Autumn School on “Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science”

21- 25 September 2015

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The last autumn school Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science took place from 7th to 11th of October 2013 in Ammersbeknear Hamburg, Germany.

The school is the continuation of four very successful autumn schools with the same title in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011. The organizers are HZG, University of Göttingen, CAU Kiel, TU Berlin, HZB and TU Leoben.

The school is designed to provide a systematic overview of the use of neutrons and photons in the field of engineering materials science to students from all over Europe. The program of the first part of the school, the theoretical course, will touch all “state-of-the-art” scattering and imaging techniques using the two probes in a focused three day course. It will include about 25 talks given by internationally renowned experts with topics in the fields of materials and processes, sources, methods (scattering, imaging) and applications. The last part new developments will contain a view into current research and neighbouring fields.

The school will be complemented by a two days practical at the neutron outstation of HZG (FRM II) and/or at the synchrotron source of DESY doing practicals at the relevant instruments (e. g. strain scanners, texture diffractometers and tomography stations). Thus, all in all the school will take five days. To our knowledge the focus of this school on the application of neutrons and photons in engineering materials science is unique in Europe.

The anticipated number of students is 50 and the language of the school is English. The participation fee includes accommodation and food for the duration of the school as well as the book “Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science” which has resulted from the previous autumn schools. You can register for the school using the online registration provided on the website of the summer school.


Report on the 2013 school

The school’s participants and organisers told us about their experience. You can get to know all about it by watching the video below and reading the article available here.

The 2013 HZG Autumn School The 2013 HZG Autumn School

Watch our 2013 HZG school video