Tuesday 12 January 2010
Sean Giblin and Iain McKenzie (ISIS) with students on the ISIS muon training course loading a cryostat.
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A Training School on the use of muons in condensed matter and molecular science will be held at ISIS from 23-28 May 2010. The School will consist of lectures in the muon technique to complement experiments using the four muon spectrometers at ISIS. It is suitable for post-graduate or post-doctoral workers who will be using muons for a significant part of their future research.
Muons are a valuable and versatile probe of condensed matter. The µSR (muon spin rotation / relaxation / resonance) spectroscopic techniques are used to investigate magnetic, superconducting, semiconducting, molecular, ionic and metallic systems.
The aim of the Muon Spectroscopy Training School is to provide a practical training course for Ph.D. students and post-doctoral researchers on the use of muons in condensed matter research. The ISIS Pulsed Source, at the STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), is home to the world’s most intense beam of pulsed muons for condensed matter investigations. Topics covered will enable participants to gain the maximum benefit from future facility time, provide valuable experience of working at a large, international facility and improve knowledge in related fields such as computing and cryogenics.
Each participant will receive lectures in the principles and applications of the muon technique, and will also have the opportunity to perform two different muon experiments. The School will be run by ISIS Muon Facility staff, who between them have over one hundred years of experience in muon spectroscopy, together with external researchers who are experts in their respective fields of condensed matter science. Full notes will accompany the lectures and practical work.
Further details and an application form can be found on the Muon Spectroscopy Training School home page.
The School is funded by ISIS and the EC Neutron and Muon Integrated Infrastructure Initiative.
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