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14th International Conference on

Surface X-ray and Neutron Scattering (SXNS14)

The SXNS-14 (Surface X-ray and Neutron Scattering -14) Conference will be held July 10-14, 2016 at the Charles B. Wang Center on the Stony Brook University (SBU) Campus. The conference is being co-sponsored by SBU and Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). The SBU campus is located 30-minutes from NSLS-II (BNL). The Wang Center offers a fantastic venue for SXNS-14 with an on-site hotel and reasonably priced dorms, and a campus train station that allows easy access from NYC and JFK.

SXNS-14 will emphasize novel techniques, coherent scattering, instruments and sources for surface x-ray and neutron scattering. Topics will include in-situ and operando surface studies, atomic and molecular systems, interfaces during growth, chemical reactions, and under electrochemical conditions, nanostructured surfaces and interfaces, interfacial dynamics, interfaces and nanostructures, biological and biomaterials interfaces and interfacial magnetism.

Special Talks: 30 Years of Surface X-ray Scattering at NSLS

Invited Speakers

  • Bulent Akgun (Bogazici University)
  • Jaydeep K Basu (Indian Institute of Science)
  • Jean Daillant (Synchrotron SOLEIL)
  • Moshe Deutsch (Bar Ilan University)
  • Zhang Jiang (Argonne National Laboratory)
  • Michael Kent (Sandia National Laboratory)
  • Yaohua Liu (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  • Karl Ludwig (Boston University)
  • Anders Madsen (European XFEL GmbH)
  • Steve May (Drexel University)
  • Beatriz Noheda (Groeningen University)
  • Marie-Ingrid Richard (ID01/ESRF, Aix-Marseille University, IM2NP)
  • Ralf Roehlsberger (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY)
  • Tim Salditt (Universität Göttingen)
  • Sunil Sinha (University of California @ San Diego)
  • Changyong Song (POSTECH Pohang)
  • Gila Stein (University of Houston)
  • Keiji Tanaka (Kyushu University)
  • Ahmet Uysal (Argonne National Laboratory)
  • Hanna Wacklin (European Spallation Source)
  • Kevin Yager (Brookhaven National Laboratory)


The SXNS14 Conference Organizers would like to thank all of the participants that contributed to the 135 SXNS14 abstracts received.

Conference Committees

SXNS14 Poster Awards

  • First Prize (photo): Monali N. Basutkar (University of Akron, advised by Prof. Alamgir Karim), Tuning ordering dynamics for orientation control in cold zone annealed block copolymer thin films
  • Second Prize (photo): Mani Sen (Stony Brook University, advised by Prof. Tad Koga), Block copolymer adsorbed layers on solids
  • Third Prize (photo): Sven Festersen (Kiel University, advised by Bridget Murphy and Prof. Olaf Magnussen), Utilization of curved edges for XRR measurements on liquid samples

Conference Group Photo

Group Photo

Evening Events

Registered attendees are invited to attend the welcome reception, banquet dinner and NSLS II Facility Tour.

Sunday Night Welcome Reception
Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook
Sunday, July 10, 2016 6:30 PM
Cost: No charge for registered attendees; $25 US for guests - Directions

NSLS II Facility Tour
Participants can tour the National Synchrotron Light Source II on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Cost: No charge for registered attendees. Transportation will be provided.
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Wednesday Night Banquet
Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
PH: 631.208.9200
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Cost: $70 US for attendees and guests. Transportation provided to banquet location.
Directions | Facility Map


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