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Group photo of the Joint Workshop JCNS and Flipper 2016 in front of the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing. | © Forschungszentrum Jülich
The first “Joint Workshop JCNS and Flipper 2016 – Modern Trends in Neutron Scattering for Magnetic Systems/Single-crystal Diffraction with Polarized Neutrons” was held from 3 -7 October 2016 at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing on Lake Starnberg, south of Munich. Flipper, the workshop for single-crystal diffraction with polarized neutrons, had previously been organized by the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble in 2010 and 2013.
60 participants from Europe, Russia, Taiwan and Japan attended the combined workshop. 40 invited and contributed talks were given and 8 posters were presented. Topics included unconventional superconductors, functional materials such as multiferroics and magnetocalorics, quantum and frustrated spin systems, nanomagnetism and neutron methods and instrumentation focused in particular on the use of polarized neutrons for magnetism. Neutron scattering provides the basis for a fundamental understanding of the structure of the materials related to the different topics under discussion at the workshop.
An afternoon excursion to the weather observatory on Hoher Peissenberg in the Alpine Foreland along with the workshop dinner offered time for further discussion and deepened the scientific exchange between participants. Financial support from Oxford Instruments is gratefully acknowledged.
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The JCNS Workshop 2017 will focus on neutron instrumentation and will be held in Tutzing from 10 to 13 October 2017.