Scattering techniques offer a unique non-destructive statistical perspective on structure and spatial arrangements of structure in soft condensed matter at length-scales ranging from nm to 10's of microns. As such the techniques are powerfull characterisation tools in biology, polymer and materials science, biochemical sciences and in colloidal domain. This workshop follows on a series of meetings aiming to introduce researchers to a range of scattering techniques, with emphasis on their application to diverse areas of research in soft matter. This year's meeting will take place at ANSTO.
The workshop is suitable for experienced researchers, ECRs and post-docs and PhD/Honours students.
There will be opportunities for students to present posters of their research, even if they are not related to scattering - this will allow people to get feedback from experts on how the techniques discussed in the workshop may benefit their research.
The overall themes of the workshop are:
Research seminars highlighting how these techniques have been applied to soft matter research.
Introduction to scattering formalism (applied to pulsed field gradient NMR, neutron, X-ray and light scattering techniques).
Data reduction, analysis and interpretation.
The practicalities of accessing instrumentation, both laboratory based and at major facilities.
Prof Gary Bryant (RMIT University) - Light scattering for soft matter
Dr Stephen Holt (Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering ANSTO) - Neutron reflectivity.
Dr Christine Rehm (Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering ANSTO) - USANS at ACNS
Dr Yacine Hemar (University of Auckland, Director - Food Science) - Diffusing wave spectroscopy.
Ashish Kumar (MEP Instruments) - RheoScattering Measurements
Dr Isja De Feijter (SAXSLab) - Introduction to SAXS
Dr Nicolas De Souza (Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering ANSTO) - Nanoscale relaxations in soft matter, as probed by quasi-elastic neutron scattering
Dr Stephen Mudie (Australian Synchrotron) - SAXS/WAXS Beamline at the Australia Synchrotron
Dr David Poger (University of Queensland) - Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Lipid Bilayers
Dr Chris Garvey (Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering ANSTO) -Diffraction in the Mescoscale
Dr Andrew Whitten (Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering ANSTO) - Shape reconstruction of proteins from small angle scattering data.
Some other useful information:
Getting to ANSTO
Each day of the meeting there will be bus running to and from Sutherland station.
There are limited public transport options (fewer on the weekend). A bus will be running from Sutherland Station for each day of the meeting.
A taxi from the airport to ANSTO will cost ~A$90-100.
A taxi from Sutherland station to ANSTO will cost ~A$25-30.
Please contact Rachel Caldwell for further information. Please also note that we will have a dedicated bus for the meeting running from Sutherland station each day so city accommodation would be an option.
We'd like to thank the following organisations and companies for their support of the meeting:
Today’s instruments. Tomorrow’s insights
ATA Scientific specialises in sales, support and service for a range of specialised analytical instruments in the areas of Particle, Material and Biomolecular Science and SEM imaging. The Malvern Zetasizer is a high performance particle size analyser that uses Dynamic Light Scattering with Non-Invasive Backscatter optics for enhanced detection.
Malvern Zetasizer demonstration will be held on Tuesday 7th February at 11:55 am.
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