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SAS2022 | ANSTO Small Angle Scattering Workshop

Tue 15 Nov at 9.00am - Thu 17 Nov at 6.00pm
$250 inc GST (Successful applicants only) | No Fee for online lectures
New Illawarra Road
Lucas Heights NSW 2234
Expression of Interest

The Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS) and the Australian Synchrotron (AS) are pleased to announce the 3rd joint workshop for those who are interested in Small-Angle Scattering (SAS) and want to use these unique techniques for their research.

Thank you to all that submitted an application to attend the in person component of the workshop, all places have now been filled.  If you are still interested you are welcomed to register to attend the lectures online by completing the expression of interest.

Following the success of the last two virtual workshops, this year’s workshop will run mostly in-person, and will have limited seats of 20 participants only for the hands-on practical elements of the course. The workshop will also feature lectures from eminent speakers over wide a range of research fields in a hybrid format, being made available to those who are not selected for in-person attendance. Hands-on experiments will cover basics of data collection, processing, analysis, and interpretation. The workshop will also provide an opportunity to interact with like minded colleagues and to see ACNS’s state-of-the art instruments (and hopefully to have a lot of fun!).

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The aim of the workshop is to provide a comprehensive overview of the theoretical and practical aspects of small-angle scattering, including scattering theory, data collection, data processing, data analysis and modelling, applying for beam time, and the application of small-angle scattering to specialised areas of research. The workshop is expected to interest honours and PhD students, as well as early-career researchers who have used, or are planning to use, ANSTO’s small-angle scattering instruments for their research.

Those selected to participate in-person, will have the opportunity to operate Bilby (SANS), Kookaburra (USANS) and bench top Xeuss SAXS instruments along with face-to-face data collection and treatment for both ACNS and AS’s SAS instruments (covering SANS, USANS and SAXS). 


SAS2022 Committee


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Successful Applicants

All successful in person applicants will be required to pay the registration fee of $250 inc GST (AUD) which includes:

  • All lectures and practicals
  • Accommodation (Shared)
  • Return Airfares (If required) for participants from AINSE member organisations
  • Meals (Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner)
  • Gala Dinner  

Registration fee does not include the cost of ground travel to and from Lucas Heights.  Workshop fees will only be payable once participants receive approved security clearance.

*Successful in person applicants will also be required to submit and pass the ANSTO security clearance requirements before the start of the school and all non-Australian citizens will require a valid entry visa. (Visa invitation letters can only be issued to successful applicants only)

Expression of Intrest

Important Dates

Interested applicants are required to submit and expression of interest form.  Participants for in-person attendance will be selected based their responses to ensure the best fit with participants and course outline. 

EOI for practicals are closed, however you can still attend lectures virtually by registering your interest below.

Expression of Interest

Outcomes advise by: 31st August 2022 (5:00pm AEST)

If you are unsuccessful to participate with the in the practicals you can still attend lectures.  There is no fees to attend lectures virtually.

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Monday - Friday

10am - 4pm (AEST)