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CHRNS Summer School on Neutron Scattering

Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering (CHRNS)

Maximizing access for the scientific community to transformative neutron scattering instrumentation

NIST Center for Neutron Research
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD 20899

July 22-26, 2019

The 25th Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering (CHRNS) "Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy" will be held from Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26, 2019 at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). This year's summer school is devoted to methods and applications of neutron spectroscopy.  Please note that neutron reflectometry and small angle scattering techniques will not be covered in this school.

The school will focus on techniques that employ long wavelength neutrons to achieve high energy resolution, enabling the study of dynamical processes over a wide range of time scales, from ~100 ns to ~1 ps. Participants will have the opportunity to use three of the following 5 neutron instruments: disk chopper spectrometer (DCS)backscattering spectrometer (HFBS)spin echo spectrometer (NSE)BT7 double focusing thermal triple-axis spectrometer, the multi-axis crystal spectrometer (MACS).

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

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

The course includes both lectures and hands-on training. Invited speakers will give presentations on the application of neutron scattering in their current research activities.

The Summer School is sponsored by the NCNR and by the National Science Foundation under the Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering(CHRNS) cooperative agreement  DMR-1827731. Support for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty may be requested on the summer school application form.


For additional information, please contact yamali.hernandez [at] (Yamali Hernandez).


Joseph A. Dura

Created December 16, 2019, Updated November 9, 2021