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Arbeitskreis 7 Neutronenstreuung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kristallographie


The general objective of this work group is to provide information on methods and applications of neutrons on hot topics - e.g. in the energy or information sector and material science - to the community of crystallographers. We also would like to offer practical guidance to users who whish to use neutrons but have questions like “How do I apply for beam time?”, “In what time scale can I expect to do my experiment?” and so on.
In intervals of about two or three years, the work group offers courses and workshops to strengthen the exchange of information between all scientists interested in or already using neutrons.

Activities and Announcements

SNI Satellite Workshop Announcement Sept. 19th – 20th 2018

"Get the best of all": Structure research by merging the peculiarities of synchrotron, neutron, electron and ion radiation

Nowadays challenges in physics, chemistry, biology and material sciences often require crystallographic / structural studies that combine smartly various scattering methods using complementary synchrotron, neutron and ion radiation. The workshop consists of two parts: in the first part, the peculiarities of the different kinds of radiation and their generation be discussed including an overview of the corresponding large scale facilities and the kind of methods they offer for structure analysis. In the second part, focusing on applications, experienced scientists will give an insight into the unique information they gain by merging the complementary methods. The following topics are planned:

  • quantum phenomena/correlated systems (magnetism and superconductivity)
  • macromolecular and biological studies (life sciences)
  • functional materials for energy research
  • etc.

The workshop should will take place from Sept. 19th 2018 afternoon (16:00h) to Sept. 20th 2018 until lunchtime (13:00h). In addition, an optional guided tour through the Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz research reactor FRM II in the afternoon of Sept. 20th is planned at 15:00h. Please note that participation in the guided tour requires a registration until August 31rs latestly. The event is organized by Working Group “Neutron Scattering” of the German Crystallography Society (DGK). A registration to the SNI conference is not required to participate in this workshop.

Registration page

If you have questions or would like to announce your interest in this workshop please do not hesitate to contact the working group spokesman Martin Meven.


Breaking the Walls: Complementarity of X-Ray and Neutron Scattering

In 2017, a satellite workshop took place in Karlsruhe after the DGK annual meeting from March 30th - 31st in collaboration with colleagues from the AK Synchrotron concerning various crystallographic studies related to hot topics in physics, chemistry biology and material sciences combining neutron and synchrotron radiation including a visit on the ANKA synchrotron facility.


In the International Year of Crystallgraphy the work group offered an introductory neutron workshop on March 21st - 22nd about neutron sources, powder and single crystal diffraction, spectroscopy, reflectometry, tomography, material sciences and soft matter and a guided tour through the BERII neutron source of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) including the instrumentation related to these topics.


Im Anschluß an die Laue-Tagung der DGK vom 12. bis 15. März 2012 an der Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität (LMU) in München veranstaltete der Arbeitskeis am 15. und 16. März 2012 den Workshop Neutronenbeugung für Kristallographen.


Der Arbeitskreis veranstaltete im Rahmen der gemeinsamen Jahrestagung der DGK, DMG und ÖMG vom 20. bis 24. September 2011 in Salzburg vom 19. bis 20. September den Workshop Neutronenbeugung in der Kristallographie: Grundlagen und Anwendungen inklusive einer Führung durch die Forschungs-Neutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II).


ECM26 in Darmstadt: Treffen des Arbeitskreises am Mo., 30.08.2010 um 15:00h im seminar room argentum

Alle Mitglieder des Arbeitskreises und interessierte Zuhörer sind herzlich willkommen. Diskutiert werden sollen die

  • Beteiligung des Arbeitskreises an den DGK-Tagungen
    • 2011 in Salzburg und
    • 2012 in München
  • Wünsche der Mitglieder bzgl. zukünftiger Aktivitäten des Arbeitskreises

Bitte beachten Sie die aktuellen Aushänge auf der Tagung!

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