Authors: Hadad, Nancy | Anderson, D.C. | Désert, S. | Hadad, N. | Olsen, S.R. | Sutton, I. | Vehres, G. | Adler, D. | Ogg, B. | Pierce, D.
We present a summary description of the 8th annual international Design and Engineering of Neutron Instruments Meeting (DENIM) which was held in North Bethesda, MD, USA, September 17–19, 2019. DENIM VIII was organized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) in combination with the University of Maryland (UMD). DENIM specifically addresses the unique field of neutron instrument engineering, a subcategory of neutron scattering science. DENIM is organized by engineers for engineers who share openly about what works and what doesn’t work in the life cycle design of an instrument used to analyze materials
…with neutrons. DENIM is held under the patronage of the International Society of Neutron Instrument Engineers which was formed in 2017. At DENIM VIII, there were 3 keynote talks, 29 additional presentations and 13 posters (presented to the plenary in a poster slam session). Attendees toured the unique labs at NIST including the NCNR. Four parallel knowledge sharing sessions helped attendees explore mutual challenges and solutions in the areas of Instrument Installation Survey and Alignment, Electrical Grounding, Choppers and Velocity Selectors, and 3D Printing.
Keywords: Neutron instrument engineering, design and engineering of neutron instruments meeting, DENIM, International Society of Neutron Instrument Engineers, ISNIE, International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, neutron instrument installation, survey and alignment, electrical grounding, choppers, velocity selectors, 3D printing, neutron guides, neutron optics, neutron detectors
Citation: Journal of Neutron Research,
vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 371-378, 2020