Swedish Neutron Education for Science & Society

Mandatory Intro course for all SwedNess students

Intro course part 1

The Theoretical part (lectures/exercises) will be given together with the Nordic Neutron Science Program (NNSP) through a school in September 9 (or 11)-22, 2017 in Tartu, Estonia.This part will give you 4 ECTS.

The school aims to give the students a introduction to the different fundementals and specific techniques and their applications as you can see in the list below. 

Fundamentals Specific Techniques & their applications
Introduction to the neutron & neutron sources Atomic & Magnetic Structure (Diffraction)
Introduction to Scattering Techniques Nanostructrures & Interfaces (SANS, NR)
Understanding Fouries Space Dynamics: Materials & Excitations (INS, QENS)
Complementary of X-rays with neutrons Real Space (Imaging & Tomography)
Neutron Instrumenation / Sample Environment Ultra Cold Neutrons
Acess to facilites / practical safety issues Isotope production / Isotope labelling


Intro course part 2

Includes general practial training at three neutron facilites with hands-on training on different instruments / techniques including also sample preperation (holders etc.), sample environment, fundamental data analysis, safety traning etc. Each student should hand in a report on the work performed during this traning with a specific focus on how this can be applied on his/her own PhD-project. The Hands-on training giving another 4 ECTS. 

  • ​Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland where you will perform neutron reflectometry and neutron imaging. 25 – 30 September 2017
  • ​Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) at Kjeller in Norway, where you will perform neutron diffraction and small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) 27 November – 1 December 2017.
  • ​ISIS Neutron and Muon Source in Oxford, United Kingdom, where you will focus on inelastic neutron spectroscopy. 11 – 15 December 2017.