17th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering

5 - 15 September 2022

An ideal introduction to the theory, techniques and
applications of neutron scattering

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9th November 2021

Preparations for the 2022 school are well underway. We look forward to welcoming you next year to OSNS17.

OSNS 2019

About the School

The Oxford School on Neutron Scattering is intended for scientists and engineers who are new to the field of neutron scattering. Lectures and tutorials covering the theory and practice of neutron diffraction and spectroscopy are given by international experts. Students will gain a comprehensive grounding in modern techniques and applications at both continuous and pulsed neutron sources and have the opportunity to hear about the latest research being carried out with the technique.


The first week of the school introduces students to the core concepts of neutron scattering, neutron sources and instrumentation, neutron diffraction and spectroscopy. The second week splits tuition into three focused science areas, physics, chemistry and soft/bio, and provides lectures on neutron techniques and concepts which are most relevant to each area. Each lecture will be accompanied by a tutorial session. The students will be asked to make short presentations to their peers about their current research projects and work in pairs to write a beamtime proposal. The students will also have the opportunity to visit the ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Facility in Didcot, and to attend a number of evening lectures from prestigious names from the neutron community. In addition, this year are providing an option maths refresher for those students who may want it.

Topics covered during the school include:

Further information

If you cannot find the information you need about the School on our website, please drop us an email at osns@stfc.ac.uk and we will try to answer your questions.


Head of School

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