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Neutron Scattering
Gordon Research Conference

Effect of Disorder and Disordered Materials

Dates

June 21-26, 2015

Location

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China

Organizers

Chair:
Xun-Li Wang

Vice Chair:
Bruce D. Gaulin

Meeting Description

Neutron scattering is a powerful and versatile method to characterize the structure and dynamics of materials. The experimental technique was pioneered in the late 1940s, by Drs. Clifford G. Shull and Bertram N. Brockhouse, for which they were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1994. Over the years, neutron scattering studies have made tremendous impact in many areas of physics, chemistry, biology, materials science, and materials engineering.

The Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Neutron Scattering is a new conference series featuring world-leading neutron scattering scientists who will share and discuss their latest discoveries in the GRC (interactive) style. The inaugural conference will focus on the effect of disorder and disordered materials. Disorder is ubiquitous and often strongly influences the properties of a material. For example, small changes in oxygen stoichiometry in pyrochlore materials and other frustrated magnets, can lead to a very different magnetic response. Meanwhile, microalloying is known to dramatically improve the glass forming ability of bulk metallic glasses. The underling physical mechanisms leading to these novel phenomena are subjects of intense debate. Disordered materials encompass glass, liquids, spin glass, quantum liquids, relaxor ferroelectrics, polymers, and bio systems.

Neutron scattering has played an important role in elucidating the structure and dynamics of disordered materials, and the effect of disorder on properties. However, neutron applications to disorder are very demanding technically, as the scattering tends to be distributed in momentum and energy space, The conference is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together neutron scattering scientists and theorists across the traditional fields of condensed matter physics, materials science, and the soft matter. In spite of the diversity in the materials of interest, the mechanisms underlying their intriguing physical properties could be the same or similar, and the different communities will benefit from each other through exchange of ideas and approaches.

Innovative instrumentation is the backbone of scientific discoveries. One of the nine sessions will be therefore devoted to discussions of the performance of innovative instruments. In addition, there will be a session featuring industrial applications, which connects the neutron scattering community to the public. A diverse and vibrant user community is vital for the success of the neutron scattering facilities. We thus particularly encourage the participation of young scientists, to learn and profit from interactions with leading scientists in neutron scattering in the casual environment provided by the conference.

Contributors

Final Meeting Program

Sunday
2:00 pm - 8:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmKeynote Session: Neutrons and Society
Discussion Leaders: Wen-Hsien Li (National Central University, Taiwan) and Masato Ohnuma (Hokkaido University, Japan)
7:40 pm - 7:45 pmWen-Hsien Li (National Central University, Taiwan)
"Welcome from Asia-Oceania Neutron Scattering Association (AONSA)"
7:45 pm - 7:50 pmDiscussion
7:50 pm - 8:30 pmWay Kuo (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China)
"Quality and Innovation"
8:30 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 9:20 pmThom Mason (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
"Materials Science and Technology for Energy and the Future of Neutrons"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmSuperconductivity and Correlated Electrons
Discussion Leaders: Jeffrey Lynn (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA) and Hsiung Chou (National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan)
9:00 am - 9:30 amBernhard Keimer (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany)
"Spin and Charge Correlations in Cuprate Superconductors"
9:30 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 10:10 amDespina Louca (University of Virginia, USA)
"Nature of Disorder in Superconductors"
10:10 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 10:30 amGeneral Discussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amGroup Photo / Coffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amYuan Li (Peking University, China)
"Inelastic Neutron Scattering Study of Superconductors and Low-Dimensional Frustrated Magnet"
11:30 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:10 pmJohn Tranquada (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
"From Disorder to Intertwined Orders in Cuprate Superconductors"
12:10 pm - 12:20 pmDiscussion
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmGeneral Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmStructure of Liquids and Soft Matter
Discussion Leaders: Liang Hong (Shang Hai Jiao Tong University, China) and Toshiya Otomo (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Japan)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmToshiji Kenaya (Kyoto University, Japan)
"Polymer Thin Film Dynamics by Neutron Inelastic Scattering, Neutron Reflectivity and Low Energy Muon"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmFangwei Wang (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
"China Spallation Neutron Source"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmAlan Soper (Science and Technology Facilities Council, United Kingdom)
"Neutron Total Scattering as a Unique Probe of Fluid Structure Near a Solid Interface"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmDynamics of Liquids and Soft Matter
Discussion Leaders: David Price (CEMHTI, France) and Suresh Chathoth (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China)
9:00 am - 9:30 amSow-Hsin Chen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Evidence of Liquid-to-Liquid Phase Transition in Deeply Cooled Confined Water"
9:30 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 10:10 amHajime Tanaka (University of Tokyo, Japan)
"Roles of Growing Structural Order in Slow Dynamics and Crystallization of a Supercooled Liquid"
10:10 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 10:30 amGeneral Discussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amTakeishi Egami (University of Tennessee, USA)
"Real Space Analysis of Elastic and Inelastic Neutron Scattering Data"
11:30 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:10 pmAndreas Meyer (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
"Quasielastic Neutron Scattering for the Study of Transport of Mass in Liquid Metals and Alloys"
12:10 pm - 12:20 pmDiscussion
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmGeneral Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFrustrated and Exotic Magnets
Discussion Leaders: Fangwei Wang (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China) and Jason Gardner (National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Taiwan)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmKate Ross (Colorado State University, USA)
"The Effect of Exchange Disorder on a Pyrochlore Antiferromagnet: XY Fluctuations and Freezing in NaCaCo2F7"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmMichel Kenzelmann (Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland)
"Novel Ground States and Excitations in Rare-Earth Frustrated Magnets"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmPaul Attfield (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
"Order and Disorder in Functional Oxynitrides and Related Materials"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmApplication of Neutron Scattering
Discussion Leaders: Ismail Noyan (Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, USA) and Zhongwu Zhang (Harbin Engineering University, China)
9:00 am - 9:30 amAnna Paradowska (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization, Australia)
"Neutron Scattering Research for Modern Industrial Challenges"
9:30 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 10:10 amKaoru Sato (JFE Steel Research Laboratory, Japan)
"Nano Structure Characterization in Steel Industry"
10:10 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 10:30 amGeneral Discussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amJanna Maranas (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
"Ion Containing Polymers for Battery Technology"
11:30 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:10 pmDong Ma (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
"Neutron Diffraction Studies of Deformation Behaviors of Amorphous and Nanostructured Alloys"
12:10 pm - 12:20 pmDiscussion
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmGeneral Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmJamming and Glass Transition
Discussion Leader: Lei Xu (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmSunil Sinha (University of California, San Diego, USA)
"Dynamics of Jammed Systems - Universal or Not?"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmPeter Harrowell (University of Sydney, Australia)
"Soft Normal Modes as a Basis for the Description of Cooperative Processes in Amorphous Materials"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmYang Zhang (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
"Energy Landscape Statistics and Coarsening in Liquids and Glasses"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNew Materials and Developments
Discussion Leaders: Yang Ren (Argonne National Laboratory, USA) and Jaime Fernandez-Baca (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
9:00 am - 9:30 amMichael Crawford (DuPont Co., USA)
"Neutron Scattering Studies of Hybrid Perovskites for Photovoltaics"
9:30 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 10:10 amAbhijit Pramanick (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China)
"Nanoscale Atomic Displacement Ordering for Enhanced Piezoelectric Properties in Lead-Free ABO3 Ferroelectrics"
10:10 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 10:30 amGeneral Discussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amOliver Kirstein (European Spallation Source, Sweden)
"Force Chains in Monodisperse Spherical Particle Assemblies Measured by Neutron Diffraction"
11:30 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:10 pmStephan Rosenkranz (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
"Corelli: Elastic Diffraction Utilizing the Cross Correlation Method"
12:10 pm - 12:20 pmDiscussion
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmGeneral Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmNovel Instrumentation
Discussion Leader: Robert Robinson (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization, Australia)
4:00 pm - 4:20 pmBernhard Frick (Institut Laue-Langevin, France)
"Status of the New High Flux Backscattering Spectrometer IN16B at ILL - New Possibilities for the Investigation of Dynamics in Disordered Materials"
4:20 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 4:50 pmSeunghun Lee (University of Virginia, USA)
"A Spin Jam State of a Highly Frustrated Magnet"
4:50 pm - 5:00 pmDiscussion
5:00 pm - 5:40 pmMasatoshi Arai (European Spallation Source, Sweden)
"Novel Instrumentation at Pulsed Neutron Sources"
5:40 pm - 5:55 pmDiscussion
5:55 pm - 6:00 pmClosing Remarks
6:00 pmDinner
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

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