Polarised Neutrons for Condensed Matter Investigations 2014  

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 The 2014 PNCMI (Polarised Neutrons for Condensed-Matter Investigations) International Conference will be held in Sydney, NSW, Australia, on 15 - 19 September 2014. The conference will cover the latest condensed-matter investigations using polarised neutrons and state-of-the-art methodologies and techniques of polarised-neutron production and utilisation for novel instrumentation and experiments, with emphasis on prospects for new science and new instrument concepts. 

The conference will include a tour of the polarised-neutron facilities at the OPAL Research Reactor at ANSTO.



  • Multiferroics and chirality
  • Strongly correlated electron systems, including superconductors
  • Frustrated and disordered systems
  • Magnetic nanomaterials
  • Molecular magnetism
  • Thin films and multilayers
  • Soft matter and biology
  • Imaging
  • Instrumentation and methods, including nuclear polarisation, Larmor techniques, and depolarisation
  • Complementary techniques (NMR, XMCD, ...)
  • Facility reports 


Confirmed Invited Speakers 


  • Michael Baker (New York University)
  • Rafik Ballou (Institut Néel)
  • Wangchun Chen (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
  • David Cortie (Max Planck Gesellschaft – University of British Columbia)
  • Sabrina Disch (Universität zu Köln)
  • Georg Ehlers (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  • Bela Farago (Institut Laue-Langevin)
  • Klaus Habicht (Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin)
  • Raphael Hermann (University of Liège)
  • Arwel Hughes (ISIS)
  • Alexander Ioffe (Forschungszentrum Jülich))
  • Kazuhisa Kakurai (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
  • Ferhat Katmis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Shane Kennedy (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)
  • Valeria Lauter (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  • Yuntao Liu (China Advanced Research Reactor)
  • Kenji Ohoyama (Tohoku University)
  • Yakayuki Oku (J-Parc)
  • Steve Parnell (University of Indiana)
  • Fengjiao Qian (TU-Delft)
  • William Ratcliff (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
  • Michael Schulz (TU-Munich)
  • Takenao Shinohara (J-Parc)
  • Ross Stewart (ISIS)
  • Xin Tong (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  • Shuichi Wakimoto (J-Parc)
  • Tao Zhu (Chinese Academy of Science)


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Previous PNCMI meetings


  • 1996 Dubna
  • 1998 Grenoble
  • 2000 Gatchina
  • 2002 Jülich
  • 2004 Washington DC
  • 2006 Berlin
  • 2008 Tokai
  • 2010 Delft
  • 2012 Paris


For supplementary information, please send an e-mail to: pncmi2014@ansto.gov.au


Other meetings


PNCMI 2014 attendees may also be interested in the 5th Joint International Conference on Hyperfine Interactions and Symposium on Nuclear Quadrupole Interactions (HFI/NQI 2014), to be held in Canberra on 21-26 September, 2014.




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Important dates:


  • Abstract submission:  closed

  • Notification of acceptance of presentation: completed

  • Regular registration: 
    $750 (regular attendees)
    $375 (students and retirees)


    (All prices are in AUD.)










































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