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

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


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

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH

Contact Name

Dr. Margarita Russina





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