PNCMI 2020


The 13th biennial PNCMI (Polarized Neutrons for Condensed-Matter Investigations) International Conference is set to open in a few months on July 27th in Annapolis, MD.  Rest assured that we remain diligent in ensuring that the safety and security of our attendees, staff and operational personnel remain the top priority.

With that in mind, there are currently no plans to cancel or postpone the PNCMI 2020 conference or polarized neutron school as a result of COVID-19, the Coronavirus.  We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


We are pleased to announce that the 13th biennial PNCMI (Polarized Neutrons for Condensed-Matter Investigations) International Conference will be held from July 27-31, 2020 in Annapolis, Maryland, USA.

The conference will cover the latest condensed-matter investigations using polarized neutrons and state-of-the-art methodologies and techniques of polarized-neutron production and utilization for novel instrumentation and experiments, with emphasis on prospects for new science and instrument concepts as well as combining neutrons with complementary techniques and in-situ secondary measurements.

PNCMI is the most comprehensive conference on the latest scientific research using polarized neutrons and on related instrumentation development.

The topics will include:

  • Multiferroics and chirality
  • Strongly correlated electron systems
  • Frustrated and disordered systems
  • Quantum materials
  • Magnetic nanomaterials
  • Thin films and multilayers
  • Soft matter
  • Imaging
  • Polarized neutron instrumentation
  • Polarized neutron techniques and methods


The conference will include a tour of the polarized-neutron facilities at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. There will also be a Polarized Neutron School for North American applicants held before the main meeting at the NCNR from July 26-27th

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