Summer School at NIST, June 3-6, 1996

B. Kamitakahara billk at
Fri Mar 15 11:36:48 CST 1996


Summer School on Neutron Small Angle Scattering and Reflectometry 
from Submicron Structures

National Institute of Standards and Technology
Cold Neutron Research Facility
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899

June 3 - 6, 1996

The small angle neutron scattering (SANS) and neutron reflectometry (NR) 
facilities at NIST's Cold Neutron Research Facility (CNRF) will be the 
focus of this, the second, CNRF/NSF sponsored summer school on neutron 
scattering.  These facilities, which are among the best in the world for 
the examination of bulk and interfacial microstructure on a scale from 
roughly 1 to 500 nm, are available to any qualified researchers who submit 
experiment proposals which then undergo peer review.  This four day course 
will provide potential new users of these techniques with a basic 
understanding of the fundamental concepts and methodology along with 
training in the use of the SANS and NR facilities at the CNRF.  
Applications of the techniques will be illustrated by specific 
examples drawn from recent research in polymer science, nanophase 
metals and ceramics, microporous media, magnetism and superconductivity, 
and structural biology.  The course will enable attendees to assess the 
applicability of the techniques, and the CNRF instruments, to their own 
research interests and provide technical information needed to prepare 
effective experiment proposals.  The course will consist of morning 
lectures by CNRF staff, and invited speakers, followed by afternoon 
training sessions involving actual collection and analysis of SANS and 
NR data.  Attendance will be limited to twenty to assure adequate 
supervision and participation for each attendee.  Topics to be covered 

Principles of Neutron Scattering at Low-Q
- reflection, refraction and diffraction
- coherent and incoherent scattering
- cross sections and reflectivity coefficients
- kinematic and dynamical scattering effects

SANS Instrumentation 

SANS Methods
- single particle scattering
- interparticle interference
- non-particulate systems
- contrast variation and isotope labeling
- high concentration methods

SANS Applications
- polymer conformation, phase morphology
- structural biology
- colloids and microemulsions

Neutron Reflectometry Instrumentation

Neutron Reflectometry Methods
- specular and non-specular scattering
- model fitting
- polarized neutron reflectometry

Neutron Reflectometry Applications
- polymer brushes and thin films
- magnetic multilayers
- self-assembled monolayers
- Langmuir-Blodgett, and lipid bilayer films
- magnetic penetration in superconducting films
- corrosion and interdiffusion

Sample Preparation  Techniques

Multiple Scattering and Resolution Effects

The summer school is sponsored by the CNRF and the National Science 
Foundation (NSF cooperative agreement DMR-9423101).  Financial 
assistance is available for graduate students, postdocs, and others, 
from North America only, who otherwise would be unable to attend.

If possibly interested in attending the summer school, please provide 
the information requested below and return to:

Mrs. Linda Clutter
Building 235, E-151
Gaithersburg, MD 20899

by mail, fax: (301-921-9847), or email: cnrf at
Telephone no.
Fax no.
Email address

__I would like to attend the NIST/CNRF Summer School on Neutron Small 
Angle Scattering and Reflectometry from Submicron Structures.

__I may be interested in attending the summer school.  Please keep me 

__I would like to be considered for financial assistance.

Please supply the following information to obtain financial assistance:

___ Student;    ___ Post-Doctoral;      ___ Junior Faculty  
___ Other (specify)

If student or postdoc, name of principal advisor: _____________________

Social Security # _____________________


For additional information, contact one of the organizers listed below.

Charles Glinka
Tel: (301) 975-6242
Fax: (301) 921-9847     
Email: cglinka at

Sushil Satija
Tel: (301) 975-5250
Fax: (301) 921-9847                                     
Email:satija at

Boualem Hammouda
Tel: (301) 975-3961
Fax: (301) 921-9847
Email: hammouda at
Chuck Majkrzak
Tel: (301) 975-5251
Fax: (301) 921-9847
Email: majkrzak at

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