Neutron Scattering & X-Ray Studies for the Advancement of Materials

at Thermec 2013 in Las Vegas (USA), Dec 2-6, 2013

Topic Coordinators: K.D. Liss (Australia) , B. Clausen (USA), S. Harjo (Japan), M. Drakopoulos (UK)

Modern and upcoming neutron- and synchrotron radiation facilities bear the potential of novel characterization and analysis methods for the un-precedented understanding of materials as they have been developed very recently or will show up in the future. The Topic Symposium builds on the success at Thermec'2011 in Québec seeking contributions from the following list, relevant to applied or fundamental materials analysis:

  • novel and potential instrumentation, including sources, beamlines and devices, and their pioneering applications to materials

  • novelties from synchrotron, free-electron-laser, energy-recovery linac, nuclear reactor and spallation sources

  • emerging techniques, such as comprehensive data analysis into multiple dimensions

  • exotic methods, such as coherent beam scattering, nuclear resonance, correlations spectroscopy

  • inelastic scattering emerging into applied materials

  • time resolved investigations on all scales, according to the forefront in the field

  • pump-probe and relaxation processes

  • in-situ studies on materials to increase productivity or to obtain information under extreme conditions

  • high resolution in space and reciprocal space

  • combination of methods such as imaging, diffraction, microscopy, electron diffraction

  • applications to exotic materials, such as amorphous, nano-crystalline, disordered or unstable structures

  • state-of-the-art applications in engineering and materials modeling, supported by such as strain scanning and texture analysis