Grenoble, 7 to 11 May 2007

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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 week-long course will be divided in to three parts:

  • The first part, which occupies the first two days, will consist of lectures covering the basics of neutron and synchrotron experimental techniques, with their application to magnetism.   There will also be two tutorials, giving participants the opportunity to learn how to analyse neutron powder diffraction and x-ray dichroism data. The tutorials will lead in to the second part of the course, which consists of...
  • .... experimental training on instruments at the ILL and the ESRF. Four praticals on different instruments will be offered over a two day period, with in-house scientists supervising the experiments.
  • The final day will focus on the complementarity of neutron and sychrotron experiments.  Leading scientists will show how these experiments have advanced studies in current topics of magnetism.



N. Brookes (ESRF)  A. Wildes (ILL)

Secretariat:  N. Petricola (ESRF)

Contact the Organizers of HSC4:  N. Brookes, A. Wildes and N. Petricola




  • Introductory lectures:
    -       Neutron elastic and inelastic scattering, including neutron polarization analysis.
    -       X-ray magnetic scattering
    -       Magnetic dichroism
    -       Photoelectron emission microscopy
    -       Dynamical scattering of x-rays and neutrons

  • Complementarity lectures
    -       Superconductivity
    -       Strongly correlated electron systems
    -       Quantum phase transitions
    -       Magnetic frustration
    -       Thin films and patterned samples
    -       Molecular magnetism
    -       Colossal magnetoresistance.

  • Practicals
    -       Neutron powder diffraction
    -       Three axis spectrometry
    -       Neutron polarization analysis
    -       Magnetic dichroism



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