The 13th Canadian Neutron Scattering Summer School will be held at Chalk River Laboratories on May 15-19, 2017. The school is aimed at graduate students and post-docs with backgrounds in physics, chemistry, or materials science who may have no prior knowledge of how to use neutron beams to study materials. Undergraduate students, professors and other researchers are welcome as well. The curriculum covers a wide range of scientific areas, such as magnetism, industrial alloys, and thin films.
The school will be organized and hosted by the Canadian Neutron Beam Centre (CNBC), and is sponsored by CINS. Both the CNBC and the Chalk River Laboratories are operated by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories.
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You may participate in two sessions relevant to your research interests. Each session will include in-depth introductory lectures, hands-on experience on the beamline at the NRU reactor, and detailed data analysis after the experiment. At the end of the summer school, you will be in a position to apply neutron scattering methods to your own research projects.
Please review the schedule and experiment descriptions and select your three most-preferred sessions when registering:
- Hydrogen and deuterium absorption in thin Ti films (1 session)
- Polarized Neutron Reflectometry (1 session)
- Crystallographic Texture (1 session)
- In-Situ Deformation of a Zirconium Alloy (1 session)
- Quantification of Residual Stress in Steel-Encapsulated Metal Matrix Composites (1 session)
- Rietveld Analysis (2 sessions)
- Triple-Axis Neutron Scattering Study of the Magnetic Properties of MnF2 (2 sessions)
Register by Feb 28, 2017 to secure the availability of your preferred experiments
If you achieve the best score on a quiz at the end of the week, you will win a copy of the newly released book on neutron scattering techniques: Neutron Scattering and Other Nuclear Techniques for Hydrogen in Materials.
Start and End of Program
Please plan to arrive on Monday, May 15 in time for registration and orientation about the school from 5:00-7:00pm at the Keys Campus (167 Brockhouse Way, Deep River, ON). A pizza dinner will be served.
The program will end on Friday, May 19 by the mid-afternoon (time TBD).
For more information, please consult the schedule and experiment descriptions.
Registration and Cost
Because the availability of the experiments is contingent on sufficient interest, please register ASAP. If there are insufficient registrations, some experiments may be removed from the program.
The cost is $400 CAD for all registrations after Feb 28, 2017. Spaces are limited to 25 students.
Registration is in two steps:
- Complete and submit the registration form.
- Pay the registration fee by Credit Card or Paypal using the “Pay Now” link:
Staying in Deep River is recommended, as some events will take place in Deep River at the Keys campus (167 Brockhouse Way, Deep River, ON) as well as at the main campus of the Chalk River Laboratories (286 Plant Rd, Chalk River, ON).
A block of rooms for May 14-20 is available at the Bear’s Den in Deep River. The deadline to reserve your room is May 1. Call Bear’s Den Lounge & Motel directly at 613-584-9795 and ask to stay in the rooms reserved for the summer school by Niki Schrie. Some double rooms and single rooms available.
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We’re looking forward to seeing you at Chalk River Laboratories!