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Future Applications of Small-Angle Scattering to Soft Matter May 5 2016
Meeting: United Kingdom [in English]

Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) is a uniquely powerful tool for characterising a broad range of soft matter and it is 17 years since the SCI/RSC Colloid Groups have held a meeting in which the technique took centre stage. In the intervening years the availability and capability of neutron sources, and their SANS instruments, have changed enormously. With construction of the €2bn European Spallation Source already underway in Sweden (to which the UK is a contributor) even greater promise awaits the Soft Matter community in the second half of the next decade.

This meeting will focus on state-of-the-art applications of SANS across a range of Soft Matter systems, and the future scientific opportunities that will come from new facilities, new instruments, and technical advances.

The meeting will also celebrate the retirement of Dr Richard K Heenan, principal scientist in SANS at the ISIS Pulsed Neutron & Muon Source. During his distinguished career Richard has helped author over 300 publications (attracting over 5000 citations to date), the majority in the field of Soft Matter. He is a world authority on time-of-flight SANS, and has helped conceive and design several SANS instruments. However it is perhaps as the author of the FISH model-fitting software, which hundreds of small-angle scatterers in academia and industry have used to interpret their data over the years, that he is most widely known.

Event Location:
STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway
Fire Fly Avenue
Swindon
SN2 2EY
United Kingdom

Organizer:
Helen Gibb (send an email)
Society Of Chemical Industry
14-15 Belgrave Square
London
SW1X 8PS
United Kingdom
Deadlines
Early registration: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Posters: Friday, March 18, 2016
Keynote speakers:

Dr Sarah Rogers, ISIS Pulsed Neutron Source, UK

Prof Jayne Lawrence, King’s College London, UK

Dr Martin Hollamby, Keele University, UK

Prof Luigi 'Gino' Paduano, University of Naples, Italy

Prof Peter Griffiths, University of Greenwich, UK

Prof Julian Eastoe, University of Bristol, UK

Dr Fabrizia Foglia, Imperial College London, UK

Prof Adrian Rennie, Uppsala University, Sweden

Assoc Prof Andrew Jackson, European Spallation Source, Sweden

Guest Speaker: Dr Richard Heenan, ISIS Pulsed Neutron Source, UK

Session titles:

SANS of molecular assembly: unusual structures and alignment
Dr Martin Hollamby, Keele University, UK

Surfactants with colloids: adsorption or absorption?
Prof Julian Eastoe, University of Bristol, UK

Stopped-flow SANS studies of the interaction of Amphotericin B with model fungal and mammalian cell membranes
Dr Fabrizia Foglia, Imperial College London, UK

Opportunities and challenges for soft matter science using SANS at the ESS
Assoc Prof Andrew Jackson, European Spallation Source, Sweden

30+ years of a “wide continuous Q range”
Dr Richard Heenan, ISIS Pulsed Neutron Source, UK

Registration fees and grants:

Early Bird fee - before 18 March 2016
GB£70 . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Member
GB£30. . . . . . . . . .SCI/RSC Student Member
GB£50. . . . . . . . . .SCI/RSC Subsidised Member*
GB£90 . . . . . . . . . Non Member

Standard fee - from 18 March 2016
GB£85. . . . . . . . . .SCI/RSC Member
GB£40. . . . . . . . . .SCI/RSC Student Member
GB£60. . . . . . . . . .SCI/RSC Subsidised Member*
GB£110. . . . . . . . .Non Member