28-29 November 2019
Europe/Paris timezone

Tutorial sessions

Bridging the gap between industry and advanced research, three separate tutorial sessions will be available during CARAC 2019. If you want to broaden your knowledge about advanced characterisation or if you want to deepen your understanding of the capabilities provided by such techniques, this opportunity is for you.

We have selected the best case studies among the panel of industrial applications of the CARAC 2019 partners which have already been supporting companies overcome their challenges for several years. During these tutorials and throughout CARAC 2019, you will have the unique opportunity to discuss face-to-face with our team of experts in laboratory, neutron and synchrotron x-ray characterisation.

Tutorial session format

The tutorial sessions will take place on 28 November from 14h00 to 16h30. They will consist of 2 hours of clear and understandable presentations with a 15 minutes break. You can select which tutorial session you wish to attend in the event registration form. The tutorial sessions will be confirmed after 11 November based on the number of participants enrolled in each session.

You can choose to attend one tutorial session focused in a specific track. Each session will include an overview of the advanced characterisation techniques available in that field, with industrial application cases and practical examples. It will give you an idea of what other companies have already done with us. The tutorials will provide you with guidelines and pragmatic tools to select the facilities and the techniques for your research needs, as well as give an idea of cost and delay.

Tutorials available:

  • Tutorial: Advanced Imaging
    This tutorial will present an overview of the different imaging techniques applicable to industrial R&D. A particular focus will be made on neutron and synchrotron X-ray imaging. After this session, you will be able to assess the capabilities of the different techniques and choose between them with autonomy. You will also have a better knowledge of their advantages and limitations as well as what results can be expected. The techniques will be illustrated with examples done at PAC-G facilities.

    List of techniques addressed:
    - Neutron tomography and radiography
    - Synchrotron X-ray micro- and nano-computed tomography
    - Synchrotron X-ray powder tomography
    - Synchrotron high speed radiography
    - Electron Microscopy

  • Tutorial: Surfaces and interfaces
    This tutorial will focus on specific problems of interfaces and physical characterisation of materials. It will show you how to characterise and/or measure structural properties (e.g. thickness, roughness, strain/stress, microstructure, lattice parameters etc.) of materials. A special attention will be given to the use of large-scale facilities such as the ESRF and ILL, but also laboratory techniques and to the differences between them. The tutorial will be illustrated with examples done at the PAC-G facilities.

    List of techniques addressed:
    - Synchrotron X-ray reflectivity 
    - Neutron reflectivity
    - Small Angle Scattering (SAXS/SANS)
    - X-ray diffraction
    - Synchrotron X-ray topography / diffraction imaging
    - Non-destructive stress scanning using X-rays and neutrons
    - 3D Reciprocal Space Mapping  (3D RSM)

  • Tutorial: Chemical characterisation
    This tutorial is dedicated to techniques used to probe the chemical properties of the materials. You will be given an overview of some of the techniques available to determine the nature of all phases present in a polycrystalline film,to determine the oxidation degrees of materials, to detect and quantify dopants/impurities/contaminants, and to quantify the elemental compositions of materials. The advantages and limitations of these techniques will be discussed and the tutorial will be illustrated with examples realised inside the PAC-G during last years.

    List of techniques addressed:
    - X-ray Flurorescence (XRF, nano-XRF and TXRF)
    - Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS)
    - Electron Probe Micro Analyzer (EPMA)
    - Neutron activation techniques (NAA, PGNAA, NDP)
    - Inelastic Neutron Scattering (H in metals etc…)
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