Special Issue "Recent Advances in Small-Angle Neutron Scattering"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Sebastian Jaksch
Guest Editor
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich Centre for Neutron Science at MLZ, 85748 Garching, Germany
Interests: Soft-Matter, Bio-mimetic systems, membrane systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to invite you to submit a contribution to a Special Issue on Recent Advances in Small-Angle Neutron Scattering in the Journal Applied Sciences.

Small-Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) allows scientists of virtually all fields to conduct their respective experiments, ranging from biological and medical investigations, food science, polymers and various areas of soft condensed matter to magnetic interactions, data storage and material properties of turbine blades in material science and hard matter investigations.

Advances in SANS allow a very diverse and multi-pronged approach to problems in all these fields by improvements and advances in instrument technology and design, neutron optics, data reduction and sample environments. A combination of advancements in all those fields allows the researchers to deepen their knowledge about their specific samples and to investigate dedicated problems by providing the appropriate tools.

This Special Issue is focused on collecting those advancements to give an overview over the last few years. An indicative list of advancements that could be reported in this issue are:

  1. New instrument designs
  2. Instrument upgrades and fundamental improvements
  3. Sample environment technologies and experimental support
  4. Data treatment
  5. Exemplary experiments on systems that allow a general use, also for other systems
  6. Dedicated different geometries/techniques linked with SANS, such as GISANS

All original articles, case reports, and review articles will be welcome.

Dr. Sebastian Jaksch
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Small-Angle Neutron Scattering
  • SANS
  • sample environment
  • data treatment
  • novel methods
  • instrumentation
  • instrumentation upgrades
  • instrumentation design

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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