Congratulations to the ACNS Poster Presenter Winners



Understanding the Role of Topology on Deformation and Scission of Polymers in Dilute Solutions Under Extreme Shear Flows Using In Situ Neutron Scattering Anukta Datta1, Xiaoyan Wang2, Patrick Underhill2 and Matthew Helgeson1; 1University of California, Santa Barbara, United States; 2Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States



Analysis of Engineered Nafion Surfaces via Neutron Reflectometry Natalie L. Schwab1,2, Yuanchao Li3, Trung van Nguyen3, Robert M. Briber1 and Joseph A. Dura2; 1University of Maryland, United States; 2National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States; 3University of Kansas, United States



Magnetic Excitations in the Highly Frustrated fcc Iridate K2IrCl6 Qiaochu Wang and Kemp Plumb; Brown University, United States



Fluctuating Pseudospin Dimers in Jeff-3/2 Cluster Mott Insulator Tsung-Han Yang1, Tomoya Higo 2, Shinya Kawamoto2, Joerg Neuefeind3, Matthew Stone3, SuYin Wang4, Milinda Abeykoon 5, Yu-Sheng Chen4, Satoru Nakatsuji2 and Kemp Plumb1; 1Brown University, United States; 2The University of Tokyo, Japan; 3Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States; 4Argonne National Laboratory, United States; 5Brookhaven National Laboratory, United States


Sunday, June 5, 2022
NSE Workshop/Tutorial

  • 12:45 pm – 3:15 pm—Afternoon Session 1
  • 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm—Break
  • 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm—Afternoon Session 2

Recent Advances in Neutron Spin Echo Science and Technology

An introduction to quasielastic neutron scattering using neutron spin echo will be followed by several scientific examples in complex systems, incoherent scattering materials and magnetism.  The workshop will end with talks and discussions about ongoing upgrades to the NSE instrumentation at the US facilities.  It is hoped that participants will get a better understanding of this polarized neutron technique, the complex instrumentation and the science that results from this technique.    


Changwoo Do, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Georg Ehlers, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Antonio Faraone
, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Jason S. Gardner, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Yang Yang Wang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
YZ, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



Sunday, June 5, 2022

  • 9:00 am – 10:30 am—Morning Session 1
  • 10:30 am – 10:50 am—Break
  • 10:50 am – 12:20 pm—Morning Session 2
  • 12:20 pm – 1:45 pm—Lunch Break
  • 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm—Afternoon Session 1
  • 3:15 pm – 3:35 pm—Break
  • 3:35 pm – 5:00 pm—Afternoon Session 2

Analyzing Small-Angle Scattering Data with Modern Python (Download PDF Flyer)

While there exists a plethora of tools for analyzing X-ray and neutron scattering data, it is sometimes the case that these tools don’t have all the features needed to support highly specialized experiments. In this case, users must either wait for the developers to add in the features or attempt to add the features themselves. However, both options can unnecessarily slow down progress of their scientific program. Here, we will teach participants how to use the Python programming language to analyze their scattering data and develop custom analysis workflows. We will start from the basics of Python itself and then continue building upon skills for loading, plotting, and analysis using real-world data. Finally, provided examples will demonstrate how several Python libraries, including both general-purpose (Pandas, xArray) and specialized (sasmodels, periodictable, pyPRISM) tools, can be incorporated in these custom data approaches.


Tyler Martin, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Caitlyn Wolf, National Institute of Standards and Technology

ACNS Conference Host:  NSSA


Canadian Institute for Neutron Scattering

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