Central European Training School on neutron techniques – CETS 2019

05.05.2019 - 10.05.2019

Budapest – Hungary

The Hungarian CERIC partner facility, Budapest Neutron Centre, will organize the Central European Training School on neutron techniques – CETS 2019, taking place on 5-10 May, in Budapest.

CETS school will be a forum for the presentation and discussion of actual research works of young scientists. It will provide insights into neutron scattering techniques and their application for studies on structure and dynamics of condensed matter. Comprehensive experimental skills and guidance in result interpretation will also be conveyed.

CETS is open to PhD and master students, post-doc scientists, as well as newcomers to the neutron research from the field of structural research in physics, chemistry, biology, material science etc. The number of participants is limited to 25 for the hands-on sessions, whereas there is no limit for the theoretical lectures.

The training consists of 2 days of lectures, 3 days of experimental work and 1 additional day of poster presentation and e-learning presentation. The lectures will give an introduction on neutron sources, neutron scattering techniques and recent developments in the field of neutron optics. The experiments will demonstrate to the students the art of utilization of instruments at a large-scale facility. They will get acquainted with sample preparation, experiment planning and running as well as data processing and interpretation of results. The participants will be divided into groups of maximum 5 students in order to facilitate individual involvement in the performance of the experiment. Each group will perform one or two neutron scattering experiments per day and each group will work at 5 different instruments. The official language of the lectures and practical works is English.

Available instruments

Small Angle Neutron Scattering (YS)
Reflectometer (GINA)
Material Test Diffractometer (MTEST)
Prompt Gamma Activation Analysis (PGAA)
Neutron imaging (RAD/NIPS-NORMA)
Time of flight diffractometer (TOF)
Neutron diffractometer (PSD)
Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA)

Poster and Flash presentations
The participants will have the possibility to present a poster on the first school day. The Poster section will give the opportunity to the participants to present their field of interest as well as to have discussions with the instrument scientists about their research topics. The required poster size is A0 (841mm x 1189mm), portrait.
The Poster section has a special part, the so called Flash presentations. The participants are welcomed to present in 5 minutes and maximum 3 projected slides their poster. Preparation of a poster and a flash presentation will be highly appreciated in the selection of the participants and the award of a grant.

Download HERE the programme of the event.