29/11/2021 10:00 AM


02/12/2021 06:00 PM


Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

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Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung


The workshop is open to all Ph.D and Post-Doc researchers who are interested in nanostructure investigation using (Ultra-small, Small-and Wide-Angle) X-ray Scattering techniques. In a highly interactive format, it will become clear to the participants how X-ray scattering may benefit their own research projects.

The workshop will be run free of charge, and can be joined as part of two different tiers:

TopicProof-of-principle tierCasual tier
Learn the fundamentals and applications of USAXS/SAXS/WAXSYesYes
Practice making practical considerations for measurementsYesYes
Have your own samples measured in the MOUSE (BAM’s state-of-the-art lab instrument)YesNo
Learn to process data according to standardized, comprehensive methods (using DAWN)YesNo
Practice different SAXS data analysis methods (McSAS, SASfit, SasView)Your sample dataOn example data
Discuss your questions, results and interpretations with world-renowned specialistsUnlimitedAs supplies last

How to apply?

Candidates can send a short e-mail to indicating their interest in either a) the “Proof-of-principle” tier, where we measure a few of your samples, or b) the “Casual” tier. A short proposal form will be sent to you, where you can briefly describe your research and samples (POP tier only). Please note that the registration deadline for the “Proof-of-principle” tier is the 2nd of October. A selection of attendees will be made for the workshop if required.

Proof-of-principle tier

The number of (ideally solid or powder-)samples is not limited, but the samples need to arrive at least 6 weeks before the start of the workshop (i.e. by 18/10/2021). Data collection time will be split between participants equally in the 6 weeks running up to the workshop, however, extra data can be collected after the workshop if it benefits the investigation. We would suggest sending a small series of samples (e.g. time series, reagent series) so that you can see how changing different parameters can affect the nanostructure of your materials.

Find more detailed information in the workshop poster (PDF) .