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.

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 of 2nd Course: Ken Andersen (ESS) and Kenneth W Herwig (ORNL)

School Objectives

  • Educate graduate students, early-career scientists and engineers on neutron scattering techniques with a focus on instrumentation
  • Foster interactions between students, research centres and university groups
  • Help train the next generation of instrument builders for today’s and tomorrow’s neutron facilities

The school will use a practical “hands-on” approach, centred around daily group tutorials in which neutron instruments are designed and project managed through to “completion” . The programme will include introductory lectures on the principles of neutron sources and instrumentation, as well as evening lectures on particular highlight areas.

Target Audience: The School is ideally suited to graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and early-career engineers who are interested in instrumentation development and design and plan to be involved in neutron instrument projects in the near future. “