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SwedNess course in neutron spectroscopy

In addition to lectures, this SwedNess course will have a hands on exercise on corrections and analysis of experimental data and home exercises.

Time: Mon 2023-10-16 10.00 - Fri 2023-10-20 16.00

Location: Chalmers University of Technology

Course credits

The course gives you 3 cp. 

Course Registration

Register for the course by sending an email to the course examiner Jan Swenson (, saying why you would like to participate in the course.

Deadline for registration is 12 October.

Course schedule

Monday 16 October

10:00-11:45: General introduction and the scattering law S(Q,w) and related I(Q,t) and
G(r,t) (Jan Swenson, Chalmers).
13:15-15:00: Basic theory of inelastic neutron scattering. Different types of excitations
(Petr Cermak, Charles university, Prague)

Tuesday 17 October

10:00-11.45: Basic theory of quasielastic neutron scattering. (Maths Karlsson, Chalmers).
13:15-15:00: Magnetic scattering (Diana Lucia Quitero Castro, University of Stavanger, via

Wednesday 18 October

10:00-11:45: Different types of motions and how they can be distinguished (Mona Sarter,
ISIS, via Zoom).
13:15-15:00: Different types of neutron spectrometers, including the spin-echo technique
(Mona Sarter, ISIS, via Zoom.)

Thursday 19 October

10:00-11:45: Coherent and incoherent scattering of crystalline and amorphous materials
and examples of science where inelastic and quasielastic neutron scattering are useful
tools (Jan Swenson, Chalmers).
13:15-15:00: Complementary molecular dynamics simulations (Inna Ermilova, Malmö

Friday 20 October

10:00-11.45: Data analysis. Corrections and analysis of real experimental data (Tilo Seydel, ILL).

13:15-16:00: Exercise in corrections and analysis of real experimental data (lead by Tilo Seydel, ILL).

Belongs to: Center for X-rays in Swedish Materials Science (CeXS)
Last changed: Sep 22, 2023