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Summer School for X-ray Scattering 2017

The 3rd CENEM Summer School for X-ray Scattering will be held at the Institute for Crystallography and Structural Physics (ICSP) from 24th to 27th of July 2017. The school will provide a perfect opportunity to get a detailed insight into theory and practice of several modern scattering methods as X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), small angle X-ray and neutron scattering (SAXS/SANS), surface scattering using a grazing incident X-ray beam (GISAXS/GIXD), and X-ray reflectometry (XRR). This includes lessons about the basics of scattering of X-rays, methodological background of the diverse methods, but also data reduction and data evaluation. Additionally, Dr. Oliver Seeck (DESY, Hamburg) will give a talk about X-ray scattering experiments at large-scale facilities. During hands-on trainings at our state-of-the-art laboratory instruments the participants will learn to apply X-ray scattering techniques by performing their own measurements on selected samples and by analyzing the experimental data.

It is intended to include a discussion with the participants of the school about the application of X-ray scattering in their own research. The participants are therefore requested to complement their application with a short abstract highlighting their research interests in the context of X-ray scattering.

Due to limitations of our capacity for the hands-on training sessions, only 16 researchers can be accepted. The summer school is mainly dedicated to doctoral candidates but is also open to Bachelor and Master degree students, postdoctoral researchers, and employees.

We expect the completely filled application form including the abstract to be sent to not later than the application deadline 16th of June 2017.

Application deadline: June 16th 2017

Decision about participation: June 23rd 2017

Fee: 400 €; Members of EAM and FAU exempt from charge

For application form click here

Please send your application and abstract to


Dennis Noll
Staudtstraße 3, room 01.033
91058 Erlangen
phone: +49 (0)9131 85 25192

Klaus Götz
Staudtstraße 3, room 01.020
91058 Erlangen
phone: +49 (0)9131 85 25185