Event ended Workshop
X-rays and Neutrons: Essential Tools for Nanoscience Research

About this event

In support of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) we are planning a workshop on "X-rays and Neutrons: Essential Tools for Nanoscience Research," to be held June 16-18, 2005 in Washington, D.C.  The focus of the Workshop will be to identify frontier problems in nanoscience such as understanding interfacial structures, nano-systems, confinement, and self-assembly of hard materials, soft materials, and biomaterials, and the associated phenomena including nano-magnetism, nanofluidics, etc. which can be elucidated through the use of x-ray and neutron scattering techniques.  This Workshop will identify future scientific drivers for scattering research, and define a road map for development of the next generation x-ray and neutron instrumentation and facilities for characterization and measurement at the nanoscale.

The Workshop will bring together internationally renowned specialists from all disciplines of nanoscience research and leaders in the development of scattering (neutron and x-ray) techniques. Participants will be solicited to identify frontier problems in their fields from experimental and theoretical perspectives.  A summary report of the Workshop will provide guidelines to both policy makers and funding agencies on the future needs for nanotechnology research.

Internationally renowned specialists from all disciplines of nanoscience research and leaders in the development of scattering techniques will be invited to identify frontier problems in their fields from experimental and theoretical perspectives.  A summary report of the Workshop will provide guidelines to both policy makers and funding agencies on the future needs for nanotechnology research.

Travel expenses and lodging will be available for a limited number of early career scientists at U.S. institutions. For information concerning application (deadline, eligibility...etc) go to http://www.sns.gov/workshops/nni_05/

 

Related agencies

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Spallation Neutron Source
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
  • National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
  • Argonne National Laboratory, Center for Nanoscale Materials
  • Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Northwestern University