MATRAC 2 School

Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Materials Science with special focus on Fundamental Aspects of Materials

About the School

The MATRAC 2 School will provide a systematic overview of the application of neutrons and synchrotron radiation to the structural analysis of engineering materials and will focus on neutron scattering and imaging experiments. Students and young scientists from research and industry from all of Europe interested in this field are welcome to participate.

This school starts again with the fundamentals of synchrotron radiation and neutron scattering. In contrast to MATRAC 1, the focus is subsequently shifted towards neutron techniques and their application on specific problems in materials science. Different classes of modern materials are presented and it will be shown how neutron scattering, on the one hand, and synchrotron radiation, on the other hand, can be used to explore the microscopic mechanisms that are responsible for their properties. While fundamental aspects are dominating, application related phenomena will be covered as well.

The school will take place at a conference venue in the surroundings of Munich and at the FRM II in Garching/Munich. The focus of the practical training will be on neutron experiments. Therefore, the participants will spend two days doing experiments at the FRM II.

The next school will take place in late summer 2022. The exact date will be published in due course.