Workshop on Fundamentals of Neutron Spin Echo (NSE) Spectroscopy for Biology and Soft Matter
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An educational workshop on fundamentals of NSE spectroscopy applied to soft matter and
biology, will prepare the scientists for the use of NSE techniques. The basics of static and quasielastic
neutron scattering, NSE instrumentation and NSE experimental design and data analysis
will be covered. In addition, students will select from three interest group sessions on polymers,
proteins or lipid membranes. The workshop will ready participants to use the new, upgraded NSE
in the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) to
benefit their research.
The workshop is targeted at graduate students, postdocs, and early career faculties in the soft
matter field, with little or no previous experience with neutron spin echo spectroscopy methods.
The workshop is on a “start-to-end” concept which means not only lectures and hands-on
exercises but also proposal writing and instrument selection etc. will be covered to engage the
participants in the full experience of a NSE project. Moreover, participants will have a chance to
have a tour in the guide hall to observe the NSE instrumentation. Attendance to the workshop is
limited to 20 people and travel funds will be provided.
Workshop will be held (in person) October 27-29, 2021
Registration opens July 1 thru August 15, 2021
Decision of application acceptance will be made on August 20, 2021
Registration information of this workshop can be found at https://cns.che.udel.edu/2021-