Central European Training School
on Neutron Techniques

Participants of the 14th CETS, 2021​

15th Central European Training School on Neutron Techniques
Budapest, 23rd-28th April, 2023

Budapest Neutron Centre announces the 15th Central European Training School on Neutron Techniques to be held between 23rd and 28th April in Budapest, Hungary. The annual Central European Training Schools are aimed at master and PhD students, post-docs as well as young researchers who have little or no experience in neutron techniques but are interested in using them in their research projects. Following the introductory lectures on the theory and on the different neutron techniques by local experts (in two and a half days), participants may choose five of the BNC instruments (listed below) to perform three hour hands-on practices each under the tuition of the instrument scientists. 

Registration deadline: 19 March, 2023.

Due to space limitations at the experimental stations, CETS 2023 can only accept 25 students. Participants will have the chance to display a poster and to give a (5 min., max. 5 slides) flash presentation to highlight their research project described in the poster.

A registration fee of 100 EUR will be charged from the participants for the meals and the printed course material of the practices. A few grants will be available for students.

Hands-on practices will be performed on instruments:

SANS-YS – Small angle neutron scattering
GINA – Neutron reflectometry
MTEST / PSD – Neutron diffraction
ATHOS – Residual stress analysis
PGAA NIPS / NAA – Elemental analysis
RAD / NORMA – Neutron imaging

A visit to Mirrotron Ltd., a spin-off company on the same campus, producing various kinds of neutron instrumentation (supermirrors, area detectors, choppers, velocity selectors, polarizers, etc.) and sponsor of CETS will complete the practical experience of the participants.

CETS has started to become part of the higher education. The combined theory & hands-on training school of BNC has been accredited by the Doctorate School of Physics of the Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences Budapest, and that of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Earning credits is now a possibility not only for students of Hungarian universities, but, in principle –­ through the ECTS – for students of universities Europe-wide. For those participants who request university credits, the oral and poster presentation, completion of the on-line test and submission of an essay – on how their research could be made more effective using neutrons – will all be required.

Abstract book of CETS 2021
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