About the 1st SPSLNX

The comprehension and control of several properties of matter were the basis for the technological revolution that we experienced on the second half of the 20th century and on the beginning of 21st century, with the so called Nanotechnology. Computer chips, liquid crystals screens, LED, transistors, drugs, cosmetics, etc, are just a few examples of products directly related to this field.

In Brazil there are several groups with international relevance on the use of scattering techniques (X-Rays, neutrons and light) for the structural investigation of system at nanoscale. With the advent of the new Brazilian Synchrotron Light Source (SIRIUS) and the future Multipurpose Brazilian Reactor (RMB), a broader range of scientific applications will open to the Brazilian researchers. For an efficient use of its facilities, it is necessary to have a qualified user community.

The main objective of the São Paulo School on Light Neutrons and X-ray (1st SPSLNX) is to introduce young PhD students, postdocs and researchers,  from different areas and background, to the applications of light, neutrons and X-rays scattering. In this school, worldwide experts  will teach the theoretical aspects and discuss advanced applications using scattering techniques for structural characterization.

Topics covered:

  • Small-Angle X-ray Scattering
  • Small-Angle Neutron Scattering
  • X-ray Diffraction
  • Neutron Diffraction
  • Dynamic Light Scattering
  • Static Light Scattering
  • Diffusion Wave Spectroscopy
  • X-ray Imaging
  • Neutron Imaging
  • Advanced applications
  • New Brazilian Synchrotron/Sirius
  • Multipourpose Brazilian Reactor/RMB