Join the DANSCATT & MAX4ESSFUN Summer School on Materials Research with Synchrotron, Neutron, and XFEL Sources
                                                                                on June 25th-30th, 2018 at Sandbjerg

Sandbjerg Estate. Foto: Poul Ib Henriksen


The Danscatt & MAX4ESSFUN Summer School on Materials Research with Synchrotron, Neutron, and XFEL Sources (2 ECTS) is created to educate young researchers in techniques and methodologies used at synchrotron, neutron, and XFEL sources. The school covers a wide range of scattering and absorption methods including diffraction, total scattering, imaging, and spectroscopy (see program below). Further, several beamlines/instruments are presented as part of the general perspective.

All students are expected to bring a poster on their related research, and to present it to other participants in "speed-science" sessions, in order to broaden the scope on what various techniques are used for.

Participation is obtained through an application (link below) wherein each participant describes his/her field and the personal relevancy of joining the school. The application also includes the abstract of the intended poster. Applications are reviewed continuously and the participant can expect answer within 14 days. With approval, he/she receives a link to finalize registration incl. payment.

Ultimate deadline for application is Friday May 18th, 2018. 

The summer school is arranged by Aarhus University and jointly supported by DanScatt, MAX4ESSFUN (INTERREG, ESS & MAX4 Cross Border Science & Society) and Center for Materials Crystallography (AU). 


Contact person on questions re Summer School and application:
Jacob Becker, Aarhus University (jbecker@chem.au.dk)


The workshop will be held at the Aarhus University Conference Center:
Sandbjerg Estate
Sandbjergvej 102
DK-6400 Sønderborg


For convenience, free-of-charge bus transport to/from Sandbjerg will be arranged:

(1) From Copenhagen
      (via Odense)

(2) From Aarhus

Participation fee:

Participation fee for participants from an MAX4ESSFUN-affiliated university (Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lund University, Chalmers Technical University, Göteborg University, Malmö Technical University, Oslo University) is:
DKK 1.500,00

Participation fee for non-MAX4ESSFUN-affiliated participants is:
DKK 3.000,00


Monday, June 25th, 2018

10:00-12:00     Arrival at Sandbjerg Estate & Poster Placement

12:00-12:45      Lunch

12:45-14:15       Production and Properties of  
                            X-ray Synchrotron Radiation
                            Jens Als-Nielsen, University of Copenhagen

14:15-15:00       Introduction to Neutrons
                            Jens Als-Nielsen, University of Copenhagen

15:00-15:30       Coffee

15:30-16:45       Introduction to Neutron Souces
                             Mogens Christensen, Aarhus University

16:45-17:00       Break

17:00-18:15       Powder diffraction
                             Andy Fitch, ESRF

18:15-19:30       Dinner

19:30-22:00      Poster Session
                             beginning with 3 min presentation of P01-P30

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

8:30-10:00       The Danish Beamlines
                            - Bifrost: Niels Bech, DTU
                            - DanMAX: Mads Jørgensen, Aarhus University
                            - Heimdal: Mogens Christensen, Aarhus Univ.

10:00-10:15      Break

10:15-11.00      Introduction to XFEL
                            Martin Meedom Nielsen, DTU

11:00-11:45       Time resolved X-ray science
                            Martin Meedom Nielsen, DTU

11:45-12:30       Lunch

12:30-13:45      Using XFELs
                             Speaker to be announced

13:45-15:00      X-ray Imaging
                             Henning Friis Poulsen, DTU

15:00-15:30       Coffee

15:30-16:45        XAS and EXAFS
                             Giannantoio Cibin, Diamond Light Source

16:45-17:00       Break

17:00-18:15       XPS and ARPES
                            Marco Bianchi, Aarhus University

18:15-19:30       Dinner

19:30-22:00      Poster Session
                             beginning with 3 min presentation of P31-P60



Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

08:30-10:00   X-Ray Tomography
                          Henrik Birkedal, Aarhus University

10:00-10:15    Break

10:15-11:45     Inelastic Neutron Scattering
                          Niels Bech, DTU

11:45-12:30    Lunch

12:30-13:45    Small Angle Scattering
                          Dorthe Posselt, Roskilde University

13:45-15:00    Electron Densities & Polarized Neutron Scattering
                           Jacob Overgaard, Aarhus University

15:00-15:30    Coffee

15:30-16:15    MAX-IV
                         Christof Quitman, MAX-IV

16:15-17:00    Diamond Light Source
                          Speaker to be announced 

17:00-17:15     Break

17:15-18:15      SLIT-J
                          Masaki Takata, SLIT-J

18:15-19:30     Dinner

19:30-20:30    Coherent Scattering
                           Speaker to be announced

20:30-22:00    Poster Session & Networking

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Full-day excursion to DESY, Hamburg, Germany
(with return to Sandbjerg Estate)

Friday, June 29th, 2018

08:30-10:00  High Pressure Diffraction
                          Muhamed Mezouar, ESRF

10:00-10:15    Break

10:15-11:45     Elastic Neutron Scattering
                          Martin Sahlberg, Uppsala University

11:45-12:30    Lunch

12:30-13:45    Total Scattering  
                          and Pair Distribution Function
                          Kirsten Jensen, University of Copenhagen

13:45-15:00     GISAXS, XRR, NR
                           Dorthe Posselt, Roskilde University

15:00-15:30     Coffee

15:30-16:45     Operando Studies
                          Dorthe Ravnsbæk, SDU

16:45-17:00     Break

17:00-17:45     European Spallation Source
                           Andreas Schreyer / Ken Andersen

17:45-18:30     The Industral Perspective:Use of Large Facilities
                            Speaker to be announced

18:30-20:00    Summer School Banquet Dinner

20:00-23:00    Networking session

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

10:00-10:30    Selected student talk 1
10:30-11:00     Selected student talk 2
11:00-11:30     Selected student talk 3
11:30-12:00     Selected student talk 4

12:00-13:00     Lunch

13:00                 Departure from Sandbjerg Estate