Chemistry and Forensic Science Colloquium

Neutron scattering at the nanoscale: from 3D magnetic memory to the plague

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As part of the School of Science and Technology Chemistry and Forensic Science Colloquium, Dr Nina Steinke, ISIS neutron facility, presents: Neutron scattering at the nanoscale: from 3D magnetic memory to the plague.

  • From: Wednesday 11 October 2017, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 11 October 2017, 2 pm
  • Location: ERD 193, Erasmus Darwin, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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Event details

As part of the School of Science and Technology Chemistry and Forensic Science Colloquium, Dr Nina Steinke, ISIS neutron facility, presents: Neutron scattering at the nanoscale: from 3D magnetic memory to the plague.

Abstract

Neutron scattering has a long and illustrious history in investigating the atomic structures of materials, but it can also be used to explore materials on the nanoscale. I will give a brief introduction to neutron reflectometry, a powerful tool to investigate depth profiles and interfaces of solid and/or liquid thin films, and small angle neutron scattering, which investigates the shape and organisation of particles dispersed in a medium. I will point out the advantages of neutrons over other techniques and use a range of recent scientific examples (including nano-magnetism, the plague and others) to give a broad understanding of when neutrons might be the right tool to investigate a problem. Finally, I will quickly introduce the ISIS neutron and muon source at Harwell Campus in the UK where the experiments were performed and give some tips on how the application process works.

All welcome.

This seminar is hosted by Dr Emma Smith.

For any enquiries please contact Dr Sophie Benjamin.

Location details

Room/Building:

ERD 193, Erasmus Darwin

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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