Polarized Neutron School

The Polarized Neutron School will provide a comprehensive introduction to polarized neutrons, techniques and scientific applications. Staff will give a series of lectures focused on neutron scattering techniques and applications for a variety of scientific fields. These lectures will cover small-angle scattering, reflectometry, diffraction/inelastic scattering, and instrumentation. The lectures will be followed by hands-on experiments in small groups and the relevant data reduction process. The school will be held July 26-27th at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  This will provide a useful background before the PNCMI 2020 conference which begins Monday afternoon, July 27th.

The school is intended for master/doctoral students and young postdoctoral scientists familiar with scattering techniques. The maximum number of participants is limited to 15-18 students from North America.  The application deadline has been extended to April 24th. Notification of acceptance will be sent by mid to late May.  All those wishing to apply should use the following link:

Polarized Neutron School Application

The school is free for all selected attendees. Accommodations, breakfast, and lunch will be provided both days. Transportation from the hotel will be arranged as well as transport back to the hotel at the end of both days.

For more information please email PNCMI2020@nist.gov.

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