Small Angle Scattering Training School

Jun 04. till Jun 05.

Small Angle Scattering Training School

This course aims to provide users of the I22 and B21 beamlines with a rounded knowledge of small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) as an analytical technique.

04/06/20182018-06-04 - 05/06/20182018-06-05
Diamond House, Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire
This course aims to provide users of the I22 and B21 beamlines with a rounded knowledge of small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) as an analytical technique.

The course will begin with an introductory lecture on SAS given by Jan Ilavsky and move through to real world examples from contemporary researchers.  Over two full days, attendees will cover the underlying principles of SAXS and gain hands-on experience with data correction, reduction and analysis software alongside advice on writing SAXS publications.

The course will also provide attendees with the chance to meet researchers alongside software developers both of whom are advancing SAXS as a technique by developing new analytical techniques or packages to aid data reduction and analysis.

Provisional programme


Monday 4th June 2018
09:00  Arrival and registration
10:00 Welcome and overview of course
10:10 Introduction to scattering - Jan Ilavsky, APS, Argonne National Laboratory

SAXS techniques #1
Camille Blayo - University of Cambridge:
    "Using SAS techniques to unravel the nanoscale organisation of light-responsive surfactants"
Himadri Gupta – Queen Mary University of London

12:00 Lunch

SAXS techniques #2
Mike Lockhart, Univeristy of Manchester
Eva Herzig, University of Bayreuth

14:00 Introduction to DAWN
14:30 Break
14:45 Data reduction/processing
16:00 Break
16:15 Calibration and masking
17:15 End of day one                                                            
18:00 Dinner



Tuesday 5th June 2018
09:00 Data visualisation, export and loading; common SAS analyses
10:30 Break
11:00 Common SAS questions
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Writing an SAS paper
14:00 Break                                                  

SAS analysis session (parallel sessions)
Session 1 - Scåtter
Session 2 - SasView, MCSAS and Born Again

 16:15 Re-join for course conclusion 



Applications are now closed.  Applications will be reviewed the wk cm' 30th April. 

Places are limited to 40 participants and applications may be made until the 27th April. 

Successful applicants will be informed by the 4th of May. Please note in the case of oversubscription a limit of 2 people from each single research group will be enforced. 

For any queries, please contact Diamond Events - [email protected] 
There is no fee to attend the workshop and meals are included.  Attendees are required to cover the cost of travel and accommodation (as required). Successful applicants will be provided with a reference code to book rooms for 3rd and/or 4th June at our onsite guest house.  

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