Aug 19 – 20, 2024
Building 8600
US/Eastern timezone

About the Workshop

Welcome to our specialized workshop on Neutron Scattering Techniques in Material Science and Engineering Research, designed for both new and experienced users in the engineering materials disciplines. This comprehensive workshop is tailored for professionals, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students who are keen to deepen their understanding and application of advanced characterization methods.

Workshop Overview:

Neutron scattering is a pivotal tool in materials science and engineering, offering unparalleled insights into the structure and behavior of materials at various scales. This workshop will focus on three critical neutron scattering techniques:

  1. Residual Stress Mapping through Neutron Diffraction:
    • Explore the principles and applications of residual stress mapping, essential for understanding stress distributions in materials, particularly in alloy development and welding & joining.
  2. Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS):
    • Delve into the theory and instrumentation of SANS, a technique invaluable for studying the microstructure of materials, including polymers, colloids, and complex fluids.
  3. Neutron Imaging:
    • Learn about the capabilities of neutron imaging, which provides detailed internal views of materials, crucial for applications in defect analysis, additive manufacturing, and composite materials.

Why Attend?

  • Comprehensive Learning: Gain a balanced understanding of neutron scattering techniques from basic principles to advanced applications.
  • Practical Insights: Benefit from case studies and expert discussions that highlight real-world applications and best practices.
  • Multi-Scale Characterization: Discover the potential of neutron scattering for multi-scale analysis, enabling insights from the atomic to the macroscopic level.
  • Advanced Data Analysis: Enhance your skills in data interpretation and advanced analytical techniques.
  • Industry Relevance: Understand the impact of neutron scattering on industry applications, including alloy development, welding & joining, additive manufacturing, and composite materials.
  • Successful Beam-time proposal writing: Work with expert users and beamline scientists to help craft proposals which will give you the best chance of getting time on neutron instruments.

Target Audience:

This workshop is ideal for:

  • Professionals: Engineers and scientists working in industries such as aerospace, automotive, energy, and manufacturing.
  • Post-Doctoral Researchers: Individuals seeking to expand their expertise in material characterization techniques.
  • Graduate Students: Students in materials science, engineering, and related fields who are looking to enhance their research skills.

Networking and Collaboration:

Participants will have the opportunity to network with peers and experts, fostering collaboration and the exchange of ideas within the neutron scattering community.

Join us for this enlightening workshop and take your materials research to the next level. Whether you are a newcomer or an experienced user, our sessions are designed to provide valuable insights and practical knowledge that you can apply directly to your work.

Workshop Location

The workshop will be held in-person at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in building 8600, room C-156. 

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Workshop Organizers

Jeff Bunn -

Building 8600

We will accept 45 participants.