Time-resolved experiments using neutron scattering/diffraction, or other neutron-based techniques, provide unique insight into how structures form and evolve over time. By taking snapshots of a material’s structure and dynamics on a time scale relevant to the dynamic changes, its response to phase transitions or applied external stimuli, such as mechanical deformation, can be studied. The neutron scattering user community traditionally focused on static structural studies due to limitations in source flux; however, more recently users have expressed greatly increased interest in applying time-resolved methods to neutron scattering measurements. In-house efforts at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) have achieved time-resolved studies on various instruments. This workshop is a follow-up to a previously held internal workshop that inventoried the existing expertise within the Neutron Sciences Directorate to create a broader knowledge base on the implementation of time-resolved experiments. In this workshop, we will communicate our technical developments to the user community to initiate stronger, user-focused collaborations that will drive development of state-of-the-art time-resolved techniques for neutron scattering experiments. 

Spallation Neutron Source
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