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X-Ray and Neutron Science - International Student Summer Programme at ILL/ESRF

The ILL/ESRF International Student Summer Programme on X-Ray and Neutron Science is aimed at undergraduate students. It will consist in a 4-week experimental project embedded in a research group of  ILL or ESRF, together with a series of introductory lectures on the principles and applications of X-ray and neutron science (magnetism, materials science, soft matter, structural biology, imaging, etc.).

The workshop aims to bring together researchers in the field of neutron spin-echo, backscattering, and/or time-of flight (TOF) spectroscopy. The aim is not only to give account of recent scientific achievements where these techniques contributed significantly, but also showcase the complementary of the techniques, opening up new collaborations and attract new users. Therefore, the scope of the workshop is not limited to neutron techniques, the participation of experts of complementary methods are welcome as well.

The ‘5th International Workshop on Dynamics in Confinement – CONFIT 2022’ aims at summarizing the status of research on the dynamics of matter confined in space on nano-meter scales. The dynamical properties of confined matter deviate appreciably from those of the bulk state. Like the previous CONFIT workshops, CONFIT 2022 aims at attracting experts studying confinement phenomena by different spectroscopic methods, theoretical concepts and computer simulations.

Confined as well as confining media may be understood in a wider sense. A few examples are atoms, molecules, organic and inorganic liquids and glasses, water as well as polymers confined in porous matrices, layers, films, micelles, clathrates, zeolites and metal-organic frameworks.

Besides the understanding of the fundamental aspects of confined matter, there is a growing interest in its properties for medical, life science and industrial applications. Batteries and fuel cells are only two examples where the dynamics of confined matter and confining materials are employed for their use as future green energy resources.

Functional materials can be any type of specially designed material with a determined function: semiconductors, polymers, porous media, molecular crystals or nanoparticles are good examples of them. Their special physico-chemical properties make functional materials so special.

With this workshop, we invite you to share and listen the latest achievements in the understanding of the fundamental origin of these functional properties at the atomic level. This event emphasize on the use of neutron spectroscopy technique, but welcome any important highlight using complementary spectroscopic techniques and computational method





Single crystal spectroscopy on triple-axis and time-of-flight spectrometers:
  . New algorithms for data acquisition and treatment, including Machine Learning based concepts
  . Innovation on instruments, sample environment and simulation methods
  . Present and future science cases