At that time, we hope to acclaim new leadership of the Consortium. Probing Dynamics at Interfaces - Options for Inelastic Neutron Reflectometry 04.07.2004 - 06. 07.2004 - The workshop is dedicated to the analysis of dynamic phenomena by neutrons in various fields such as magnetic multilayers, polymer layers, biomembranes, solid-liquid interfaces and any interface related system. The workshop will discuss relevant instrument possibilities and experimental options and complemntary technqiues available. It is open to any scientist interested to participate. Gaseous Neutron Detector Workshop 10.06.2004 - 11. 06.2004 - The workshop will explore alternatives to the commercially available 3He proportional tubes that are used in nearly all existing and planned instruments. Such alternatives include detector designs i.e. longer tubes to lower cost, new packaging techniques multi-tube detectors, application of existing technologies to fit the requirements of CNCS wire chamber arrays and new detector technologies Gas Electron Multipliers. In addition we wish to explore different manufacturing techniques lab and university based construction that could result in more cost effective detectors. Neutrons and Energy for the Future 04.06.2004 - 05. 06.2004 - This workshop is a satellite event of the 2nd American Conference onNeutron Scattering. For additional workshop information, includingregistration, scholarship, location, lodging, and draft program. PNCMI 2004 School: Scholarship application 01.06.2004 - 05. 06.2004 - In addition to the PNCMI workshop that will give young scientists anexcellent overview on current research activities, we are organizing aschool on polarized neutron scattering. The school will contain both atutorial Friday, June 4, afternoon and a laboratory course Saturday,June 5 with hands-on training using the polarized neutron scatteringinstruments at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NISTCenter for Neutron Research. Neutron scattering experts from NIST willconduct the laboratory course. PNCMI 2004 01.06.2004 - 04. 06.2004 - Conference topics include: i Condensed matter research using polarized neutrons ii Science opportunities at next generation sources iii Novel instrumentation. 5th Canadian Powder Diffraction Workshop CPDW 28.05.2004 - 29. 05.2004 - The main theme of the workshop is in the fundamentals of using powderdiffraction, and assisting participants in using the Rietveld method.Lectures on a variety of topics are planned for the morning, with theafternoon practical sessions concentrating on using GSAS for performing Rietveld analysis, for structure refinement and quantitative phase analysis. CANSAS-IV 12.05.2004 - 14. 05.2004 - CanSAS-IV is the event of the year for anyone with a particular interest in the use and application of Small-Angle Scattering techniques. Beam Instrumentation Workshop 2004 BIW04 01.05.2004 - 04. 05.2004 - The 11th Beam Instrumentation Workshop extends an invitation to join colleagues in addressing design principles and engineering issues of beam diagnostic and control instrumentation for charged particle accelerators and beam transport lines. Dynamic Energy Landscapes and Functional Systems 28.03.2004 - 04. 04.2004 - The most interesting solids and molecules are mesoscopically functional ones that are active on the scale of domains within individual macromolecules or of less than a thousand atoms in a solid. This action can involve correlated properties such as transformation or the conduction of spins or Cooper pairs or chemical ones such as the conduction of ions, the catalysis of coupled or multi-step chemical reactions, and communication and regulation. What many of these systems have in common is that not only are they statically complex in terms of their compositions and structures on the nanoscale, but also dynamically complex, exhibiting multiple, coexisting conformations or arrangements of the atoms in these distinct domains. This conference will address the fundamental questions posed by these functional systems in condensed matter, chemistry, and biology, and the coupling of these properties with the intrinsic, mesoscale, dynamic heterogeneity of these systems and its origin in a modifiable local energy landscape with multiple local minima. The emphasis will not be on complexity per se, but rather on actual examples of materials that exhibit these characteristics, including correlated and transformational crystalline solids, mixed valence oxides, alloys and solid solutions, catalysts, polymers and other soft materials and molecular compounds, proteins and nucleic acids, actinides and other f electron systems, semiconductors and photo-excited transformational compounds, ionic conductors, biomolecular assemblies, and fabricated heterostructures. Joint VITESS and McStas Training Course and Workshop 05.02.2004 - 06. 02.2004 - The workshop will be organized as follows:Morning sessions with talks about simulation results in general. Afternoons with simulation training courses in groups with McStas and VITESS. The final program will be decided and announced in the beginning of January. Polarisation Analysis and Inelastic Cold-Neutron Scattering 27.01.2004 - 28. 01.2004 - The purpose of the workshop is to: demonstrate the applications of these methods to Australian industry, government and universities, and make a start on defining specifications for instrumentation and sample-environment apparatus at the Replacement Research Reactor ANSWER 16.11.2003 - 20. 11.2003 - The first annual ANSWER workshop is planned to gather internationalneutron-scattering materials research community and provide a forum for the discussion of current and future research activities and ideas. Specific topics of the oral and poster presentations will include: 1 neutron-scattering facilities and instruments; 2 mechanical behavior of materials including plastic deformation,twinning, fatigue, and creep; 3 residual stresses; 4 microstructure and phase transformation; and 5 theoretical modeling. UK-Japan Neutron Science Workshop UKJ2003 31.10.2003 - 01. 11.2003 - The UK-Japan collaboration is a very successful collaboration and hasled to the development of innovative instruments, i.e. MARI and MAPS.These instruments have produced outstanding scientific results, notonly by UK and Japanese researchers, but also by scientists world wide,and have influenced the instrument development for the future projects,i.e. JSNS, SNS and ESS. Neutron Detector Workshop ND2003 31.10.2003 - 01. 11.2003 - Detector development is the key to achieve the required instrumentperformance by fully utilizing the power of 1MW-class source. Thereis a great number of RD activities world wide and the workshop aimsto bring together the specialists. Therefore, following the previousInternational Workshop on Position-Sensitive Neutron Detectors, whichwas held at HMI in June 2001, we would like to host the InternationalWorkshop on Neutron Detector on this occasion. Workshop on Neutron Macromolecular Crystallography at the Spallation Neutron Source 01.10.2003 - 02. 10.2003 - Workshop on Neutron Macromolecular Crystallography at the Spallation Neutron Source Workshops on chem-bio interface and sample environments 23.09.2003 - 26. 09.2003 - The U.S. neutron users community is eagerly anticipating thecommissioning and operation of beamlines at the Spallation NeutronSource SNS, currently under construction at Oak Ridge NationalLaboratory. Many opportunities exist for wonderful scientific advanceswith neutron scattering and spectroscopic investigations by chemists and by biologists working at the chemistry-biology interface. However, thenumber of active neutron users among these communities is currentlysmall, and the communities as a whole have had little opportunity tocommunicate their interests and needs. Theory, Modeling, and Neutron Scattering 12.08.2003 - 14. 08.2003 - The workshop will gather the experts on theoretical and modeling methods as they relate to neutron scattering measurements, bridging the gap between experiment and theory for study of advanced materials. Intl Consortium on Ultra-Small-Angle Scattering Workshop 09.07.2003 - 10. 07.2003 - The First Workshop of the International Consortium on Ultra-Small-Angle Scattering IConUSAS will held at Oak Ridge, TN on July 9-10, 2003. The main goal of this meeting is to create an international collaboration of scientific groups working in the field of X-ray and NeutronUltra-Small-Angle Scattering. Quantum Atomic and Molecular Tunneling in Solids 22.06.2003 - 25. 06.2003 - The XII International Workshop on Quantum Atomic and Molecular Tunneling in Solids will be dedicated to the memory of Mik Pintar whopassed away on February 9, 2003, and was a leading figure in this international series. The workshop will be held at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, June 22-25, 2003. Quantum Atomic and Molecular Tunneling in Solids QAMTS 22.06.2003 - 25. 06.2003 - The XIIth International Workshop on Quantum Atomic and Molecular Tunneling in Solids will be dedicated to the memory of Mik Pintar who passed away on February 9, 2003, and was a leading figure in this international series. The workshop will held at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, June 22-25, 2003. XIIth International Workshop on Quantum Atmic and Moleculer Tunneling in Solids 22.06.2003 - 25. 06.2003 - Tunneling phenomena are ubiquitous in an enormous number of fields in contemporary science. They range from the macroscopic, many particle states glasses, quantum magnets to the microscopic molecular and atomic, and cover the physical, chemical and biological sciences, as well as the applied sciences. Although the unifying theme of the conference are tunneling phenomena in the solid state, the organizers recognize that cross fertilization by advances in observing and interpreting tunneling in other phases is critical to progress in the field. Therefore, at this meeting, we also encourage contributions on all phenomena where tunneling plays a role, including not only processes in solids and matrices, but also organic and organometallic reactions in liquids, tunneling processes in clusters and nanoparticles, and enzyme-catalyzed reactions. The QAMTS conference will brings together researchers and students at the forefront of all these fields to review topics of high current interest. Single-Crystal Diffuse Scattering at Pulsed Neutron Sources 16.06.2003 - 17. 06.2003 - Single-crystal diffuse coherent neutron scattering is a powerful technique for probing complex nanoscale spin and lattice disorder in crystalline materials. The Spallation Neutron Source, currently being built at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, provides an opportunity to perform diffuse scattering experiments with unprecedented efficiency, since the time-of-flight Laue technique can take full advantage of the high brightness of the new source. Nevertheless, there are currently no proposals to build a dedicated diffractometer for single-crystal diffuse scattering at the SNS. The workshop will address this issue, as well as reviewing existing diffuse scattering capabilities around the world. Neutron Detector Workshop 29.05.2003 - 30. 05.2003 - Review a coordinated road map for detector research to meet the diverse needs of the neutron scattering community. Build a community for neutron detector development in the U. S., which includes research and training at universities and expanded research and development at national laboratories. Identify strategies for obtaining support for neutron detector development, especially from NSF and DOE. Neutrons in Solid-State Chemistry and the Earth Sciences Today and Tomorrow NICEST 12.03.2003 - 16. 03.2003 - The scientific program for the upcoming Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences JINS workshop will focus on neutron scattering in solid-state chemistry and the earth sciences. The program is being put together with graduate students and inexperienced neutron users in mind, and the only assumption for attendees is that they have a knowledge of basic crystallographic and structural concepts. CLRC meeting on Materials for Energy Production and Storage 06.03.2003 - 07. 03.2003 - This short 2-day meeting hosted by the CCLRC Centre for Materials Physics and Chemistry will focus on the characterization, simulation and development of materials for energy production and storage. Speakers will present talks on X-ray and neutron scattering measurements and computer simulation of fuel cells, battery and hydrogen storage materials, photovoltaics and catalysts. The purpose of the meeting is to provide a broad forum for users of CCLRC facilities to discuss common issues in the characterization and development of materials for energy production and storage. Particular emphasis will be placed on using X-ray and neutron scattering techniques and computer simulation in the study of the structural and dynamical properties at the atomic level and their inter-relationship with bulk material properties. Workshop in Magnetism-Neutrons and Muons 26.02.2003 - The aim of the meeting is to provide an introduction to the characterisation of magnetic systems using neutron and muon techniques at a level appropriate to post-graduate study. The meetingwill include a tour of the ISIS Pulsed neutron and muon source and a bound copy of the lecture notes. To minimise costs lunch is not included in the registration fee but restaurant and coffee bar facilities are available at the laboratory. Further information will be sent to registered participants in advance of the meeting. 2nd International Workshop on Dynamics in Confinement 22.01.2003 - 25. 01.2003 - 2nd Int. Workshop on Dynamics in Confinement will be held at the ILL, Grenoble in January 22.-25., 2003. Workshop on Neutrons for the Earth Sciences 12.12.2002 - 13. 12.2002 - On the 12th and 13th of December 2002, the ninth workshop to discuss the neutron-beam instrumentation for Australias Replacement Research Reactor will be held at Lucas Heights. The subject will be the scientific applications to earth sciences. The purpose of the workshop is to demonstrate the applications of these methods to Australianindustry, government and universities, and make a start on defining specifications for instrumentation andsample-environment apparatus at the Replacement Research Reactor Workshop on the Perspectives in Single Crystal Neutron spectroscopy SCNS 12.12.2002 - 14. 12.2002 - The workshop on the Perspectives in Single Crystal Neutron spectroscopy SCNS will be held at the Institut Laue - Langevin, Grenoble, France from the 12th to the 14th of December 2002. Magnetic Rietveld Workshop: Magnetic Structure Determination from Neutron Powder Diffraction Data 12.12.2002 - 14. 12.2002 - This highly interactive workshop is aimed at providing the essential theoretical foundations and some working experience on solving and refining magnetic structures from neutron powder diffration data. The essential formalism of propagation vectors, Shubnikov groups and Representation analysis will be covered in a series of lectures, and applied in tutorials sessions, with the help of computer programmes such as Sarah. Neutron instrumentation for magnetic powder diffraction studies will be presented, and refinement techniques using popular packages such as GSAS and FULLPROF will be discussed. The participants will have the opportunity to apply these methods on example data sets, and are highly encouraged to bring their own data, which will be analysed with the help of the tutors. Polarized Neutrons in Condensed Matter Investigations PNCMI 2002 15.09.2002 - 19. 09.2002 - The international workshop on Polarized Neutrons in Condensed MatterInvestigations PNCMI 2002 will take place in Juelich, Germany from 15 to 19 September. In connection with this workshop, the First Summer School on Polarized Neutron Scattering will be held in Juelich from 10 to 14 September. Neutron and Synchrotron X-Ray Scattering in Condensed-Matter Research 04.08.2002 - 06. 08.2002 - Its main topics are: Superconductivity Magnetism Interfaces and thin films Workshop on Neutron Spin Echo Techniques at Pulsed Sources 15.07.2002 - 16. 07.2002 - IPNS weclomes your participation in a Workshop on Neutron Spin EchoTechniques at Pulsed Sources that will held at the Argonne NationalLaboratory, Intense Pulsed Neutron Source, July 15-16, 2002. The program will include several 45 minute talks with follow-up discussions. It will be held in Building 360, Conference Room A-224. Progress in Neutron Larmor Precession Techniques 30.05.2002 - 31. 05.2002 - The Interfaculty Reactor Institute IRI of the TU Delft is organising a two-day scientific workshop in Delft on recent applications and instrumental developments of Larmor precession techniques for polarised neutrons. IRI has been highly active in both research areas over the last 4 decades with the introduction and application of the three-dimensional neutron depolarisation technique, and more recently with pioneering work in the field of spin-echo small-angle neutron scattering SESANS and high-resolution diffraction. The workshop will be dedicated to recent progress in the use of polarised neutrons in experimental research and instrument development. Attention will be focussed on polarised neutron reflectometry, small-angle polarised neutron scattering, recent applications of the three-dimensional neutron depolarisation technique, and new technical developments in Larmor precession techniques, including neutron resonant spin echo, neutron interferrometry, spin-echo small angle neutron scattering, and high-resolution diffraction using Larmor precession of polarised neutrons. The development of these techniques is particularly relevant for new instrumentation at the future sources. Using Neutrons to Probe Structure and Dynamics in Biological Systems 08.04.2002 - 10. 04.2002 - The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the biological community to new capabilities for the study of biological molecules that are planned at the High Flux Isotope Reactor HFIR and the Spallation neutron Source SNS at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Eminent structural biologists will assess the strengths of neutron scattering for biological system, such as the role of hydrogendeuterium contrast, penetration depth, and accessible length and timescales. These talks will also assess important issues in the biological sciences where next-generation neutron scattering capabilities can provide key answers. Examples may include the structure of protein complexes under functional conditions in solution; the dynamics of protein conformational transformations; the role of water and other small molecules in molecular recognition or catalysis; the structure and dynamics of protein-lipid complexes embedded in functioning membranes. IPNS Workshop on Nanotechnology: Nanocomposites: Materials, Neutrons and Data Interpretations 28.03.2002 - 30. 03.2002 - The workshop will provide opportunities for experts in materials synthesis and characterization, neutron experimentalists, and theorists to consider future joint projects and to network research teams from universities, neutron user facilities and national nanoscience research centers for complementary studies. Monte-Carlo Workshop 20.03.2002 - 22. 03.2002 - This workshop concerns simulation programs such as Vitess, McStas, NISP, IDEAS, PRMON, ResTrax, MCNP, Shadow, SONG, ... Workshop on Slow Dynamics of Soft-matter and Biological Macromolecules studied by Neutron Scattering 07.03.2002 - 08. 03.2002 - This is an internal workshop to discuss science and instruments forstudying 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. Small-Angle Neutron Scattering 13.12.2001 - 14. 12.2001 - On the 13th and 14th of December 2001, the seventh of eight workshops to discuss the neutron-beam instrumentation for Australias Replacement Research Reactor will take place at Lucas Heights, just outside Sydney, Australia. The subject will be scientific applications and technology of small-angle neutron scattering. Workshop on Single-Crystal Diffraction 11.12.2001 - 12. 12.2001 - On the 11th and 12th of December 2001, the sixth of eight workshops todiscuss the neutron-beam instrumentation for Australias ReplacementResearch Reactor will take place at Lucas Heights, Sydney, Australia.The subject will be scientific applications and technology ofsingle-crystal diffraction. Workshop on Nanophase Materials Sciences 24.10.2001 - 26. 10.2001 - Input is sought on candidate research focus areas, equipment needs, and user operations. The workshop will begin with a plenary session surveying nanophase materials research in universities and industry. The Center concept of creating a synergistic research environment to advance knowledge-and ultimately applications-of nanoscale materials and phenomena then will be described, together with the Centers principal components. Breakout working sessions will follow to further develop the Centers scientific program and organization. Recommendations from these breakout sessions will be incorporated in Center planning, and are expected especially to influence the formation of collaborative research focus areas. PDF Workshop 21.07.2001 - This will be a one-day hands-on workshop introducing the technique and teaching how to obtain and analyze diffraction data to obtain a real-space. Workshop attendees will receive a CD containing all the computer codes required to analyze the data to obtain the PDF and to carry out full-profile modeling. They will then work through a number of examples of data analysis and modeling on the computer. Attendees are encouraged to bring some of their own powder diffraction data from a sample of interest and we will also try and analyze it it should be a computer file in two-column ascii format. Workshop on VITESS 2 and Other Packages for Simulations of Neutron Scattering 25.06.2001 - 27. 06.2001 - The talks in the beginning of the workshop will especially be for colleagues who want to start using VITESS and for those who are interested in the new possibilities of the program. There will be time to do practical work with VITESS. The Present Status of High Magnetic Field Technology and the Prospects for Applications to Neutron Scattering Experiments 28.05.2001 - 30. 05.2001 - The HMI is presently preparing a proposal to combine for the firsttime two privileged large scale facilities for the study magneticand related phenomena, a neutron source and a high magneticfield laboratory. It is our goal to extend our capabilities to do neutronscattering experiments in continuos high magnetic fields up to 30-40Tesla. Using static magnetic fields will tremendously enhance the efficiencyof neutron data collection compared to pulsed fields. In addition,the high power dc power supply to be installed will be able to servea few magnet cells in addition to the neutron scattering magnet position,which could operate some 800-1000 hours per year. New Opportunities in Single Crystal Spectroscopy with Neutrons 19.04.2001 - 22. 04.2001 - The Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics Neutron Spectroscopy Department together with the European Cool Neutron Collaboration will hold a Workshop on New Opportunities in Single Crystal Spectroscopy with Neutrons 19-22 April 2001, Lake Balaton Rvflp, Hungary Workshop on New Techniques and Developments for Sample Environment at Neutron Scattering Research Facilities 05.04.2001 - 06. 04.2001 - There is no workshop fee for up to 3 participants per research center or company. PSI covers accommodation and meals, but in general NOT the travel costs. However, participants who can not otherwise find support, may apply for a travel grant supported by the Neutron Round-table EC-TMR Concerted Action. Environmental Studies Using Neutron and Synchrotron Facilities 20.02.2001 - 21. 02.2001 - The topics covered will include: pollution, energy, industrial processing and biosphere applications. For example J. Parise and others will be talking about ion-exchangers and catalysts, important for purification and chemical processing. G. Fioni and others with speak on nuclear transmutation, activation analysis, X-ray spectroscopic analysis... K. Yvon and others will describe new kinds of batteries and in-situ X-ray and neutron studies of electro-chemistry. Powder Diffraction 17.10.2000 - 18. 10.2000 - The purpose of the workshop is toidentify the future opportunities in this area, and make a start on instrument specifications 5th International Workshop On Quasi-Elastic Neutron Scattering 31.08.2000 - 01. 09.2000 - QENS 2000 is the fifth workshop on Quasi-Elastic Neutron Scattering and follows previous successful meetings organized in Windsor 1992, San Sebastian 1993, Parma 1995 and Nykping 1998. The Workshop will deal with all aspects of quasi-elastic scattering of neutron, in particular: Applied quasi-elastic scattering Biological systems Dynamics in confined geometries Glass transition Instrumentation Ionic and proton conductors Liquids Magnetic systems Polymers Polarized Neutrons for Condensed Matter Investigations PNCMI-2000 20.06.2000 - 25. 06.2000 - The Workshop follows The International Seminar PNCMI96 in Dubna Russia and The International Workshop PNCMI98 in Grenoble, while the first meeting The International Conference on the Impact of Polarized Neutrons on Solid State Chemistry and Physics, has been held in Grenoble France as early as in 1982. Protein Crystallography with Neutrons 25.02.2000 - 26. 02.2000 - The aim of the workshop is to discuss current use of protein crystallography with neutrons, advantages and disadvantages of neutrons in this field and future prospects with respect to new opportunities and facilities as ESS. Monte Carlo Workshop 13.01.2000 - 14. 01.2000 - Diffraction with Incident Beam Polarisation on OSIRIS 30.11.1999 - The long wavelength diffraction component of the OSIRIS Project has been constructed and is now operational. The next step is to add incident beam polarisation and this will be established during winter. ILL Workshop on Powder Diffraction 22.03.1999 - 23. 03.1999 - A workshop on Powder Diffraction will be held at ILL 22-23 March, in connection with the Science Council review chaired by Ch.-H. de Novion, Director of LLB Saclay.