International Conference on Surface X-Ray and Neutron Scattering

The 13th Surface X-ray and Neutron Scattering conference will take place in 2014 from the 7th to the 11th of July in Hamburg (Germany) on the DESY site in the main auditorium bldg. 05.


The scope of SXNS13 is to bring together scientists from different research areas that are using surface sensitive x-ray and neutron scattering and complementary techniques for the characterization of solid and liquid surfaces, interfaces and nanostructures in order to exchange new exciting scientific results and recent developments of the techniques. Special emphasis will be put on in-situ characterization under processing or operation conditions.


The following topics will be covered:

  • Interfaces during growth
  • Electrochemically active interfaces
  • Nanostructured surfaces and interfaces
  • Interfaces during chemical reactions
  • Atomic structure of interfaces
  • Dynamics of surfaces, interfaces and nanostructures
  • Bio-relevant interfaces
  • Magnetism at surfaces and interfaces
  • Development of novel techniques, instruments and sources


Confirmed invited speakers:

Opening Remarks by Helmut Dosch, DESY, Germany

Christian Bernhard, Dept. of Physics and Fribourg Center for Nanomaterials, Univ. of Fribourg, Switzerland
"The magnetic proximity effect in cuprate-high Tc/manganite heterostructures as seen with x-rays and neutrons"

Andreas Biermanns-Föth, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Siegen, Germany
"Defects in semiconductor nanowires - individual structure and growth dynamics"

Marité Cárdenas, Nano-Science Center & Institute of Chemistry, Univ. of Copenhagen, Denmark
"Biomimetic surfaces for membrane bound protein structural and functional studies"

Johann Coraux, Institut Néel, CNRS & Univ. Joseph Fourier, France
Graphene on a metal studied by in situ X-ray scattering: structure and preparation of advanced systems”

David Cortie, ANSTO, Australia
"Creation and measurement of non-collinear magnetic structures based on exploiting interfacial effects"

Tim Fister, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
"Intercalation behavior in multilayer battery electrodes"

Giovanna Fragneto, Institut Laue-Langevin, France
“Natural and Synthetic Lipid Bilayers Structural Characterization: the Impact of Deuteriation”

Johan Gustafson, Div. of Synchrotron Radiation Research, Lund University, Sweden
"High-energy surface X-ray diffraction applied to model catalysis"

Ryoji Kanno, Tokyo Tech, Japan

Hyunjung Kim, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea
"X-Ray Free Electron Laser Studies of Dynamics of Nanoparticles in Entangled Polymer Melts"

Roger Pynn, Physics Department, Indiana University, USA
"Is Neutron Spin Echo a useful technique for studying the structure of interfaces?"

Florin Radu, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Germany
"Probing nanoscale magnetism with soft x-rays"

Milan K. Sanyal, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India
"Growth mechanism of germanium inverted-quantum-hut in Si-Ge superlattice"

Mark Schlossman, University of Illinois, Dept. of Physics, USA
“Interfacial transport of ions from aqueous to organic phases”

Oleg Shpyrko, Department of Physics, University of California at San Diego, USA
"X-ray studies of Nanoscale Capillary Dynamics"