Event date: May 12-13,2022 from 9:00-15:00 Eastern US time (16:00-21:00 Istanbul time)


(based on Eastern US Time zone, GMT-4)

May 12,2022: Structure

9:00-10:00 Prof.Hideki Seto (J-PARC- Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex)

Neutron instruments suitable for soft matter in J-PARC MLF

10:00-11:00 Dr.Yun Liu (NCNR, University of Delaware)

Studying soft matter materials with scattering techniques

11:00-12:00 Dr.Yimin Mao (Univ. of Maryland, NCNR)

Scattering: Principle and Application in Multi-Scale Characterization of Polysaccharides

12:00-13:00 Dr. Frank Heinrich (Carnegie Mellon University, NCNR)

Neutron Reflectometry in Soft Matter and Structural Biology (Contact us for the presentation file)

13:00-14:00 Dr. Susana Teixeria (Univ. of Delaware, NCNR)

BioSANS: small angle scattering in Biology (presentation file 2022-STeixeira-BioSANS)

May 13,2022: Dynamics

9:00-10:00 Dr. Victoria Garcia Sakai (ISIS Neutron and Muon Source)

Introduction to Quasi-elastic neutron scattering

10:00-11:00 Dr.Antonio Faraone (NIST NCNR)

Introduction to neutron spin echo spectroscopy

11:00-12:00 Dr.Suresh Narayanan (Advanced Photon Source Argonne National Lab)

Probing dynamics in soft matter using XPCS

12:00-13:00 Beamtime Proposal Writing

13:00-14:00 Prof. Tad Koga (Stony Brook University)

How can we peer into the structures and dynamics at the buried interfaces in hybrid polymeric materials?

In the field of soft matter, particularly in polymer melts, polymer nanocomposites and lipid bilayers,  the hierarchical structure and dynamics span orders of magnitude, from sub-nanometer and sub-nanoseconds up to micrometers and microseconds, where the conventional techniques cannot simultaneously access.  Dynamic scattering techniques with nanoscale lenght- and time-scale resolution, such as neutron backscattering, neutron spin echo and X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy, are powerful methods for the investigation of microscopic properties of materials.

The large scale facilities around the word currently offer general users access to these advanced material characterization techniques. A new neutron source, the European Spallation Source, with unprecedented power is soon to become operational in Sweden. The project to add a second target station with record setting brilliance to the Spallation Neutron Source, SNS, at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is in advanced planning stage. Throughout the world synchrotron facilities are increasing their coherent beam power and availability which will benefit dynamics methods and open-up possibilities for the development of new techniques. The limited beam time offered by the large facilities around the world and increasing demand require a highly competitive proposal review process for which the applicants must demonstrate not only an excellent science case but also preliminary technical knowledge on the suitability of their experiments.

This webinar series aims to meet the experts from the key facilities with researchers who had no or little scattering experience to improve the awareness of the community to the power of neutron and X-ray scattering methods in the field of soft matter, stimulate the interest of some of the attendees as to employ these unique techniques in their research and establish new international collaborations.

A workshop on beamtime proposal writing will follow the webinar series.

Event date: May 12-13,2022 from 9:00-15:00 Eastern US time.