38th Berlin School on Neutron Scattering

1st - 9th March 2018

Lise Meitner Campus / Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie



The school program consists of three days of lectures giving a theoretical introduction to fundamentals of neutron scattering and the principles of various neutron scattering techniques. After the lectures, there will be three and a half days of hands-on experiments on seven different neutron scattering instruments. The school will finish with lectures on how neutron scattering can be used for research in various subject areas, e.g. biology, chemistry, engineering and physics.

Hands-on Experimental Training in

  • Powder Diffraction
  • Reflectometry
  • Residual Stress Diffraction
  • Small Angle Neutron Scattering
  • Time-of-flight Spectroscopy
  • Tomography
  • Triple-Axis Spectroscopy


  • Neutron Instruments
  • Sample Environment

Student Poster Session

We will hold a students’ poster session which will give the students the opportunity to present their work and discuss with the HZB scientists how neutrons could benefit their research.

The schedule is available here (PDF)

Organised by Professor Bella Lake