at the Advanced Photon Source

HPCAT hosts graduate students for the 2021 Neutron and X-ray School

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2021 Virtual NX School

HPCAT beamline scientists Ross Hrubiak and Dmitry Popov took part in mentoring a group of 8 graduate students during the 2021 National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering (NXS), which was held virtually this year. The students got a virtual “hands-on” experience by conducting a short remote experiment at an HPCAT beamline. HPCAT scientists provided virtual training for high-pressure X-ray diffraction experiments at 16-BM-D using a diamond anvil cell and a practical guide to the data analysis to the students during the classes. 

The main purpose of the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering  is to educate graduate students in the use of major neutron and X-ray facilities. Students conduct short experiments at Argonne's Advanced Photon Source and at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor. 

The School is supported by the U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences, and Materials Sciences and Engineering Division. 

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2021 NX School students participating in a remote experiment at 16-BM-D
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