We invite the neutron community to a workshop on the scientific benefits and applications of resonant spin-echo neutron-scattering. We will explore the scientific opportunities for soft and hard condensed matter, fundamental and applied physics, and engineering materials. We will examine new instrument ideas, the current and developing technology of high-frequency neutron spin flippers, polarization-correction techniques, and detectors.

We will discuss what types of resonance instruments best facilitate new science, what performance these instruments can achieve, and how a world-class instrument can be built. We will have plenary style talks and discussions led by world experts in these fields.

The workshop will be held Feb 13 – 15, 2024 in Oak Ridge, TN and will include tours of the Oak Ridge National Lab neutron facilities HFIR and SNS. 

The report for the workshop should answer the following questions:

  1. How can the NRSE technique complement other high-resolution spectroscopy instruments at ORNL (HFIR, SNS, STS) and North America overall?  Is there enough capability overlap to support the needs of the user community at present and in the medium-term future?
  2. Which NRSE variants (e.g., MIEZE or standard NRSE or both) align best with the needs of the user community?  What are some specific scientific problems that are uniquely addressable with a resonance-based spin-echo instrument?
  3. What is the roadmap for enhancing NRSE capabilities over time?  What priorities for further development should ORNL set, in order to best serve the community needs and to attract new users?

For more information or any questions, please reach out to us. 

Workshop Organizers:
Steve Kuhn kuhnsj@ornl.gov 
Jon Leiner leinerjc@ornl.gov 
Laura Stingaciu stingaciulr@ornl.gov
Piotr Zolnierczuk zolnierczukp@ornl.gov