10th International Workshop on Sample Environment at Scattering Facilities

Date: September 2-6 (Sunday thru Thursday), 2018

Venue: Seminaris SeeHotel Potsdam, Germany


Scope of workshop

The successful series of the International Workshop on Sample Environment at Scattering Facilities is celebrating its 10th edition and will be held in Potsdam and Berlin, Germany. The workshop is held under the patronage of the International Society for Sample Environment (ISSE) and will focus on two main topics:

  • Sample environment at neutron scattering facilities
  • Sample environment at synchrotron radiation facilities

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, housing the neutron facility BER II in Berlin-Wannsee (Lise-Meitner Campus) and the X-ray synchrotron facility BESSY II in Berlin-Adlershof (W.C. Röntgen Campus), invites technicians, engineers and scientist from all over the world to  discuss and present sample environment related topics such as directed, switchable and ultrahigh magnetic fields, electric fields, extremely low and high sample temperatures, samples under ultrahigh vacuum conditions or extreme pressure.

The realization of complex setups for the investigation of gaseous, liquid and solid samples in different physical and chemical environments as well as its standardization and modularity are core elements of large scale facilities to collect valuable data with high efficiency, precision and reliability in limited beamtime periods.

We are looking forward to seeing many of interested people from science, engineering and industry to foster the exchange of new ideas and to intensify international cooperation. The capacity of the workshop is aimed at more than 100 persons. Excursions to BER II and BESSY II are planned as well as social events to bringing together the sample environment communities of neutron and synchrotron science.

The foundation of this continuing series was laid in Berlin in 1999 chaired by Michael Meißner. After being organized by various scattering facilities worldwide (Villigen/CH, Abingdon/Oxfordshire, Argonne/Illinois, Villard de Lans/Grenoble, Herrsching/München, Sydney/AUS, Eynsham/Oxfordshire, Gettysburg/Maryland) the biennial workshop returns to its origin in 2018. Your participation is highly appreciated. Please register as soon as the registration is open!