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Joint International Conference on Hyperfine Interactions and Symposium on Nuclear Quadrupole Interactions 2014 21 - 26 September 2014, Canberra, Australia

Satellite Meetings

Polarised Neutrons for Condensed Matter Investigations 2014

15 -19 September 2014
ANSTO Sydney


The 2014 PNCMI (Polarised Neutrons for Condensed-Matter Investigations) International Conference will be held in Sydney, NSW, Australia, on 15 - 19 September 2014. The conference will cover the latest condensed-matter investigations using polarised neutrons and state-of-the-art methodologies and techniques of polarised-neutron production and utilisation for novel instrumentation and experiments, with emphasis on prospects for new science and new instrument concepts.
The conference will include a tour of the polarised-neutron facilities at the OPAL Research Reactor at ANSTO.


  • Multiferroics and chirality
  • Strongly correlated electron systems, including superconductors
  • Frustrated and disordered systems
  • Magnetic nanomaterials
  • Molecular magnetism
  • Thin films and multilayers
  • Soft matter and biology
  • Imaging
  • Instrumentation and methods, including nuclear polarisation, Larmor techniques, and depolarisation
  • Complementary techniques (NMR, XMCD, ...)
  • Facility reports

Confirmed Invited Speakers

  • Michael Baker (New York University)
  • Rafik Ballou (Institut Néel)
  • Wangchun Chen (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
  • David Cortie (Max Planck Gesellschaft – University of British Columbia)
  • Sabrina Disch (Universität zu Köln)
  • Georg Ehlers (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  • Bela Farago (Institut Laue-Langevin)
  • Klaus Habicht (Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin)
  • Raphael Hermann (University of Liège)
  • Alexander Ioffe (Forschungszentrum Jülich))
  • Kazuhisa Kakurai (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
  • Ferhat Katmis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Shane Kennedy (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)
  • Yuntao Liu (China Advanced Research Reactor)
  • Kenji Ohoyama (Tohoku University)
  • Fengjiao Qian (TU-Delft)
  • William Ratcliff (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
  • Michael Schulz (TU-Munich)
  • Takenao Shinohara (J-Parc)
  • Ross Stewart (ISIS)
  • Xin Tong (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

Workshop on Science at the Interface of Atomic and Nuclear Physics - a Satellite Workshop of HFI/NQI-2014

18 - 19 September 2014
Australian National University, Canberra


The joint international conference on Hyperfine Interactions and Symposium on Nuclear Quadrupole Interactions 2014 will be held in Canberra from September 21 – 26, at the Shine Dome. See

A satellite meeting will be held at the Australian National University on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 September.
The workshop will cover areas of broad interest to research activities in the ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering that overlap with the themes and topics of the HFI/NQI conference.

The aims of the satellite workshop are:

(1) to add value to the HFI/NQI conference for both national and international participants, giving more participants the
opportunity to present their research in detail while in Canberra

(2) to initiate new collaborative work at the interface of atomic and nuclear physics

(3) to introduce earlier career scientists and students to fields outside their own research

(4) to give students the opportunity to talk to an international audience.

Topics of the workshop may include:

  • Nuclear moments, pair spectroscopy and nuclear structure
  • Hyperfine fields: measurements (including PAC), applications and calculations
  • Atomic physics, atomic structure, internal conversion
  • Auger emission and applications (especially in nuclear decay)
  • X-ray emission and atomic structure of the heaviest elements
  • Positron annihilation spectroscopy·
  • Materials modification and characterization with ion beams

The workshop program will include invited and contributed talks (no posters). There will be opportunities for discussion and tours of ANU labs.

The workshop registration fee for HFI/NQI participants will be $100. This will include lunches, morning and afternoon teas, and a BBQ dinner on Thursday.

Please indicate your preliminary interest via email with

Workshop Organisers:

  • Andrew Stuchbery
  • Maarten Vos
  • Tibor Kibedi
  • Heiko Timmers
  • Rob Elliman
  • Patrick Kluth
  • Mark Ridgway
  • Steve Buckman