Neutron and Synchrotron Sample Environment Workshop

                                                                Join us on 2nd and 3rd May, 2018 at Sandbjerg  

Photo: Poul Ib Henriksen


The "Neutron and Synchrotron Sample Environment Workshop" will be held on Wednesday May 2nd and Thursday May 3rd, 2018.

The workshop is jointly arranged by the Nordforsk Network on Functional Materials, The Aarhus University Research Foundation, and Aarhus University. Participation is free.


Organizer: Mogens Christensen, Aarhus University (


The workshop will be held at the Aarhus University Conference Center:

Sandbjerg Estate
Sandbjergvej 102
DK-6400 Sønderborg


Day 1 - May 2nd, 2018

12:00-13:00 Lunch (arrival of workshop participants)
13:00-14:20 Talks 4x20 min
    13:00-13:20 MAXIV overview talk (Franz Hennies, MAXIV)
    13:20-13:40 ESS overview – overview of instrument construction (ESS)
    13:40-14:00 Sample environment group at MAXIV (Stefan Carlson, MAXIV)
    14:00-14:20 ESS sample environment for chemistry 
                            and in-situ characterization (Harald Schneider, ESS)
14:20-15:00 Coffee break (Poster session)
15:00-16:20 Talks 4x20 min (in-situ growth / thin film / chemical reactions)
     15:00-15:20 Electrochemical Cells (William Brant, UU)
     15:20-15:40 In situ thin film (Dmitri Novikov, PETRA-III)
     15:40-16:00 In situ hydrothermal growth (Nils Lau Broge, AU)
     16:00-16:20 In situ reduction (AU)
16:20-17:00 Refreshments (Poster session)
17:00-18:00 Talks 3x20 min (furnaces / temperature control)
      17:00-17:20 Reactions with hydrogen (Torben R. Jensen, AU)
      17:20-17:40 Huginn: Fast and stable temperature control for
                             neutron scattering (Bo Jakobsen, RUC)
      17:40-18:00 Sample environment for functional materials at ISIS (ISIS)
18:00- Workshop dinner

Day 2 - May 3rd, 2018

09:00-10:00 Talks 3x20 min (Mechanical processing)
     09:00-09:20 ESS sample environment for mechanical processing
                             (Malcolm Guthrie, ESS)
     09:20-09:40 Sample environment for imaging
                             (Jens Wenzel Andreasen, DTU)
     09:40-10:00 Engineering sample environment (Martin Müller, CAU)
10:00-10:15 Coffee break
10:15-12:00 Parallel session discussions
             (1) In-situ growth
             (2) Thin film growth
             (3) Electrochemical cells
             (4) High temperature
             (5) Mechanical properties
12:00-12:30 Close-out summary of results from parallel sessions
12:30-13:30 Lunch