MATRAC 2 School 2019

Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Materials Science with special focus on Fundamental Aspects of Materials

About the School

The MATRAC 2 School will provide a systematic overview of the application of neutrons and synchrotron radiation to the structural analysis of engineering materials and will focus on neutron scattering and imaging experiments. Students and young scientists from research and industry from all of Europe interested in this field are welcome to participate.

This school starts again with the fundamentals of synchrotron radiation and neutron scattering. In contrast to MATRAC 1, the focus is subsequently shifted towards neutron techniques and their application on specific problems in materials science. Different classes of modern materials are presented and it will be shown how neutron scattering, on the one hand, and synchrotron radiation, on the other hand, can be used to explore the microscopic mechanisms that are responsible for their properties. While fundamental aspects are dominating, application related phenomena will be covered as well.

The school will take place from 31 March to 5 April 2019 in Herrsching/Ammersee (near Munich) and at the FRM II in Garching/Munich. The focus of the practical training will be on neutron experiments. Therefore, the participants will spend two days doing experiments at the FRM II.

The School is significantly funded by German and Swedish authorities for their respective students. Furthermore, students from other EU countries can financially be supported within the frame of the SINE2020 Neutron and Muon Advanced Schools. Therefore, the participation fee amounts to 100 €.

The fee includes board and lodging for the duration of the school as well as a reference book.

An application form will be provided in due course. Please use this form (to be found in the navigation bar) to apply for the school and send in parallel an e-mail with a short CV (pdf document, maximum one page, including the status of your education, if applicable the topic of your thesis). Please also include a letter of motivation, signed by your supervisor also stating his/her contact address.

All documents to be sent to: matrac2(at)

Extended application deadline: 27 January 2019
Decision about participation: early February 2019
Payment deadline: 1 March 2019

Payment details will be sent to you upon positive decision by the organising committee on your participation.