International Small-Angle Scattering Conference (SAS2012)

Venue: Sydney

Location: Sydney, Australia

Event Date/Time: Nov 18, 2012 End Date/Time: Nov 23, 2012
Registration Date: Nov 18, 2012
Early Registration Date: Aug 17, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: May 18, 2012
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The 15th International Small-Angle Scattering conference (SAS 2012), in the beautiful city of Sydney, Australia from 18 - 23 November 2012, at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre on the waterfront of the magnificent Darling Harbour precinct and close to the heart of the city. This is the first time the event has been held in this region and it is our intention to make it a world-class conference for all delegates both professionally and socially.
Australia now has two brand-new research facilities, the Australian Synchrotron, a 3GeV machine with nine funded beamlines, and the OPAL Research Reactor, a 20MW beam reactor with a state-of-the-art cold-neutron source and thirteen funded instruments. Both facilities have state-of-the-art small-angle scattering instruments, with a second (time-of-flight) SANS and USANS instrument currently under design for OPAL. ANSTO also houses two SAXS instruments, and there are six other lab-based SAXS instruments spread around the country. With Australia’s new state-of-the-art facilities and world class expertise in small-angle scattering of both neutrons and x-rays, it is indeed a timely opportunity to host the 2012 SAS international conference in Australia.
Abstract submissions can be made within the following themes. Only the theme, not sub-theme, can be selected; sub-themes are listed to provide guidance to authors and are not intended to be exhaustive.

1. Structural Biology and Protein Scattering
a. Protein Solution Scattering
b. Complementary Biophysical Methods: Adding Value to Protein Structure
c. Intrinsically Disordered Proteins
d. DNA
2. Medicine and Healthcare
a. Drug Delivery
b. Healthcare and Bio-Medical
c. Personal Care
3. Membranes and Bilayers
a. Lipid Self-Assembly
b. Structure and Dynamics of Membranes
c. Lipid-Protein Interactions
4. Polymers, Liquid Crystals and Networks
a. Hierarchically Organized Materials
b. Fibres and Fibrous Materials
c. Polymer Solutions
d. Crystallisation
e. Nanoparticles
5. Complex Fluids
a. Colloidal Particles and Interactions
b. Surfactant Self-Assembly
c. Polyelectrolytes
d. Ionic Liquids
e. Colloidal Self-Assembly
6. Magnetic Materials and Magnetic-Induced Order
a. Ferrofluids
b. Flux Line Lattices
c. Incident Beam Polarisation
d. Polarisation Analysis
e. Critical Scattering at Magnetic Phase Transitions
7. Metals and Metallic Systems
a. Precipitation
b. Phase Transformation
c. Order and Disorder
d. Embrittlement
8. Porous Systems, Ceramics, Glasses and Gelation
a. Mesoporous Materials
b. Nucleation and Growth
c. Hierarchical Porosity
d. Crystallisation
9. Applications and Technology
a. Food
b. Environmental Science
c. On-line Polymer Processing
d. Catalysis
e. Metallurgy, Damage and Defects
f. Energy Technology
g. Earth Sciences
10. Surfaces and Interfaces
a. Films and Coatings
b. Grazing-Incidence
c. Near-Surface Scattering
d. Complementary Surface-Specific Methods
11. Time-Resolved SAS and Non-Equilibrium Studies
a. Kinetics
b. Stopped Flow Methods
d. Phase Transitions
e. Influence of Temperature and Pressure Jumps
f. Glasses and Gels
g. Bridging the Time-Gap Between Spin Echo and XPCS
12. Extreme Environments or Conditions
a. Temperature
b. Pressure
c. Electrochemistry and Electric Fields
d. Pulsed Fields
e. Magnetic Fields Including Alignment Induced in Magnetic Fields
f. Other
13. Coherent Scattering and Imaging
a. Coherent Diffraction Imaging
b. X-ray Photocorrelation Spectroscopy
c. Microfocus and Tomography Experiments with SAS
d. Near Field Scattering
e. Dynamics Using Coherent Sources
14. Contrast Variation Approaches
a. Selective Deuteration
c. Nuclear Spin Contrast Variation
d. Employing Neutron Magnetic Moment
15. New Instrumentation, Techniques and Beamline Components
a. New Lab Based Facilities
b. New Reactor, Spallation, Synchrotron, XFEL Instrumentation
c. Emerging Detector Technologies
d. Emerging Techniques
e. Enhanced Resolution, Q, Flux Approaches
f. Simultaneous Measurements
g. Complementary Techniques
16. Theory, Modelling, Simulation and Standardisation
a. Data Evaluation Schemes
b. Software and Analysis
c. Theory and Modelling
d. Standardisation
e. Data Reliability
f. Incorporation of Data from Complementary Techniques


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