Fundamentals of Neutron Spin Echo (NSE) Spectroscopy for Biology and Soft Matter Workshop


NSE spectroscopy is a quasi-elastic neutron scattering technique with highest energy resolution among other neutron spectroscopic methods. With this advantage, NSE is able to access the dynamics of 1-100 ns at a length scale of 1 – 50 nm which is suitable for the soft matter research (e.g., lipid membrane dynamics, protein dynamics, polymer chain dynamics etc.). The University of Delaware (UD) together with the NCNR and the University of Maryland (UMD) are upgrading the NSE spectrometer by adopting optimized superconducting precession coils (OSCPC) recently developed at the Juelich Center for Neutron Science for the J-NSE-Phoenix at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum, Germany.

The short course is sponsored by the National Science Foundation under DMR-1935956 entitled: “A World-class Neutron Spin Echo Spectrometer for the Nation.” Support for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early career faculty may be requested on the application form. More details of this project can be found HERE.

Workshop Lectures

Lecture #1 “Static Scattering”
Speaker: Norman Wagner
“Static Scattering” Video
Lecture #2 “Dynamic Scattering”
Speaker: Antonio Faraone
“Dynamic Scattering” Video
Lecture #3 “Neutron Spin Echo”
Speaker: Michihiro Nagao
“Neutron Spin Echo” Video
Lecture #4 “Complementary Methods”
Speaker: Madhusudan Tyagi
“Complimentary Methods” Video
Lecture #5 “Proposal Writing”
Speaker: Paul Butler
“Proposal Writing” Video


Workshop Photo Slideshow

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