Neutronscattering in theory, simulation, and practice

Teaching

Description

Neutron scattering is one of the most important experimental methods for the study of the atomic-scale structure and dynamics of condensed matter. Neutron scattering complements the well-known technique of X-ray diffraction by being well suited for the study of light elements (hydrogen in particular), magnetic structures, and collective excitations like phonons and spin waves. This course will present an introduction to neutron scattering and its applications, strengths, and weaknesses. furthermore, the students will become proficient in design and simulation of neutron scattering instruments.
Topics include:
- Scattering from atoms, crystals, and nanostructures. Magnetic scattering. - Elastic and inelastic scattering
- Scattering from lattice vibrations, spin waves, diffusion, surface layers, macromolecules, and soft condensed matter.
- Design of neutron instruments for different types of science
- Hands-on experiments on lattice vibrations, biophysics, soft condensed matter, nanoparticles, and magnetic materials.
Period06/09/201003/09/2012
Target groupFurther
ECTS credits7,5 ECTS