About the School

The course focuses on neutron instrumentation, mainly for large-scale facilities, though a session will be devoted to instrumentation at 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 and inelastic scattering, imaging, small-angle scattering, reflectometry, and neutron-spin-echo.

With a target audience of 25-30 students, the school is intended to promote activities in instrument design and form the next generation of instrument designers.

Directors: Dr. Ken Andersen (ESS), Prof. Roberto Caciuffo (European Commission, JRC Karlsruhe)

School Objectives

  • Educate graduate students, junior scientists, and engineers on neutron scattering techniques with a focus on instrumentation;
  • Expose participants to cutting-edge research in neutron scattering;
  • Foster interactions between students, neutron research centres, and university groups.

Lectures will include tutorials on the principles of neutron scattering theory, as well as seminars on the characteristics of neutron sources and the application of scattering methods.

Target Audience: The School is ideally suited to graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, junior engineers interested in instrumentation development and design, and students majoring in physics, chemistry, materials science, or related fields.