The School focuses on neutron instrumentation, mainly for large-scale facilities for compact neutron facilities. Participants 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. Preference is given to early stage researchers from neutron facilities, universities or other research institutions but more experienced researchers are also welcome to apply.

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

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.

Course Objectives

The IVth Course is primarily aimed at young researchers, instrument and development scientists at international and national neutron facilities who have a basic understanding of neutron scattering but have less background in polarized neutron instrumentation. Graduate students or postdocs at universities with an interest in neutron instrumentation projects are also highly welcome.

The Course on “Neutron Precession Techniques” aims to provide students with the fundamental concepts and the theoretical framework of neutron precession methods. It is organized as a master class and offers both, a coherent set of introductory lectures for PhD students or young researchers at the postdoctoral level as well as expert discussions led by senior scientists with the aim to exchange experience and develop novel instrumentation ideas. The specialized topic focuses on neutron instrumentation techniques, which are based on the Larmor precession of the neutron magnetic moment in dedicated magnetic field arrangements.  It comprises neutron spin-echo techniques as well as novel Larmor labeling methods such as SESANS, SEMSANS and MIEZE.