2017 Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK



The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them (attributed to W L Bragg)

Welcome to the 1st European Workshop on Neutron Diffraction for single cstal instrument scientists!


Instruments at large-scale facilities are designed to offer the best possible environment for performing top scientific experiments covering a broad range of sciences that are usually not possible at University based laboratories.  How is neutron diffraction doing in this context? And in particular: what about single-crystal neutron diffraction? How are the single-crystal neutron diffraction instruments performing? What is the science that challenges them? Which direction should these instruments be pushed towards? Which upgrades are required to stay on top of the science? What are the priorities?
The meeting will cover the following areas: science, samples, sources, optics, detectors, software and simulations. The focus will be mainly on instruments with area detectors but also to the challenge of determining the structures of compounds with increasingly larger unit cells and smaller and smaller single crystals.
If you are willing to share your experience or want to hear from other instrument scientists, we warmly invite you to come around!
Looking forward to see you in Abingdon!
The Organising Committee

Contact email: endix1@stfc.ac.uk


There are no fees for attending the ENDIc workshop but registration is essential in order to book the accommodation. The accommodation will be provided on the conference site.

Please click HERE for registering.


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Local Organising Committee:

Silvia Capelli – ISIS, STFC
David Keen  – ISIS, STFC
Matthias Gutmann – ISIS, STFC
Stephen Hull (Chair) – ISIS, STFC
Amber Thompson – University of Oxford
Emma Roberts – ISIS, STFC
Lucy Grey - ISIS, STFC

Even though any member of the organizing committee can be contacted on their STFC email address (name.surname(at)stfc.ac.uk), we kindly ask you to contact us via the workshop email address (endix1@stfc.ac.uk) for any general enquiry regarding the workshop.

If you need to speak to someone for urgent matters, please call +44 (0)1235 445923.


This conference will be held in the Cosener’s House, Abingdon, UK.
The Cosener's House
Abbey Close
OX14 3JD


Abstract Submission

In order to extend the breath of the discussion to the real challenges faced in day-by-day work on a neutron instrument, participants are given the opportunity of presenting a short talk in one of the thematic sessions: science, samples, sources, optics, detectors, software and simulations.

As the time slots are limited we would require the submission of a short abstract (between 27th February 2017 - 31st March 2017) in order to make a fair selection of the oral contributions.

Abstracts should be maximum a one-page pdf file, including graphs or figures, and should comprise title, authors, and affiliations. Please do not use character size smaller than 11 pt.

Please email the abstract to endix1@stfc.ac.uk