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Online Graduate Course

Neutron scattering for soft matter materials (2024)

This online course covers the applications of neutron scattering techniques to probe the structure of soft matter materials from a few Ångstroms to microns, and the dynamics from picoseconds to seconds. We intend to discuss fundamental concepts of neutron scattering, small angle neutron scattering (SANS), neutron reflectometry, quasielastic neutron scattering (QENS), and neutron spin echo (NSE). The focuses are to introduce the relevant neutron scattering theories to interpret neutron scattering data of soft matter materials, and explain the physical design of some neutron instruments useful for planning an efficient neutron scattering experiment.  There is an option for graduate credit for this course if you can arrange it with your university.  See the web page for further details.

This course is supported by the Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering.



Created July 29, 2021, Updated March 19, 2024