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JCNS Workshop 2012

Trends and Perspectives in Neutron Scattering for Soft Matter and Biophysics

8-11 October 2012, Tutzing, Germany






Monday, October 8, 2012

13:15   Opening of the workshop and welcome


Functional Materials

113:30Luigi Paduano, University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy (invited)
Nanodevices for antineoplastic diagnosis or therapy
214:00Michael Gradzielski, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany (invited)
Structure and dynamics of polyelectrolyte/surfactant complexes probed by SANS and NSE and their relation to the rheological properties
314:30Andreas Schönhals, BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, Germany
Neutron scattering to investigate the molecular dynamics of discotic liquid crystals in the bulk and in the nanoconfined state
414:50Wim Pyckout-Hintzen, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany
Topology and dynamics in cyclic polymers: a PEG case study
515:20Paula Malo de Molina, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Structure and dynamics of mixtures of microemulsions networks with end-capped star polymers of low functionality

15:30   Coffee Break


Soft Matter Materials for Energy

616:00Mitsuhiro Shibayama, The University of Tokyo, Chiba, Japan (invited)
Structure and gelation dynamics of tetra-PEG ion gels
716:30Volker Urban, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, USA (invited)
Neutron scattering for energy and the environment – light harvesting biofuels
817:00Satoshi Koizumi, Ibaraki University, Hitachi, Japan (invited)
In-situ observation of operating polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFC) by neutron small angle scattering – contrast variation by using deuterium gas
917:30Henrich Frielinghaus, Jülich Centre for Neutron Science, Garching, Germany
Dynamics of microemulsions confined by a planar wall
1017:50Sandor Balog, University of Fribourg, Marly, Switzerland and Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland
Small-angle neutron scattering studies of graft-copolymer electrolytes (canceled)
1118:10Zhenyu Di, Jülich Centre for Neutron Science, Garching, Germany
Phase behavior of AB/BC diblock copolymer blends
1218:30Veerendra Kumar Sharma, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India
The dynamical landscape in ionic micelles (canceled)

18:50   Dinner


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Nanostructured Systems

138:30Regine von Klitzing, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany (invited)
Stimuli sensitive polymer coatings with different film architectures
149:00Stephan Förster, Universität Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany (invited)
Structure of soft lyotropic crystals and quasicrystals
159:30Ralf Köhler, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Polyelectrolyte multilayers under mechanical stress: studying changes in structure, elasticity, and swelling behavior with neutron and x-ray reflectometry
169:50 Sylvain Prevost, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Equilibrium between miscible pseudo-phases for theta-shaped surfactants
1710:10Fabienne Barroso-Bujans, Materials Physics Center, San Sebastián, Spain
Structure and vibrational dynamics of poly(ethylene oxide) confined in graphite oxide by inelastic neutron spectroscopy

10:30   Coffee Break


Nanostructured Systems (continued)

1811:00Matthias Ballauff, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany (invited)
Small-angle neutron scattering – recent results on colloids and future trends
1911:30Sanat Kumar, Columbia University, New York, USA (invited)
Modeling polymer nanocomposite structure and dynamics
2012:00Dietmar Schwahn, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany
SANS studies on the effect of organic matter on calcium-phosphate mineralization in order to elucidate the scaling of RO-membranes in desalination of wastewater
2112:20Ivan Krakovsky, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Structural changes in epoxy-based gels induced by external stimuli investigated by small-angle neutron scattering
2212:40Jaques Jestin, Laboratoire Léon Brillouin, CEA Saclay, Gif/Yvette, France
Polymer-particle nanocomposites: influence of nanoparticles dispersion, of polymer chains conformation and of filler orientation on the macroscopic properties of materials

13:00   Lunch


Physics of Life

2314:00Alessandro Paciaroni, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy (invited)
Elastic and quasielastic neutron scattering investigation of biomolecules in glassy environments
2414:30Ralf Biehl, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany (invited)
Proteins in solution: determination of domain structure and dynamics
2515:00Tilo Seydel, Institut Laue Langevin, Grenoble, France
Protein self-diffusion in crowded solutions
2615:20Martin Weik, Insitut de Biologie Structurale, Grenoble, France
Proteins need it wet. Do they?

15:40   Coffee Break

2716:10Maikel Rheinstädter, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada (invited)
Frontiers in membrane biophysics
2816:40Federico Sebastiani, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Collective dynamics in DNA hydration water and intracellular water in living cells
2917:00Melissa Sharp, European Spallation Source, Lund, Sweden
Domain motions in mercuric ion reductase - MerA

17:20   Poster Session


19:30   Dinner


Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Advanced Instrumentation for Soft Matter Research

308:30Victoria Garcia Sakai, ISIS, Didcot, United Kingdom (invited)
Views from a soft matter neutron instrument scientist
319:00Bernhard Frick, Institut Laue Langevin, Grenoble, France (invited)
New developments in neutron backscattering with applications in soft matter and perspectives for studies of slow dynamics
329:30Nicolo Violini, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany
Development of multi-spectral direct geometry chopper spectrometers for the future European spallation source
339:50Aurel Radulescu, Jülich Centre for Neutron Science, Garching, Germany
KWS-2 – the high-intensity/wide Q-range small-angle neutron diffractometer with tunable resolution at the FRM II optimized for soft matter and biology
3410:10Olaf Soltwedel, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Physics, Stuttgart, Germany
NREX – neutron / x-ray contrast reflectometer
3510:30Clare Armstrong, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Measurement of transient domains in biological membranes using coherence length dependent neutron diffraction

10:50   Coffee Break


Synergies Between Neutrons and Simulation

3611:20Juan Colmenero, Centro de Física de Materiales (CSIC, UPV/EHU) and Donostia International Physics Center,
San Sebastián, Spain (invited)
Chain dynamics in un-entangled polymer blends with dynamic asymmetry. A generalized Rouse incoherent scattering function based on the GLE formalism
3711:50Matti Peltomäki, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany
Scattering intensity of bicontinuous microemulsions from simulations at the mesoscale
3812:10Simon Poblete, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany
Mesoscale simulations of multi-domain protein dynamics

12:30   Lunch

14:00   Excursion to the Franz Marc Museum in Kochel

18:30   Workshop dinner in the “Griesbräu” in Murnau



Thursday, October 11, 2012


Kinetic Processes


Isabelle Grillo, Institut Laue Langevin, Grenoble, France (invited)

Recent applications of time resolved SANS combined with a stopped-flow equipment

409:30Toshiji Kanaya, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan (invited)
Flow-induced polymer crystallization – effects of molecular weight and shish-kebab formation
4110:00Christine Papadakis, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
Kinetics of collapse and aggregation in micellar solutions of thermoresponsive triblock copolymers – a time-resolved SANS investigation
4210:20   Sebastian Jaksch, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
Kinetics of collapse transition of poly(2-oxazoline)s in aqueous solution

10:40   Coffee Break

Kinetic Processes (continued)

4311:10Hideki Seto, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Tsukuba, Japan
Formation of a multiscale aggregate structure through spontaneous blebbing of an interface
4411:40Debsindhu Bhowmik, Donostia International Physics Center, San Sebastián, Spain
Dynamics of polymer / polymer nano-composites
12:00Closing remarks, end of the workshop

12:15   Lunch



Poster Presentations


Advanced Instrumentation for Soft Matter Research

Oxana Ivanova, Jülich Centre for Neutron Science
The Jülich neutron spin echo spectrometer (J-NSE): Dynamics with depth resolution

Jianqi Zhang, Technische Universität München
Solvent distribution in block copolymer thin films

Tobias Schrader, Jülich Centre for Neutron Science
In-situ light scattering during small angle neutron scattering experiments: First results and lessons learned

Vitaly Pipich, Jülich Centre for Neutron Science
Focusing mirror VSANS diffractometer KWS-3: merging nano- and micrometer worlds

Michaela Zamponi, Jülich Centre for Neutron Science
The high resolution neutron backscattering spectrometer SPHERES

Stefano Pasini, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Design of a spin-echo-spectrometer for ESS


Functional Materials

Stefan Wellert, Technische Universität Berlin
Internal structure and dynamics of microgel films at solid interfaces

Ana Brás, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Neutron scattering of self-healing model polymers

Konstantinos Kyriakos, Technische Universität München
Cononsolvency in aqueous solutions of P(S-b-NIPAM) diblock copolymers


Kinetic Processes

Thomas Zinn, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Exchange kinetics in aqueous dispersions of n-alkyl-PEO polymers by TR-SANS


Nanostructured Systems

Margarita Krutyeva, Forschungszentrum Jülich
The influence of solid surface on the dynamics of polymer melt

Guido Goracci, Donostia International Physics Center
Role of H-bonding on the structure and the dynamics of concentrated polymeric solutions

Artem Feoktystov, Jülich Centre for Neutron Science
Detailed SANS contrast variation on toluene-based Co ferrofluid

Barbara Gold, Jülich Centre for Neutron Science
Polymerdynamics in silicabased nanocomposites with attractive interaction


Sustainable Polymers

Shyamal Kumar Kundu, Galgotias University
Shear induced brush deformation of soft colloidal mixtures

Nino Ruocco, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Microscopic study of branched polymer systems

Leonardo Chiappisi, Technische Universität Berlin
On the small-angle scattering curves arising from oppositely charged polyelectrolyte surfactant mixtures: the case of chitosan - alkyl ether carboxylates




 Presentation Schedule Overview (PDF, 81 kB)

 Presentations (PDF, 36 kB)

 Abstracts (PDF, 891 kB)