Neutron Spectroscopy, Chalmers University

Course Code:                FFFY005
English Course Title:    Neutron Spectroscopy
Svenskt Kursnamn:      Neutronspektroskopi
Credits:                          3 hp

Educational Level:         Third Cycle
Subject Area:                  Neutron Scattering
Grade Scale:                   Pass/Fail

Learning Outcomes
Inelastic neutron scattering (INS)
Quasielastic neutron scattering (QENS)

Course Main Content
Inelastic and quasielastic neutron scattering.

  • Theory
  • Spectrometers
  • Different types of motions and excitations
  • Examples of material studies
  • Data corrections and analysis
  • Complementary molecular dynamics simulations

Theory lectures at Chalmers
20 hours of lectures (10 x 2 hours lectures) + 2 home exercises
Teaching Language: English
1 week “winter school” at Chalmers with lectures (1.5 p)
Home exercises (1.5 p)

Primary:          PhD students within SwedNess
Secondary:    Other MSc/PhD students and Postdocs at Swedish/Nordic institutions.

Lecture notes +

  • Quasielastic Neutron Scattering. Principles and Applications in Solid State Chemistry, Biology and Materials Science. By M. Bée, IOP Publishing LtD 1988.
  • Introduction to the Theory of Thermal Neutron Scattering. By G. L. Squires, Cambridge University Press 1978.
  • Theory of Neutron Scattering from Condensed Matter. By S. W. Lovesey, Oxford Science Publications 1984

Examination & Requirements for final grade
Attendance in at least 80% of the lectures
Pass the two home exercises
Grading Scale: Pass/Fail

Prof. Jan Swenson                   e-mail:
Chalmers                                 Phone: +46 – (0)31 – 772 56 80
Department of Physics
Nano and biophysics

Prof. Jan Swenson   

Last modified: 2024-03-05