Dieter Richter, Director at the Jülich Research Centre for Neutron Science and spokesman of the Scientific Directorate at the FRM II reactor in Munich
Professor Dieter Richter has worked alongside a neutron beam line for more than 30 years, first examining solid-state materials then pursuing the complex dynamics of macromolecules in soft matter and biophysical materials. In his current roles as director at the Jülich Research Centre for Neutron Science and spokesman of the Scientific Directorate at the FRM II reactor in Munich, Richter is one in a coterie of scientists sharpening a blade of materials research - neutron scattering.
Richter and colleagues at Jülich are working to push the Neutron Spin Echo (NSE) spectrometer into microsecond time scale, an accomplishment that will significantly improve their ability to observe the dynamics of biomolecules like proteins. He also negotiated the development of Jülich’s NSE instrument located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL’s) Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), which is an intensive and ongoing collaboration between the European and US neutron facilities. Richter will present the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences and SNS Research Forum’s third lecture “Dynamics of Polymers in Polymer Nanocomposites” on March 22. Full article ...
Neutron News Journal, Volume 24:1
ORNL and six US universities initiate collaborative online neutron science course
Novel neutron scattering graduate cyber course tops 140 registrants worldwide. A new graduate distance-learning course in neutron scattering, taught by high-profile professors at six collaborating US universites and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), is available free of charge to advanced Ph.D. students, scientists, and faculty in the United States and abroad.
"Neutron Scattering in Quantum Condensed Matter Physics", available online to registrants, consists of 26 lectures for the 2012 fall semester. The cybercourse began in early September and runs through to early December 2012. The 75-minute lectures are presented twice each week. Full article ...
Sunil Sinha, University of California–San Diego Distinguished Professor of Physics.
A Chat with Sunil Sinha, Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of California–San Diego
The second lecture in the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences and SNS Research Forum at ORNL featured Sunil Sinha, Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of California–San Diego. The lecture was titled “Grazing Incidence Scattering Studies of Thin Films of Soft Matter and Nanoparticles.
The joint seminar series is sponsored by the two Oak Ridge National Laboratory user facilities to highlight research at the interface of neutron scattering and nanoscience.
In the following exchange, Dr. Sinha discussed the lecture, his research, and a new cyber course in neutron scattering for which he is an instructor. He is a prominent condensed matter physics experimental researcher and a leader in the neutron scattering and x ray scattering communities. A fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he has been recognized with the Department of Energy’s Ernest O. Lawrence Award, the MRS Medal, and the Arthur H. Compton Prize of the Advanced Photon Source. Full article ...
Doug Scalapino discusses “common thread” linking unconventional superconducting materials
Professor Emeritus Douglas Scalapino
Douglas Scalapino was the inaugural speaker for a new joint lecture series sponsored by the Spallation Neutron Source and the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is Research Professor of Physics at the University of California–Santa Barbara. A leading theorist in condensed matter physics, he has been a fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the National Academy Sciences. He has been awarded the John Bardeen Prize for theoretical work in superconductivity and the Julius Lilienfeld Prize for outstanding contributions to physics, as well as numerous prestigious research fellowships. His lecture, “Common thread: The pairing interaction for a class of unconventional superconductors,” addressed the question of whether there is a common link among the various known types of unconventional superconductors. Full Article
Collin Broholm joins ORNL's Neutron Sciences
Johns Hopkins Professor Collin Broholm accepts joint faculty appointment with ORNL Neutron Sciences.
Collin Broholm, a leader in the international neutron scattering community, recently joined ORNL's Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) as a joint faculty appointment with Johns Hopkins University. He will spend approximately 25% of his time working at ORNL.
Broholm is a professor in the Johns Hopkins Department of Physics and Astronomy and Director of the Johns Hopkins–Princeton Institute for Quantum Matter. An experimental physicist in the field of hard condensed matter, he concentrates on anomalous forms of magnetism, superconductivity, and the interplay of the two. For this work he received the 2010 sustained research prize of the Neutron Scattering Society of America. Broholm has served on numerous committees overseeing instrument development at neutron scattering facilities, including the Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor at ORNL, Helmholtz Zentrum in Berlin, and the NIST Center for Neutron Research. He also served on the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee and the Condensed Matter and Materials Research Committee of the National Research Council. Full article ...