Announcement from AONSA/MLF School Office

On November 20th, operation of the J-PARC/MLF was suspended due to a problem with the neutron target and will remain so through at least the end of December. Rest assured, however, that the AONSA/MLF School will proceed as originally scheduled. For the hands-on portion of the school, work will be carried out at the respective beam lines as you go through the steps necessary to prepare a sample for measurement, and data analysis techniques will be studied using real data taken during previous experiments. We extend our deepest apologies that there will be no neutron or muon beam during the AONSA/MLF School, but we still hope to provide a very interesting and fruitful experience. We look forward to seeing you all in Tokai this December!

The 7th AONSA School / 3rd MLF School

The 7th AONSA Neutron School / 3rd MLF School provides training for newcomers to neutron and muon beam research from across the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, materials science and more. In addition to lectures, practical sessions are included with hands-on experiments and data analysis. All neutron techniques are generally covered, with emphasis on powder diffraction, single-crystal diffraction, strain scanning, small-angle scattering, reflectometry, inelastic and quasielastic scattering, and neutron imaging.

The School will be held at the Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility (MLF) of J-PARC. J-PARC is one of Japan's flagship research facilities and is unique in the world in the range and performance of accelerator-based capabilities that it provides. Located at the heart of J-PARC is the MLF — one of the world's leading centres for pulsed neutron and muon beam based research.

The 7th AONSA Neutron School / 3rd MLF School is aimed at
post-graduate students and early-career researchers
who are interested in, but have limited or no experience
with neutron and muon beam based techniques.

The School will consist of introductory lectures on neutron and
muon science and the application of neutron and muon beams
in research. It will also include hands-on experience
using the MLF instruments and instruction in data analysis.

In detail, please check the flyer. (JPEG file)

The 7th AONSA School is sponsored by:

Asia-Oceania Neutron Scattering Association (AONSA)
The Japanese Society for Neutron Science (JSNS)
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Society of Muon and Meson Science of Japan
The Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility (J-PARC MLF)
Comprehensive Research Organisation for Science and Society (CROSS)
The University of Tokyo, The Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP)
Institute of Materilas Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)
Ibaraki Prefecture
Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)