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International Advanced School on Muon Spectroscopy

An ideal platform to learn the theory, techniques and applications of muon spectroscopy for academics, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students.

A new theory-fosussed school where advanced concepts of muon spectroscopy will be taught across a wide range of science areas. It will be the first school of this type since the 1998 Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics held at St Andrews University. The international experts will give lectures and tutorials covering the theory and practice of muon spectroscopy and complementary techniques. Students will gain a comprehensive grounding in modern techniques and applications at both continuous and pulsed muon sources and have the opportunity to hear about the latest research being carried out with the method.


The first half of the school will introduce the muon spectroscopy technique and various science areas. The second half will focus on an in-depth discussion of its application to different science areas. There will be a series of lectures on each science subjects. The students will be asked to make short presentations (single slide for 2 min each) to their peers about their current research projects and how muon spectroscopy can help them. There will also be tutorials to work in pairs to write a beamtime proposal, data analysis and muon site calculations. The students will also have the opportunity to visit the ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Facility and attend some evening lectures from prestigious names from the muon community.

Topics covered during the school include:

  • Magnetic materials
  • Superconductors
  • Energy materials
  • Semiconductors
  • Molecular materials
  • Studies of thin films and interfaces
  • Reaction kinetics
  • Muon spectroscopy under Extreme Environments
  • Muon site determination & DFT


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