ESS Science Symposium on Neutron Scattering at Extreme Conditions


ESS Science Symposium on Neutron Scattering at Extreme Conditions


This symposium was held on 5-6 July 2013 and explored and defined the opportunities for extreme conditions science at the ESS.


Confirmed speakers so far: 

Craig Bull (ISIS), Malcolm  Guthrie (Geophysical Laboratory), Takanori Hattori (Japan Atomic Energy Agency), Paul Henry (ESS), Konstantin Kamenev (University of Edinburgh),  Michael Meissner (ESS), Karel Prokes (Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin), Simon Redfern (University of Cambridge), Christian Rüegg (Paul Scherrer Institut), Takashi Saito (Kyoto University), Phil Salmon (University of Bath), Giovanna Giulia Simeoni (TUM - FRM II), Laura Spagnolo (University of Edinburgh), Chris Tulk (Oak Ridge National Laboratory).


Organising committee:

J.P. Attfield (Edinburgh), U. Häussermann (Stockholm), P. Henry (ESS, Lund), S. Klotz (Univ. P et M Curie, Paris), J.S. Loveday (Edinburgh).


The 1.5 day meeting will be held in CSEC on the Kings Buildings campus of the University of Edinburgh, starting on the morning of Friday July 5th, and ending at lunchtime on Saturday July 6th.



There will be no registration charge for this symposium, but all participants must register by Wednesday 26th June 2013 by sending an email with ESSSS in the subject line to amanda.ewing [at] (subject: ESSSS%20Neutron%20Scattering%20at%20Extreme%20Conditions%20-%20Registration) (Amanda Ewing), with the following information;

  • Name

  • Affiliation and address

If you wish to present a poster then please also send a pdf abstract, showing the title, authors (with presenting author underlined) and abstract (which may include figures). Maximum abstract length - 1 page of A4.



For ICNS accommodation details, see


The Travelodge Edinburgh Cameron Toll Hotel is close to CSEC;


Some guesthouses close to CSEC;

Glendale Guesthouse (,

Allison House (,

Highfield House (



ESS is also sponsoring the following satellite event to ICNS:

Science and Scientists at ESS: Monday 8 July, School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh.


For details of ICNS see;

ICNS early registration deadline: 24 May 2013









ESS Science Symposium on Neutron Scattering at Extreme Conditions


CSEC, University of Edinburgh

5-6 July 2013


Meeting Programme

Friday 5th July 2013


Session 1 Chair:  P Attfield, CSEC, University of Edinburgh


09.30 Welcome


09.40 Paul Henry, ESS, Lund

“What will ESS bring to Extreme conditions research?”


10.30 Coffee and Tea


Session 2 High Pressure Instruments Worldwide Chair: J Loveday, CSEC, University of Edinburgh


11.00 Chris Tulk, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

“Successes and otherwise while building the SNAP high-pressure diffractometer at the Spallation Neutron Source”


11.40 Craig Bull, ISIS

“Advances in High Pressure Diffraction Techniques at the ISIS Neutron Facility”


12.20 Takanori Hattori, JPARC

New High-Pressure Neutron Beamline PLANET at J-PARC”


13.00 Lunch


Session 3 Techniques: Low T, high P and high B Chair: S Klotz, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris


14.00 Michael Meissner, ESS, Lund

The Sample Environment Task: from Berlin to Lund


14.40 Konstantin Kamenev, CSEC, University of Edinburgh

Instrumentation development for neutron scattering at high-pressure and low-temperature”


15.20 Karel Prokes, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin

“Prospects for Neutron Research in Magnetic Fields”


16.00 Coffee and Tea







Session 4 Disordered and Biological Systems Chair: P Henry, ESS, Lund


16.30 Phil Salmon, University of Bath

“Networks under Pressure”


17.10 Giovanna Giulia Simeoni, TUM - FRM II, Munich

“Neutron Spectroscopy under Extreme-Environment conditions”


17.50 Laura Spagnola, CSEC, University of Edinburgh

“Structural studies of proteins at extreme conditions”


18.30 Close


19.00 Dinner




Saturday 6th July 2013


Session 5 Geophysical and Earth Sciences Chair: P. Salmon, University of Bath


09.30 Malcolm Guthrie, Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington

Neutron Crystallography in the megabar range using diamond anvil cells”


10.10 Simon Redfern, University of Cambridge

Rheology and anelasticity of Earth Materials: P/T/strain measurements”


10.50 Coffee and Tea


Session 6 Science Applications and Future Directions Chair: P. Attfield, CSEC, University of Edinburgh


11.20 Takashi Saito, Kyoto University

A-site-ordered perovskites: High-pressure synthesis and structural and physical property measurements under high pressure”


12.00 Christian Rüegg, Paul Scherrer Institute



12.40 Stefan Klotz, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris

            Closing remarks & discussion


13:00 Close 



ESS Science Symposium, CSEC


Friday, 5 July 2013