21 PhD-students from Swedish universities have been trained in neutron scattering techniques at NcNeutron.

As part of the agreement between IFE and the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, the Physics Department at IFE has arranged a course in practical neutron methods for PhD students recently enrolled at a number of Swedish universities.

The main goal of the course, called SwedNESS, is to train students in neutron scattering techniques that they can later use at ESS, which is now under condtruction in Lund, or at other neutron sources worldwide. Neutron scattering is an important method for characterization of materials, and the staff at IFE’s NcNeutron center are specialists in this field.

The students worked hard during one intense week of training (Nov. 27 – Dec. 1). They performed three different types of exercises (at the PUS, SANS and R2D2 instruments), and each student was expected to write reports – to be handed in by the end of the course. The feedback received from the participants was very positive.


  Running the SANS instrument.

Students discussing the analysis of the scattering data.

Wating for the data on from the R2D2 instrument to appear.