Programme

  • 8 August — 12 August 2016

Past

1st Day
Day One: Introduction to neutron scattering
City University of Hong Kong
09:00 — 09:30
Welcome
09:30 — 10:30
Elementary neutron scattering theory
10:30 — 11:00
Coffee
11:00 — 12:00
Neutron sources and instrumentation
12:00 — 14:00
Lunch
14:00 — 15:00
Structure of materials - theory
15:00 — 15:30
Coffee
15:30 — 16:30
Structure of materials – examples
16:30 — 17:00
Where to get neutrons
17:00 — 17:30
Lab session: Students breaking into groups for data analysis

Must pick one topic

  • Diffraction
  • Small angle scattering
  • Neutron reflectometry
  • Inelastic neutron scattering

2nd Day
Day Two: Inelastic neutron scattering
City University of Hong Kong
09:00 — 10:30
Inelastic neutron scattering - theory
10:30 — 11:00
Coffee
11:00 — 12:00
Inelastic neutron scattering – phonons
12:00 — 14:00
Lunch
14:00 — 15:00
Inelastic neutron scattering – magnetic excitations
15:00 — 15:30
Coffee
15:30 — 17:00
Lab session: Analysis of example data set

Group 1:

  • Introduction of data analysis and example data set (Professor Gaulin)
  • Good practice of data collection for quantitative analysis by inelastic neutron scattering (Inelastic Tutors)

Group 2:

  • Introduction of data analysis and example data set (Professor Egami)
  • Good practice of data collection for quantitative analysis by PDF analysis (Diffraction Tutors)

17:00 — 18:00
Evening: Students work on data analysis and presentation

(Led by Tutors)


3rd Day
Day Three: Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Neutron Reflectometry: Nanoscale structures and interfaces
City University of Hong Kong
09:00 — 10:30
Fundamentals of small angle neutron scattering (SANS)
10:30 — 11:00
Coffee
11:00 — 12:00
Neutron reflectometry applied to magnetic thin films
12:00 — 14:00
Lunch
14:00 — 15:00
Introduction of data analysis and example data set

(Two sessions split into two rooms)

Group 1: Good practice of data collection for quantitative structure analysis by SANS (SANS Tutors)

Group 2: Good practice of data collection for quantitative structure analysis by neutron reflectometry (Reflectometry Tutors)




15:00 — 15:30
Coffee
15:30 — 17:00
Analysis of example data set

(Led by Tutors)

17:00 — 18:00
Evening: Students work on data analysis and presentation
4th Day
Day Four: Application examples and facility access
City University of Hong Kong
09:00 — 10:00
Applications of neutron scattering to industrial problems
10:00 — 10:30
Coffee
10:30 — 12:00
Students work on data analysis and presentation

(Led by Tutors)


12:00 — 14:00
Lunch
14:00 — 15:00
How to apply for neutron beamtime (practical tips for writing a winning proposal)
15:00 — 15:30
Coffee
15:30 — 17:30
Students work on data analysis and presentation
(Led by Tutors)
5th Day
Day Five: Students' presentation
City University of Hong Kong
09:00 — 10:00
Neutron scattering and computer modeling
10:00 — 10:30
Coffee
10:30 — 12:00
Students' presentation of analysis of example data sets

  • Structure analysis
  • Inelastic neutron scattering
  • SANS
  • Reflectometry
12:00 — 14:00
Lunch
14:00 — 16:00
Students' presentation of analysis of example data sets

  • Structure analysis
  • Inelastic neutron scattering
  • SANS
  • Reflectometry
16:00 — 18:00
Best presentation awards; Closing remarks

18:00 — 19:30
Bus leaving for leaving for a night cruise at Victoria Harbour

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