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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

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

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and the current shutdown on the NIST Neutron Research Center, the CHRNS Summer School on Methods and Applications of Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Neutron Reflectivity originally scheduled for June 1-5, 2020 has been postponed. We will post the new date here on the NCNR website as soon as it is rescheduled.

The 26th Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering (CHRNS) "Summer School on Methods and Applications of  Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Neutron Reflectometry" will be held from Monday, June 1 to Friday, June 5, 2020 at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). This year's summer school is devoted to methods and applications of small angle neutron scattering (SANS) and neutron reflectometry (NR) techniques.  Please note that inelastic neutron scattering 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 summer school is limited to 42 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-1508249. Support for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty may be requested on the summer school application form.

Created September 24, 2019, Updated May 4, 2020