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[SA_scat] International Summer School on " The Power of NeutronTechniques in Nano and Biosciences"

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  • From: <stephen.king@stfc.ac.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 16:44:05 -0000

Dear Colleagues,


We are pleased to inform you that we are organising an International Summer School on " The Power of Neutron Techniques in Nano and Biosciences" which will take place from Monday the 12th to Friday the 16th of July 2010, at Jaca (Huesca), Spain.


The school aims to present the enormous potential that neutron techniques provide for the resolution of scientific problems within Nano and Biosciences covering a subject not normally included in PhD courses. The University of Zaragoza officially recognizes the course.


The school will be organised in the form of successive sessions, addressing the following topics:


         Basic concepts in neutron scattering

         Neutron sources and instrumentation

         State of the art in nano-science, trends and challenges

         New areas of interest; bionano-science

         Neutrons in Biology

         Surface functionalization; basic concepts

         Low angle neutron techniques applied to nano-science, fundamentals, ferrofluids, magnetic nano-particles etc.

         Neutron reflectivity in nano-science; fundamentals, magnetic multi-layers, copolymers, liquid crystals

         Neutron reflectivity techniques in biological membranes

         Dynamic processes in proteins, spin-echo techniques.

         Structure and dynamics of polymers, gels and colloids.

         Complementarity of neutrons and X-Ray.


There will also be practical sessions where students will learn to model data using existing software available. Students will also have the opportunity to present their work during Flash presentations.


Jaca is situated 160 km North of Zaragoza at the core of central Pyrenees where it is considered to be an important tourist destination. The meeting provides the opportunity to visit the region of Huesca[1] which among many other attractions includes the highest mountains of the Pyrenees. 


For further information about the school and registration details please see: http://spins.unizar.es/eventos/JACA2010/index.php


We look forward to hearing from you, and will be delighted to answer any questions you may have.

Yours sincerely,


The Organizing Committee

Javier Campo, Fernando Palacio and Emma Lythgoe



Please feel free to distribute this information to your colleagues and co-workers.   



Emma Lythgoe

Facultad de Ciencias - Plaza San Francisco, s/n

Pedro Cerbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza (Espaa)

Tel: +34 976 76 1227

Fax: +34 976 76 1229


(1)           http://www.jaca.com <http://www.jaca.com/> ,

http://www.huescaturismo.com <http://www.huescaturismo.com/> 




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