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2023 CHRNS Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy

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July 17-21, 2023

The deadline for submitting applications is midnight on March 1, 2023.

The 29th Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering (CHRNS) "School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy"


The 29th Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering (CHRNS) "Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy" will be held from Monday, July 17 to Friday, July 21, 2023 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 will be limited to 35 participants, and only applicants from North American institutions will be accepted

The course includes both lectures and hands-on training. 

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-2010792. Support for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty may be requested on the summer school application form.

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