ICNX2011 (first circulation)


International Conference on Neutron and X-ray Scattering (ICNX2011)

June 27-July 1, 2011

National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan


Organizers and sponsors:

National Tsing Hua University

National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center

Crystallographic Committee/Academia Sinica

Asian Oceania Neutron Scattering Association

National Science Council, Taiwan



The 3rd ICNX conference will take place from 27th of June to 1st of July, 2011 at Hsinchu, Taiwan. It is jointly organized mainly by National Tsing Hua University, and National Synchrotron Radiation Research. Previous conferences in this series were held in Serpong and Bandung, Indonesia ICNX2007 and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ICNX2009.


The main topics for the conference:

- Membranes and interfaces of soft condensed matter

- Magnetism

- Time resolved in-situ studies and dynamics

- Nanostructured or thin film materials

- Coherent X-ray scattering and imaging

- Instrumentation and theory developments

- Industrial applications using scattering method

- X-ray and neutron complementary crystallography

- Opportunities from new facilities



The objective of this conference is to bring together scientists who develop neutron and X-ray scattering instruments and methods, perform characterization experiments and data analysis on soft and solid state matters. The complementary applications of using X-ray and neutron beam give a better view of structures of condensed matters. We hope to attract more international users to exchange more brilliant ideas for the new scattering facilities during this meeting. 


Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the Department of Engineering and System Science of National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Hsinchu, Taiwan. Hsinchu is a scientific city, 40 km south to the CKS international airport, and 70 km from Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan. Hsinchu is a historical city with a population of 360K, while more than 130K people working in the Hsinchu Scientific Park. Both Taiwan synchrotron radiation facility and the nuclear reactor are within a walking distance from NTHU. This year, the NTHU celebrates her 100th birthday since founded in Beijing in 1911.


Invited speakers: ( to be confirmed)

Thomas Brueckel          JCNS/Germany

Moonhor Ree                  Postech/Korea (tentative)

Junichiro Mizuki             Spring-8/Japan

Kazuhisa Kakurai        JAEA/Japan(tentative)

Jason Gardener               NIST/USA

Sasha Ioffe                                JCNS/Germany

YiXi Su                              JCNS/Germany

Masayasu Takeda                    JAEA/Japan

John Hill                           NSLS/USA (tentative)

Edi Giri Rachman          Batan,(Indonesia)

Di-Jing Huang                 NSRRC(Taiwan)

U-Ser Jeng                        NSRRC(Taiwan)




Shih-Lin Chang, NSRRC/National Tsing Hua Univ.


International organizing committee (to be confirmed)

Keng S. Liang                  NSRRC (committee chair)

John White                       ANU/Australia

Sow-Hsin Chen               MIT/USA

Toshiji Kanaya               Kyoto University, Japan (to be confirmed)

M. Shibayama                Tokyo Univ.

Y. Endo                             Japan (to be confirmed)

Masaki Takata               Tokyo Univ./Spring-8 (not confirm yet)

S.L.Chaplot                     BARC, India

P. Songsiririthigul  SLRI, Thailand

Edi Giri Rachman          Batan, Indonesia

A. A. Mohamed              Nuclear Malaysia

Moonhor Ree                  Postech, Korea (to be confirmed)


Local organizing committee

Di-Jing Huang                 NSRRC/Natl Tsing Hua Univ.

Chao-Hung Du               TamKang University

Chia-Hung Hsu               NSRRC/Natl Chia-Tung Univ.

Mau-Tsu Tang                 NSRRC/Natl Tsing Hua Univ.

Tsang-Lang Lin               National Tsing Hua University

Chih-Hao Lee                 National Tsing Hua Univ./NSRRC

Wen-Hsien Li                   National Central University

Chung-Yuan Mou                     National Taiwan University

Proceeding Publications

Lieh-Jang Chang            National Cheng-Kung University



Regular member 400 USD (before May 15, 2011); 450 USD (after May 16, 2011)

Students and accompanying person 100 USD

The registration fee covers the banquet and excursion. The way of payment will be announced later. The registration fee for Taiwanese participants will also be announced later.


Important Date:

Deadline of abstract submittal: March 30

Abstract acceptance notice: April 10

Pre-registration: May 15, 2011

Conference date: June 27-July 1, 2011

Full paper submittal: July 1, 2011


Abstract submission:

The abstract should be written in Microsoft WORD and E-mail to chlee@mx.nthu.edu.tw as an attached file following the template form attached below. The deadline for abstract submission is March 30. All the title, authors’ names, affiliations, E-mail address of the corresponding authors and the text of abstract should be fitted into one A4 paper with margin of 1.5 cm on each side. The font is Times New Roman and the size is 10. The title and authors should be in bold type. Use the single space between lines and leave one blank line between the title, authors’ name, affiliation and the text of the abstract. Please underline the presentation author. The E-mail address of the corresponding author should be attached. Please indicate your preference in oral or poster presentation and choose one of the sessions. (See Word template below)



An abstract book will be provided during the meeting. The proceeding with full length papers of either oral contributions or poster presentations will be published in CD or memory stick. Selected papers will be reviewed and published in a special issue of SCI journal (to be determined).



On the afternoon of July1, a business visit to NSRRC will be arranged. Afterwards, the bus will stop by the old town San-Siao (stay for 90 min) and then go to Taipei. Participants can get-off the tour bus at the following stops: Taipei 101, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, National Palace Museum and Shih-Lin Night Market. The tour bus will be leave for NTHU/Hsinchu at 20:30 from the Shih-Lin Night Market.


Traveling information;

The weather in Taiwan during the end of June is about 25-35. The electricity and plug is similar to the type used in USA, 110V/60 Hz.


Money Exchange:

The exchange rate is about 1 US$=NT$30 (New Taiwan Dollars). Many banks and major hotels in Taiwan provide the money exchange service. The banking hour is 9:00-15:30 Monday-Friday. The most convenient place to exchange the money is at airport.


Transportation information:

Riding a taxi is the easiest way from Taoyuan International airport (CKS airport) to NTHU/Hsinchu. It takes 40 min and cost about NT$1500 for one way. For most travelers, first, take the bus (fare NT$30, 20 min) to the nearby Taiwan High Speed Railway (THSR) Station (Taoyuan). Then, take the south bound train to Hsinchu station (one stop, ticket fare about NT$130, 15 min) and finally take the free shuttle bus to the main gate of NTHU (20 min) or downtown Hsinchu city. In total, it takes about 90 min. including the waiting time.

 The public bus service between NTHU and Taipei city takes 80 min and the bus leave NTHU about every 10 min. The fare is about NT$150 for one trip. You can also take the free shuttle bus in front of NTHU to THSR Hsinchu station and bound for Taipei (fare about NT$290). The train leaves Hsinchu station every 30 min and it takes 30 min to Taipei.

For THSR information see www.thsrc.com.tw



Hotel information

There are many hotels for accommodations in Hsinchu area. The price ranges from NT$1200-NT$6000 typically. A list of discounted hotel will be announced later. Shuttle bus will arranged for the foreign participants from/to NTHU and Hotel in Hsinchu downtown each day during the conference. If you miss the shuttle bus, take bus line number 1 (fare NT$15, pay cash on the bus, no change) to the bus stop at the main gate of NTHU. The taxi is also available everywhere all the time, it costs about NT$200 from Hsinchu downtown to NTHU or from THSR Hsinchu station to NTHU.   


Visa information and invitation letter:

Some conference participants are eligible for visa-exempt entry and some require a visa to enter Taiwan. Please note that it takes some time to receive a visitor visa for participants from certain countries. It is extremely important that you start the visa application process NOW, especially for those people from mainland of China. For general visa information, please visit:


If you need a Letter of Invitation for visa application or permission to attend the conference, please contact chlee@mx.nthu.edu.tw, and provides your full name, complete mailing address and reference number of the submitted digest. An official letter will be sent to you by post mail.


Enquiry Form:

By completing the following form and e-mail to chlee@mx.nthu.edu.tw, further information about this conference will be sent to you by E-mail.


Name _____________



Postal/zip code____________






Contact Information:

Professor Chih-Hao Lee;

Department of Engineering and System Science, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 30013

chlee@mx.nthu.edu.tw; Cellular phone: +886-0912090253

Phone: +886-35715131-ext. 34281; Fax: +886-35720724

Scientific Sessions (tentative schedule)
















Keynote speaker


Keynote speaker


Invited talk

 Facility & Instrum.









Open ceremony

Invited speaker


Invited speaker


Invited speaker

Facility & Instrum.






Contribute talk


Contribute talk



Contribute talk

 Introduction to NSRRC


Invited speaker


Closing remark




Lunch/poster session

Lunch/poster session

Lunch/poster session




Poster session

Poster session

Poster session




Invited speaker

Invited speaker


Invited speaker



Educational program

X-ray scattering for students

Contribute talk



Contribute talk

Solid state matter

Contribute talk

Thin film

Excursion to Taipei




Registration/ Break





Educational program

Neutron scattering for students

Contribute talk

Industrial applications

Visiting THOR reactor

Contribute talk

Biology and polymer


Welcome Reception









Abstract submission:

Template of the abstract


<!DOCTYPE IUCR-ART PUBLIC "IUCr//DTD IUCr article dtd V1.1//EN"><iucr-art jid="A000000" aid="xx0000" access="pay" docsubty="FA" crt="International Union of Crystallography" language="0"><jnlinfo name="Acta Crystallographica Section A" yr="2004" issue="1" volume="60" abbrtitle="Acta Cryst. A" coden="ACACEQ" editor="A. Authier" issn="0108-7673" fpage="0" lpage="0"><fm><atl>Anomalous grazing incidence small angle X-ray scattering investigating the surface morphology of FePt magnetic nanoparticle monolayer on functional modulated substrates


<aug><au><fnm>Tzu-Wen</fnm> <snm>Huang[1]</snm></au>,<orf id=""><cor email="d917114@oz.nthu.edu.tw"></cor> <au><fnm>Kuan-Li</fnm> <snm>Yu[2]</snm></au>,<orf id=""> <au><fnm>Yen-Fa</fnm> <snm>Liao</snm></au><orf id="">[1], and Chih-Hao Lee[1,2,*]



Chih-C<aff><oid id="">[1]Department of Engineering and System Science, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

[2] National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Hsinchu, <cny>Taiwan</cny></aff>.

*E-mail: chlee@mx.nthu.edu.tw

SynopsisThe anomalous grazing incidence small angle scattering was used to verify the intact of FePt nanoparticles under the Au overlayer during the anneal temperature at 800 C.

The abstract should be written in WORD and E-mail to chlee@mx.nthu.edu.tw as an attachd file. All the title, authors’ names, affications, E-mail address of the crosspending authors and the text of abstract should be fitted into one A4 paper with a margin of 1.5 cm on each side. The font is Times New Roman and the size is 10. The title and authors should be in bold type. Use the single space between lines and leave one blank line between the tilte, authors’ name, affiliation and the text of the abstract. Please also underline the presentation author. The E-mail address of the crossponding author should be attached. Please also indicate your preference in oral or poster presentation and choose one of the session in following.


[1] T.W.Huang et al., J. Appl. Cryst. 40(2007)s480.



Preferred presentation by oral (  ), poster (  ), either oral or poster (  );  in the session of instrument/facility (  ) experimental method (  ), soft matter/polymer (  ), solid-state/magnetism (  ), industrial applications (  )