Applications Due March 13, 2023, for National School on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering
Graduate students are invited to submit their applications to the 25th annual National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering (NXS) by March 13, 2023. NXS educates graduate students in the use of major neutron and X-ray facilities, including those at U.S. Department of Energy user facilities.
The school runs from August 6-18, 2023. Lectures presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories include basic tutorials on the principles of scattering theory and the characteristics of the sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will conduct short in-person experiments at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor and virtual or hybrid experiments at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source, which provide hands-on experience for using neutron and synchrotron sources.
- Target audience: Graduate students attending universities in North America majoring in physics, chemistry, materials science, geosciences, engineering, or related fields, as well as researchers with similar backgrounds who frequently use physical analysis techniques. Because NXS is highly competitive and often oversubscribed, priority is given to students who are expected to use multiple neutron and x-ray experimental techniques and who have already started the graduate research work.
- Where to apply: Complete and submit your application through the website at
- NXS overview and flyer
NXS is jointly conducted by Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source and Materials Science Division, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Neutron Sciences Directorate and Materials Science and Technology Division. The School is supported by the U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences, and Materials Sciences and Engineering Division.