Jun 5 – 8, 2023
US/Eastern timezone

Data Processing of Neutron Total Scattering

Date: June 5, 2023

Location: HFIR Building 7995, Room 302B (meet at SNS Building 8600 first for badging, check in, and bus transportation to HFIR)

Participants of this workshop are expected to have basic knowledge and understanding for the total scattering technique since the workshop is going to dive into some in-depth details about the data processing in preparation for further analysis.

This workshop aims at providing general users of neutron total scattering technique with experiences in data processing, the importance of which is usually underestimated during the data analysis. With the past experience of interacting with general users, we found in most cases, the difficulty in data analysis and/or the potential wrong conclusion drawn from the analysis originates from the fact that there is a lack of understanding of the data processing step and so that the data can often be improperly processed. Though the data reduction and processing is expected to be done on the instrument team side, the practical complexity of the total scattering data in terms of scaling data onto the absolute level and the sample specific contributions means in most cases careful post-processing is unavoidable. Through this workshop, the general users will be taught about the importance of each of the data post processing steps, especially when trying to perform the reverse Monte Carlo (RMC) modeling. You will be trained in how the data is processed, the importance of each step and how to perform post processing of your data.

Tentative program for the day (Mon, June 05th, 2023)

08:00 – 08:45

08:45 – 09:00

09:00 – 10:30

Registration and Reception

Opening Remarks

Introduction to Neutron Total Scattering and Data Analysis Tools


Yuanpeng Zhang

Thomas Proffen

 & Matthew Tucker

10:30 – 10:50Coffee Break 
10:50 – 11:30Data Reduction for Neutron Total Scattering – Part-1Yuanpeng Zhang
11:30 – 12:30Lunch Break 
12:30 – 13:00Data Reduction for Neutron Total Scattering – Part-2Yuanpeng Zhang
13:00 – 13:40Computer Setup & Break 
13:40 – 15:00Data Processing Hands-on Part-1Matthew Tucker
15:00 – 15:30Coffee Break 
15:30 – 16:30Data Processing Hands-on Part-2 
16:30 – 17:00Poll and Discussion 
17:00 – 17:15Summary and Close-outYuanpeng Zhang