For 2022, in the absence of the annual ISIS Neutron Training Course, the ISIS SANS Group will be running an online training course that will introduce small-angle neutron scattering (SANS), discuss data collection and processing and provide an overview to different types of measurements and data analyses. The course will consist of mixture of webinars given by members of the SANS Group and practical demonstrations of how to best obtain, use and understand SANS data. Participants will have the opportunity to practise data reduction and data analysis themselves using the ISIS IDAaaS cloud computing environment.
The course is aimed at researchers from any area of science or engineering who intend to use or already do use SANS in their research programme, whether based in academia or industry. Priority will be given to applicants from the UK and ISIS partner countries.
Attendees do not need to be experts already, so those with little experience of neutron science or SANS are welcome to attend. The key criterion is that participants should expect to use the SANS instruments at ISIS in their research.
The online course will take place during the weekday afternoons (13:30-17:00 GMT) in the weeks of 1-10 February 2022.
Registration for the course has now closed. The SANS Group are reviewing applications and will inform applicants of their decision in mid-December.
The Online Training Course will cover the following topics.
- Introduction to the SANS technique, how to perform measurements, and designing experiments
- Reducing data, including reduction pipeline and data formats
- Overview of data analysis and software options available
- Advanced data analysis in areas such as biological, ordered, and magnetic systems
- How to prepare proposals and plan for beamtime
- Hands-on experience reducing data and analysing data using the IDAaaS virtual computing environment
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