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1st Israeli meeting on 'The Science of Neutrons'

Neutron scattering, the irregular dispersal of free neutrons by matter, is a well-established analytical technique for investigating materials practiced at large scale research facilities such as reactors and spallation neutron sources. While Israeli researchers have an excellent reputation for their use of x-ray scattering (a technique highly complementary to neutron scattering) in synchrotron facilities worldwide, the use of neutrons by the Israeli research community is far more limited.

Industrial Technologies
Energy
Fundamental Research
1 March 2020 - 4 March 2020
Ein Gedi, Israel

>>> Discover our programme and register by December 20th on www.ill.eu/Science-of-Neutrons_Israel2020 <<<

The main goal of this seminar is to increase the knowledge, visibility and opportunities of neutrons to the Israeli academic community, and promote innovative multidisciplinary research with neutrons, hence the meeting will be open to all Israeli institutions. We focus on encouraging graduate students, postdoctoral and faculty members from diverse communities e.g. magnetism, physics, biology or soft condensed matter to participate. The seminar is an opportunity for younger scientists and students to learn how neutrons can be used to investigate the structure and dynamics of a broad range of materials

Various topics will be covered:
TECHNIQUES
× Introduction to neutron scattering, neutron sources and neutron instruments, optics
× Why deuteration? Making hydrogen visible
× Crystallography and diffraction
× Small-angle neutron scattering
× Neutron reflectrometry
× Magnetic diffraction and polarized neutrons
× Neutron spectroscopy
× Imaging, radiography, and tomography
× Residual stress diffraction and strain scanning

APPLICATIONS
× Neutrons for matter under high pressure
× Neutrons reflectometry for soft matter and biology
× Neutron imaging for energy materials
× Spectroscopy in solid state physics & chemistry
× Neutrons for quantum and advanced materials
× Diffractometer studies with thermal neutrons
× Neutron instrumentation and techniques for applied materials science

COMPLEMENTARY TECHNIQUES
× Super-resolution microscopy, SAXS and contrast variation SANS of field-directed self-assembly
× Monitoring nucleation and growth in-situ using synchrotron GIXD

NEUTRON SCATTERING AT THE ILL
× Grand picture, challenges and recent developments

THE EUROPEAN SPALLATION SOURCE
× Status of the project and Future Science

NEUTRONS IN BIOLOGY
× Structure, interactions, dynamics in macromolecules and large cellular machines and complexes

SANS IN THE NANO WORLD
× Soft matter, colloids, interfaces, bioinspired materials

NEUTRONS AND LIFE-TIME (LIFE-CYCLE) OF MATERIALS
× Nanostuctured and advanced materials, nuclear astrophysics and nuclear nanomedicine

NEUTRONS FOR OPTIMIZED ENERGY USAGE
× Magnetism and superconductivity, fuel cells, lightweight materials

Keywords

Neutrons, magnetism, physics, biology, soft condensed matter, materials, scattering