Bombannes summer school

Next one: early summer 2016

Carcans-Maubuisson, Gironde, France


Bombannes 2014

The Bombannes summer school offers a practical approach to scattering methods, introducing today´s key techniques: neutrons, X-ray and light sources, to study structure and dynamics in systems containing colloids, polymers, surfactants and biological macromolecules.

The Bombannes school has been introducing the current methodology of static and dynamic scattering techniques and their application to soft matter systems, since the 1990´s. It provides advanced training to young researchers with a working place in European laboratories at post-graduate and post-doctoral level.

The school consists in 25 hours of general lectures, divided into two parts. The first half of the week provides a general introduction to scattering experiments. Basic concepts of data treatment, the notion of contrast, general theorems, instrumentation and resolution effects are introduced.

In the second half of the week, applications of static and dynamic scattering techniques to investigate typical soft matter systems such as colloidal suspensions, microemulsions, micelles and surfactant solutions, polymers, biological systems and turbid suspensions are presented. Evening sessions are dedicated to student presentations and contributions.

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