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Engineering Materials Science using Neutrons and Synchrotron X-rays

Modules 2 and 3

This advanced course is for researchers and PhD students in the field of Sustainable Materials Engineering. The course has 3 modules: theory and case examples; hands-on exercises at the PETRA III Swedish Materials Science beamline; and, data analysis.

Time: Mon 2024-06-03 09.00 - Tue 2024-06-04 17.00

Location: Hamburg

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Engineering Materials Science using Neutrons and Synchrotron X-rays is a 5 hp PhD level course providing learners with knowledge of how to apply scattering techniques to applied engineering materials problems. Learners will also gain hands-on experience of scattering measurements and data analysis at the PETRA III Swedish Materials Science beamline. The course comprises lectures, at KTH or online, as well as practical sessions in Hamburg. 

This course is also relevant to researchers in institutes and companies whose research outcomes would benefit from applying scattering techniques to study materials engineering phenomena.

Apply here  before 8 May.

Course design

The course is organised into three modules:

  1. Theory and cases. 20-23 May. KTH Royal Institute of Technology or Online 
  2. Hands-on beamline activities at the P21.2 branch of the PETRA III Swedish Materials Science beamline. 3-4 June, Hamburg
  3. Preliminary data analysis, which will support students make an initial analysis of the captured data. 5 June, Hamburg

See this schedule (pdf 165 kB)  for more information, which will be updated shortly.

Note. CeXS is organising an advanced beamline data analysis course in Nov/early December.


Hand-in assignments

Course organisers

The course examiner is Professor Peter Hedström, with lectures held by Associate Professor Magnus Colliander as well as other academics and scattering experts.

The course is co-organised by the SwedNess  graduate school for neutron scattering and the Center for X-Rays in Swedish Materials Science. The organisers are grateful to the Swedish Research Council (VR) and the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) for their support.


Course fees are waived for PhD students.

All participants are expected to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.


Apply here  before 8 May.