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JCNS Workshop 2019

Trends and Perspectives in Neutron Instrumentation:
Probing Structure and Dynamics in Soft Matter

7 - 10 October 2019, Tutzing, Germany



Neutrons are a key probe providing deep insight into the structure and dynamics and thus in the functioning of synthetic and living soft matter. Understanding of the atomic and molecular function of polymers and nanocomposites are tackled by neutron methods, but also the dynamic behavior of soft matter out of equilibrium or in confinement is investigated. Here soft matter also meets biology regarding the structure and function of membrane components, proteins or complex aggregates.

The workshop will bring together experts in neutron scattering methods with users from soft matter and biology to review techniques and provide the opportunity for the community to discuss current limitations, new capabilities, and future developments.

The topics will include

  • Adaptive and responsive polymers
  • Shape memory systems
  • Smart polymers
  • Sustainable materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Complex fluids
  • Self assembly
  • Time resolved studies
  • Pump-probe experiments
  • Polymer and membrane dynamics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Instruments and sample environment
  • Simulation and data analysis

The workshop will discuss current requirements and developments in such techniques. In particular the workshop is devoted to novel and upcoming experimental opportunities to discuss the scientific options and capabilities.

The conference is organized by the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS), Forschungszentrum Jülich.



Additional Information


For questions please contact:

Organizing Committee
Jülich Centre for Neutron
Science at MLZ
Lichtenbergstr. 1
85747 Garching

Monika Krug
Tel.: +49-89-289-11664
Fax.: +49-89-289-10799

Thomas Gutberlet
Tel.: +49-2461-61-5577
Fax.: +49-89-289-10799


Conference E-Mail:


Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum

JCNS - Jülich Centre for Neutron Science