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Polarized Neutrons for Condensed Matter Investigations (PNCMI) 2021 (online)


The 13th international Polarized Neutrons for Condensed-Matter Investigations (PNCMI) Conference will be held online from July 27-30, 2021. The virtual PNCMI will feature 2 daily one-hour sessions from 9:00 am to 11:30 am US Eastern Time with a 30 minute break between sessions for 4 consecutive days and include both invited and poster presentations. 

Event Format

Our plenary sessions will be held on the BlueJeans events platform virtual auditorium. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions using the Q&A tab within the platform.  A NIST AV technician will be available throughout the event to assist with troubleshooting technical issues. 

The poster sessions and the breaks will be held on the GatherTown platform. This interactive platform consists of a map representing a conference center with different rooms/areas.  An avatar will be created for you and placed in a large central room.  You will be able to move your avatar to different rooms using your arrow keys. Movement will allow you to network with other conference attendees, view the posters and talk to the poster presenters.  


The conference will cover the latest condensed-matter investigations using polarized neutrons and state-of-the-art methodologies and techniques of polarized-neutron production and utilization for novel instrumentation and experiments, with emphasis on prospects for new science and instrument concepts as well as combining neutrons with complementary techniques and in-situ secondary measurements.

PNCMI is the most comprehensive conference on the latest scientific research using polarized neutrons and on related instrumentation development. The topics will include:

  • Multiferroics and chirality
  • Strongly correlated electron systems
  • Frustrated and disordered systems
  • Quantum materials
  • Magnetic nanomaterials
  • Thin films and multilayers
  • Soft matter
  • Imaging
  • Polarized neutron instrumentation
  • Polarized neutron techniques and methods
Created March 17, 2021, Updated August 2, 2021