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Since the 1940s, neutron scattering has been an essential tool for the investigation of magnetic structures and dynamics. More recently, the intensity and flexibility of synchrotron radiation has been exploited for application to research in magnetism. Developments in instrumentation and techniques mean that the two forms of radiation can be used to give complementary information with never before seen detail.

The first two days of this course will consist of lectures covering the basics of neutron and synchrotron experimental techniques, with their application to magnetism.  There will also be lectures discussing the state of the art in the study of magnetism, showing the vital role that neutron and synchrotron radiation play.

 Experimental training on instruments at the ILL and the ESRF is a feature of Hercules schools. Practicals on four different instruments will be offered over a two day period, with in-house scientists supervising the experiments.  The students will be shown how to treat, interpret, and fit the data that they have collected during these practicals in tutorials held on the final day.



Nick Brookes (ESRF), Andrew Wildes (ILL)

Secretariat: Nadine Petricola (ESRF)


The Organisers of HSC11: N. Brookes, A. Wildes, N. Petricola





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