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2012 nSoft Consortium Kick-off Meeting


NOTE: This meeting has already occurred and is not active. The information below is provided only for historical context.

The nSoft Consortium Kick-off Meeting will provide current and potential members of the nSoft consortium a venue to review current activities of the consortium, discuss new routes to achieve impact in manufacturing of soft materials, and provide members with a chance to view the NCNR expansion.


NCNR (Building 235), Room K04B

8:30      Light Breakfast (for registered attendees)

9:00      Welcome – Ronald Jones, nSoft Director

9:05      The NIST Center for Neutron Research – Robert Dimeo, Director, NCNR

9:15      The Materials Measurement Laboratory – Laurie Locascio, Director, MML

9:25      Structure and Technical Plans for the nSoft Consortium – Ronald Jones, nSoft Director, NIST

-------------------------- Poster Session and Coffee Break  -------------------------------

11:00   Studies of protein adsorbtion, desorbtion, and particle formation – Tatiana Perevozchikova, nSoft and University of Delaware  

---------- Lunch at NIST Cafeteria (Shuttle to and from NCNR will be provided) ------------

1:00      Tour of the NCNR

1:45      Large Amplitude Oscillatory Shear and Small Angle Neutron Scattering – Norman Wagner, Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware

2:15      Protein/surfactant interactions – Christopher Roberts, Asst. Professor, Chemical Engineering, U. Delaware  

----------------------------- Poster Session and Coffee Break ---------------------------

3:15      Neutron Imaging of Moisture and Water in Soft Materials – Daniel Hussey , Physical Measurement Laboratory, NIST

4:00      Electrochemical SANS – Vivek Prabhu, Materials Measurement Laboratory, NIST

4:30      nSoft Technical Discussion – Ronald Jones, nSoft Director, NIST

Security Instructions:

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site.

Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE:All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays (up to 24 hours) in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. When registration is open, the required NIST-1260 form will be available as well.


Start Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
End Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Location: 235/K04
Audience: Industry
Format: Conference


Polymers Division, MML, NIST

NIST Center for Neutron Research

University of Delaware


Registration fees are $70/person

Registration includes a light breakfast, coffee breaks, and credentials to enter the NIST campus


A list of hotels nearby the NIST campus can be found at:


Technical Contact:

Ronald Jones, nSoft Director

Polymers Division, NIST