Logo Contest — Final Vote!

Following a first poll, two logos have been selected amongst more than 10. After some refinement performed by our colleagues from Oak Ridge to comply with standards, we are now glad to present the final 2 candidates.

This second and final poll is organised to choose the official logo of the ISSE. We count on your participation!

10th edition of the ISSE Workshop

The successful series of the International Workshop on Sample Environment at Scattering Facilities will celebrate its 10th edition in Potsdam and Berlin, Germany from September 2 to 7, 2018.

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, housing the neutron facility BER II in Berlin-Wannsee (Lise-Meitner Campus) and the X-ray synchrotron facility BESSY II in Berlin-Adlershof (W.C. Röntgen Campus), invites technicians, engineers and scientists from all over the world to discuss and present novel sample environment equipment and related topics.

Online-registration and abstract submission will open March 1st, 2018. Stay tuned!

2nd ISSE training school program released

The second biennial ISSE training school on sample environments will be held from Monday, November 13 to Friday, November 17 at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). This time, the training school will be devoted to soft matter sample environments.

The program is now available: plenary talks on x-ray and neutron techniques, many practical sessions and topical discussions to encourage discussion and interaction on a range of sample environment related topics. The organisers are looking forward to an interesting and productive time.

Great Milestone for CSNS

The International Society for Sample Environment congratulates the China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) for the first neutron beam. This is a great achievement obtained by CSNS teams and a great news for the international neutron community. The first beam marks the beginning of the facility test phase. The beginning of the user program is expected by year 2018.