DanScatt Annual Meeting 2023

You can download the program for the DanScatt Annual Meeting 2023 here: PROGRAM_DanScatt_2023


The day have started with registration and opening speeches from Henning Friis Poulsen and Jesper de Claville Christiansen.









Arwen Pearson, University of Hamburg presented her work on Serial time-resolved crystallography








Lars F. Lundgaard, Topsoe A/S presented Catalysis operando studies combined with computed X-ray diffraction tomography: Coke formation during conversion of Methanol to Gasoline








Kasper Steen Pedersen, Department of Chemistry, DTU, talked about New Possibilities for Electron Crystallography in Denmark

Gerd Schneider, Department of Physics, Humboldt University Berlin presented Nanoscale X-ray Microscopy for life and materials sciences.

Matilde Saura-Múzquiz, Department of Materials Physics, Universidad Complutense de Madrid presented Structure, phase transitions and hidden order in complex scheelites.








Mads Bertelsen, ESS-DMSC explained about Bringing instrument simulations to beamtime. For the last 12 years he has worked with computer simulations of neutron instruments with the goal of improving the instruments that are built, the way they  have been used and how the data is interpret. He was recently awarded the Neutron Instrumentation and Innovation prize by ENSA and for that reason he was invited to give a talk at Danscatt Annual Meeting 2023.

Anders Dahl, DTU Compute talked about Quantitative analysis of 3D imaging data with biomedical examples from QIM.

Xnovo Technology sponsored a prize to one PhD student to encourage new young talents within the field of X-ray and neutron science. This years winner was Michael Korning Sørensen for his work in Morphology of organic solar cell materials – studied with X-ray scattering techniques.

The day finished with a poster session.

The three best posters received an award. The first poster is from Hannah Hedegaard Nielsen, a PhD in materials chemistry from Aarhus University., the second one is from Søren Strandskov Sørensen, a postdoc with experience within amorphous materials science and total scattering of primarily glass materials from Aalborg University, and the third poster is from Emma Lenander,  a PhD student at KU with Kim Lefmann (download Emma’s abstract here: ECNS_abstract_Bi2Fe4O9).


The second day started with talk from Thomas Rod, ESS DMSC on Updates from the ESS and its Data Management and Software Centre. The abstract of Thomas Rod’s talk can be downloaded here: Abstract danscatt THR

Camilla Buhl Larsen, Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging, had a talk about Laue and time of flight neutron diffractive imaging methods for 3D grain mapping of polycrystalline materials. She is a Postdoc at Paul Scherrer Institute, current at group of applied materials. Her abstract can be downloaded here: danscatttalkabstract

Kaifeng Wang, Department of Geochemistry, GEUS, presented Structural transformations of As-sorbed Fe(III) (oxyhydr)oxides during alkali extraction of As. His abstract can be downloaded here: Kaifeng WANG – DAM 2023

Maja Østergaard, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, AU talked about Changes in osteocyte lacunar properties are due to new bone formation in hypoparathyroidism patients treated by recombinant parathyroid hormone. Her abstract can be downloaded here: abstract_MØ







Morten Mattrup Smedskjær, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, AAU talk about Using total scattering experiments to understand glassy mechanics.

Nicolas Pierre Louis Magnard, Department of Chemistry, KU had a presentation titled Two peas in a pod: combining X-rays and neutrons in chemistry. He is a postdoctoral researcher in the field of materials chemistry, with an expertise in the investigation of materials at the nanoscale using X-ray total scattering and spectroscopy. His interest lies in the understanding of reactivity of transition metal oxides and how their nanostructure can be tuned. By controlling a material’s structure through synthesis, it is possible to control their properties. Nicolas’s abstract can be downloaded here: Abstract_DanScatt2023_NPLM (1)









Niels Bøgholm, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, AU had a talk on Structural modelling of the IFT-B complex: Combining AlphaFold, SAXS, XL-MS and MX. His abstract can be downloaded her: Niels_Bøgholm_Dancatt_2023

Rebecca Pittkowski, Department of Chemistry, KU presented Operando characterization of carbon-supported metal nanoparticle fuel cell catalysts. She is a postdoc at the Department of Chemistry at Copenhagen University, working with Kirsten M. Ø. Jensen. Her research is focused on studying the atomic structure of electrocatalysts for fuel cell applications – while they are doing the catalysis. Download her abstract here: Abstract_DanScatt23_Pittkowski

Christian Kolle Christensen, Institute for Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, AU had a presentation on Understanding Na‐Ion batteries on the atomic scale through operando X‐ray and neutron scattering.

The DanScatt Annual Meeting finished with a concluding talk from Henning and Jesper and announcing the next DanScatt Annual Meeting 2024 in Aarhus!

During the two days of the meeting there were a several coffee breaks which helped people to get to know each other better. There was also a dinner with a quiz in a near restaurant.