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Kick-off SAGA – Preparing for a GISANS instrument at ESS – A Swedish Initiative 

When: Friday 14 of January 2022
Where: Virtual and at LINXS
Registration deadline: January 11, 2022

The understanding of interfacial properties of materials, as well as interfacial processes in terms of structural, morphological  and compositional changes, is of crucial importance in many scientific fields that include chemistry, physics, biology and engineering. A wide consortium, building on the strength in surface and interface  science in Sweden, has formed to push for a Swedish led project to design and construct such an instrument at  ESS. In this project we will develop a conceptual and technical design for the world leading neutron surface  scattering beamline and benchmark it against existing instruments. The design of the instrument is directly  motivated by the science and business case developed in coordination with the international community and will take full advantage of the brilliance of ESS. The output of the project will be a competitive instrument project  proposal for the next ESS call and a detailed plan for the implementation of such a leading instrument. Particular  emphasis will be dedicated to build competence in the development of neutron instrumentation in Sweden to  enable strong engagement in the ESS instrument suite. This is the kick-off of a national Swedish project with international collaboration. The Swedish research council granted the funding for the project in November 2021.

Joint session with SXNS

11.45-12.15 Peter Müller-Buschbaum (Technische Universität München, Germany) - Nanostructured polymer films for energy harvesting applications studied with GISANS, GISAXS and GIWAXS

12.15-13.15 Lunch

13.15-13.45 Adrian Rennie (Uppsala University, Sweden) - Near Surface Neutron Scattering – Studying Buried Structured Interfaces with Attached Colloidal Particles, Lipids and Proteins

13.45-14.00 Alexei Vorobiev (Uppsala University, Sweden) - GISANS studies using fan shaped beams

14.00-14.30 Sunil Sinha (UC San Diego, CA, USA) - Coherent GISAXS Scattering and Phase Retrieval Using DWBA

14.30-15.00 Coffee 


15.00-15.05 Welcome by Prof. Kristina Edström, Uppsala University

15.05-15.15 Presentation from Swedish Research Council, Johan Holmberg

15.15-15.25 Tommy Nylander: Intro to SAGA

15.25-15.45 Max Wolff: Initial design concepts, Uppsala University, Sweden

15.45-16.05 Jens Birch: Technical developments, Linköping University, Sweden

16.05-16.20 Martin Månsson: Swedish & International user engagement, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

16.20-16.35 Stefan Roth: International advisory group, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) & KTH, Sweden

16.35-17.00 Concluding discussions

LINXS at Ideon Delta 5
5-5-1 - Main Seminar Room
The workshop will also be available online

No fee 

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