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Scattering is a powerful experimental technique to study the structure and dynamics of condensed matter. The data in q-space often provides insights on structures at length scales that are not accessible to optical microscopy. One area of application is soft and biological matter. Systems studied range from polymers and proteins to lipid-bilayer membranes and the distribution of nerve fibres and myelin assembly in brain sections.

Scattering experiments are often closely connected with theory and simulation, which are required to interpret the scattering data. Various techniques are used in IHRS BioSoft institutes, such as light, X-ray, and neutron scattering, depending on the sample properties and the targeted structure size. Two lectures by colleagues from the institute for Neutron Scattering and Biological Matter will provide you with an introduction to scattering and—as an example—the characterization of macromolecules.

Wednesday, 10.11.2021
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Reiner Zorn
(Neutron Scattering and Biological Matter)
Introduction to Scattering
Wednesday, 08.12.2021
1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Jörg Stellbrink
(Neutron Scattering and Biological Matter)
Neutron Scattering and Macromolecules

Summer 2022 lectures will take place in June/July and be announced mid of May!

The lecture series aims at an interdisciplinary audience. All interested colleagues are invited, registration is not required.

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