The Science of Neutrons

Kibbutz Ein Gedi, M.P. Dead Sea 8698000 Israel

Neutron scattering, the irregular dispersal of free neutrons by matter, is a well-established analytical technique for investigating materials practiced at large scale research facilities such as reactors and spallation neutron sources. It is regularly applied in the fields of crystallography, medicine, materials physics and materials science, physical chemistry, biophysics and more, and is used for both academic and industrial research and development. While Israeli researchers have an excellent reputation for their use of x-ray scattering (a technique highly complementary to neutron scattering) in synchrotron facilities worldwide, the use of neutrons by the Israeli research community is far more limited.     

The main goal of this seminar is to increase the knowledge, visibility and opportunities of neutrons to the Israeli academic community, and promote innovative multidisciplinary research with neutrons, hence the meeting will be open to all Israeli institutions. We focus on encouraging graduate students, postdoctoral and faculty members from diverse communities e.g., magnetism, physics, biology or soft condensed matter to participate. The seminar is an opportunity for younger scientists and students to learn how neutrons can be used to investigate the structure and dynamics of a broad range of materials.

EU flag This event is an initiative of BrightnESS², a European Union project within the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement N°823867. Brightness² logo
EU flag This event is an initiative of FILL2030, a European Union project within the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement N°731096.

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Preliminary Programme
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    • 12:00 14:30
      Arrival 2h 30m

      Check-in Hotel, light lunch

    • 14:30 14:45
      Welcome and Introduction 15m
      Speakers: Charlotte Slente (Danish Ambassador) , Dganit Danino
    • 14:45 16:15
      The Science of Neutrons
      • 14:45
        Neutron scattering at ILL: Grand picture, challenges and recent developments 45m
        Speaker: Mark Robert Johnson (ILL)
      • 15:30
        The European Spallation Source: Status of the Project and Future Science 45m
        Speaker: Andreas Schreyer (European Spallation Source ERIC)
    • 16:15 16:45
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 16:45 18:15
      The Science of Neutrons - Techniques
      • 16:45
        Introduction to neutron scattering. Neutrons sources and neutron instrument optics. 45m
        Speakers: Andrew Jackson , Charles Dewhurst (ILL)
    • 18:30 20:00
      Dinner 1h 30m
    • 20:00 20:30
      Why Deuteration? Making hydrogen visible 30m
      Speakers: Trevor Forsyth , Zoë Fisher
    • 20:30 22:00
      Meeting the experts, drinks and discussions 1h 30m
    • 05:00 10:00
      Morning trip to Masada 5h
    • 07:00 10:00
      Breakfast on site 3h
    • 11:00 13:30
      The Science of Neutrons, Techniques
      • 11:00
        Crystallography and Diffraction 50m
        Speaker: Mogens Christensen
      • 11:50
        Small-angle neutron scattering 50m
        Speaker: Lise Arleth (Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen)
      • 12:40
        Neutron Reflectometry 50m
        Speaker: Kell Mortensen
    • 13:30 15:00
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 15:00 16:30
      The Science of Neutrons, Techniques
      • 15:00
        Magnetic Diffraction and polarised neutrons 45m
        Speaker: Niels Bech Christensen
      • 15:45
        Neutron spectroscopy 45m
        Speaker: Kim Lefmann
    • 16:30 17:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 17:00 18:30
      Imaging, radiography and tomography
      • 17:00
        Imaging, radiography and tomography 45m
        Speakers: Alessandro Tengattini , Henning Friis Poulsen
      • 17:45
        Residual stress diffraction and strain scanning 45m
        Speaker: Sandra Cabeza
    • 18:30 19:30
      Dinner 1h
    • 19:30 20:15
      Behind the scenes of a mega-journal: An editor view 45m
    • 20:30 22:00
      Drinks and Poster Session 1h 30m
    • 07:00 08:30
      Breakfast 1h 30m
    • 09:00 10:30
      The Science of Neutrons, Applications
      • 09:00
        Neutrons reflectometry for soft matter and biology 30m
      • 09:30
        Neutron Imaging for energy materials 30m
        Speaker: Luise Theil Kuhn
      • 10:00
        Spectroscopy in solid state physics&chemistry 30m
        Speaker: Monica Jimenez-Ruiz (ILL)
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee break 30m
    • 11:00 13:00
      The Science of Neutrons, Applications
      • 11:00
        Neutrons for quantum and advanced materials 40m
        Speaker: Kim Lefmann
      • 11:40
        Diffractometer studies with thermal neutrons 40m
        Speaker: Elad Caspi
      • 12:20
        Neutron Instrumentation and techniques for applied materials science 40m
        Speaker: Premek Beran
    • 13:15 14:30
      Lunch 1h 15m
    • 14:30 16:00
      The Science of Neutrons, Complementary Techniques
      • 14:30
        Super-resolution microscopy, SAXS and contrast variation SANS of field-directed self-assembly 45m
        Speaker: Peter Schurtenberger
      • 15:15
        Monitoring nucleation and growth in-situ using synchrotron GIXD 45m
        Speaker: Yuval Golan
    • 16:00 16:30
      Coffee break 30m
    • 19:30 21:30
      Departure to dinner at Kfar Hanokdim 2h
    • 07:00 08:30
      Breakfast 1h 30m
    • 09:00 10:30
      Neutrons in Biology: Structure, Interactions, Dynamics in Macromolecules and large Cellular Machines and Complexes 1h 30m
      Speakers: Giuseppe Zaccai , Tonya Kuhl , Uri Raviv
    • 10:30 11:00
      Coffee break 30m
    • 11:00 13:00
      SANS in the Nano World: Soft matter, Colloids, Interfaces, Bio-inspired Materials 2h
      Speakers: Anna Stradner , Daniel Harries (The Hebrew University) , Prof. Dganit Danino (Technion, Israel) , Thomas Zemb , Tim Salditt
    • 13:00 14:30
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 14:30 16:30
      Neutrons and life-time (life-cycle) of materials: Nanostructured and Advanced Materials, Nuclear Astrohysics and Nuclear nano medicine 2h
      Speakers: Ehud Gazit , Michael Paul , Stefan Klutz
    • 16:30 17:00
      Coffee break 30m
    • 17:00 18:30
      Neutrons for optimised energy Usage: Magnetism and Superconuctivity, Fuel cells, Lightweight Materials 1h 30m
      Speakers: Amit Keren , Andreas Schreyer (European Spallation Source ERIC) , Ervin Tal-Gutelmacher , Nini Pryds
    • 18:30 19:30
      Closing remarks, Departure 1h
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