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Neutron Scattering
Gordon Research Conference

Structure and Dynamics of Materials on Many Length and Time Scales


August 6-11, 2017


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong, China Site Information


Bruce D. Gaulin

Vice Chair:
Masatoshi Arai

Hong Kong Advisory Board:
Tony F. Chan, Kathryn Song Eng Cheah, Fanny M.C. Cheung, Arthur B. Ellis, Barry Halliwell, Nancy Ip, Jian Lu, Peter Mathieson, Alfonso Ngan, Paul Tam, Benjamin Wah, Henry Wong, Vivian Wing-Wah Yam, Kenneth Young & Albert Cheung-Hoi Yu More Information

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by July 9, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

Meeting Description

With major new investments in infrastructure for neutron science in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia either completed or in advanced planning, our capabilities for understanding new materials using neutron scattering are evolving rapidly. This GRC will be a forum for discussing how new neutron instrumentation is advancing our understanding of new materials - the materials that will help us address significant challenges and societal needs through the 21st century.

Neutron science impacts a broad range of materials and the GRC sessions will focus on these, including magnetic and superconducting materials, topological materials, polymeric and biological materials, as well as energy-related and engineering materials. Attention will focus on current and cutting edge research problems and how new neutron instrumentation can solve important problems. The Neutron Scattering GRC will also feature an associated GRS to address the needs of a large cohort of young neutron scientists.

Related Meeting

This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Neutron Scattering" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.


Preliminary Program

The topics and speakers for the conference sessions are displayed below (italics denote discussion leaders). The Conference Chair is currently developing their detailed program, which will include the complete meeting schedule, as well as the talk titles for all speakers. The detailed program will be available by April 6, 2017. Please check back for updates.

  • Keynote Session: New Materials and Neutron Sciences Facilities: Past, Present and Future
    (Masatoshi Arai / Andrew Taylor / Paul Langan)
  • New Magnetic Materials
    (Stephen Nagler, Jun Zhao / Lucy Clark / Taku Sato / Kirrily Rule / Christian Pfleiderer)
  • Soft and Polymeric Materials
    (Victoria Garcia Sakai, Yilong Han / Elliot Gilbert / Sung-Min Choi / Mitsuhiro Shibayama)
  • Thermoelectric and New Energy Materials
    (Katharina Fritsch, Evvy Kartini / Olivier Delaire / Andrew Goodwin / Craig Brown / Jie Ma)
  • Disordered and Engineering Materials
    (Yuntao Liu / Claire White / Xun-Li Wang / Ronald Rogge)
  • Superconducting and Topological Materials
    (Raymond Osborn, Wei Bao / Collin Broholm / Pengcheng Dai / Taka-Hisa Arima / Philippe Bourges)
  • Biological Materials
    (Dean Myles / John Katsaras / Antonio Benedetto / Yun Liu)
  • The Role of Neutron Scattering in Materials Synthesis and Discovery
    (Bruce Gaulin / Hiroshi Kageyama / Geetha Balakrishnan)
  • New Instrumentation Enabling New Science
    (Toby Perring / Ken Andersen / Kenji Nakajima)
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