Neutron Scattering Methods

Organizers: Jürg Schefer (Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland)
                    Martin Meven
(RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Date: 14th to 17th August 2019
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.



Neutron Scattering is a very powerful method to investigate novel materials. Especially when focusing on magnetic properties or light atoms, neutron scattering is often the first-choice method. As neutron wavelength and neutron energy are simultaneously in the range of interatomic distances and nuclear or magnetic excitations, neutron scattering has proven to be a key technology in materials science.

We intend in this workshop to teach the basic techniques to the participants. This is essential to allow them to make the best use of these expensive large-scale facilities during their future career.
Workshops in this field are more and more important as small- and medium flux facilities are closing and are lowering or ending their teaching duties. Going to ECM32 is an ideal location as related scientists are gathering at this conference, especially PhD and Postdoc students.

Teaching the use of state-of-the-art data evaluation programs will round up this workshop.


Neutron Sources
Neutron Diffraction (Elastic, magnetic)
Inelastic Neutron Scattering
Diffuse Scattering
Magnetic Space Groups
Direct Methods
Combined Methods
Neutron Polarimetry
Neutron Imaging
Refinement Techniques
Fullprof Powder Diffraction Refinement