Description

The 18th National School on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering will begin on July 30, 2016.

Purpose: The main purpose of the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering is to educate graduate students on the utilization of major neutron and x-ray facilities. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct short experiments at Argonne's Advanced Photon Source and Oak Ridge's Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities to provide hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources.

Target Audience: Graduate students attending universities in North America majoring in physics, chemistry, materials science, or related fields.


Scientific Directors: Suzanne G.E. te Velthuis and Brian H. Toby, Argonne; Bryan C. Chakoumakos and John D. Budai, Oak Ridge.


Application Period Closed for 2016 NXS

Applications were accepted through April 4, 2016. Selected students will be notified soon.


What Do the Students Think?

Students talk about their experience at the 16th National School on Neutron and X‑ray Scattering, or NXS 2014.

Jointly conducted by Oak Ridge and Argonne national laboratories, NXS immerses graduate students in national user facilities to learn in a hands-on environment how to use neutrons and X-rays in their research.


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