[Neutron] Summer school on representational analysis and magnetic structure determination

ylem at nist.gov ylem at nist.gov
Wed Mar 21 16:33:03 CDT 2007

I'm announcing that we're having a summer school here at NIST from July
23rd-26th on magnetic structure determination and representational analysis:

Modern science has given rise to exotic materials with interesting bluk
properties which can only be understood in light of their magnetic structures.
However, these magnetic structurs are increasingly complex and characterized by
a large number of parameters. In order to reduce this complexity one must apply
Representatoinal Analysis to take advantage of the inherent symmetries in the
crystallographic systems studied.

The school is intended for advanced graduate students, post-doctoral fellows,
and young scientists working in condensed matter physics, materials science, and
related fields. The main goal is to provide an overview of this rapidly growing
field so that young scientists will have the opportunity to work at the
frontiers of this new exciting field.

Topics will include

    * Representational Analysis of Complex Magnetic Structures
    * Symmetry and magnetic structure determination: developments in refinement
techniques and examples
    * Geometrical frustration and incommensurate magnetic ordering
    * Magnetic structure refinement with neutron powder diffraction data using
Fullprof, MODY, SaraH, etc.

Both theoretical and experimental aspects will be covered.

If you or your students/users are interested, please register at:


William Ratcliff

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