August 22, 2023
US/Eastern timezone

This virtual event is the second in the SHUG Breakthrough Symposia. The topic will be energy storage materials with an emphasis on how neutron scattering can play a role in solving complex problems facing the field. The two-hour symposium will be focused on showcasing the abilities of neutron scattering, discussing some of the most notable research directions and challenges in energy storage systems, and how the advances of neutron scattering techniques can help address these problems. We also hope to provide a practical background and context for prospective users of the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) facilities and discuss the science needs from the user community.

The invited speakers include Shirley Meng (University of Chicago), Jue Liu (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Kimberly See (Caltech), and David Kwabi (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor).

A link to this virtual event will be sent out to registered participants.

About the SHUG Breakthrough Symposia Series: The goal of this series is to expand the user base at ORNL's SNS and HFIR. These facilities currently host hundreds of scientists every year who use neutrons in their research to solve and understand cutting-edge problems in their field. Many researchers are not aware of how neutrons can help them with their science, and these symposia will help bridge the gap between non-neutron and neutron experts by hosting focused discussions within specific fields. Each symposium will host a mix of senior- and early-career researchers who utilize different scientific techniques to carry out their goals.  

For more information, contact the SNS/HFIR User Group (SHUG) Executive Committee at

Registration for this event is currently open.