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Polarized Neutron and Condensed Matter Investigations (PNCMI) 2020 - Postponed

PNCMI 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic is developing quickly worldwide. As we ensure that the health and safety of our attendees, staff, and operational personnel in the upcoming PNCMI are our top priority, the local organizing and the International Advisory Committees believe a postponement of 13th biennial PNCMI (Polarized Neutrons for Condensed-Matter Investigations) International Conference is necessary.  Therefore,  we have decided to postpone PNCMI 2020 until next year. We will announce the new dates at a later time when we have a clearer view of the evolving situation. We hope you will join us at PNCMI 2021.  We wish you and your loved ones well during these uncertain times.


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:

  • Multiferroic and chirality
  • Strongly correlated electron systems, including superconductors
  • Frustrated and disordered systems
  • Magnetic nanomaterials
  • Thin films and multilayers
  • Soft matter and biology
  • Imaging
  • Polarized neutron instrumentation
  • Polarized neutron techniques and methods, including nuclear polarization, Larmor techniques
  • Neutron scattering facilities


The conference will include a tour of the polarized-neutron facilities at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. There will also be a Polarized Neutron School for North American applicants held before the main meeting at the NCNR.

Released February 13, 2020, Updated April 27, 2020