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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Latest programme
Poster | Announcement of the event
    • 12:00 PM
      Arrival, Check in, Light lunch

      Check-in Hotel, light lunch

    • 1
      Welcome and Introduction
      Speakers: Dganit Danino, Kirstine Vangkilde Berner (Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Denmark in Israel)
    • The Science of Neutrons
      • 2
        Neutron scattering at ILL: Grand picture, challenges and recent developments
        Speaker: Mark Robert Johnson (ILL)
      • 3
        The European Spallation Source: Status of the Project and Future Science
        Speaker: Andreas Schreyer (European Spallation Source ERIC)
    • 4:15 PM
      Coffee Break
    • The Science of Neutrons - Techniques
      • 4
        Introduction to neutron scattering. Neutrons sources and neutron instrument optics.
        Speakers: Andrew Jackson, Charles Dewhurst (ILL)
    • 6:30 PM
    • 5
      Why Deuteration? Making hydrogen visible
      Speaker: Zoë Fisher
    • 8:30 PM
      Meeting the experts, drinks and discussions
    • 5:00 AM
      Morning trip to Masada
    • 7:00 AM
      Breakfast on site
    • The Science of Neutrons, Techniques
      • 6
        Crystallography and Diffraction
        Speaker: Mogens Christensen
      • 7
        Small-angle neutron scattering
      • 8
        Neutron Reflectometry
        Speaker: Kell Mortensen
    • 1:30 PM
    • The Science of Neutrons, Techniques
      • 9
        Magnetic Diffraction and polarised neutrons
        Speaker: Andrew Wildes
      • 10
        Neutron spectroscopy
        Speaker: Niels Bech Christensen
    • 4:30 PM
      Coffee Break
    • Imaging, radiography and tomography
      • 11
        Imaging, radiography and tomography
        Speaker: Alessandro Tengattini
      • 12
        Residual stress diffraction and strain scanning
        Speaker: Premek Beran
    • 6:30 PM
    • 13
      Behind the scenes of a mega-journal: An editor view
      Speaker: Prof. Henrik Rudolph (Applied Surface Science (advances))
    • 8:30 PM
      Drinks and Poster Session
    • 7:00 AM
    • The Science of Neutrons, Applications
      • 14
        Neutrons reflectometry for soft matter and biology
        Speaker: Giovanna Fragneto
      • 15
        Neutron Imaging for energy materials
        Speaker: Luise Theil Kuhn
      • 16
        Spectroscopy in solid state physics&chemistry
        Speaker: Monica Jimenez-Ruiz (ILL)
    • 10:30 AM
      Coffee break
    • The Science of Neutrons, Applications
      • 17
        Neutrons for quantum and advanced materials
        Speaker: pascale deen (European Spallation Source)
      • 18
        Neutron Instrumentation and techniques for applied materials science
        Speaker: Premek Beran
      • 19
        Matter under high pressure: What neutrons can do for you
        Speaker: Stefan Klotz
    • 1:15 PM
    • The Science of Neutrons, Complementary Techniques
      • 20
        Super-resolution microscopy, SAXS and contrast variation SANS of field-directed self-assembly
        Speaker: Peter Schurtenberger
      • 21
        Monitoring nucleation and growth in-situ using synchrotron GIXD
        Speaker: Yuval Golan
    • 4:00 PM
      Coffee break
    • An Israeli View on Neutrons
      • 22
        SARAF: A unique source of neutrons for science in Israel
        Speaker: Tsviki Hirsh (Soreq NRC)
      • 23
        First neutron-based material research experiments at SARAF-I
        Speaker: Inbal Gavish Segev (Soreq NRC)
      • 24
        Time-of-flight measurements using fast neutrons at SARAF
        Speaker: Asher Shor (Soreq)
    • 7:30 PM
      Departure to dinner at Kfar Hanokdim
    • 7:00 AM
    • 25
      Neutrons in Biology: Structure, Interactions, Dynamics in Macromolecules and large Cellular Machines and Complexes
      Speakers: Giuseppe Zaccai, Trevor Forsyth, Uri Raviv
    • 10:30 AM
      Coffee break
    • 26
      SANS in the Nano World: Soft matter, Colloids, Interfaces, Bio-inspired Materials
      Speakers: Anna Stradner, Daniel Harries (The Hebrew University), Prof. Dganit Danino (Technion, Israel), Thomas Zemb
    • 1:00 PM
    • 27
      Material Science with Neutrons
      Speakers: Eran Sterer (NRCN), Guy Makov (Ben-Gurion University), Nini Pryds
    • 4:10 PM
      Coffee break
    • 28
      Novel Materials and Methods
      Speakers: Asaf Pesach, Daniel Potashnikov (Technion/IAEC), Michael Paul, OLEG RIVIN
    • 6:00 PM
      Closing remarks, Departure