Advanced Student Practicum at TASP

The Laboratory for Neutron Scattering offers students the possibility to do their educational research at our facilities. At the TASP instrument students from University of Basel, ETH Zürich, EPF Lausanne and participants of the PSI Summerschool on Condensed Matter Research are given the opportunity to perform an advanced practicum in neutron scattering. In this practicum the students will learn how to conduct an inelastic neutron scattering experiment using a state-of-the-art triple-axis cold neutron spectrometer at the Swiss Neutron Spallation Source (SINQ) of the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI). The task is to measure the phonon dispersion curves of a lead (Pb) single crystal sample and from that deduce a series of fundamental physical properties for this material.

More information regarding this practicum can be found in the following document: INS_Student_Practicum_PSI.pdf