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29. November 2017 - 01. December 2017 6th Design and Engineering of Neutron Instruments meeting
29. November 2017 - 01. December 2017 6th Design and Engineering of Neutron Instruments meetingLocation

Sydney, Australia


The 6th Design and Engineering of Neutron Instruments meeting will be held in Sydney, Australia, on 29 November through to 1 December 2017. This will prove to be an essential conference for all scientists, engineers and technicians interested in the project management, design, specification, fabrication, acceptance testing, operation maintenance and upgrades of neutron scattering instruments.



E-Mail Phone

+61 2 9717 9770


Locked Bag 2001
Kirrawee DC NSW 2232

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16. November 2017 - 20. November 2017 The 9th AONSA/The 2nd Neutron and Muon School
16. November 2017 - 20. November 2017 The 9th AONSA/The 2nd Neutron and Muon SchoolLocation

J-PARC (Tokai, Ibaraki, Japan)


The School provides training for newcomers to neutron and muon beam research from across the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, materials science and more. In addition to lectures, practical sessions are included with hands-on experiments and data analysis. All neutron techniques are generally covered, with emphasis on powder diffraction, single-crystal diffraction, strain scanning, small-angle scattering, reflectometry, inelastic and quasielastic scattering, and neutron imaging.

The School will be held at the Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility (MLF) of J-PARC. J-PARC is one of Japan’s flagship research facilities and is unique in the world in the range and performance of accelerator-based capabilities. MLF, located at the heart of J-PARC, is one of the world’s leading centers for pulsed neutron and muon beam based research.

JRR-3, which has been the center of neutron facility in Japan for a long time, is just in a walking distance from MLF. It is still under inspection after the big earthquake in 2011 so we will just visit it to study various neutron instruments.

The 9th AONSA Neutron School/The 2nd Neutron and Muon School is aimed at post-graduate students and early-career researchers who are interested in, but have limited or no experience with neutron and muon beam based techniques.

The School will consist of introductory lectures on neutron and muon science and the application of neutron and muon beams in research. It will also include hands-on experience using the MLF instruments and instruction in data analysis.


Yoshiaki Kiyanagi (Nagoya University); Takenobu Shinohara (J-PARC)

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13. November 2017 - 16. November 2017 EFFoST - Food Science and Technology conference
13. November 2017 - 16. November 2017 EFFoST - Food Science and Technology conferenceLocation

Sitges, Spain


Every year EFFoST organizes this prestigious international food science and technology conference, an important scientific event that brings together world-renowned researchers, scientists, policy makers, professionals and students from multidisciplinary food-related fields to share the latest developments, meet old friends and form new partnerships. See here for details of our previous conferences.

The 31st EFFoST International Conference will be held in Sitges, Spain from 13-16 November 2017 under the theme: Food Science and Technology Challenges for the 21st Century – Research to Progress Society.

The 2017 conference will explore solutions to current and future challenges such as food safety and security, food fraud, waste reduction and sustainability, analytical techniques, novel technologies, functional foods, nutrition and health, gastronomy, entrepreneurship, open innovation & strategic alliances and knowledge transfer management.

Conference Topics

  • Food safety and security
  • Food fraud
  • Waste reduction and sustainability
  • Advanced analytical techniques
  • Novel technologies for food processing
  • Functional foods
  • Nutrition and health
  • Gastronomy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Open innovation & strategic alliances
  • Knowledge transfer management


EFFoST, IUFoST, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Uniuversitat de Lleida


Marc Thiry and Caroline Boudou

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07. November 2017 - 08. November 2017 Neutrons Matter VII International Workshop on Electron-volt Neutron Spectroscopy
07. November 2017 - 08. November 2017 Neutrons Matter VII International Workshop on Electron-volt Neutron SpectroscopyLocation

Rome, Italy



Neutrons Matter, the seventh edition of the International Workshop on Electron-volt Neutron Spectroscopy, celebrates the 85th anniversary of the discovery of the neutron by James Chadwick, and the 80th anniversary of the patent issued by the Ministero delle Corporazioni on 27th October 1937 to Enrico Fermi for the use of neutrons to enhance artificial radioactivity. The last discovery took place at the Istituto di Fisica di Via Panisperna at the very heart of Rome. Following a successful sixth edition of this workshop series in the United Kingdom in 2014, we aim to bring to the fore and highlight the most recent (and quite exciting) advances in the field, with an emphasis on the use of the technique across condensed matter research, as well as the concurrent use of contemporary computational materials modelling. The workshop will be held in Rome, in the beautiful setting of Villa Wolkonsky and at the Centro Fermi – Museo Storico della Fisica e Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi.


A prize will be awarded to the best poster presented by an early-career researcher. All posters will be considered for the “NEUTRONS MATTER” Prize 2017. The award, sponsored by Centro Fermi and SoNS, will be assigned during the event. Rules to be considered for this award:

  • The early-career researcher is one of the author of the poster
  • The early-career researcher is the presenter of the work

Important dates

  • Application and request of hotel reservation deadline: 25th September 2017
  • Abstract submission deadline: 27th September 2017
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: 15th Octob?er 2017

Centro Fermi

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25. October 2017 - 26. October 2017 BalticTram
25. October 2017 - 26. October 2017 BalticTramLocation

Stokholm, Sweden


Tighter collaboration between industry / SME and the research sector could exploit a hitherto untapped potential to unleash the full capability of the knowledge and innovation system in Europe. Global competitiveness of the Baltic Sea Region – as well as other regions across the globe – highly depends on the continuous development of new products and innovative services based on sophisticated research. Bearing in mind the outstanding innovation performance showcased by the Baltic Sea Region in the European Innovation Scoreboard 2017, Baltic TRAM partnership is committed to advance the on-going dialogue on science-business cooperation.

This conference takes place at the helm of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States, thus shedding more light on the implementation of Swedish Presidency´s priorities – sustainability, continuity and adaptability.

The conference will highlight various activities, projects and framework conditions for a better support of access opportunities for Industry/SMEs to analytical research facilities. It will have a true added value for industry by presenting practical offers, how to collaborate with analytical facilities.

During the first day of the conference the discussion will revolve around the innovation policy issues. The second day of the conference will give an overview of existing or upcoming support offers of high importance to the industry / SME.



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22. October 2017 GeCatS Infoday Synchrotron Radiation and Neutrons for Catalysis, Materials Research and Development
22. October 2017 GeCatS Infoday Synchrotron Radiation and Neutrons for Catalysis, Materials Research and DevelopmentLocation

Frankfurt, Germany


Synchrotron radiation and neutrons play an important role for understanding catalytic reactions and controlling material properties. The GeCatS information day aims to give an overview of the latest research in these fields.
The workshop will bring together new and established users from academia, large scale facilities and industry.

How do catalysts, fuel cells, batteries or sensors work on an atomic mesoscopic and macroscopic scale? What kind of changes occur under reaction conditions with gas exposure, temperature, time or with start up or interruption of the reaction?

These questions are of high relevance for the knowledge-based development of catalysts and new materials and, in particular, inspire breakthrough innovations, equally in academic and industrial research.

Synchrotron radiation and neutrons play an important role for understanding catalytic reactions and controlling material properties. The GeCatS information day aims to give an overview of the latest research in these fields. It is intended to promote the exchange and provide a platform for new and strengthened collaborations at both academic and industrial levels. We will bring together new and established users from academia, large scale facilities and industry.

Synchrotron radiation and neutron sources offer completely new insight. It is not only possible to obtain atomic structural information on functional materials but also to generate an image from the molecular system to the reactor or a battery. Thanks to new beamlines at synchrotron radiation sources, higher brilliance and tremendously improved computer power, tomographic images and 3D-investigations can now be obtained over many orders of length scales. In addition, processes can be directly followed, for example, the preparation of materials as well as the life of a catalyst under reaction conditions, i.e. in gas, liquid or high pressure environment. Another very important aspect is the tracking of temporal changes: new research approaches allow the data acquisition in the ms area, “pump-probe” experiments and X-ray lasers face even much shorter temporal information down to the fs range.

Such facilities are also highly interesting for industrial research and have great future potential. Many methodological synergies between synchrotron and neutron measurement techniques are currently available and lab infrastructure already exists to some extent, or is presently put into position. With the construction of FLASH and XFEL as well as the upgrade of BESSY or PETRA III, completely new possibilities arise in Germany and with MAXIV, ESRF, ILL, ISIS upgrades and the ESS at European level. Now it is important to familiarize the fundamental sciences and applied disciplines equally with the new potential created in recent years and to tap them as best as possible. The techniques and new potentials will only be used optimally if the right infrastructure is established and scientific questions are addressed and tackled in the right way.

Gain an overview of the possibilities. Get involved in this discussion and shape the future.


Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)/D

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18. October 2017 - 19. October 2017 Rendez-vous Carnot
18. October 2017 - 19. October 2017 Rendez-vous CarnotLocation

Paris, France


The yearly business convention bringing all major actors in R&D and support for business innovation in France. There were more than 2700 attendees in 2016.


Proximum Group


Caroline Boudou

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16. October 2017 - 20. October 2017 2017 - Annual School on Neutron Diffraction Data Treatment using the FullProf Suite
16. October 2017 - 20. October 2017 2017 - Annual School on Neutron Diffraction Data Treatment using the FullProf SuiteLocation

Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France


Scientific scope

FPS 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 lectures and tutorials will provide the essential tools necessary for an efficient use of the FullProf Suite at an intermediate level. In addition to general applications, the new features on material science data analysis and magnetic structure determination and refinement will be given particular attention.

The 2017 FPS will take place at the Institut Laue-Langevin, in Grenoble, from 16 to 20 Oct 2017.


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.

There are different theoretical modules plus a large number of hands-on sessions for which each participant should bring his/her own laptop with the FullProf Suite already installed.


The school is intended for 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 a few of the online tutorials.


Juan Rodriguez-Carvajal, Oscar Fabelo

E-Mail URL Address

Institut Laue-Langevin
71, avenue des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble

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11. October 2017 - 13. October 2017 NINMACH 2017 - 2nd International Conference on Neutron Imaging and Neutron Methods in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Research
11. October 2017 - 13. October 2017 NINMACH 2017 - 2nd International Conference on Neutron Imaging and Neutron Methods in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage ResearchLocation

Budapest, Hungary


NINMACH 2013, organized in Garching, Germany, was the first event of this conference series that addressed both neutron scientists and archaeologists and conservators.

In the recent years, modern scientific methods have led to a wealth of information in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Research concerning the composition of artefacts both on a molecular level and on the mechanical built of objects that cannot be dismantled without destroying them. X-ray methods from radiography to fluorescence have become widespread, but the potential of neutron methods has barely been tapped.

Neutrons easily penetrate thick layers of metals, even lead, while revealing organic material like wood, leather or bones in sealed metal or stone containers. Two- and three-dimensional imaging provides visual information, while neutron activation analysis delivers elemental composition information, and neutron scattering reveals alloys and textures.

With modern detectors, Neutron Imaging can even be performed at low-power research reactors; the application for cultural heritage research gives rise to new uses to elder small research reactors throughout the world, which is explicitly supported by IAEA.

NINMACH addresses archaeologists and conservators from museums and universities and aims to illustrate the potential of neutron methods in cultural heritage research.

Talks and posters will be presented by physicists and archaeologists who have already employed neutron methods successfully; attendance is explicitly recommended for scientists who are completely new to neutron methods and want to learn about the possibilities at neutron sources throughout the world.

If you intend to present your research at the conference, you are kindly requested to submit your abstract and register at

International advisory committee

  • Dr. Jérôme Beaucour, Institut Laue-Langevin, FR
  • Dr. T. Biró Katalin, Hungarian National Museum, HU
  • Dr. Francesco Grazzi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, IT
  • Dr. Nikolay Kardjilov, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, DE
  • Dr. Vassilis Kilikoglou, National Center of Scientific Research ‘Demokritos’, GR
  • Dr. Winfried Kockelmann, Science and Technology Facilities Council, ISIS, UK
  • Dr. Eberhard Lehmann, Paul Scherer Institute, CH
  • Dr. Maria Isabel Prudencio, Universidade de Lisboa, PT
  • Prof. Thilo Rehren, UCL Institute of Archaeology, UK
  • Dr. Burkhard Schillinger, Technische Universität München, FRM II, DE
  • Prof. Seonbok Yi, Seoul National University, KR


  • Neutron imaging
  • Neutron activation analysis
  • Prompt gamma activation analysis
  • Neutron scattering
  • Facilities, techniques and data processing
  • Autoradiography
  • Multi-technique approach and complementary techniques

15th June 2017: deadline of the submission of abstracts for talks/posters, and submission for the Student Grant
15th July 2017: decision about the abstracts for talks/posters
30th July 2017: deadline of the early registration
1st October 2017: deadline of the registration and payment

Registration and abstract submission can be done via the website.
For more information please visit:
or contact us:
Budapest Neutron Centre (BNC)
H-1121 Hungary, Budapest, 29-33 Konkoly-Thege str.


Budapest Neutron Centre, a consortium of the MTA Centre for Energy Research and the MTA Wigner Research Centre for Physics

E-Mail URL Address

Budapest Neutron Centre (BNC)
H-1121 Hungary,
29-33 Konkoly-Thege str.


NINMACH 2017NINMACH 2017 flyer

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10. October 2017 - 13. October 2017 JCNS Workshop 2017 - Trends and Perspectives in Neutron Instrumentation: Probing Structure and Dynamics at Interfaces and Surfaces
10. October 2017 - 13. October 2017 JCNS Workshop 2017 - Trends and Perspectives in Neutron Instrumentation: Probing Structure and Dynamics at Interfaces and SurfacesLocation

Tutzing, Germany


Evolution of structure and composition at interfaces between materials affects a large variety of intrinsic and functional parameters defining interaction and reaction schemes. The analytical techniques capable of exploring the interfaces are still very limited, and more often only ex situ studies are performed. Neutron techniques are capable of operando studies of interfaces, of visualization of buried interfaces and interactions and of probing interfacial kinetics and dynamics. They have become an extensively growing field of research.

The JCNS Workshop 2017 held in Tutzing, Germany on 10-13 October, 2017, aims at highlighting recent approaches and developing ideas on the adaptation of neutron reflectometry, small angle neutron scattering, neutron spectroscopy, neutron imaging and depth profiling and neutron spin echo spectroscopy.
The workshop will discuss current requirements and developments in probing surfaces and interfaces using such techniques. In particular the workshop is devoted to novel and upcoming experimental opportunities with various new instruments in operation or planned at neutron facilities to discuss the scientific options and capabilities in this area.

The topics will include

  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Magnetic Interfaces
  • Nanostructured Surfaces
  • Solid-Liquid Interfaces Adsorption and Adhesion
  • Liquid-Liquid Interfaces
  • Membranes
  • Neutron Reflectometry
  • Grazing Incidence Neutron Scattering
  • Small Angle Neutron Scattering
  • Time-of-flight Spectroscopy
  • Elastic and Inelastic Scattering
  • High Resolution Spectroscopy and NSE
  • Neutron Depth Profiling and Imaging
  • Time Resolved and In-situ Measurements
  • Modelling and Simulation

The conference is organized by the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS), Forschungszentrum Jülich.

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09. October 2017 - 12. October 2017 International Conference Condensed Matter Research at the IBR-2
09. October 2017 - 12. October 2017 International Conference Condensed Matter Research at the IBR-2Location

Dubna, Russia


The aim of the CMR@IBR-2 Conference, playing the role of the User Meeting, is to bring together the users of the neutron facility for discussion of recent experimental results, prospects of future research and development of IBR-2 instruments. The present Conference will be dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research.
Moreover, a special session of the Conference will be dedicated to a powerful experimental method – correlation Fourier diffractometry, which makes it possible to perform very-high-resolution measurements at long-pulse neutron sources.
The year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the start of operation of the first in the world Fourier diffractometer at the IBR-2 pulsed neutron reactor.

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02. October 2017 - 06. October 2017 3rd International Conference on Rheology and Modeling of Materials
02. October 2017 - 06. October 2017 3rd International Conference on Rheology and Modeling of MaterialsLocation

Hunguest Hotel Palota Lillafüred at Miskolc-Lillafüred in the Bükk Mountains in Hungary


The 3rd International Conference on Rheology and Modeling of Materials is expected to be one of the most important and highest scientific level conference on rheology in Europe in 2017.

The aims are the fostering of interdisciplinary collaboration and interaction among scientists, researchers, PhD students as well as product and technology developer engineers. The international conference ic-rmm3 provides a platform among leading international scientists, physicists, chemists, mathematicians, researchers, PhD students and engineers for discussing recent achievements in measurement, modeling and application of rheology in materials technology and materials science of liquids, melts, solids, powders, crystals, gels and amorphous structures.

Among the major fields of interest are the influences of temperature, mechanical stresses, deformation speeds and times on rheological properties, material structures and phase transformation of foams, emulsions, suspensions, liquids, powders, crystals, foods, cosmetics, polymers, plastics, petrochemicals, melted metals, glasses and competitive materials like nanomaterials, pharmaceuticals, medical- and biomaterials, ceramics, films and coatings, advanced metal alloys, glasses, composites, hetero-modulus, hetero-plastic and hetero-viscous complex material systems, hybrid materials,… etc.

Multidisciplinary applications of rheology as well as mechanical and rheological modeling in material science and technology encountered in sectors like foods, bio- and medical materials, ceramics, glasses, thin films, polymers, clays, construction materials, energy, aerospace, automotive and marine industry. Rheology in physics, chemistry, medicine, biosciences, cosmetics, environmental and earth sciences and in engineering and industries are of particular interests.


Prof. Dr. László A. GÖMZE (Chair of ic-rmm2 conference board)

E-Mail URL Phone

+36 - 30-7462-714

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21. September 2017 - 22. September 2017 Mechanical Technologies and Structural Materials
21. September 2017 - 22. September 2017 Mechanical Technologies and Structural MaterialsLocation

Split, Croatia


At MTSM2017 leading scientists and experts from Croatia and abroad will present their latest achievements in areas of advanced mechanical technologies, energy engineering and new mechanical structures.
The Conference will also provide an opportunity for collaboration and discussions which may form the basis of future cooperation among the scientific society and manufacturing businesses.


Croatian Society for Mechanical Technologies (CSMT)

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19. September 2017 - 21. September 2017 9th International Conference on Mechanical Stress Evaluation by Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation (MECA SENS 2017)
19. September 2017 - 21. September 2017 9th International Conference on Mechanical Stress Evaluation by Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation (MECA SENS 2017)Location

Skukusa, South Africa


The 9th International Conference on Mechanical Stress Evaluation by Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation, MECA SENS 2017, invites the participation of researchers active in the field of neutron, synchrotron and X-ray strain scanning studies of materials. MECA SENS 2017 is hosted by the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) SOC in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

We envisage holding a “Stress School” for participants new to the field, as well as a visit to the SAFARI-1 research reactor.

The conference offers a unique opportunity to overview the most recent developments and capabilities of the diffraction based approaches, complemented by mechanical and image-based techniques. Equal emphasis will be given to measurement, modelling and application of residual stress data.

We invite the participation of scientists and engineers from academia, research facilities and industry spanning the scope from well experienced practitioners, instrumentation experts and innovators continuously pushing the envelope of the techniques and applications, to postgraduate students and researchers new to this exciting field.

Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed and published in a topical international journal.

Important dates:

  • First call for abstracts: 01 February 2017
  • Abstract submission closes: 15 March 2017
  • Abstract acceptance notification: 15 April 2017
  • Early bird registration: 1 May 2017
  • Regular registration: 31 July 2017
  • Manuscript submission: 01 September 2017
  • Stress School: 18 September 2017
  • MECASENS 9: 19 – 21 September 2017
  • SAFARI-1 visit: 22 September 2017

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05. September 2017 - 06. September 2017 Materials and Technologies for future mobility
05. September 2017 - 06. September 2017 Materials and Technologies for future mobilityLocation

Metz, France


The workshop addresses innovation and education in the field of lightweight material solutions for the automotive market as well as aviation and aerospace. There will be room for discussions, matchmaking and finding new partners for future collaboration activities.


EIT RawMaterials

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04. September 2017 - 15. September 2017 JCNS Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering
04. September 2017 - 15. September 2017 JCNS Laboratory Course Neutron ScatteringLocation

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.


Forschungszentrum Jülich in cooperation with RWTH Aachen

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03. September 2017 - 15. September 2017 Oxford School on Neutron Scattering
03. September 2017 - 15. September 2017 Oxford School on Neutron ScatteringLocation

St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford


The school is intended primarily for scientists, student and postdoctoral researchers, who are new to the field of neutron scattering. It provides an excellent introduction to the field, which is developed through to its application in contemporary research. Lectures and tutorials covering all aspects of the theory and practice of a variety of neutron scattering techniques will be given by international experts. Students will gain a comprehensive grounding in modern techniques and applications at both steady state and pulsed neutron sources and have the opportunity to hear about the latest research being carried out with the technique.


Victoria García Sakai, Ross Stewart, Luke Clifton and Sean Langridge (ISIS); Andrew Boothroyd (Oxford University).

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03. September 2017 - 30. August 2017 X-ray and Neutron Science - International Student Summer Programme
03. September 2017 - 30. August 2017 X-ray and Neutron Science - International Student Summer ProgrammeLocation

European Photon & Neutron Science Campus (EPN), hosting the ESRF and ILL, in Grenoble, France.


The ILL/ESRF International Student Summer Programme on X-Ray and Neutron Science is aimed at undergraduate students. It will consist in a 4-week experimental project embedded in a research g roup of ESRF or ILL, together with a series of introductory lectures on the principles and applications of X-ray and neutron science (magnetism, materials science, soft matter, structural biology, imaging, etc.).

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21. August 2017 - 28. August 2017 Magnetic Structures at the 24th Congress and General Assembly of IUCr
21. August 2017 - 28. August 2017 Magnetic Structures at the 24th Congress and General Assembly of IUCrLocation

Hyderabad, India


The program is cutting edge with 3 plenaries, 40 keynotes, 119 microsymposia, regular and e-posters, commercial exhibits, satellite meetings, workshops and official meetings of the IUC. A parallel program on science related matters and outreach is also planned. This will be a state of the art international meeting set in the unique ambience of India.

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09. August 2017 - 16. August 2017 28th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics
09. August 2017 - 16. August 2017 28th International Conference on Low Temperature PhysicsLocation

Swedish Exhibition Centre/Gothia Towers, Gothenburg, Sweden


The Low Temperature Physics Conference is an international event held every three years, under the auspices of the IUPAP through its Commission C5 on Low Temperature Physics. The aim of these conferences is to exchange information and views among the members of the international scientific community in the general field of Low Temperature Physics. It is a tradition that LT offers updates on the various topics, provided by the highest representatives of the field, as well as oral and poster contributions in the different areas. As usual the conference covers five subtopics:

  • Quantum fluids and solids
  • Superconductivity
  • Cryogenic techniques and applications
  • Magnetism and quantum phase transitions
  • Quantum transport and quantum information in condensed matter

Conference Chair: Per Delsing


Per Delsing

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07. August 2017 - 11. August 2017 Magnonics 2017
07. August 2017 - 11. August 2017 Magnonics 2017Location

Magdalen College, Oxford, UK


Magnonics 2017 is the latest conference in the biennial series focussing on fundamental and applied aspects of magnon and spin-wave dynamics and nanomagnetism.


Dr Alexy Karenowska (University of Oxford, UK) [Co-chair]; Dr Hidekazu Kurebayashi (University College London, UK) [Co-chair]


Dr Alexy Karenowska

E-Mail URL Phone

0044 (0)7480 198789


Magdalen College
Oxford OX1 4AU

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07. August 2017 - 17. August 2017 Neutron Scattering Applications to Hydrogen Storage Materials
07. August 2017 - 17. August 2017 Neutron Scattering Applications to Hydrogen Storage MaterialsLocation

Berlin, Germany


Energy research is an important scientific area today and hydrogen is one of the most promising sources of energy due to its highest energy density by weight. The efficient hydrogen storage depends on development of the new materials. Neutron scattering and -diffraction are powerful, non-destructive tool for the analysis of structure and dynamics in matter in a broad space and time domain. High sensitivity to hydrogen makes neutron scattering techniques ideally suitable to study the process in hydrogen storage systems. The goal of this school is to introduce participants to basics of neutron scattering techniques and show how these techniques can be applied for exploration of hydrogen storage materials.

We kindly invite you to the upcoming Neutron School 2017 Neutron Scattering Applications to Hydrogen Storage Materials 2015. The school is organized jointly by University of Potsdam, Germany and University of Tartu, Estonia. It will be held from 7th – 17th of August 2017 at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB), Berlin, Germany.
The lectures and practical exercises will give basics to:

  • Hydrogen economy and hydrogen storage technologies
  • Fundamentals of the gas storage
  • Basics of the neutron scattering and in particular in-situ neutron diffraction and neutron spectroscopy
  • Characterizing sorption behavior of porous materials by ab-initio and crystal structure refinements
  • Characterization of gas diffusion and mass transfer properties
    Lectures: M. Russina (HZB), H. Kurig (University of Tartu, Estonia), D. Többens (HZB), D. Wallacher (HZB) and M.C. Schlegel (BAM)

Target Group
The course is primarily aimed at early stage researchers with basics knowledge in Thermodynamics and Solid State Physics. It is part of the curriculum of the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences at the University of Potsdam, Modul 741A and is credited with 4 credit points.

If you are interested in attending the school, please contact school organizer at –

The register due date is June, 15th, 2017.




M. Russina

E-Mail Address

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
Hahn-Meitner Platz 1
14109 Berlin

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05. August 2017 - 19. August 2017 19th National School on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering
05. August 2017 - 19. August 2017 19th National School on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering Location

Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory; Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


The main purpose of the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering is to educate graduate students attending North American universities in the use of major neutron and X-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct short experiments at Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source and at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor, which provides hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources.

The selection process is highly competitive with priority given to students who are in an early stage in their research projects and who are likely to use a wide range of X-ray and/or neutron techniques and thus will benefit from the breadth of the school.

Application deadline: Monday, April 10, 2017


Suzanne te Velthuis, Brian H. Toby, Argonne; and Bryan C. Chakoumakos, John D. Budai, Oak Ridge.

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05. August 2017 - 10. August 2017 Gordon Research Conference and Symposium
05. August 2017 - 10. August 2017 Gordon Research Conference and SymposiumLocation

Hong Kong University for Science and Technology


The 2017 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) and Gordon Research Symposium (GRS) on Neutron Scattering will be held August 5-6 (GRS) and August (6-10) at the Hong Kong University for Science and Technology. The GRC features a single plenary session format, in the Gordon Conference tradition, that focuses on in-depth discussion between the attendees, invited speakers and discussion leaders. The GRS is organized for and by graduate students and postdocs, and includes both sessions with a scientific focus as well as sessions dedicated to professional development and issues of relevance to early career scientists. This will be the inaugural GRS on Neutron Scattering, but we are hoping to make it a regular part of the overall GRC Neutron Scattering program in years to come.

The GRC program and poster are available, as is the poster for the GRS. Registration for both the 2017 GRC and GRS in neutron scattering are now open. As you’ll see the program is wide ranging and features an excellent slate of international speakers, and ample time for in depth and small group discussions. Note that there will be contributed poster sessions and four contributed talks in the final program (these are not included in the attached program), drawn from the poster contributions of the registered attendees.

We have received generous international sponsorship and we are pleased to be able to offer some support to partially cover the costs of registration and accommodation – initially up to $500US with a preference for supporting qualified young neutron scientists.

You can apply by going to the following websites and following the instructions for attendees:

2017 GRC on Neutron Scattering:
2017 GRS on Neutron Scattering:

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31. July 2017 - 04. August 2017 Joint Nanoscience and Neutron Scattering User Meeting
31. July 2017 - 04. August 2017 Joint Nanoscience and Neutron Scattering User MeetingLocation

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA


The Executive Committees for the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) and SNS/HFIR User Groups are pleased to announce the 2017 Joint Nanoscience and Neutron Scattering User Meeting to be held August 1-2, 2017, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), with topical Workshops and Tutorials held July 31 and August 3-4. This meeting will highlight the research achievements and interests of CNMS, SNS, and HFIR users, staff and the broader nanoscience and neutron scattering communities. Registration will open April 17 and is required by July 17.

Plenary addresses will be given by:

  • Martha Greenblatt, Distinguished Professor and Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University
  • Sanat Kumar, Bykhovsky Professor of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University
  • Andrew Minor, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley and Director, National Center for Electron Microscopy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Karen Winey, Professor and TowerBrook Foundation Faculty Fellow of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
  • Hans Christen, Director, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, ORNL
  • Alan Tennant, Chief Scientist, Neutron Sciences Directorate, ORNL, and Director UT-ORNL Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences

Confirmed invited speakers include:

  • Rick Archibald (ORNL)
  • Dipanshu Bansal (ORNL)
  • Joseph Curtis (National Institute for Standards and Technology)
  • Michael Filler (Georgia Tech)
  • Edwin Fohtung (New Mexico State University)
  • Alannah Hallas (McMaster University)
  • Jacob Jones (North Carolina State University)
  • Lincoln Lauhon (Northwestern University)
  • Fankang Li (ORNL)
  • Tim Long (Virginia Tech)
  • Diana Mitrea (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital)
  • Jennifer Rupp (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Andrew Stack (ORNL)
  • Natalie Stingelin (Georgia Tech)
  • Hanno zur Loye (University of South Carolina)

Contributed oral and poster presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts. Abstract submission will open April 17. Please see the Call for Abstracts for details and submission information.

The 2017 Joint User Meeting will also feature:

  • Complete information on how to become a user.
  • User Proposal Planning – Ample opportunity to meet with facility staff and other researchers to discuss and plan for submission of user proposals.
  • User Group Town-Hall Meetings with the CNMS UEC and SHUG will provide opportunities for the user community at-large to provide additional input on facility operations that affect users.
  • Panel Discussions: To provide a forum for facilitating feedback between the user community and staff in research support areas such as sample environment and data analysis/visualization.
  • User Research Posters and Best Student Poster Competition: Current facility users and prospective users will have an opportunity to present results of their research and share their experiences at the user facilities. The Poster Session on Tuesday August 1 will provide a great opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to present and discuss their research with colleagues. Graduate students will also be eligible to compete for Best Student Poster Presentation.
  • Topical Workshops – Providing deep dives into a range of topics:
    • Workshop 1: Synthesis and Collective Phenomena in 2D Layered Materials (July 31)
      • Organized by Kai Xiao (CNMS), Travis Williams (SNS), and David Mandrus (University of Tennessee)
    • Workshop 2: Active Matter (July 31)
      • Organized by Miguel Fuentes-Cabrera (CNMS) and Bobby Sumpter (CNMS)
    • Workshop 3: TBD (July 31)
    • Workshop 4: TBD (July 31)
    • Workshop 5: Materials Informatics – Accelerating Discovery of New Materials and Concepts from Nano-to-Meso-to-Macro Scales (August 3)
      • Organized by Panchapakesan Ganesh (CNMS)
    • Workshop 6: Live Lab Demo and Tutorial on Atom Probe Tomography and Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (August 3)
      • Organized by Jonathan Poplawsky (CNMS) and Juan-Carlos Idrobo (CNMS)
    • Workshop 7: TBD (July 31)
    • Workshop 8: TBD (July 31)

CNMS and SNS/HFIR User Groups

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17. July 2017 - 21. July 2017 International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems (SCES 2017)
17. July 2017 - 21. July 2017 International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems (SCES 2017)Location

Clarion Congress Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic


Following the long history and continuity of SCES, the conference in Prague will cover a wide range of subjects in the diverse field of strongly correlated electron systems. SCES emphasizes the fundamental physics of strongly correlated electron systems that span from bulk materials including f-electron based heavy fermions, d-electron based compounds, and organic materials to artificial materials such as nanoscale structures as well as cold atoms in optical lattices.

The main topics that will be featured in SCES 2017 are:

  • Heavy fermion systems
  • Kondo effect and valence fluctuations
  • Quantum phase transitions and related phenomena
  • Unconventional superconductivity
  • Metal insulator transitions
  • Strong spin-orbit interaction in correlated systems
  • CEF effects and multipolar ordering in SCES
  • Theoretical methods for strong correlations
  • Correlated topological phases
  • Kondo physics at nanoscale
  • Quantum magnetism and frustration
  • New materials; bulk, thin films and artificial structures
  • Strong correlations in actinides
  • Non-equilibrium phenomena in strongly correlated systems
  • Ferroics and multiferroics
  • Strong correlations in optical lattices
  • Strongly correlated materials in applications
  • Large research infrastructures for SCES investigations
  • Novel techniques

Please, submit your abstract at
The deadline for abstract submission is March 1, 2017.


Andela S. Barotová

E-Mail URL Phone

+420 734 204 334

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17. July 2017 - 21. July 2017 1st SPSLNX
17. July 2017 - 21. July 2017 1st SPSLNXLocation

São Paulo, Brazil


The main objective of 1st SPSLNX is to introduce young PhD students, postdocs and researchers, from different areas and background, to the applications of light, neutrons and X-rays scattering. During a full and exciting week, worldwide experts will introduce the students to theoretical aspects and discuss advanced applications using scattering techniques for structural characterisation.

Topics Covered:

  • Small-Angle X-ray Scattering
  • Small-Angle Neutron Scattering
  • X-ray Diffraction
  • Neutron Diffraction
  • Dynamic Light Scattering
  • Static Light Scattering
  • Diffusion Wave Spectroscopy
  • X-ray Imaging
  • Neutron Imaging
  • Advanced applications
  • New Brazilian Synchrotron/Sirius
  • Multipourpose Brazilian Reactor/RMB


Cristiano L. P. Oliveira, University of São Paulo, Brazil; Márcia Fantini, University of São Paulo, Brazil; Eduardo Granado, University of Campinas, Brazil; Heloisa N. Bordallo, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


Heloisa N. Bordallo Associate Professor (Lektor)

E-Mail URL Phone

+45 213 088 29


Niels Bohr Institute
(H.C. Ørsted Institute, bldg. D)
University of Copenhagen
Universitetsparken 5
2100 Copenhagen Denmark

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09. July 2017 - 13. July 2017 International Conference on Neutron Scattering 2017
09. July 2017 - 13. July 2017 International Conference on Neutron Scattering 2017Location

Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Korea


ICNS2017 will be the latest and largest international platform for sharing and exchanging recent advances in neutron scattering science. On behalf of our organizing committee, we cordially invite you to submit your research and join the exciting international conference.

Conference Topics:

  • Soft Matter
  • Biology and Biological Interface
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Magnetism and Thin Films
  • Chemistry / Earth Science
  • Engineering Materials
  • Energy Materials / Environmental
  • Imaging / Radiography
  • Neutron Physics
  • Industrial Applications
  • Sources and Instrumentations
  • Sample Environment and Software

Important Dates:

Are you expecting to participate in ICNS 2017 conference next year? You better mark these dates on your schedule calendar!

  • Abstract Deadline Feb. 24, 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance April. 7, 2017
  • Early registration deadline May. 19, 2017
  • Proceeding Deadline: August 9, 2017

Organized by Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute and Korea Neutron Beam User Association


Ms. Kelly Kim

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06. July 2017 - 07. July 2017 Neutron Diffraction and the Nanoscale 2017 (NanoDif 2017)
06. July 2017 - 07. July 2017 Neutron Diffraction and the Nanoscale 2017 (NanoDif 2017)Location

Daejeon – Republic of Korea


Neutron Diffraction and the Nanoscale 2017 (NanoDif 2017), is a meeting that will be held in Daejeon (Republic of Korea), July 6-7, 2017 as a satellite of the International Conference on Neutron Scattering, ICNS 2017 to be held in Daejeon, July 9-13, 2017.

The aim of this cross-disciplinary meeting is to review and discuss the state-of-the-art in neutron diffraction at the nanoscale and to bring together researchers from a variety of scientific disciplines including soft matter, materials science, and biology.

The deadline for abstract submission is April 10.

Important dates

  • Registration and abstract submission opening: March 1, 2017
  • End of abstract submission: April 30, 2017
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: Mai 7, 2017
  • Registration deadline: June 15, 2017

All details can be found on the conference website:


Chris Garvey, Sung-Min Choi, Viviana Cristiglio, Bruno Demé, Tae-Hwan Kim, Han Young Soo

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05. July 2017 - 08. July 2017 International Conference on Neutron Optics (NOP2017)
05. July 2017 - 08. July 2017 International Conference on Neutron Optics (NOP2017)Location

Nara, Japan


The International Conference on Neutron Optics (NOP2017) will take place in Nara, Japan, at the Nara Kasugano International Forum (I.RA.KA) from Wednesday 5 July to Saturday 8 July 2017. This conference is a satellite event to the International Conference on Neutron Scattering in Daejeon, Korea (ICNS2017, 9-13 July 2017)

The conference is next in the series of Neutron Optics conferences previously held in Tokyo, Villigen, Alpe d’Huez and Munich. Its aim is to provide a platform for the exchange of information in all fields of neutron optics with emphasis on new concepts and recent technical developments. The discussions and developments following these conferences successfully provided neutron optics elements commonly used in the state-of-the-art, large-scale neutron facilities around the world. In recent years the practical use of compact neutron sources has been recognized to support and promote the neutron sciences and applications pursued at these large-scale facilities. Following the increasing importance of the intimate interplay of fundamental physics and neutron science for future innovative neutron source, optics and detection system, we are planning to cover following topics

  • Beam Production
    • Neutron Moderation to Epithermal, Thermal, Cold and Very-Cold Regions
    • Down-conversion to Very-Cold and Ultracold Regions
    • Beam Extraction
    • Radiation Shielding
  • Optical and Polarization Components
    • Optics (reflective, refractive, diffractive and interference optics)
    • Polarizing Devices and Polarization (polarizer, spin analyzer, polarized target)
    • Detector Technologies
      • Scintillation Detector
      • Gaseous Detector
      • Solid State Detector
  • Application-oriented Assembly
    • Compact Neutron Source
    • Neutron Imaging and Scattering Instrumentation
    • Neutron Medical and Industrial Applications
    • Neutron Fundamental Physics

Conference Chair
Yoshiaki KIYANAGI (Nagoya Univ.)
co-chair Kazuhisa KAKURAI (CROSS)
co-chair Hirohiko SHIMIZU (Nagoya Univ.)

International Advisory / Programme Committee
chair: Kazuhisa KAKURAI (CROSS)
Ken ANDERSEN (ESS), Koichiro ASAHI (RIKEN), Muhammad ARIF (NIST), Alexander BELUSHKIN (JINR), Peter BÖNI (TUM), Jack CARPENTER, Uwe FILGES (PSI), Michihiro FURUSAKA (Hokkaido Univ.), Peter GELTENBORT (ILL), Geoffrey GREENE (ORNL), Michael FITZSIMMONS (ORNL), Masahiro HINO (Kyoto Univ.), Alexander IOFFE (JCNS), Philipp SCHMIDT-WELLENBURG (PSI), Kenji MISHIMA (KEK), Nigel RHODES (ISIS), Roger PYNN (Indiana Univ.), Yasuhiro SAKEMI (Univ. Tokyo), Andy SAUNDERS (LANL), Hirohiko SHIMIZU (Nagoya Univ.), Mike SNOW (Indiana Univ.), Kazuhiko SOYAMA (JAEA), Jun’ichi SUZUKI (CROSS), Akira URITANI (Nagoya Univ.), Vladimir VORONIN (PNPI), Yutaka YAMAGATA (RIKEN), Albert YOUNG (North Carolina State Univ.)

Local Organizing Committee
chair: Masaaki KITAGUCHI (Nagoya Univ.), Takayuki OKU (JAEA)
secretary: Katsuya HIROTA (Nagoya Univ.), Takenao SHINOHARA (JAEA)
Go ICHIKAWA (Nagoya Univ.), Sohei IMAJO (Nagoya Univ.), Takashi INO (KEK), Yoshihisa IWASHITA (Kyoto Univ.), Hiroshi KIRA (CROSS), Takahiro MORISHIMA (Nagoya Univ.), Yoshie OTAKE (RIKEN), Seiji TASAKI (Kyoto Univ.), Yusuke TSUCHIKAWA (Nagoya Univ.), Kenichi WATANABE (Nagoya Univ.), Atsushi YAMAZAKI (Nagoya Univ.), Sachiko YOSHIHASHI (Nagoya Univ.)


Yoshiaki KIYANAGI (Nagoya Univ.)

E-Mail URL Address

Nara Kasugano International Forum

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01. July 2017 - 08. July 2017 Erice School “Neutron Science and Instrumentation”
01. July 2017 - 08. July 2017 Erice School “Neutron Science and Instrumentation”Location

Erice, Italy


The School focuses on neutron instrumentation, mainly for large-scale facilities for compact neutron facilities. Students are selected for the course based on their need to utilize neutron instrument design techniques as part of their present and/or future research activities.

The course is aimed at young instrument and development scientists, engineers, and designers at international and national neutron facilities, although graduate students or postdocs at universities would also be welcomed. In addition to lectures on theory, sources, and neutron instrumentation, students will be tutored by world leading experts in the various scattering techniques including diffraction, quasi-elastic, inelastic and deep inelastic scattering, neutron imaging, small-angle scattering, reflectometry, and neutron-spin-echo.


Peter Falus (ILL, Grenoble) and Klaus Habicht (HZB, Berlin)


School secretariat

E-Mail URL Phone

+39 06 7259 4117


“Ettore Majorana” Foundation and Centre
Monastero San Rocco (Isidor I. Rabi Institute)
Via Guarnotta, 26
91016 ERICE, Italy

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27. June 2017 - 30. June 2017 Neutrons for Health
27. June 2017 - 30. June 2017 Neutrons for HealthLocation

Bad Reichenhall, Germany


The conference will cover major topics of neutron scattering and neutron radiation for health ranging from treatment of amyloid diseases, protein folding, details of enzyme behaviour, understanding of cell-membrane interactions, identification of new drug targets, development of advanced drug-delivery systems, antibiotic resistance, treatment of genetic diseases, implants and biocompatible materials, tissue regeneration, cancer diagnosis and therapy, radiopharmaceuticals as well as medical applications and treatments. In addition methodological instrument developments are an important contribution to enhance medical and health research with neutrons.

The conference targets scientists and health professionals to discuss current status and perspectives of neutron scattering, spectroscopy and irradiation in life sciences and medical treatments.

Registration for participants and submission of abstracts will be open on January 30, 2017.


Prof. Dr. W. Petry (MLZ) and Prof. Dr. Thomas Brückel (JCNS)

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26. June 2017 - 30. June 2017 3rd International Conference on Tomography of Materials and Structures
26. June 2017 - 30. June 2017 3rd International Conference on Tomography of Materials and StructuresLocation

Lund, Sweden


This 3rd biannual conference of IntACT (International Association of Computed Tomography) will focus on the use of 3D tomographic methods for (non-clinical) studies of the internal structures of materials and their evolution.
ICTMS 2017 will bring together an international group of scientists, from universities, research organisations and industry, to discuss a broad range of issues related to 3D/4D tomographic imaging of materials and structures.

The call for abstracts will remain open until 28 January 2017 under


Stephen Hall, Division of Solid Mechanics, Lund University, Lund

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19. June 2017 - 23. June 2017 Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy
19. June 2017 - 23. June 2017 Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron SpectroscopyLocation

National Institute of Standards and Technology – Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA


A one-week “Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy” will be held from June 19 – June 23, 2017 at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). For information about the summer school go to

Please note that this year the school will not cover SANS or neutron reflectometry.

This school provides participants the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of neutron scattering techniques using instruments at NIST including the disk chopper spectrometer (DCS), backscattering spectrometer (HFBS), BT-7 double focusing triple-axis spectrometer, multi-axis crystal spectrometer (MACS), and neutron spin echo spectrometer (NSE). These powerful experimental techniques are used by researchers in a variety of scientific disciplines to probe the dynamics of materials over time scales ranging from 1 ps to 100 ns with length scales from under 1 nm to over 100 nm. This school emphasizes hands-on experimental training for the instruments mentioned above as well as a thorough theoretical overview of these measurement techniques. Applications of dynamical techniques will be illustrated by specific examples drawn from recent cutting-edge research on soft and hard condensed matter systems. The course will enable attendees to assess the applicability of the techniques to their own research, and will provide the technical information needed to prepare effective experiment proposals. The Summer School is sponsored by the Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering (CHRNS), jointly funded by the National Science Foundation and NIST. Limited support for graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty will be available. Attendance will be limited to 35 participants, and only applicants from North American institutions will be accepted.

For further information, and/or to apply, please go to Early application is advised since attendance is strictly limited and typically we receive more applications than the maximum number of participants. Deadline: April 11, 2017.


National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)


Yamali Hernandez and Alex Grutter

URL Phone

(301) 975-5295 (Yamali Hernandez); (301) 975-4198 (Alex Grutter)

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19. June 2017 - 20. June 2017 SON2017 - Complementarity between Optics and Neutron spectroscopy in the THz domain
19. June 2017 - 20. June 2017 SON2017 - Complementarity between Optics and Neutron spectroscopy in the THz domainLocation

Grenoble, France


The group SON – Spectroscopy Optique et Neutronique, which is a subdivision of the French Division de Chimie-Physique, is glad to welcome you to its second workshop entitled:

Complementarity between Optics and Neutron spectroscopy in the THz domain – SON2017
which will be held in Grenoble on June 19th -20th 2017.

The group, created in 2015, aims at promoting the complementarity between optical and neutron scattering techniques for spectroscopic studies. The field of applications therefore concerns all the systems in which vibrational, rotational and translational spectroscopic information are valuable: materials, nanoscience, chemiometry, environmental science, magnetism, electrochemistry…

More information about the group can be found on the website :

The main activity is therefore to stimulate exchanges and education of researchers to whom complementary information would help in scientific questions. The first workshop was organized on June 7-8th in Lille on “Materials and environments” :

The present workshop will focus on technical aspects concerning the THz range. Important developments were made in the last 10 years in the field of optical techniques enabling to reach this spectral rage (0.1-10 THz, time-domain THz), a frequency domain also covered by INS and QENS. A rigorous confrontation of experimental observables obtained with both techniques, and emphasis of the complementarity in various scientific domains is the purpose of the workshop.

The workshop will be organized in 5 distinct sessions, all opened by an invited pedagogical talk:

  • Instrumentation
  • Liquids
  • Soft matter and biology
  • Materials
  • Magnetism

A poster session will also be planned to favor exchanges. The official language will be English, and workshop will take place in the LIP laboratory, on the Saint Martin d’Hères campus.

The deadline for oral communication submission is extended to May 10th, deadline for registration is June 1st.


J.-L. Coutaz, IMEP-LaHC, Chambéry

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SON2017 - Complementarity between Optics and Neutron spectroscopy in the THz domainSON2017 - Complementarity between Optics and Neutron spectroscopy in the THz domain Poster

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18. June 2017 - 23. June 2017 Modern Methods in Rietveld Refinement for Structural Analysis
18. June 2017 - 23. June 2017 Modern Methods in Rietveld Refinement for Structural AnalysisLocation

Oak Ridge National Laboratory


The third annual “Modern Methods in Rietveld Refinement for Structural Analysis” school will be held from June 18-23, 2017, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in close partnership with the Shull-Wollan Center Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences (University of Tennessee and ORNL) and Bruker-AXS.

The principal organizers of this course are Prof. Peter Khalifah and Dr. Katharine Page.

The primary goal of this school is to teach participants Rietveld refinement and other methods for evaluating crystal structures from powder diffraction data with an emphasis on data collected on US national user facility beamlines optimized for structural analysis such as the 11-BM, 17-BM, and 11-ID-B synchrotron beamlines at the APS of Argonne National Laboratory, the POWGEN and NOMAD time-of-flight neutron diffraction beamlines at the SNS of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the XPD synchrotron beamline at the NSLS-II of BNL. The combination of advances in instrumentation and in software algorithms now allow many challenging structural problems to be resolved solely from powder diffraction data, and an up-to-date instruction in modern methods will be provided. This course will emphasize traditional solid state compounds (non-molecular), and will use the TOPAS software as the platform for Rietveld refinement (complementary trial license will be provided to participants).

There will be a special secondary emphasis this year on the complementary use of pair distribution function (PDF) data to carry out small-box refinements for average unit cells, highlighting the new functionality of the TOPAS software to carry out both Rietveld and PDF refinements. Both NOMAD (neutron PDF) and 11-ID-B (synchrotron PDF) beamline scientists will be present as instructors at the course, and there will be an opportunity for participants to have data suitable for both Rietveld and PDF refinement collected on their own sample at both synchrotron and neutron beamlines.

Confirmed 2017 instructors include Prof. Peter Khalifah (SBU), Prof. Cora Lind (U. Toledo), Dr. Katharine Page (ORNL, NOMAD), Dr. Ashfia Huq (ORNL, POWGEN), Dr. Jue Liu (ORNL), Dr. Karena Chapman (ANL, 11-ID-B), Dr. Saul Lapidus (ANL, 11-BM), Dr. Wenqian Xu (ANL, 17-BM), and Dr. Nathan Henderson (Bruker-AXS).

Information from the 2015 and 2016 MMRRSA past schools, including all lecture notes and hands-on exercises, is available here.


Prof. Peter Khalifah and Dr. Katharine Page

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07. June 2017 - 09. June 2017 Neutrons in Structural Biology Meeting
07. June 2017 - 09. June 2017 Neutrons in Structural Biology MeetingLocation

Grenoble, France


This 2017 edition will focus on highlighting recent results in fundamental biology, as well as considering the future of the field and the implications for the type of science that can be considered along with the instruments required. This meeting typically gathers mixture of researchers some of whom are experienced in the field of neutron scattering with others whose work may benefit from these approaches.

Topics include:

  • Crystallography
  • SANS
  • Reflectivity
  • Labelling methods
  • Neutrons in complementary methods…

Further details are available on

The deadline for abstract submission is the 21st April 2017, registration deadline is 5th May 2017.



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07. June 2017 - 09. June 2017 Atomistic Modeling on Neutron Scattering
07. June 2017 - 09. June 2017 Atomistic Modeling on Neutron ScatteringLocation

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA


As the materials being studied by neutron techniques become more complex, the link between computer modeling and experimental data is becoming increasingly important. However, the access to the most suitable and state-of-the-art modeling techniques is generally limited by an individual experimental scientist’s lack of modeling experience and local expertise. This creates an energy barrier to the most suitable and detailed data analysis that is often not overcome.

Neutron scattering, and in particular inelastic neutron scattering is very amenable to computer modeling. Furthermore, in the majority of cases, the interpretation of experimental spectra is not possible without the use of computer simulations.

This workshop will bring together atomistic modeling experts with neutron scattering users to teach the modeling techniques and also provide the opportunity for the two communities to discuss current limitations, new capabilities, and future developments. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on tutorials, the participants will be introduced to Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculation methods with particular emphasis on vibrational analysis.

The examples and practical sessions will use CASTEP and CP2K. We will also present the newly released OClimax software for modeling inelastic neutron scattering (INS) data—OClimax can generate the spectra of direct and indirect geometries for INS spectrometers from the output of ab-initio calculations.

This workshop will also be an opportunity to discuss current research projects with modeling experts to find the best solutions to their problems or indeed inspire new solutions and methods.

Go to to register. There is no registration fee, meals will be provided, and the government rate and room-sharing options will be offered at our guest house on a first come first served basis as rooms are limited. You are welcome to book your own accommodations. Additional hotel options are listed under ‘Travel Information’. Unfortunately, we cannot provide travel support to attend this workshop.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to electronic structure calculations and DFT
  • Plane waves and localized basis sets methodologies
  • Use of CASTEP and CP2K
  • Vibrational analysis using DFT
  • Calculation of INS spectra using O’Climax code


  • Keith Refson, Royal Holloway, UK
  • Greg Schenter, PNNL, US
  • Shaun Kathmann, PNNL, US


ORNL: Timmy Ramirez-Cuesta, YQ Cheng, Matt Tucker, Luke Daemen

E-Mail URL Phone

(865) 241-5176


Spallation Neutron Source
Bldg 8600, Room C-156
8600 Spallation Drive Oak Ridge
TN 37830, USA

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05. June 2017 - 09. June 2017 8th workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology
05. June 2017 - 09. June 2017 8th workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural BiologyLocation

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Roane County, Tennessee, US


The unique potential of neutron scattering in structural biology arises from the strong interaction of neutrons with hydrogen (H) and its deuterium (D) isotope. This property makes the information available from neutron scattering unique and a valuable complement to data obtained from other structural techniques. Individual hydrogen/deuterium atoms are visualized in neutron density maps from crystallographic data at the resolution typical of most protein structures (2.0 -2.5 Å).Using H/D exchange and contrast variation, proteins and nucleic acids are sequentially modeled and mapped in large biological complexes using small angle neutron scattering, protein-membrane interactions are revealed using Reflectometry and protein and water dynamics measured using spectroscopy.

The workshop includes a symposium, lectures and tutorials and tours of the High Flux Isotope reactor and Spallation Neutron Source, the world’s leading neutron research facilities.

The workshop is designed for graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and faculty with knowledge of protein function and structure but no or limited experience of neutron sciences.

Subjects include:

  • Crystallography
  • Small Angle Scattering
  • Reflectometry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Imaging
  • Labeling techniques

Application deadline: April 22, 2017 (How to apply)


Oak Ridge National Laboratory in conjunction with NC State University


Flora Meilleur, Ph. D

E-Mail URL Phone

Phone: 865-242-5747


Associate Professor, Molecular and Structural Biochemistry
North Carolina State University
Neutron Sciences Directorate
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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29. May 2017 - 30. May 2017 Public Awareness of Research Infrastructures II
29. May 2017 - 30. May 2017 Public Awareness of Research Infrastructures IILocation

Garching (near Munich), Germany


Communicating the importance of science to society

Science is exciting, enlightening, complex, fundamental, precise, logical, and creative, all at the same time. However, for the public to get in touch with it and understand why it encompasses all these concepts, efforts need to be made to bridge science and society. With this aim, communication teams at research infrastructures work with a range of methods and channels. They make complex information more tangible and disseminate it as broadly as possible so that the public can understand and be engaged.

This conference aims to be a hands-on forum for communication officers and public relations staff to share their experiences and expertise. The aim is that participants return home with new ideas for their work, by learning how and with which means other research institutions are communicating the importance of science and of research infrastructures to society.

Deadline for abstract submission: February 10, 2017



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29. May 2017 - 31. May 2017 French Neutron Scattering Society Neutron days
29. May 2017 - 31. May 2017 French Neutron Scattering Society Neutron daysLocation

Carry le Rouet, France


The French Neutron Society (SFN) organises with the Institut Laue Langevin and the Laboratoire Léon Brillouin neutron facilities the Neutron Diffusion Meeting 2017 (JDN2017) , in the Vacanciel holiday village of Carry le Rouet (Bouches du Rhône, France), from May 29 to May 31, 2017.
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.
Five 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 April 10th, 2017. To do so please follow the link Abstract submission

The aim of this meeting is :

  • to strengthen links between French neutron scattering users
  • to provide a place where advances resulting from neutron scattering experiments can be presented and discussed in a friendly and stimulating environment,
  • to inform the user’s community about the evolution of neutron facilities in France andr abroad, and about the development of new neutron techniques, instrumentation, and their applications
  • to welcome and promote the work of young neutron users


French Neutron Society (SFN)

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24. May 2017 - 26. May 2017 Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Meeting 2017
24. May 2017 - 26. May 2017 Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Meeting 2017Location

Brno, Czech Republic


Instruct is a distributed European Research Infrastructure, which provides scientists with access to all major cutting edge technologies that enable biomacromolecular structure determination at atomic resolution. Access to all of these technologies has been available to European member researchers from February 2012. The inaugural Instruct Structural Biology Meeting at Heidelberg in 2013 successfully showcased integrative structural biology and its impact on biological research and biomedicine. The second Biennial took place in Florence in 2015 continuing the integrative line with an increased focus on innovation. This new edition will include sessions that represent recent structural biology highlights, emerging methods and technologies and results of biomedical importance.


Vladimír Sklená? (chair) CEITEC, Czech; Lucia Banci University of Florence, Italy; Tassos Perrakis Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI); Bruno Klaholz IGBMC, France; John Briggs EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

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15. May 2017 - 19. May 2017 13th Canadian Neutron Scattering Summer School
15. May 2017 - 19. May 2017 13th Canadian Neutron Scattering Summer SchoolLocation

Chalk River Laboratories, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada


The school is aimed at graduate students and post-docs with backgrounds in physics, chemistry, or materials science who may have no prior knowledge of how to use neutron beams to study materials. Undergraduate students, professors and other researchers are welcome as well. The curriculum covers a wide range of scientific areas, such as magnetism, industrial alloys, and thin films.

Program Details:
You may participate in two sessions relevant to your research interests. Each session will include in-depth introductory lectures, hands-on experience on the beamline at the NRU reactor, and detailed data analysis after the experiment. At the end of the summer school, you will be in a position to apply neutron scattering methods to your own research projects.

Please review the schedule and experiment descriptions and select your three most-preferred sessions when registering:

  • Hydrogen and deuterium absorption in thin Ti films (1 session)
  • Polarized Neutron Reflectometry (1 session)
  • Crystallographic Texture (1 session)
  • In-Situ Deformation of a Zirconium Alloy (1 session)
  • Quantification of Residual Stress in Steel-Encapsulated Metal Matrix Composites (1 session)
  • Rietveld Analysis (2 sessions)
  • Triple-Axis Neutron Scattering Study of the Magnetic Properties of MnF2 (2 sessions)
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15. May 2017 - 17. May 2017 Deuteration for Neutron Scattering – DEUNET Workshop
15. May 2017 - 17. May 2017 Deuteration for Neutron Scattering – DEUNET Workshop Location

Oxford Spires Hotel, Oxford, UK


Deuteration underpins the ability of neutron scattering techniques to elucidate the structure and dynamics of complex multicomponent materials that are typical in soft condensed matter and life sciences. With a wide range of advanced neutron facilities and instruments either in place or under development across Europe, it is of crucial importance that a strong emphasis is also placed on preparing deuterated samples that will maximise the quality and impact of current and future research. This workshop, organized jointly by the STFC Deuteration facility and the DEUNET European chemical deuteration network, brings together the user community with existing and developing deuteration laboratories to present recent advances in soft matter and life sciences and to discuss the needs to development of new methods, materials and deuteration services to fully leverage the investments made in neutron instrumentation in Europe.

The workshop will consist of a series of talks by user groups presenting their science using deuteration and neutrons, as well as presentation of the current capabilities and work done at the participating deuteration laboratories.

The workshop will collect valuable input from the user community on current and future deuteration needs for the DEUNET collaboration funded by the SINE2020 project ( Read more about the DEUNET at

Registration is now open and limited to 60 participants. Abstracts for posters are welcome until the 2nd April 2017.


Peixun Li, Marek Jura, John Webster STFC Giovanna Fragneto ILL, Juergen Allgaier FZJ, Hanna Wacklin ESS


Hanna Wacklin

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08. May 2017 - 12. April 2017 CETS2017: Central European Training School on neutron techniques
08. May 2017 - 12. April 2017 CETS2017: Central European Training School on neutron techniquesLocation

Csillebérc Campus (former KFKI) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary


CETS provides insight into neutron scattering techniques and their application for studies on structure and dynamics of condensed matter. Comprehensive experimental skills and guidance in result interpretation are going to be conveyed. The school will be a forum for the presentation and discussion of actual research works of young scientists. Apply by March 15.


Budapest Neutron Centre


Zoltán Dudás

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08. May 2017 - 12. May 2017 US School on Total Scattering Analysis
08. May 2017 - 12. May 2017 US School on Total Scattering AnalysisLocation

Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Spallation Neutron Source


This school is aimed at introducing total scattering data and modelling methods, demonstrating their use in understanding complex functional materials, and reviewing recent developments and future directions in the technique. Most of the school will be focused on providing hands-on training with total scattering analysis software, with the balance focused on providing a technical foundation and highlighting exemplary work in the community. The final day of the workshop will highlight a special area of interest and this year will discuss and demonstrate the capabilities of single crystal diffuse scattering data obtained from the CORELLI and TOPAZ instruments at the Spallation Neutron Source.

Total scattering (and the associated pair distribution function technique), an extension of diffraction methods, is increasingly prevalent in modern materials studies. The unique combination of Bragg and diffuse scattering has related vacancies in high temperature ceramics to both their superionic conductivity and phase stability, nanometer-sized polar domains or nanoregions in relaxor ferroelectrics to their enhanced dielectric and piezoelectric properties, and vacancy/disorder arrays and other subtle local correlations to the mechanisms of high-Tc superconductivity. These methods have further proven critical in understanding guest-host interactions, amorphous to crystalline transitions, local spin correlations, and other disordered crystalline materials phenomena. Total scattering is most informative when modelled atomistically with computational methods. Modern software spans small and large box approaches and can incorporate neutron and x-ray PDF, EXAFS & single crystal diffuse scattering data. Resulting atomistic models aid scientists from diverse disciplines in understanding the inner-workings of property mechanisms, and ultimately in optimizing and controlling them through atomic structure modification.

Topics covered:

Introduction to Total Scattering
Modern Total Scattering Instruments and Data
Hands-on Data Analysis with:

  • Small box modeling with PDFG & Diffpy-CMI
  • Large box modeling with RMCP & EXAFS data
  • Building and refining nanoparticles with DISCUS
  • Single crystal diffuse scattering data analysis

Katharine Page, Matt Tucker, Thomas Proffen, Ross Whitfield, Christina Hoffmann, Yaohua Liu, and Feng Ye

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18. April 2017 - 21. April 2017 International Conference on Laser Energy Science / Laser and Accelerator Neutron Sources and Applications 2017 (CLES/LANSA'17)
18. April 2017 - 21. April 2017 International Conference on Laser Energy Science / Laser and Accelerator Neutron Sources and Applications 2017 (CLES/LANSA'17)Location

Pacifico Yokohama, Japan


LANSA is intended to open a new horizon of neutron science and application by compact neutron sources driven by high power lasers along with conventional ones based on accelerators. The first international meeting was held in 2013 by setting laser-assisted neutron sources and applications as key terms, in order to overview the status and future prospects of relevant fields. In the late 2015, the national project of Japan has started aiming at innovative improvement of compact neutron sources based on both laser and accelerators for industrial applications. Upon these backgrounds, the 2nd forum will be held in order to provide an opportunity for participants to exchange mutual information and activate their own researches.

Topics of the conference include but not limited to

  • Compact Neutron Sources (laser fusion, cluster explosion, laser-driven ion beams, photonuclear reactions, LINAC, cyclotron, electrostatic accelerators, nuclear reactors, RI, et al.)
  • Physics / Control Technologies (particle acceleration, radiation generation, energy and angular distribution, moderators, control system, et al.)
    - Neutron Diagnostics (high resolution measurements in space, time and energy, sensitive imaging, radiography, et al.)
  • Applications (nuclear transmutations, nuclear waste processing, biomedical applications, fusion reactor material investigations, fusion-fission hybrid-reactors, et al.)
  • Facilities (laser facility and technology, accelerator facility and technology, target technology, et al.)


  • Paper submission deadline: Dec. 12, 2016
  • Registration start: Dec. 15, 2016
  • Early bird registration deadline: Mar. 21, 2017
  • CLES/LANSA’17: Apr. 18-21, 2017


Conference Chair: Prof. Hiroaki Nishimura, Program committee: Dr. Fujio Maekawa

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17. April 2017 - 21. April 2017 2017 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit
17. April 2017 - 21. April 2017 2017 MRS Spring Meeting and ExhibitLocation

Phoenix, Arizona

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10. April 2017 - 13. April 2017 Interdisciplinary Surface Science Conference (ISSC-21)
10. April 2017 - 13. April 2017 Interdisciplinary Surface Science Conference (ISSC-21)Location

Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK


ISSC-21 is the latest meeting in the series of interdisciplinary surface science conferences covering all experimental and theoretical aspects of surfaces, interfaces and nanoscale physics and chemistry.

Key dates:

  • Early registration deadline: 27 February 2017
  • Accommodation booking deadline: 12 March 2017
  • Registration deadline: 31 March 2017


IOP Thin Films and Surfaces Group

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+44 (0)20 7470 4800


Institute of Physics
76 Portland Place
United Kingdom

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05. April 2017 - 07. April 2017 The III Energy & Materials Research Conference (EMR2017)
05. April 2017 - 07. April 2017 The III Energy & Materials Research Conference (EMR2017)Location

Lisbon, Portugal


EMR2017 will bring together researchers and professionals from a broad set of science and engineering disciplines with the aim of sharing on the latest developments and advances in materials and processes involved in the energy generation, transmission-distribution and storage. The connection is clear between research into novel materials and new technological solutions or improvements in materials, and the development of cleaner, cheaper safer and more efficient energy technologies.

This conference will provide an excellent opportunity for everyone involved to learn and discuss about materials, processes and systems applied to the following areas:

  • Biomass – Biofuels
  • Solar Energy
  • Fuel Cells
  • Hydrogen
  • Wind Power
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Hydropower. Wave and Tidal Power
  • Nuclear Energy and Materials
  • Energy Production from Fossil Fuels
  • Energy Harvesting Materials
  • Energy Transmission, Distribution and Storage
  • Advances in Lighting Materials
  • Heat Exchange
  • Energy-Efficient Buildings
  • Materials, Processes and Systems for Energy Saving and Sustainability

7 February 2017: Extended deadline for abstract submission (for poster and virtual presentations)

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03. April 2017 - 04. April 2017 Magnetism 2017
03. April 2017 - 04. April 2017 Magnetism 2017Location

University of York, York, UK


Magnetism 2017 is the premier conference organised by the UK and Rol magnetism community. It welcomes and encourages participation from Europe and further afield, and from industry. It follows the highly successful conferences in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

A mixture of invited talks and submitted contributions will allow the breadth of magnetism research in the UK and Rol to be presented. Participation from outside UK/Rol and from industry is also encouraged.
The conference encourages participation from across the breadth of magnetism, and has 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: 20 January 2017
  • Early registration deadline: 7 March 2017
  • Registration deadline: 23 March 2017


IOP Magnetism Group

E-Mail URL Phone

+44 (0)20 7470 4800


Institute of Physics
76 Portland Place
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03. April 2017 - 04. April 2017 Tripple axis resolution workshop
03. April 2017 - 04. April 2017 Tripple axis resolution workshopLocation

MLZ, Garching near Munich


The quantum phenomena group of the MLZ organizes a workshop on software used for calculating the resolution function of a triple axis spectrometer and convoluting the data with models.

In the first day we want to discuss the different approaches to the triple axis resolution and the software using this methods. In the second day we will work with examples using the different software packages.

The main software packages will be RESTRAX ( and Takin ( This workshop is intended for users of triple axis instruments for giving them support in evaluating their measurements. Furthermore we plan also to discuss together future developments for a better understanding of more complicated resolution approaches.

There is only place for 20 participants, so please register if you are interested as soon as possible, latest by February, 28.

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03. April 2017 - 06. April 2017 European School on Interfacial Engineering
03. April 2017 - 06. April 2017 European School on Interfacial EngineeringLocation

Krakow, Poland


Registration is open to the “European School on Interfacial Engineering – Fundamentals, Applications, and Analytical Methods” to be held April 3-6, 2017, at the Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow, Poland. The School is devoted to the discussion of analytical methods and data analysis flavoured by selected topics of Colloids and Interface Science.

Interfacial regions between bulk media, although often comprising only a fraction of the material present, are frequently the site of reactions and phenomena that dominate the macroscopic properties of the entire system. Hence, the understanding of the self-organization of molecules at interfaces and their corresponding static and dynamic properties defines a central theme of Colloids and Interface Science. To study such properties powerful analytical tools are available namely linear and nonlinear optical reflection techniques, X-ray and neutron scattering and scanning probe techniques. Unfortunately, presentations at international conferences provide at most overviews of applications of scientific methods, but do not allow a meaningful in-depth discussion of the particular experimental and theoretical background. Textbook provide sound information, but there is a lag time between the development of new methods and their incorporation in textbooks and University courses.

The European School on Interfacial Engineering will bridge this gap and 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.

Registration to attend this school is open with deadline March 20.


Jerzy Haber Institute for Catalysis and Surface Chemistry in Krakow, Poland

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27. March 2017 - 07. April 2017 48th IFF Spring School 2017
27. March 2017 - 07. April 2017 48th IFF Spring School 2017Location

Jülich, Germany


Topological Matter: Topological Insulators, Skyrmions and Majoranas

Topology is the branch of mathematics that deals with properties of spaces that are invariant under smooth deformations. It provides newly appreciated mathematical tools in condensed matter physics that are currently revolutionizing the field of quantum matter and materials. Topology dictates that if two different Hamiltonians can be smoothly deformed into each other they give rise to many common physical properties and states are homotopy invariant. Thus, topological invariance, which is often protected by discrete symmetries, provides some robustness that translates into the quantization of properties; such a robust quantization motivates the search and discovery of new topological matter.

So far, the mainstream of modern topological condensed matter physics relies on two profoundly different scenarios: the emergence of the complex topology either in real space, as manifested e.g. in non-trivial magnetic structures or in momentum space, finding its realization in such materials as topological and Chern insulators. The latter renowned class of solids attracted considerable attention in recent years owing to its fascinating properties of spin-momentum locking, emergence of topologically protected surface/edge states governed by Dirac physics, as well as the quantization of Hall conductance and the discovery of the quantum spin Hall effect. Historically, the discovery of topological insulators gave rise to the discovery of a whole plethora of topologically non-trivial materials such as Weyl semimetals or topological superconductors, relevant in the context of the realization of Majorana fermions and topological quantum computation.

At the same time, the physics of skyrmions with complex magnetic real-space topologies is rapidly moving to the centre of attention in spintronics owing to the bright prospects of skyrmionic materials related to topological protection and robust dynamics. The discovery of skyrmions in various geometries (bulk, thin films, interfaces), the complex interplay of their properties with their topology, the fascinating aspects of their dynamics and transport properties are believed to result in skyrmions and other topological spin structures as basic building blocks for information manipulation and storage.

Overall, the expanding manifold of materials, phenomena and concepts, which are born from the combination of ideas and methods of topological characterization and geometrical analysis with the most advanced developments in modern solid state physics, marks one of the most exciting moments in the history of physics related to a paradigm shift in our understanding of matter.

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27. March 2017 - 31. March 2017 International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources (ICANS XXII)
27. March 2017 - 31. March 2017 International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources (ICANS XXII)Location

Oxford, England


The 22nd meeting of the International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources (ICANS XXII) will be held on the 27th -31st March 2017 in Oxford, England.

The abstract submission deadline is 30 November 2016.

ICANS is an informal network of laboratories whose scientists and engineers are involved in developing pulsed neutron sources and accelerator based spallation neutron sources. The collaboration was founded in 1977 as a forum to promote discussions and collaborative work, and to share information on three main topics: accelerators, targets and moderators, and instruments.

After 24 years, the meeting returns to the UK and will be hosted by the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source at the Said Business School, University of Oxford with accommodation at St Anne’s College.

In addition to the core areas of accelerators, target and instrumentation, other key areas such as sample environment, data analysis and computing, polarisation, detectors, shielding and neutronics will be discussed. It is the principal goal of ICANS to promote and facilitate informal discussions and as such, the meeting will comprise several workshop sessions.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 30 November 2016
  • Early registration deadline: 31 January 2017
  • Registration deadline: 17 March 2017
  • Paper submission deadline: 27 March 2017




Joanne Hemstock (General enquiries)

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19. March 2017 - 24. March 2017 DPG Spring Meeting
19. March 2017 - 24. March 2017 DPG Spring MeetingLocation

Dresden, Germany


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
  • Surface Science
  • Physics of Socio-Economic Systems
  • Low Temperature Physics
  • Vacuum Science and Technology
  • Crystallography
  • Mikroprobes
  • Physics Education
  • History of Physics
  • Working Group Accelerator Physics
  • Working Group Equal Opportunities
  • Working Group young DPG


Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG)

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15. March 2017 - 16. March 2017 1st Argentinean Meeting on Neutron Scattering
15. March 2017 - 16. March 2017 1st Argentinean Meeting on Neutron ScatteringLocation

Buenos Aires, Argentina


The organization of this Meeting is inserted in the current efforts that Argentina is making to build a community of users of Large-Scale Neutron Scattering facilities. A research reactor is being built in Buenos Aires, called RA-10, which -among other objectives – will provide cold and thermal neutron beams for scientific and technological research. The reactor is planned to be operative by 2019. Argentina needs to increase its user community in the upcoming years, which is vital for a successful facility and future user program.

This Meeting is meant to bring together experts on neutron scattering techniques with the Argentinian scientific community, as well as with the leaders of the LAHN project for the development and construction of the Neutron Scattering Laboratory in the RA-10 reactor. Researchers and students from a broad range of institutions in Argentina, interested in the creation of such Laboratory, are invited to participate in this Meeting,

In addition, on March 17th a Workshop is being jointly organised with the Ministry of Science and Technology for the discussion of the Science Cases for the next phase of the instrumentation program at the LAHN. Presentations and discussion panels will be organised with the technical team, the leaders of the Project and representatives of the Ministry of Science and Technology and other institutions.


Karina Pierpauli, Centro Atómico Constituyentes, CNEA, Florencia Cantargi, Centro Atómico Bariloche, CNEA, Gabriela Aurelio, Centro Atómico Bariloche, CNEA, María Cambón, Sede, CNEA.

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02. March 2017 - 10. March 2017 37th Berlin School on Neutron Scattering
02. March 2017 - 10. March 2017 37th Berlin School on Neutron ScatteringLocation

Lise Meitner Campus / Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie


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 their 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.

Closing date for application: 15th October 2016


Professor Bella Lake

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28. February 2017 - 09. March 2017 ISIS Neutron Training Course
28. February 2017 - 09. March 2017 ISIS Neutron Training CourseLocation

Oxfordshire, UK


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 at ISIS. We stress that this is a hand-on course using the ISIS neutron instruments aimed at complete beginners.


Helen Walker, Alex Hannon, Christy Kinane

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27. February 2017 - 30. March 2017 HERCULES European School
27. February 2017 - 30. March 2017 HERCULES European SchoolLocation

Grenoble, France


Neutron and synchrotron radiation for science

This 1-month school, established in 1991, provides training for students, postdoctoral and senior scientists from European and non-European universities and laboratories, in the field of Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation for condensed matter studies (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Geosciences, Industrial applications).

It includes lectures, practicals, tutorials, and visits of Large Facilities: ELETTRA and FERMI in Trieste, ESRF, ILL in Grenoble, Soleil and LLB in Paris-Saclay, and SLS/PSI in Villigen.


Université Grenoble Alpes & Grenoble Institute of Technology

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27. February 2017 - 03. March 2017 MATRAC 2 Winter
27. February 2017 - 03. March 2017 MATRAC 2 Winter Location

Utting/Ammersee and Garching/Munich, Germany


MATRAC 2 Winter School ‘Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Materials Science with special focus on Fundamental Aspects of Materials’

The Winter School will provide a systematic overview of the application of neutrons and synchrotron radiation to the structural analysis of materials. The school starts with the fundamentals of synchrotron radiation and neutron scattering. The focus is subsequently shifted towards neutron techniques and their application to specific problems in materials science. Different classes of modern functional materials are presented and it will be shown how neutron scattering, on the one hand, and synchrotron radiation, on the other hand, can be used to explore the microscopic mechanisms that are responsible for their properties. While fundamental aspects are dominating, application related phenomena will be covered as well.

After a two-day theoretical course in Utting/Ammersee the participants will spend two days at the FRM II in Garching (near Munich) doing practicals. The fifth day of the school offers further talks and a final discussion. All relevant experimental methods will be covered.

Registration deadline is December 1, 2016 -> postponed to week of Dec 8!

For more information please visit the following websites which will regularly be updated: or


Jens Birch (Linköping University, Sweden), Götz Eckold (Universität Göttingen, Germany), Thorsten M. Gesing (Universität Bremen, Germany), Maths Karlsson (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden), Andreas Schreyer (ESS, Sweden), Jürgen Neuhaus (TU München, Germany), Martin Müller (HZG/CAU Kiel, Germany)


Nicola Kampner (Ms)

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Institute of Materials Reseach
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
Centre for Materials and Coastal Research
Max-Planck-Str. 1
21502 Geesthacht

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06. February 2017 - 09. February 2017 Australasian Soft Matter Scattering Workshop 2017
06. February 2017 - 09. February 2017 Australasian Soft Matter Scattering Workshop 2017Location

ANSTO, Lucas Heights, Australia


Scattering techniques offer a unique non-destructive statistical perspective on structure and spatial arrangements of structure in soft condensed matter at length-scales ranging from nm to 10’s of microns. As such the techniques are powerfull characterisation tools in biology, polymer and materials science, biochemical sciences and in colloidal domain. This workshop follows on a series of meetings aiming to introduce researchers to a range of scattering techniques, with emphasis on their application to diverse areas of research in soft matter. This year’s meeting will take place at ANSTO.

The workshop is suitable for experienced researchers, ECR and post-docs and PhD/Honours students.

There will be opportunities for students to present posters of their research, even if they are not related to scattering – this will allow people to get feedback from experts on how the techniques discussed in the workshop may benefit their research.

The overall themes of the workshop are:

  • Research seminars highlighting how these techniques have been applied to soft matter research.

  • Introduction to scattering formalism (applied to pulsed field gradient NMR, neutron, X-ray and light scattering techniques).
  • Experimental practice. Practical sessions on Quokka (SANS), Bilby (time of flight SANS), Kookaburra (USANS), Platypus (neutron reflectivity) and Sika (membrane diffraction).
  • Data reduction, analysis and interpretation.
  • The practicalities of accessing instrumentation, both laboratory based and at major facilities.

Chris Garvey

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+61 2 9717 9328

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30. January 2017 - 03. February 2017 Horace & SpinW Workshop
30. January 2017 - 03. February 2017 Horace & SpinW WorkshopLocation

ISIS neutron source, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, U.K.


Another training course on how to get the most out of the Horace software package will be held, and this time it will be a joint workshop with the SpinW team. The course will be split into two parts, with 2 days spent on Horace and 2.5 days spent on SpinW. Participants may attend either or both of the two workshops.

The courses will therefore cover all aspects of Horace (planning an experiment, data visualisation and corrections, simulations, fitting, and more); and of SpinW (introduction to magnetic structures and linear spin wave theory, handling complex magnetic structures, symmetry analysis, fitting inelastic neutron scattering data, etc.).

Please note that registration closes at 12:00 GMT on Friday 23rd December, with participants’ places confirmed shortly after.

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13. January 2017 - 17. January 2017 37th REIMEI Workshop on Frontiers of Correlated Quantum Matters and Spintronics
13. January 2017 - 17. January 2017 37th REIMEI Workshop on Frontiers of Correlated Quantum Matters and SpintronicsLocation

Tokai and Tokyo, Japan


In this event, we aim to explore frontiers of condensed matter physics covering correlated electron systems and spintronics. Gathering leading contributors in the fields from Japan, US, China, Taiwan, Europe and Australia, the present five-day event will explore emergent topics in correlated electron materials, unconventional superconductors, magnetism, spin-orbit interaction and spintronics, and seek collaboration and interaction among scientists working in different methods and disciplines.

The registration deadline is December 20, 2016


Sadamichi Maekawa (JAEA), Michiyasu Mori (JAEA), Shinsaku Kambe(JAEA), Timothy Ziman(ILL and CNRS), Wataru Higemoto (JAEA), Atsushi Fujimori (U. Tokyo), Masatoshi Imada(U. Tokyo), Michiko Hirano (JAEA), Yasutomo Uemura (Columbia University)

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