481. Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Seminar

Energy Materials Research by Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation

08.05. - 11.05.2011, Meeting Place: Bad Honnef (Germany)

1st March 2011 – Deadline for Registration!

This is an event from Heraeus-Stiftung and HZB. The seminar is funded by the Wilhelm und Else Heraeus‐Stiftung. The goal of the seminar is to bring together young and experienced scientists from universities and from large-scale laboratories and facilities, who are using or planning to use neutrons or synchrotron radiation to study material that are related to energy research. It also aims at bringing together researchers conducting experimental characterization with scientists who have expertise in modeling. The idea of the seminar is to find a common language to describe the big picture behind the seemingly disparate phenomena in the different fields of energy research. The strengths and limitations of the various methods and challenges and opportunities for future neutron and synchrotron radiation sources will be addressed and new directions of applications shall be outlined. This will allow us to develop ideas for future international collaborations for developing and optimizing energy materials and related processes. The infrastructure of large scale facilities providing neutrons and synchrotron radiation shall be optimized according to the needs of this community and future developments will be pushed forward.

The audience of this workshop is broad and interdisciplinary, where different fields of research are bought together. Therefore, the presentations shall be understandable, where emphasis is put on basic concepts of the fundamental aspects of interaction of synchrotron radiation and neutrons with nuclei with respect to research on energy materials research using neutrons and synchrotron radiation as unique and selective probes. Ample time for discussions is aimed for bridging gaps between the various fields and connecting scientists to define a common ground. This will enhance the close collaboration between international research groups in experiment and theory and will encourage young scientists to choose this area for their scientific careers.