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CHRNS Summer School on Neutron Scattering


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Maximizing access for the scientific community to transformative neutron scattering instrumentation

The 27th Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering (CHRNS) "School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy"  will be held virtually, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, January 28 and 31 and February 2, 4, 7, 9, and 11 2022.  This school provides participants the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of neutron scattering techniques that utilize instruments at NIST including the disk chopper spectrometer (DCS), backscattering spectrometer (HFBS), BT-7 double focusing triple-axis spectrometer, multi-axis crystal spectrometer (MACS), neutron spin echo spectrometer (NSE) and neutron diffraction.  Please note that small angle neutron scattering (SANS) and neutron reflectometry (NR) techniques will not be covered in this school.

The course is targeted at those with little or no previous experience with neutron scattering methods. The combination of introductory lectures and training in scattering techniques will provide participants with a unique opportunity to become familiar with neutron scattering and its application to current research topics.  Attendance for the school is limited to 40 - 56 students and to people affiliated with North American universities and US national labs and industry.

The course includes both lectures and hands-on training in data reduction and analysis.  This year applicants will choose one pair of Neutron Scattering Experiments to study.  When applying please carefully select the pair of experiments you would like to study as selection and assignments will be based on this choice.  Staff Scientists are available to answer questions to aid in your selection. The pairs are listed below, please see the Course Material page for abstracts and Staff Scientist contact information. 

          Triple Axis / MACS (Hard Matter)

          Neutron Spin Echo /  High Flux Backscattering (Soft Matter)

          Disk Chopper / Diffraction (Materials Chemistry)


The school is sponsored by the NCNR and by the National Science Foundation under the Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering (CHRNS)

Created July 26, 2022