Calendar - 2016

September
20. September 2016 - 22. September 2016 German Neutron Scattering Conference 2016
Location

Kiel, Germany

Description

The German Conference on Neutron Scattering 2016 Deutsche Neutronenstreutagung DN2016 – offers a forum for the presentation and critical discussion of recent results obtained with neutron scattering and complementary techniques. The meeting will be held in Kiel from 20th to 22nd September 2016. It is organized on behalf of the German Committee for Research with Neutrons – Komitee Forschung mit Neutronen KFN – by the HZG and University of Kiel.

It offers the vibrant German and international neutron community an opportunity to debate topical issues in a stimulating atmosphere. Originating from “BMBF Verbundtreffen” – meetings for projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research – this conference series has a strong tradition of providing a forum for the discussion of collaborative research projects and future developments in the field of research with neutrons in general. Neutron scattering, by its very nature is used as a powerful probe in many different disciplines and areas, from particle and condensed matter physics through to chemistry, biology, materials sciences, engineering sciences, right up to geology and cultural heritage; the German Neutron Scattering Conference thus provides a unique chance for exploring interdisciplinary research opportunities. It also serves as a showcase for recent method and instrument developments and to inform users of new advances at neutron facilities.

The participation of young scientists is particularly welcome. Thanks to financial support from major German neutron centers, we are able to offer students a reduced conference fee and to award the prestigious “Wolfram Prandl Prize” for young investigators. We encourage young academics to submit oral contributions.

The official conference language is English.

Organiser

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and University of Kiel

Contact URL

https://www.sni-portal.de/dn2016/index-engl.php

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19. September 2016 - 21. September 2016 RheoSAS 2016: In-situ rheology for neutron and X-ray scattering techniques
Location

Grenoble, France

Description

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working in different areas covering topics from rheology of complex systems, structure of liquids at solid-liquid interfaces, structure and dynamics of confined fluids and polymers. Particular interest will be devoted to research on transient structural reorientation of complex fluids in conjunction with the transient rheological material functions. Examples are time resolved small- and large-amplitude oscillatory rheology (SAOS and LAOS, respectively), start-up of flow, flow reversal, stress relaxation following steady shear, jump strain.

Important dates

  • 01/03/2016 Confirmation of Invited Speakers
  • 21/03/2016 Open contributions Submission & Registration
  • 21/05/2016 Deadline for contributions submission
  • 21/06/2016 Communication of accepted contributions
  • 05/07/2016 End of early bird registration
  • 01/09/2016 End of registration
Organiser

ILL, FZ Juelich ICS-3 and ETH-Zurich

Contact E-Mail

URL

https://indico.ill.fr/indico/event/28/

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12. September 2016 - 16. September 2016 4th International Soft Matter Conference (ISMC 2016)
Location

Grenoble, France

Description

The 4th International Soft Matter Conference (ISMC 2016) will be held at the Alpexpo Alpes Congrès in Grenoble, France from 12-16th September 2016. Three previous conferences were held in Aachen (2007), Granada (2010) and Rome (2013), and brought together up to 800 experimentalists and theorists working in the Soft Matter field. The conference covers both the fundamental and applied aspects of Soft Matter and Complex Systems. Local organisers of ISMC2016 include scientists from the large-scale facilities ILL and ESRF as well as from the Grenoble University and other research organisations such as CEA, CNRS, and INPG in Grenoble.

Further details are available at URL www.ismc2016.org or can be obtained by e-mail:

Contact E-Mail

URL

http://www.ismc2016.org/

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08. September 2016 - 09. September 2016 International Workshop on Inelastic Neutron Spectrometers WINS 2016
Location

Sep 8 in Potsdam and Sep 9 at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin / Germany

Description

The 7th workshop on Inelastic Neutron Spectrometers WINS 2016 will be held on September 8, 2016 in Potsdam and on the 09.09.2016 at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin / Germany as a satellite of Quasielastic neutron scattering conference. Workshop series has been launched in 2004 in Tokai by the J-PARC team and was a continuing effort to further innovations in neutron spectrometer design. The workshop will cover innovative aspects of the instrument design as well as reports on progress of spectrometer projects. Special emphasis will be given development of sample characterization such as polarization, magnetic field, pressure. Software for data acquisition, analysis and instrument simulation will be also part of the agenda. Participation of the young scientist is particularly welcome.

Workshop topics:

  • Compact Sources
  • Status of instrument projects
  • Development and design of new instruments, methods and components
  • Software

Important dates:

Registration open: 15 January 2016
Deadline for submission: 30 April 2016
Abstract acceptance, Notification to authors: 15 June 2016
Early registration: 30 June 2016

Contact Name

Dr. Margarita Russina

E-Mail

URL

http://www.helmholtz-berlin.de/events/qens-2016/wins-2016/index_de.html

Phone

(030) 8062-43159

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05. September 2016 - 08. September 2016 International Conference on Quasielastic Neutron Scattering QENS 2016
Location

Kutschstall (Le Manège) Potsdam, Am Neuen Markt 9, 14467 Potsdam, GERMANY

Description

Established in Windsor in 1992 the conference series aims to bring together newcomers and experienced scientists to share the latest developments in the investigation of the dynamics phenomena in materials using quasi-elastic neutron scattering. Distinct strength of quasielastic neutron spectroscopy is the ability to deliver direct information in both space and time (10-12 – 10-6 s), while other spectroscopic probes are either local (such as hyperfine field methods) or macroscopic in the spatial dimension (such as light scattering). The high data rates and new instrumental capabilities of modern spectrometers open up new opportunities for systematic, in situ and kinematic investigations. Direct neutron spectroscopic measurements in the space and time domain allow us to benchmark and validate molecular dynamic model calculations forming a very powerful tool in exploring nanoscale dynamics and functionality. Modeling, either to deeper understanding of experimental data, or in the prediction of new materials and phenomena will be, therefore, part of the conference program

The topics of the conference will include dynamics phenomena in:

  • Hydrogen and gas storage systems
  • Batteries, supercapacitors, fast ionic conductors and electrolytes
  • Catalyses
  • Semiconductors
  • Materials for solar cells
  • Thermoelectrics
  • Ionic liquids
  • Water and liquids
  • Ferrielectrics and ferroelectrics
  • Quantum magnets
  • Highly correlated electron system
  • Superconductors
Organiser

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH

Contact Name

Dr. Margarita Russina

E-Mail

URL

https://www.helmholtz-berlin.de/events/qens-2016

Address

Kutschstall (Le Manège) Potsdam,
Am Neuen Markt 9,
14467 Potsdam,
GERMANY

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05. September 2016 - 16. September 2016 20th JCNS Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering
Location

Juelich and Garching/Munich

Description

Juelich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) is happy to announce that application is open for the 20th Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering taking place September 5-16, 2016 in Juelich and Garching/Munich, Germany.

The course will consist of one week of lectures and exercises and one week of practical training at the neutron scattering facilities of Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum MLZ. It is the aim of the course to give a realistic insight into the experimental technique and its scientific power.

Students of physics, chemistry, material science and biosciences are invited to apply for participation. There is no tuition fee. Accommodation and meals during the course will be provided by JCNS.
Travel expenses will be reimbursed within reasonable limits.

Deadline for application is May 29, 2016.

Organiser

Forschungszentrum Jülich in cooperation with RWTH Aachen and WWU Münster

Contact E-Mail

URL

http://www.neutronlab.de

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02. September 2016 - 03. September 2016 Workshop 50 Years of Neutron Backscattering Spectroscopy
Location

Garching, Germany

Description

In 1966 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz proposed the idea of neutron backscattering for achieving high energy resolution in neutron spectroscopy. This concept was successfully implemented and continuously developed at many neutron sources worldwide.

On the occasion of its 50th Anniversary a workshop will be held at the research campus of Garching near Munich on 2nd and 3rd September 2016.

The organizers would like to cordially invite you to attend this workshop which will present both a historical overview and perspectives for neutron backscattering spectroscopy in the future.

Organiser

ILL, ISIS and the MLZ

Contact Name

Elisabeth Jörg-Müller

E-Mail

URL

http://www.mlz-garching.de/50-years-of-backscattering

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August
28. August 2016 - 01. September 2016 ECM-30 Meeting of the Crystallographic Association
Location

Basel, Switzerland

Description

ECM-30 will be a four-day vibrant and intensive scientific meeting with many learning opportunities in every current aspect of crystallography. In addition, there will be a Young Crystallographers meeting, workshops and user meetings, lunch meetings, and a social programme, which will allow scientists from all over Europe and the world to meet, connect and exchange.

Organiser

European Crystallography Association and Swiss Society for Crystallography

Contact E-Mail

URL

http://ecm30.ecanews.org/

Phone

+41 61 686 77 77

Address

ECM 2016
c/o Congrex Switzerland Ltd.
Peter Merian-Strasse 80
4002 Basel / Switzerland

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21. August 2016 - 28. August 2016 RACIRI Summer School 2016
Location

Repino, Russia

Description

The novel format of the RACIRI Summer School is driven by scientific frontier themes and challenges in the field of materials sciences with a strong connection to the superb analytical potential at current and future research infrastructures (synchrotron radiation, X-rays and neutrons) in the Baltic region.

The RACIRI Summer School is held every year under a special focus theme. Its venue rotates annually among the three partnering countries.

The first RACIRI Summer School was organized 2013 in Petergof, Russia. Focus theme: “Soft Matter and Nano Composites”.

The second RACIRI Summer School was held from 24-31 August 2014 in the Stockholm area, Sweden, under the focus theme “Imaging with X-rays and Neutrons in Life and Materials Sciences”.

The third RACIRI Summer School was held during 22-29 August 2015 in Sellin, Island of Rügen, Germany. Its focus theme: “Time-resolved and In-situ Studies of Materials: Basics and Applications”.

Currently, the fourth RACIRI Summer School is being prepared. RACIRI 2016 will take place in Repino near Saint Petersburg, during 21-28 August 2016. You will find more information on RACIRI 2016 soon on this website. This year´s focus theme: “Convergent Sciences and Technology for the Society”.

New deadline for application: 15 June 2015 (German institutions).
Call for application for participants from German institutions.

Contact Name

RACIRI SUMMER SCHOOL Secretariat, c/o DESY

E-Mail

URL

http://www.raciri.org/

Phone

+49 40 8998 4172

Address

Notkestraße 85
22607 Hamburg

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July
25. July 2016 - 27. July 2016 Bunsen Discussion Meeting on Neutrons in Chemistry
Location

Bielefeld University, Germany

Description

Bunsen Discussion Meeting on

Neutrons in Chemistry

at Bielefeld University 2016

25.07. – 27.07.2016

More on the website.

Contact URL

http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/chemie/neutrons_in_chemistry/

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18. July 2016 - 21. July 2016 MLZ Conference on „ Neutrons for Energy“
Location

Bad Reichenhall, Germany

Description

This conference covers major topics of neutron analytics for energy research like energy storage and transformations (including batteries, fuel cells, electrolysis, H2-storage, thermoelectrics, and magnetocalorics), solar energy applications, catalysis, as well as engeneering and industrial applications. In addition methological instrument developments are an important contribution to enhance the energy research with neutrons.

It is addressed to scientists from all fields using neutron scattering as an analytical tool for the characterization, development and optimization of materials for energy applications.

Organiser

MLZ

Contact URL

https://webapps.frm2.tum.de/indico/e/neuforenergy

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04. July 2016 - 07. July 2016 International Conference on Polarised Neutrons for Condensed Matter Investigations (PNCMI)
Location

Munich (Freising), Germany

Description

PNCMI is the most comprehensive conference on the latest scientific research using polarised 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
  • Molecular magnetism
  • Thin films and multilayers
  • Soft matter and biology
  • Imaging
  • Polarized neutron instrumentation
  • Polarized neutron techniques and methods, including nuclear polarisation, Larmor techniques, and depolarisation methods
  • Complementary techniques (NMR, XMCD, …)
  • Neutron scattering facilities

More detailed information (abstract submission and registration deadlines, conference fee, etc.) will be available soon.

Organiser

Juelich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS), Forschungszentrum Juelich

Contact Name

Alexander Ioffe

E-Mail

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03. July 2016 - 07. July 2016 10th International Conference on Residual Stresses (ICRS-10)
Location

Sydney, Australia

Description

ICRS-10 (2016) continues a series of essential conferences on the prediction, evaluation and control of residual stresses in materials. Equal emphasis is given to the measurement, modelling and application of residual stress data.

Both engineering and scientific aspects of residual stress are considered, including: the influence of residuals stress on the physical and mechanical properties of materials; complementary techniques for residual stress measurement; stress-induced damage evaluation; and numerical techniques for the prediction of residual stress development in components.

The key ICRS-10 dates are:
Abstract submission: 1 March 2016
Abstract acceptance: 15 March 2016
Early registration: 1 April 2016
Full registration: 1 June 2016
Manuscript submission: 1 July 2016.

Organiser

ANSTO

Contact E-Mail

URL

http://www.ansto.gov.au/icrs2016

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June
26. June 2016 - 30. June 2016 12th International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids
Location

Radisson Blu Resort Split, Croatia

Description

The DSL conference has as its aim to create a binding platform for scientists, researchers, those in industry, laboratories as well as students to network, learn more and share their knowledge. Furthermore, it will provide new insights in overcoming the current challenges which are faced by academics and industrialists related to diffusion in its many areas.

Contact E-Mail

URL

http://www.dsl-conference.com/

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20. June 2016 - 27. June 2016 13th European Summer School on "Scattering Methods Applied to Soft Condensed Matter"
Location

Vacation Centre “Les Bruyères”, Carcans-Maubuisson, Gironde, France

Description

The Bombannes summer school is devoted to the practical «state-of-art» approach to scattering methods, using neutrons, as well as X-ray and light sources – today’s key techniques to study structure and dynamics in systems containing colloids, polymers, surfactants and biological macromolecules. Since 1990 the Bombannes school series introduces, on a fundamental level, the current methodology of static and dynamic scattering techniques and their applicaiton to soft matter systems. It provides with a period of 2 years advanced training for young researchers with a working place in European laboratories at post-graduate and post-doctoral level.

Organiser

ILL

Contact E-Mail

URL

www.ill.eu/bombannes

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12. June 2016 - 15. June 2016 European Powder Diffraction Conference (EPDIC15)
Location

Bari, Italy

Description

Started in 1991, EPDIC is the only European Conference completely dedicated to all aspects of the analysis of polycrystalline materials by diffraction methods.

The aim of the Conference is to highlight the latest developments and achievements in the methodological, applicative and instrumental fields of powder diffraction.

EPDIC15 will be a great forum that brings together scientists and instrumentation companies to discuss about progress in academic and industrial research related to powder diffraction.

Organiser

Institute of Crystallography-CNR of Bari

Contact Name

Institute of Crystallography-CNR of Bari

E-Mail

URL

http://www.ba.ic.cnr.it/epdic15

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May
31. May 2016 - 02. June 2016 Neutrons and Food 4
Location

Lund, Sweden

Description

Following the success of the previous meetings in Sydney, Delft and Paris, the fourth Neutrons & Food meeting will be held in Lund, Sweden from 31st May to 2nd June 2016.

The call for abstracts is now open! Please submit your abstracts at http://www.neutronsandfood.org

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline : April 29th 2016
  • Registration Opens : March 15th 2016
  • Registration Closes : May 15th 2016

This biennial series of meetings aims to bring together scientists and technologists from the food science community with those expert in the application of scattering methods. Since the first meeting in Sydney, the subject matter has expanded beyond neutron scattering to include other scattering and radiographic methods. This year we will be incorporating a session dedicated to the final meeting of the project “New X-ray Imaging Modalities for High Quality and Safe Food lead by Robert Karup Feidenhans’l from Copenhagen University.

We welcome participants and contributions from the wider community of food science and product development, food packaging, and nutrition, as well as scattering.

The construction of two new large scale facilities in Lund – namely MaxIV Laboratory and the European Spallation Source – will open new opportunities for application of synchrotron and neutron techniques in food science.

This year’s meeting is also held in conjunction with the Swedish Neutron Scattering Society meeting (30th – 31st May) and we have a joint keynote speaker – Prof. John White from ANU – on the morning of the 31st May.

There will be a tour of the MaxIV Laboratory – due to have first light in June this year – and the ESS construction site on the afternoon of the 31st May.

Organiser

Nylander, Jackson, Feidenhans’l, Loren, Heyles

Contact URL

https://indico.esss.lu.se/event/426/

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30. May 2016 - 01. June 2016 "Sustainable energies and neutron scattering" conference SENS2016
Location

Bordeaux, France

Description

The first edition of the Sustainable Energies and Neutron Scattering – SENS2016 – will be organized at Bordeaux from the 30th of May to the 1st of June. SENS2016 conference aims at highlighting topical scientific activities in the investigation of energy relevant systems using neutron scattering and to generate new applications. The SENS conference will give the opportunity for reinforcing the bridges between the neutron experts and the energy communities.

The conference programme will include 5 main topics : Fuel cell and electrolysers, Gas storage, Bioenergy, Solar energy, Batteries.

You are very welcome to submit your abstract via http://sens2016.sciencesconf.org.

DEADLINE: March 14th, 2016

Contact E-Mail

URL

http://sens2016.sciencesconf.org

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30. May 2016 - 31. May 2016 20th Swedish Neutron Scattering Society Annual Meeting
Location

Lund, Sweden

Description

This year’s annual meeting of the Swedish Neutron Scattering Society, SNSS will be held in Lund on 30th – 31st May.

The Swedish Neutron Scattering Society (http://snss.se) is a voluntary, non-profit organization of scientists working with neutron scattering and with the aim to promote and enlarge the community in particular in new areas of science. The ongoing construction of two major research facilities in Lund European Spallation Source (ESS) and the Max IV synchrotron are both central for advancing several scientific fields and also open up new opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.

Speakers & Programme

Confirmed keynote speakers :

  • Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Birmingham University
  • Prof. Matt Helgeson, UC Santa Barbara
  • Prof. John White, The Australian National University

The preliminary programme can be found here. The sessions in the final programme will reflect the topical areas of the contributed talk submissions received.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline : April 29th 2016

Registration Opens : March 15th 2016

Registration Closes : May 15th 2016

Registration

The registration fee is 60€ and includes lunch on 30th and 31st and dinner on the 30th.

Neutrons & Food 2016

The meeting is planned as a lunch-to-lunch meeting, organised back-to-back with the Neutrons and Food 2016 Conference. On the afternoon of 31st May the two meetings will be bridged with a tour of the ESS site and a Max IV visit. The goal is to encourage further engagement of the Swedish scattering community with the food science community and we encourage you to join use for the following meeting.

You can find out more about the Neutrons and Food 2016 Conference on the Indico page here.

Organiser

Andrew Jackson (ESS & Lund University), Tommy Nylander (Lund University)

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28. May 2016 - 29. May 2016 International Workshop on Theoretical and Applied Physics (IWTAP-2016)
Location

Istanbul, TURKEY

Description

The purpose of the workshop is to provide a public forum for researchers
from academia, defence, government and industry to present, exchange ideas and discuss developments in Theoretical and Applied Physics.

Contact E-Mail

URL

http://conf-scoop.org/science/iwtap/

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09. May 2016 - 14. May 2016 9th Annual School on Neutron Diffraction Data Treatment using the FullProf Suite
Location

Institute Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France

Description

Scientific scope:
FPSchool aims to contribute to the training of scientists in treatment of X-ray and neutron diffraction data. The school is based on intensive hands-on sessions using the computer programs of the FullProf Suite. The 9th FPSchool session will take place at the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble from 9 to 14 May 2016(*). The lectures and tutorials will give the essential tools necessary for an efficient use of the FullProf Suite at intermediate level. In addition to the overview of general applications (indexing, Rietveld refinements), magnetic structure determination and refinement will specifically be addressed along the school.

Lectures:
The school lasts 4.5 days: 2 days dedicated to have a general overview of FullProf Suite as well as to general applications, plus 2 days dedicated to the analysis of magnetic diffraction data. For the practical sessions, participants should bring their own computers with FullProf Suite already installed.

Participants:
The school is aimed at PhD students and experienced scientists with a basic knowledge on diffraction techniques and crystallography. As usual, among the participants there will be a mix of different levels of experience in using FullProf. It is recommended, to those who consider themselves as beginners, to read the FullProf manual in advance and even try to follow any of the online tutorials.
The maximum number of participants is limited to 30, which ensures the quality of the given training. The selection of candidates is based on the motivation letter and CV (plus a recommendation letter from the thesis supervisor for PhD students). If necessary, a criterion of balance between laboratories and countries is applied. For information, the acceptance rate is about 1:3.

(*) Note that there is an optional excursion organised on Saturday 14th May, so you may need to do your travel arrangements in order to stay an extra day.

Important deadlines:

  • 01/03/2016 Opening online application
  • 27/03/2016 Deadline for application
  • 04/04/2016 Decision for accepted participants
  • 25/04/2016 Deadline for registration

Organiser

Institute Laue-Langevin

Contact E-Mail

URL

https://indico.ill.fr/indico/event/32/

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05. May 2016 Future Applications of Small-Angle Scattering to Soft Matter
Location

Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK

Description

A 1-day meeting that will focus on state-of-the-art applications of SANS across a range of Soft Matter systems, and the future scientific opportunities that will come from new facilities, new instruments, and technical advances.

The meeting will also celebrate the retirement of Dr Richard K Heenan, principal scientist in SANS at ISIS and author of the FISH model-fitting software.

Organiser

Society of the Chemical Industry and the Royal Society of Chemistry, with support from the Institute of Physics and the STFC ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Source

Contact URL

https://www.soci.org/Events/Display-Event?EventCode=COLL468

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02. May 2016 - 06. May 2016 E-MRS symposium CC: In situ studies of functional nano materials at large scale facilities: from model systems to applications
Location

Lille, France

Description

The symposium aims at presenting and discussing the state of the art materials science investigations at the nanoscale on timely topics with a particular emphasis on the contribution of large scale facilities including synchrotrons, neutron sources and free electron lasers. Studies considering oxides will be particularly welcome. Additional attention will be given to the role of techniques in the study of materials issues in the field of energy and environment.

This meeting will be devoted to recent advances in materials studies realized at large scale facilities. In addition to the invited lectures additional extended oral presentations will be selected from outstanding submitted oral contributions.

We are delighted to invite you to submit your abstract (deadline January 15th) and start planning your venue in France.

Organiser

DESY, CEA, SRRS

Contact URL

http://www.european-mrs.com/2016-spring-symposium-cc-european-materials-research-society#sthash.iMMNeTvr.dpuf

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02. May 2016 - 04. May 2016 24th Journées de la Diffusion Neutronique (JDN)
Location

Carqueiranne (Var, France)

Description

The French Neutron Society (SFN) organises with the Institut Laue Langevin and the Laboratoire Léon Brillouin neutron facilities the 24th “Neutron Diffusion Meeting”.

This multidisciplinary workshop (traditionnally entitled “Rencontres Rossat-Mignod”) will be dedicated to new results, obtained using neutron scattering techniques, in various scientific domains representative of the whole neutron users community.

Four sessions will be organised, in Magnetism, Soft Matter and Environment, Condensed Matter, and Biology. Each session will be introduced by an invited talk, which will be followed by a series of shorter oral communications. A Poster session, encompassing all the scientific topics cited above, and an Instrumentation session, will also take place.

Abstracts for oral presentations should be sent by e-mail before March 2nd, 2016.

Organiser

SFN and ILL

Contact Name

Francoise Damay, Emmanuelle Dubois, Peter Fouquet, Nicolas Jouault, Marie Plazanet

E-Mail

URL

http://jdn-conference.net/indexE.html

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02. May 2016 - 06. May 2016 Central European Training School (CETS2016)
Location

Budapest KFKI Campus of Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Description

Application deadline: 20th March

We are welcoming PhD and master students, post-doc scientists as well as newcomers to the neutron research from the field of structural research in physics, chemistry, biology, material science etc.

The training consists of 5 days of lectures and experimental works.

Available instruments
Small Angle Neutron Scattering (YS)
Reflectometer (GINA)
Triple Axis Spectrometer (TAS)
Neutron Diffractometer (ND)
Prompt Gamma Activation Analysis and Neutron Induced Prompt Gamma-ray Spectroscopy Station (PGAA/NIPS-NORMA)

Grants are available.

Organiser

Budapest Neutron Centre

Contact Name

Adél Len

URL

http://www.kfki.hu/cets

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April
24. April 2016 - 30. April 2016 5th International Conference on Superconductivity and Magnetism (ICSM2016)
Location

Fethiye-Ölüdeniz (Blue Lagoon), Turkey

Description

ICSM2016 is now accepting abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations. The deadline is November 27, 2015.

This is the fifth edition of the international series of foremost and unique conferences. ICSM2016 will be an interdisciplinary forum for fruitful exchange of knowledge on the latest experimental results and theoretical advances in superconductivity. Magnetism, innovative advanced materials, their applications incorporating related technologies.

Very distinctive and high profile invited speakers including potential Nobel laureates will participate at the conference and deliver talks on their most recent research advancements.

ICSM2016 offers a unique traditional hospitality and a renewed enthusiasm for the profession, which will envelope you throughout your stay in a truly world-class scientific event. You may keep updated at the website for further information on the conference.

Contact Name

Dr. Ali Bozbey

E-Mail

URL

http://icsm2016.org/

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11. April 2016 - 15. April 2016 Conference on Solid Compounds of Transition Elements
Location

Paraninfo Building of the University of Zaragoza, Spain

Description

SCTE provides a forum for discussion on fundamental and applied research in the areas of solid state chemistry, physics and materials science of compounds containing d- and f- elements. The SCTE conference has always been promoted by the individuals forming the International Honorary and Advisory Committees.

The proceedings of the SCTE2016 will be published in a special issue of SOLID STATE PHENOMENA by TRANS TECH PUBLICATIONS, commemorating the 20th edition of the SCTE conference. A copy of the proceedings and web access to the papers will be granted to all registered participants.

The scope of the Conference includes the following Topics:

  • Processes and syntheses
  • Crystal chemistry
  • Phase equilibria and phase transitions
  • Thermodynamics
  • Magnetic, electrical and optical properties
  • Electronic phenomena at the crossover from localized to itinerant electronic behavior in solids
  • Theory, “ab initio” methods, electronic structure, chemical bonding
  • Physical and chemical properties at the nanometric scale: nanoparticles, films, interfaces
  • Synchrotron radiation and neutron scattering in research on transition element compounds
  • Materials for industry

and Materials:

  • Intermetallic compounds
  • Strongly correlated electron systems
  • Multiferroic and magnetoelectric systems
  • Topological quantum matter
  • Magnetocalorics, thermoelectrics
  • Multifunctional materials
  • Molecular solids: molecular magnetism, MOFs, spin crossover
  • Materials for energy storage: compounds for hydrogen storage, batteries and fuel cells
  • Novel superconducting materials, ruthenates, iron pnictides and oxide pnictides
  • Materials for high frequency applications
  • Disordered, inhomogeneous and frustrated materials

SCTE 2016 will present plenary and invited lectures by leading Scientist, keynote and oral talks, and poster presentations.

Abstract submission deadline: January 18th, 2016

Organiser

CSIC, ICMA, Uni. Zaragoza

Contact Name

Juan Bartolomé

E-Mail

URL

scte2016.unizar.es

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06. April 2016 - 08. April 2016 Mantid Training Courses April 2016
Location

UK

Description

Mantid Training Courses April 2016
Following the success of our previous sessions of these training courses we would like to offer them again in April 2016. These courses are open to both facility staff and any interested people from other institutions.

The following courses will be based at ISIS, RAL and are:

Wednesday 6th April 1-5pm: Mantid Introduction

An introduction to the Mantid interface, how to graph and visualize your data, manipulate it with the built in algorithms, together with an introduction to curve fitting and live data analysis.

Thursday 7th April 9-12am: Introduction to Python

This half day course will introduce you to the Python scripting language, no previous experience required, although some understanding of loops and conditional (if .. then) logic will be expected.

Thursday 7th September 1-5pm: Python in Mantid

This course concentrates on using Python to build analysis scripts within Mantid as well as controlling the Mantid GUI from python, and accessing the underlying data within Mantid workspaces.

Friday 8th September 9-5pm: Extending Mantid using Python

For the more adventurous among you this full day course will introduce you to the many ways you can use Python to extend the capabilities within Mantid adding Python Algorithms and curve fitting functions, as well as diving deeper into the structure of workspaces.

Booking a place
If you are interested in any other these courses please send an email to nick.draper@stfc.ac.uk letting me know which courses you wish to attend. For the courses we will supply PCs, so there is no need to bring a laptop unless you really want to. Spaces are limited to 20 people per course so please book early to avoid disappointment. If a course is over booked we will try to arrange another session in the future, so if you cannot make that specific date let me know and I’ll let you know about any subsequent courses.

I’ll send out calendar appointments to you once your place on the course is booked.

Next run of these courses
The specific dates of the next run has not been fixed yet, but we expect to run these courses again in roughly 6 months.

For visitors from UK academic institutions:

We are sometimes able to offer assistance with travel and lodging costs while attending the courses. Let me know when you are booking the courses and I’ll get back to you with details. If we are able to help, then you travel and hotel must be booked through the ISIS user office.

For visitors from elsewhere:

While we can offer this course for free, we cannot unfortunately offer any help with travel or subsistence costs. However please let me know that you will be visiting when you reply so that I can arrange site access.

Contact Name

Nick Draper, Mantid Project Manager

E-Mail

URL

http://forum.mantidproject.org/t/mantid-training-at-isis-april-2016/101

Phone

Tel: +44 (0)1235 567212

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05. April 2016 - 06. April 2016 European User Offices Meeting
Location

European XFEL, Hamburg, Germany

Description

The 2nd Meeting of the European User Offices will be held in Hamburg on 5-6 April 2016. The meeting will be co-hosted by the User Offices of DESY Photon Science, EMBL Hamburg and European XFEL. In recent times, the user research administration landscape in Europe has been evolving very quickly, in a very complex funding situation. In addition, new facilities are under construction or coming into operation and a number of established facilities have gone or are going through upgrade programmes. Due to the increasing number of users of large-scale research facilities, all this has potentially a large impact on photon and neutron science output in Europe. In this framework, a strong network among User Offices can be very productive for all participants. After a successful first meeting at ALBA in Barcelona in November 2014, the 2nd Meeting of the European User Offices will be another useful opportunity for exchanging information and experiences on present and upcoming common challenges relevant to user operation at large-scale synchrotron, FEL and neutron facilities.

Organiser

DESY, EMBL, XFEL

Contact URL

https://indico.desy.de/conferenceDisplay.py?ovw=True&confId=12634

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04. April 2016 - 05. April 2016 Magnetism 2016
Location

Sheffield, UK

Description

Abstract submission for Magnetism 2016 is now open. Abstracts of up to 200 words and one figure will be accepted until the (extended) deadline of Friday 22nd January 2016.

A mixture of invited talks and submitted contributions will allow the breadth of magnetism research in the UK and RoI to be presented. Participation from outside UK/RoI and from industry is also encouraged. The conference has previously included oral sessions on a range of subjects including spintronics, domain walls, dynamics, vortices, skyrmions and topological systems, spin ice, biological and organic magnetism, superconductors, magnetocalorics and ab initio theory.

We are encouraging abstracts submitted in the areas of Thin films and nanostructures, Correlated electrons, Biological and organic materials, Computational magnetism and General magnetism.

Key dates:
Abstract submission deadline: 22 January 2016
Early registration deadline: 3 March 2016
Accommodation deadline: 21 March 2016
Registration deadline: 24 March 2016

Organiser

IOP Magnetism Group

Contact URL

http://magnetism2016.iopconfs.org/home

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04. April 2016 - 07. April 2016 COST School on Surface Analytical Techniques
Location

Regensburg, Germany

Description

The workshop is designed for motivated PhD students and Post-doc in the field of Colloid and Interface science. The major objective is to discuss modern surface analytical tools that increased our understanding of fluid interfaces. Selected surface analytical tools are presented in tutorial review style by scientists using these techniques in their daily research. The information is then discussed and deepened in small workgroups on the basis of problem sheets. The interaction and active discussion of the participants is a crucial element of our workshop.

Organiser

University of Regensburg

Contact URL

http://www.uni-regensburg.de/chemistry-pharmacy/solution-chemistry/cost-20116/index.html

Address

Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Universtitätsstrasse 31
University of Regensburg
93040 Regensburg
Germany

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01. April 2016 - 09. April 2016 Erice School of Neutron Science and Instrumentation
Location

Erice (Italy)

Description

ERICE School “Neutron Science and Instrumentation” 2nd Course

XIV School of Neutron Scattering (SoNS) “Francesco Paolo Ricci”

Designing and Building a Neutron Instrument

Application is now open for “Designing and Building a Neutron Instrument” – the 2nd Course within the Erice School “Neutron Science and Instrumentation” and the XIV School of Neutron Scattering (SoNS) “Francesco Paolo Ricci”. Application deadline: 1 March 2016

The School is normally highly oversubscribed, so we encourage applicants to apply early, as late applications will not be accepted. The 2016 Course focuses on the design and construction of neutron instruments for large-scale facilities. In addition to lectures on theory, sources, and neutron instrumentation, students will be tutored by world leading experts in the various neutron scattering techniques. Students will be organized into groups which will design and “build” a neutron instrument during the week. The course thus includes instrument design, as well as instrument project management activities, at the end of which each student will have an overview of the process of designing and building a neutron instrument. Students are selected for the course based on their need to utilize neutron instrument design and construction project techniques as part of their present and/or future research activities.

The school is aimed at young instrument and development scientists, engineers, and designers at international and national neutron facilities, although graduate students or postdocs at universities with an interest in neutron instrument projects would also be welcomed.

Organiser

Ettore Majorana Foundation

Contact Name

Dr. Ken Andersen (ESS) and Dr. Kenneth W Herwig (ORNL)

E-Mail

URL

http://www.sonsfpricci.org/school-sons-2016

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March
08. March 2016 Communications Officers Meeting
Location

Lund, Sweden

Description

On March 7th, a joint communications meeting between the communications officers of BrightnESS and SINE 2020 will take place at ESS in Lund.

Contact E-Mail

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06. March 2016 - 11. March 2016 80th Annual Meeting of the DPG and DPG Spring Meeting
Location

Universität Regensburg, Germany

Description

DPG Frühjahrstagung (Spring Meeting) of the Condensed Matter Section (SKM) with the divisions and working groups:

  • Biological Physics
  • Chemical and Polymer Physics
  • Dielectric Solids
  • Thin Films
  • Dynamics and Statistical Physics
  • Semiconductor Physics
  • Magnetism
  • Metal and Material Physics
  • and the working group Metal and Material Physics
  • Mikroprobes
  • Surface Science
  • Physics of Socio-Economic Systems
  • Low Temperature Physics
  • Environmental Physics
  • Vacuum Science and Technology
  • Crystallography
  • Working Group Equal Opportunities
  • Working Group Industry and Business
  • Working Group Energy
  • Working Group Information
  • Working Group young DPG
  • Working Group Physics and Disarmament
Organiser

Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft e.V. (DPG)

Contact Name

dpg@dpg-physik.de

URL

http://regensburg16.dpg-tagungen.de

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February
25. February 2016 - 04. March 2016 36th Berlin School on Neutron Scattering
Location

Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Germany

Description

The school program consists of three days of lectures giving a theoretical introduction to the fundamentals of neutron scattering and the principles of various neutron scattering techniques. After the lectures, there will be three and a half days of hands-on experiments on seven different neutron scattering instruments. The students will be divided into groups of four to five people from similar subject areas and will do triple-axis spectroscopy, powder diffraction, small angle scattering, reflectometry, time-of-flight spectroscopy, tomography and residual stress analysis under the guidance of experienced scientists. Furthermore, there will be a students’ poster session which will give the students the opportunity to present their work and discuss with the HZB scientists how neutron scattering could benefit the
ir research. – The school will finish with lectures on how to use neutron scattering as a tool for research in the areas of biology, chemistry, engineering and physics etc. This course is part of the curriculum of the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences at the Technical University Berlin.

Organiser

HZB

Contact Name

Prof Bella Lake

E-Mail

URL

http://www.helmholtz-berlin.de/events/neutronschool/

Address

Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1
14109 Berlin
Germany

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22. February 2016 - 04. March 2016 47th IFF Spring School - Memristive Phenomena - From Fundamental Physics to Neuromorphic Computing
Location

Jülich, Germany

Description

Memristive phenomena combine the functionalities of electronic resistance and data memory in solid-state elements, which are able to change their resistance as a result of electrical stimulation in a non-volatile fashion. In nanoelectronics, this functionality can be used for information storage and unconventional logic, as well as neuromorphic computing concepts that are aimed at mimicking the operation of the human brain.

A multitude of fascinating memristive phenomena has emerged over the past two decades. These phenomena typically occur in oxides and higher chalcogenides and are one of the hottest topics in current solid-state research, comprising unusual phase transitions, spintronic and multiferroic tunneling effects, as well as nanoscale redox processes by local ion motion. They involve electron correlation, quantum point contact effects and exotic conformation changes at the atomic level.

Organiser

PGI, JCNS, ICS, IAS

Contact Name

Michael Beißel

E-Mail

URL

http://www.fz-juelich.de/pgi/EN/Leistungen/SchoolsAndCourses/SpringSchool/History/SpringSchool2016/Scope/_node.html

Phone

+49 2461 61-1739

Address

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
PGI/JCNS-TA
52425 Jülich
Germany

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47th IFF Spring School Flyer

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22. February 2016 - 25. February 2016 Bio-inspired Materials
Location

Potsdam, Germany

Description

Based on with the successful events held in 2012 and 2014 in Potsdam the scope of this conference is to provide an interdisciplinary platform for the discussion of novel developments and trends in the field of bio-inspired materials research. Accordingly, the whole spectrum of biological materials will be covered. Topics will encompass the formation mechanisms as well as the characterization of complex-shaped and hierarchically structured multifunctional materials present in living nature. Based on this, a further key topic will be the consideration of these architectures as archetypes for the generation of novel functional materials with an expanded property spectrum. We invite you to submit your contributions with regard to materials synthesis and design inspired by biological principles and structures. The conference will address Bio-inspired materials based on organic and/or inorganic phases including their mechanical, optical, electronic and magnetic properties as well as actuated systems. Further discussions will be dedicated to materials, which display their function in contact with biological systems, e.g. tissues. Moreover, theoretical modelling of the formation, structure and properties of biological and bio-inspired materials will play a main role.

Contact Name

INVENTUM GmbH

E-Mail

URL

http://bioinspired.inventum.de/

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17. February 2016 10th Anniversary of the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS)
Location

FZ Auditorium, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Description

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS), ceremonial addresses and a scientific lecture will be held on Wednesday, 17th February, 2016. Friends and associates of the JCNS are cordially invited to attend this event.

Neutron physics has continued to play an important role in Jülich ever since the foundation of the former nuclear research centre 60 years ago. Prior to the shut-down of the Jülich research reactor FRJ-2 (“DIDO”), the JCNS was founded in February 2006 as a distributed neutron research centre without its own neutron source. For the last ten years, JCNS has successfully developed and operated world-class neutron scattering instruments at the best neutron sources worldwide, thus providing access to state-of-the-art experimental facilities in neutron science for both German and international user communities.

JCNS in-house research focuses on correlated electron systems and nanomagnetism as well as soft matter and biophysics. Neutrons for energy is soon to become a third pillar of research. In these areas of expertise, JCNS offers external users expert support on world-class instruments with a specialized sample environment and ancillary laboratory access.

Organiser

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Contact Name

Ms. Saida Oubenkhir

E-Mail

URL

http://www.fz-juelich.de/SharedDocs/Termine/JCNS/EN/2016/10th-Anniversary-JCNS.html

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16. February 2016 - 18. February 2016 IKON10 - The Tenth In-Kind Contributions Meeting for Neutron Science for ESS
Location

Lindner Congress Hotel Düsseldorf and Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Description

The IKON meetings are a regular forum centered around the design and construction of the ESS neutron instruments and their associated support facilities.

By bringing together current and future partners, the meetings aim to provide an overview on the various activities and fertilise exchange that is vital to our success.
Scientists from ESS member countries currently not engaged in in-kind activities but interested in joining are encouraged to participate.

Organiser

ESS

Contact URL

https://indico.esss.lu.se/event/409/

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