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Grazing Incidence Small Angle Neutron Scattering (GISANS) Summit

19-06-2018 @ 13:00 - 15:30

Grazing-incidence small-angle neutron scattering (GISANS) is a scattering technique used to study nanostructured surfaces and thin films using neutrons. This techniques makes it possible to characterize different types of surfaces and surface films on a nanometer scale. Based on the unique knowledge obtained we will be able to, for example, develop new drugs or new materials for building elements, infrastructure, energy storage, and vehicles.

A GISANS summit will be held during lunch time 13.00-15.30 on the 19 of June at the 1st National Meeting of the Swedish Chemical Society in Lund, 17-20 June 2018. The summit will take place at Matteannexet, Sölvegatan 20, a-d, Lund University.

The aim is the promote and coordinate the efforts to build a Swedish GISANS instrument at ESS. The discussion will be initiated by two keynote speakers:

  1. Professor Thomas Hellweg, Physical and Biophysical Chemistry, Bielefeld University, Germany, who will give a GISANS introduction and talk about his GISANS work on responsive gel particles on surface.
  2. Dr. Thomas Arnold, ESS (responsible for the Freia reflectometer), who will talk about the complementarity of GISANS and GISAXS and the ESS perspective of a Swedish GISANS  instrument at GISANS.

After these two talks we will have a discussion moderated by Professor Mark Rutland, KTH, Stockholm.

Participant presentations

If you want to make a short 1 slide pitch for the a specific science case where you know GISANS or Off specular scattering will be beneficial, please notify Tommy Nylander at Tommy.Nylander@fkem1.lu.se. We will devote most of the time for time for a constructive discussion regarding the Swedish GISANS initiative.


In order to get a rough estimate of participant number, please e-mail your notice of interest to Tommy.Nylander@fkem1.lu.se.

Meeting is sponsored by Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.


13:00 - 15:30
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The Swedish Chemical Society
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)


Sölvegatan 20
Lund, 223 62 Sweden
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