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Course Materials

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Experiment Series I: BioSANS Study of a Model Protein 

Staff Contacts: susana.marujoteixeira [at] (susana[dot]marujoteixeira[at]nist[dot]gov) ,  susan.krueger [at] (susan[dot]krueger[at]nist[dot]gov) ,  yimin.mao [at] (yimin[dot]mao[at]nist[dot]gov)

Experiment Handout: SANS-Proteins  

Experiment Data:  Data for the Experiment


Experiment Series II: USANS Study of a Colloidal Gel 

Staff Contacts:  yun.liu [at] (yun[dot]liu[at]nist[dot]gov) , john.barker [at] (john[dot]barker[at]nist[dot]gov) , ryan.murphy [at] (ryan[dot]murphy[at]nist[dot]gov)

Experiment Abstract: USANS-Colloids


Experiment Series III: SANS Study of a Binary Lipid

Staff Contacts: paul.butler [at] (paul[dot]butler[at]nist[dot]gov) , elizabeth.kelley [at] (elizabeth[dot]kelley[at]nist[dot]gov) 

Experiment Handout: SANS-Lipids 

Experiment Data: Data for the Experiment

Slides: SANS Principles and Practices


Experiment Series IV-1: Pol-SANS Study of Magnetic Nanoparticles

Staff Contacts: jonathan.gaudet [at] (jonathan[dot]gaudet[at]nist[dot]gov) , kathleen.weigandt [at] (kathleen[dot]weigandt[at]nist[dot]gov)

Experiment Abstract: SANS-Magnetism


Experiment Series IV-2: SANS Big Data Analysis and Self-driving Labs

Staff Contacts: peter.beaucage [at] (peter[dot]beaucage[at]nist[dot]gov) , kathleen.weigandt [at] (kathleen[dot]weigandt[at]nist[dot]gov)

Experiment Abstract: SANS-Big Data



Neutron Reflectometry:

Experiment Series V: PNR Study of a Ferromagnetic Thin-film Multilayer

Staff Contacts: alexander.grutter [at] (alexander[dot]grutter[at]nist[dot]gov) , brian.maranville [at] (brian[dot]maranville[at]nist[dot]gov) , christopher.jensen [at] (christopher[dot]jensen[at]nist[dot]gov) 

Experiment Handout:  Magnetic NR

Experiment Data:  Data for the Experiment

Slide: Slides: Intro to PNR   Slides: Magnetic Interface Coupling

Experiment Series VI: NR Investigation of the Role of pH in the Structure of a Solid-supported Bilayer

Staff Contacts: david.hoogerheide [at] (david[dot]hoogerheide[at]nist[dot]gov) , frank.heinrich [at] (frank[dot]heinrich[at]nist[dot]gov) 

Experiment Abstract: NR-Bilayer


Experiment Series VII:



Software Installation Instructions

SANS Software

Reflectometry Software


Additional Preparation Material



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Created September 30, 2019, Updated March 31, 2024