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JCNS Workshop 2017

Trends and Perspectives in Neutron Instrumentation:
Probing Structure and Dynamics at Interfaces and Surfaces

10 - 13 October 2017, Tutzing, Germany



Evolution of structure and composition at interfaces between materials affects a large variety of intrinsic and functional parameters defining interaction and reaction schemes. The analytical techniques capable of exploring the interfaces are still very limited, and more often only ex situ studies are performed. Neutron techniques are capable of operando studies of interfaces, of visualization of buried interfaces and interactions and of probing interfacial kinetics and dynamics. They have become an extensively growing field of research.

The JCNS Workshop 2017 held in Tutzing, Germany on 10-13 October, 2017, aims at highlighting recent approaches and developing ideas on the adaptation of neutron reflectometry, small angle neutron scattering, neutron spectroscopy, neutron imaging and depth profiling and neutron spin echo spectroscopy.
The workshop will discuss current requirements and developments in probing surfaces and interfaces using such techniques. In particular the workshop is devoted to novel and upcoming experimental opportunities with various new instruments in operation or planned at neutron facilities to discuss the scientific options and capabilities in this area.
The topics will include:

  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Magnetic Interfaces
  • Nanostructured Surfaces
  • Solid-Liquid Interfaces Adsorption and Adhesion
  • Liquid-Liquid Interfaces
  • Membranes
  • Neutron Reflectometry
  • Grazing Incidence Neutron Scattering
  • Small Angle Neutron Scattering
  • Time-of-flight Spectroscopy
  • Elastic and Inelastic Scattering
  • High Resolution Spectroscopy and NSE
  • Neutron Depth Profiling and Imaging
  • Time Resolved and In-situ Measurements
  • Modelling and Simulation

The conference is organized by the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS), Forschungszentrum Jülich.



Additional Information


For questions please contact:


Organizing Committee
Jülich Centre for Neutron
Science at MLZ
Lichtenbergstr. 1
85747 Garching

Monika Krug
Tel.: +49-89-289-11664
Fax.: +49-89-289-10799

Thomas Gutberlet
Tel.: +49-89-289-10718
Fax.: +49-89-289-10799




Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum

JCNS - Jülich Centre for Neutron Science