The 19th National School on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering will begin on August 5, 2017.

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 obtain hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources.

Target Audience: Graduate students attending universities in North America majoring in physics, chemistry, materials science, geosciences, engineering 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 for 2017 NXS

Applications are no longer being accepted.

What Do the Students Think?

Students talk about their experience at the 18th National School on Neutron and X‑ray Scattering, or NXS 2016.

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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