If you are doing SAXS-y or SANS-y things to metals, or are just interested in the technique or meeting some very good people: come and present at the IUMRS-ICEM 2012 meeting in Yokohama. I promise it will be good! “Our” session is session D-8, and the deadline for abstract submission has been extended until the 17th of April. Abstracts only have to be one page long, so the barrier of entry remains low (apart from the quite sizable conference fee, that is). See you in Yokohama in September!
There is an upcoming conference in the Japanese city of Yokohama, mere minutes from Tokyo. At that materials research society conference, one particularly fine international session is dedicated to small-angle scattering (SAS). Last year, this SAS session was small but with a good atmosphere and many interesting talks. This year, amongst others, dr. Ilavsky from APS will be giving a talk on data analysis techniques for small-angle scattering. If last year offers grounds for foresight, the session is convivial, the dinner afterwards excellent, and the weather fantastic in a beautiful town (for Japanese standards). So, If you have the time, do drop by this session, join the talks and share your knowledge! More information and registration opportunities can be found here: http://mrs-j.com/main/?q=en/2011es3&destination=node%2F116 You can also leave a comment or drop me a line if you need more information.