Diego Alba Venero: Large scale structures and neutron scattering: reflectometry, small angle and spin echo
Large scale structures and neutron scattering: reflectometry, small angle and spin echo
Diego Alba Venero
Isis neutron and muon source, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK).
Neutron techniques are a powerful tool for studying and characterising materials since the first experiments in the 50’s. In addition to the traditional diffraction (position and magnetism of the atoms) and inelastic neutron scattering (vibrational and rotational states), studying smaller momentum transfer it is possible to obtain information in longer length scales (like the size and shape of nanoparticles or the roughness of the layers in a heterostructure). With the popularity of nano-sciences, these techniques (aka reflectometry, small angle scattering and spin echo) are becoming more and more useful for linking the nano/meso structure with the properties of the materials under study. In this talk, I will quickly introduce the production of neutrons for materials research for later focusing on different examples where the large scale techniques were key for understanding the behaviour of different systems.
Diego Alba Venero is a beamline scientist for the ZOOM instrument at the ISIS neutron and muon source, within the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, a national laboratory inside the Science and Technology Facilities Council of the United Kingdom. His research career has been developed between the University of Cantabria, where he obtained his PhD in Physics, and the ISIS neutron and muon source of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, including research stays and experimental visits at the Imperial College in London (UK), the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA), the Brookhaven National Laboratory (USA) and the Institut Laue-Langevin (France). His main research interests lie in the field of nanomagnetism, in particular magnetic nanostructures, thin film magnetism and magnetism in granular media.
Date(s) - 21/06/2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Auditorio de Plataforma Tecnológica –Martina Casiano, UPV/EHU
UPV/EHU Science Park
Bld. Martina Casiano, Gnd. Floor