Neutron training course

Monday 09 January 2012

Students loading a sample on the Mari instrument

ISIS held a Neutron Training Course at STFC's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory between the 17th and 26th May 2011. Image shows Josh Makepeace (Oxford), Hong Fang (Cambridge), Michael Smidman (Warwick) and Lucy Clark (Edinburgh) loading a sample on the MARI instrument during the course on 24th May.
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The ISIS Practical Neutron Training Course is aimed at PhD and post-doctoral researchers who have little or no experience of neutron scattering, but whose future research program aims to make use of neutron scattering techniques.

2012 Course:  22nd - 31st May 2012

The course concentrates on practical aspects of neutron scattering, using the suite of ISIS neutron instruments.

The 2012 ISIS Neutron Training School will be held from the 22nd to the 31st May 2012 

Applications for the 2012 Course will open on the 1st December 2011.  

The deadline for applications will be the 15th February 2012.

Applicants will be informed of their acceptance or otherwise on the course by the 10th March 2012

Outline of Course

  • Basic Principles:
    (Safety, Neutron Time-of-flight, Detectors, Neutron materials, Instrument Components, Neutron Scattering Theory)
  • Soft Matter:
    (Sample preperation and deuteration, Small-angle neutron scattering, Neutron reflectometry)
  • Physics:
    (Neutron diffraction, magnetic Rietveld refinement (Fullprof), inelastic scattering - polycrystals and single crystals)
  • Chemistry and Materials:
    (Powder and single crystal diffraction, Rietveld refinement (GSAS), Strain scanning, Diffuse scattering, Non-crystalline materials scattering)
  • Optional Modules:
    (Computational methods, Quasi-elastic scattering, Molecular spectroscopy, Polarized reflectometry)

Course includes accommodation in Cosener's House, Abingdon and travel expenses (within the UK) - and is free to participating students

Course Organizers

Dr Ross Stewart 01235 446287
Dr Alex Hannon01235 445358
Prof Stephen Bennington01235 445193
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