QENS 2018 aims to cover the broad scientific activities in the investigation of material dynamics, in the domain of both space and time, using quasi-elastic neutron scattering with emphases on new applications in relevant emerging industrial areas. It will offer a platform for discussion and exchange of scientific ideas among the experts in this field. It will provide an overview to newcomers about the capabilities of QENS in exploring dynamic and relaxation processes of novel materials.
The following topics in related to material dynamics and relaxations will be covered:
1. Confined matter in nanoporous materials relevant e.g. for catalysis, pharmacy, nuclear waste storage, metal-organic frameworks, hydrogen storage...
2. Biological, bio-related system, e.g. in relation to function
3. Polymer dynamics in bulk, blends, gels, membranes, films, composites or as additives
4. Dynamics of water or other polar or amphiphilic liquids under different environments
5. Relaxation phenomena during glass formation for various glass materials
6. Dynamics of ionic and protonic conductors, electrolytes, e.g. for fuel cells, battery and supercapacitors
7. Dynamics of soft matter, liquids, liquid crystals, liquid mixtures, complex liquids, ionic liquids, micelles
8. Dynamics of novel materials for industrial applications, e.g. thermoelectrics, ferrielectrics, ferroelectrics and multiferroics
9. Spin dynamics of magnetic systems
10. Theory and numerical simulations in relation to QENS
11. QENS instrumentation, sample enviroment and complementary techniques