- Registration is closed for this event
- The meeting is open to the public, membership in nSoft is not a requirement to attend.
- However, all attendees for the meeting must register at the link on this page.
- Registration is for the entire meeting, but registrants are free to attend either or both days.
- If you are interested in participating in the training sessions on October 25, please contact Ron Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The 2017 Annual meeting of the NIST nSoft Consortium was held on October 25-26, 2017 at the NIST Center for Neutron Scattering. Participation in the meeting included researchers from member companies Amgen, Aramco North American Services, Dow Chemical, Genentech, L'Oreal, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Procter & Gamble, Regeneron, Solvay, and Toyota. Non-member companies attending included Colgate Palmolive, Chevron, Corning, Eastman Chemical, and ExxonMobil. For the first time, the meeting expanded to a 2 day event, with the first devoted to hands-on training sessions and the second day devoted to presentations and business of the consortium (Agenda below). Member companies participated with both on-site represtantion and remotely through the nSoft webinar portal. Non-members could only participate on-site. The meeting also featured posters from research efforts across the NIST campus and ongoing collaborations. Members participated in a tour of the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology.
October 25, 2017 (Wednesday)
|October 25 - Training Session I - Neutron Reflectometry - NCNR, Room K-04/A||October 25 - Training Session II - Computational Approaches to Neutron Scattering - NCNR, Room K-04/B|
|10:30am – Charles Majkrzak – Introduction to neutron reflectometry||10:30am – Boualem Hammouda – Theoretical Concepts in Neutron Scattering of Polymers and Soft Materials|
|11:15am – Brian Maranville/David Hoogerheide – Tour of the neutron reflectometers (NG7 Horizontal, MAGIK, PBR, CANDOR)||11:15am – Tyler Martin – The Polymer Reference Site Interaction Model (PRISM)|
|12:00pm – Ron Jones – Lunch at Dogfishhead Alehouse (all attendees will go together)||12:00pm – Ron Jones – Lunch at Dogfishhead Alehouse (all attendees will go together)|
|1:30pm – David Hoogerheide – Sample environments and sample preparation for neutron reflectometry||1:30pm – Tyler Martin – PRISM continued|
|2:00pm – Brian Maranville – Models and Fitting software for neutron reflectometry||2:30pm – Susan Kreuger/Joseph Curtis – SASSIE, a computational platform and tool for scattering data prediction and interpretation|
|4:00pm – Ron Jones (all participants together)||4:00pm – Ron Jones (all participants together)|
|October 26 - nSoft Members Meeting|
|08:30 – Registration and Coffee|
|09:00 – Welcoming Remarks – Mike Fasolka, Acting Director, NIST Material Measurement Laboratory|
|09:15 – NCNR Update – Dan Neumann, Leader, Condensed Matter Science Group, NIST Center for Neutron Research|
|09:35 – Review of nSoft activities in 2017 – Ronald Jones, nSoft|
|10:00 – Poster Session I (coffee and light snacks)|
|10:30 – Advances in neutron/X-ray imaging of Shale gas deposits – Wei-Shan Chan, Aramco/University of Delaware|
|11:00 – Using Neutron Scattering and Gel Fracture Mechanics to advance drug delivery - John Bachert, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare|
|11:30 – Lunch at NIST Cafeteria (Shuttle provided)|
|12:45 – Tour of the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST)|
|01:30 - The new Reference Site Interaction Model tool for modeling complex neutron scattering data - Tyler Martin, nSoft|
|02:00 – Design and development of the new environmental cell for SANS/Reflectivity – Bradley Frieberg, nSoft|
|02:30 – Update on the NIST microRheoSANS for extreme shear of complex fluids/polymers – Kathleen Weigandt, nSoft|
|03:00 – Poster Session II (light snacks)|
|3:45 – Participant discussion – “Software Tools: Challenges in adopting NIST products for data analysis, computation, and data transfer|
|4:30 – Planned priorities and updates on the consortium for 2018 – Ronald Jones, nSoft|
|5:00 – Wrap up and End of Meeting|