Jun 28 – 29, 2024
Crowne Plaza Hotel - Knoxville, Tennessee
US/Eastern timezone

About the School

Polarized neutron measurements allow one to better understand intertwined orders in quantum materials by unambiguously distinguishing between the structural and magnetic scattering features and determining the direction of magnetic moments and their fluctuations. Furthermore, polarized neutrons also enable measurements of magnetization distribution and the determination of atomic site susceptibility tensors in a wide range of materials of fundamental and technological importance.

The main goal of the workshop is to make polarized neutrons more accessible and popular with a wider scientific community. The workshop is designed to educate the rising user community to the level where they can confidently design and propose new experiments, and independently process their data to efficiently extract the essential information.

The workshop is intended for graduate students, post-docs, or scientists who wish to extend or strengthen their expertise in neutron scattering into the realm of polarization analysis. The workshop will include lectures that will introduce the participants to the key concepts and applications of diffraction and inelastic polarized neutron scattering techniques. It will also identify which polarization techniques are available at ORNL, and showcase recent and planned instrumental developments in polarized neutrons at the SNS and HFIR facilities. Hands-on data reduction and analysis are planned, using previously collected polarized data from POWDER, DEMAND (HFIR) and HYSPEC (SNS) instruments. The exercises will make use of the Mantid, Shiver, Cryspy and Spinteract software packages.

Workshop Location

The workshop will be held in-person at the Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University, an IHG Hotel. 401 W Summit Hill Dr SW, Knoxville, TN 37902.

Workshop Organizers

Crowne Plaza Hotel - Knoxville, Tennessee
Crowne Plaza Knoxville Downtown University, an IHG Hotel 401 W Summit Hill Dr SW Knoxville, TN 37902