SANS August 20-24, 2018 in Lund

SwedNess Course Code:  GSn_004
English Course Title:         Small-Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS)
Svenskt Kursnamn:           Small-Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS)
Credits:                               3 ECTS

Registration:                       is now closed
Last registration date:       20 July 2018

Educational Level:                 Third Cycle
Academic Level (A-D):           D
Subject Area:                         Neutron Scattering
Grade Scale:                          Pass/Fail

Description
This course will provide an introduction to Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) theory and practice, including how to analyse SANS data.

Learning Outcomes
Important concepts in this course are

  • Scattering Length density
  • Form-/Structure Factor 
  • Magnetic Scattering
  • Contrast Variations
  • Small Angle Neutron Scattering Instrumentation 
  • Experimental Design
  • Model Independent Analysis (approximations)
  • Geometrical Models 
  • Applications of Small Angle Scattering
  • Hands-On Data Modeling using SasView
    • Spheres vs. cylinders
    • Polydispersity
    • Resolution
  • Complementarity SANS & SAXS

With completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Calculate scattering length density
  • Describe the components of a SANS instrument
  • Compare time-of-flight and continuous beam SANS instruments
  • Describe the relationship between instrument configuration and measurement capabilities.
  • Design a small angle scattering experiment
  • Describe the relevance of small angle scattering to nanoscale structure analysis
  • Analyse small angle scattering data using approximations
  • Analyse small angle scattering data using geometric models

Course Content

  • Lectures on :
    • SANS Theory
    • SANS Instrumentation
    • Applications of SANS
    • Data Analysis Methods
  • Computer lab work on analyzing SANS data
  • Presentations from students on how they would apply SANS to their research.

Disposition
1 full week of lectures and exercises + home work          
Teaching Language: English

Tentative Schedule

Week 34

Monday

13:00 – 16:00

Introduction to Small Angle Scattering I

Tuesday

09:00 – 12:00

Introduction to Small Angle Scattering II

13:00 – 16:00

Small Angle Scattering: Instrumentation & Methods

Wednesday

09:00 – 12:00

Analysis of Small Angle Scattering Data

13:00 – 16:00

Computer Lab – Data Processing & Analysis

Thursday

09:00 – 16:00

Computer Lab – Data Processing & Analysis

Friday

09:00 – 12:00

Report Writing & Presentation Prep.

12:00 – 16:00

Individual Presentations


Eligibility & Prerequisites
PhD students within SwedNess + other MSc/PhD students and Postdocs at Swedish/Nordic institutions.

Literature TBA

Tentative Lecturer TBA

Examination & Requirements for final grade TBA

Examiner and contact person for the course:
Dr. Andrew Jackson                    E-mail: andrew.jackson@fkem1.lu.se  
Lund University                           Phone: +46 – (0)46 – 222 45 04
Division of Physical Chemistry