Workshop on Neutron Scattering Instrument Design

Hjelm, Rex hjelm_rex at
Fri Aug 23 12:15:54 CDT 1996

Workshop on
"Methods for Neutron Scattering Instrument Design"

Meeting Goals

1. Review the present situation regarding approaches to neutron scattering 
instrument design and the tools available for this purpose.

2. Determine the present and future needs of the neutron scattering community 
regarding techniques and design tools for neutron scattering instrument design.

3. Given that these tools can be used in a variety of ways for:
how do we best address the needs of the community in these various categories? 
Where do we focus future efforts? How do we share information and codes between 
different institutions?

4. How can we validate our design tools? How do we implement proposal mechanisms 
that would allow beam time to be devoted to instrument development and code 
benchmarking? Should we create dedicated beamlines to test neutron optical 
elements, measure their

5. How do we measure instrument performance? Should we define "standard" test to 
measure instrument performance? What are meaningful figures of merit?

Meeting Dates and Location, Registration Participation and Information

We have scheduled the workshop for September 23-25, 1996 at Lawrence Berkeley 
National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.  Participation will be limited to 
approximately 60.
For registration, contact:

                        Molly O. Field
MS 65
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, California 94720

or visit the website at
for registration materials and updated information.
Tentative Meeting Topics
Design Tools for X-ray Scattering Instruments
Design Tools for Neutron Scattering Instruments
Instrument Design - Analytical Techniques
Instrument Design - Numerical Techniques
Modeling of Neutron Optical Components
Computers and Computational Aspects
Present and Future Needs of the Community

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