The successful series of workshops on sample environment at scattering facilities will have its 9th edition in 2016 in Gettysburg, USA. Sample environment plays a crucial role for the success of a neutron or light scattering experiment. For many experiments a sophisticated sample environment is the key component for the scientific success of the experiment. With more complex sample environment setups for increasingly complex questions to address, the sample environment teams at neutron scattering facilities around the world started in 1999 a closer collaboration with this series of workshops. In 2014 the foundation of the International Society for Sample Environment (ISSE, intensified the collaboration and added a continuous framework to the workshop series.

The workshop will cover all relevant sample environment topics ranging from soft matter to extreme physical parameters. Both sample environment for neutron and synchrotron experiments are highlighted. An exhibition of specialized companies will give the opportunity for industrial contacts.

The 9th International Workshop on Sample Environment will bring together scientists, engineers and technicians, as well as leading suppliers, to exchange experience, form collaborations and discuss new ideas.

Venue & Accommodation

The Workshop will be held at Liberty Mountain Resort in Gettysburg, PA, USA.

Key Dates

Sponsors registration closes on August 10, 2016
Early registration closes on August 14, 2016
Abstract submission closes on August 15, 2016
Registration closes on September 1, 2016

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission

Sponsorship Opportunities


Organizing Committee

The Board Members of the International Society for Sample Environment constitute the Workshop International Advisory committee.

Yamali Hernandez Jeffery Krzywon
Robert Briber Juscelino Leao
Tanya Dax Lisa Press
Cedric Gagnon Yegor Vekhov
Sergiy Gladchenko Qiang (Alan) Ye