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  • 19.06.2018 - 26.06.2018From: ILL, France14th European Summer School on "Scattering Methods Applied to Soft Condensed Matter" - Bombannes 2018
    14th European Summer School on

    Since 1990 the Bombannes school series introduces, on a fundamental level, the current methodology of static and dynamic scattering techniques and their applicaiton to soft matter systems.

  • 17.11.2017From: ILL, FranceUltra-cold neutrons aid the search for dark matter
    Ultra-cold neutrons aid the search for dark matter

    Ultra-cold neutrons are used as an ideal tool for studying gravity at the microscopic level and fundamental neutron optics.

  • 26.01.2018 - 09.03.2018From: JCNS, Germany49th IFF Spring School - Physics of Life
    49th IFF Spring School - Physics of Life

    The 49th IFF Spring School – Physics of Life will be held February 26 – March 9 2018 in Jülich, Germany.

  • 27.09.2017From: CINS, CanadaEnsuring oil and gas pipeline integrity using neutron beams
    Ensuring oil and gas pipeline integrity using neutron beams

    Oil and gas pipeline safety standard practices have been influenced by a team of researchers, who use neutron beams to better understand stress and corrosion in pipeline steel.

  • 25.11.2017From: NIST, USANCNR 50 Year Symposium
    NCNR 50 Year Symposium

    The NIST Bureau of Standards Reactor is celebrating its 50th anniversary of going critical on December 7, 2017.

  • 18.08.2017From: CINS, CanadaUsing neutrons to increase extractable oil and gas and to reduce carbon dioxide emissions
    Using neutrons to increase extractable oil and gas and to reduce carbon dioxide emissions

    One University of Calgary geoscientist is demonstrating how to use neutron beams to determine the manner in which the pores in shale deposits store oil and gas.

  • 21.11.2017From: Ames Laboratory, USAPress Release: New analytical tools for engineering materials science
    Press Release: New analytical tools for engineering materials science

    You cannot solve your problem with conventional lab equipment?
    From 8 to 9 March 2018, SYNERGI 2018 will bring together industrial researchers and scientists from large-scale facilities at the NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam. These unique facilities offer a deep insight into materials of all types.

  • 26.10.2017From: CINS, CanadaNeutrons Aid the Development of Cancer-Killing Nanoparticles
    Neutrons Aid the Development of Cancer-Killing Nanoparticles

    An international team of reserchers is exploring one way to make tumour-destroying heat treatment more applicable to different kinds of tumours.

  • 13.11.2017From: ORNL, USANeutrons probe oxygen-generating enzyme for a greener approach to clean water
    Neutrons probe oxygen-generating enzyme for a greener approach to clean water

    A new study sheds light on a unique enzyme that could provide an eco-friendly treatment for chlorite-contaminated water supplies and improve water quality worldwide.

  • 08.11.2017From: Ames Laboratory, USA“Perfectly frustrated” metal provides possible path to superconductivity, other new quantum states
    “Perfectly frustrated” metal provides possible path to superconductivity, other new quantum states

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has discovered and described the existence of a unique disordered electron spin state in a metal that may provide a unique pathway to finding and studying frustrated magnets.

  • 09.11.2017From: ORNL, USANeutron spectroscopy reveals common ‘oxygen sponge’ catalyst soaks up hydrogen, too
    Neutron spectroscopy reveals common ‘oxygen sponge’ catalyst soaks up hydrogen, too

    A workhorse catalyst of vehicle exhaust systems—an “oxygen sponge” that can soak up oxygen from air and store it for later use in oxidation reactions—may also be a “hydrogen sponge.”

  • 22.06.2017From: IOS PressInternational Workshop for Sample Environment at Scattering Facilities 2016
    International Workshop for Sample Environment at Scattering Facilities 2016

    75 scientists, engineers and technicians from 10 countries and representatives from 10 sponsoring companies attended the International Workshop for Sample Environment at Scattering Facilities 2016.

  • 06.11.2017From: ORNL, USAResisting the resistance: Neutrons search for clues to combat bacterial threats
    Resisting the resistance: Neutrons search for clues to combat bacterial threats

    Using the MaNDi instrument, scientists at ORNL hope to better understand how bacteria containing enzymes called beta-lactamases resist the beta-lactam class of antibiotics.

  • 03.11.2017From: MLZ, Germany The hour of birth of the German neutron research
     The hour of birth of the German neutron research

    The hour of birth of the German neutron research:
    The Atomic Egg, the first German research reactor, started operating 60 years ago in Garching. Thereby, irreplaceable insights into matter were made possible.

  • 20.10.2017From: CERIC-ERIC“Aromatic” molecules for water based electronic devices
    “Aromatic” molecules for water based electronic devices

    Findings on Perylene structure open new routes for the design of organic electronics.

  • 20.10.2017From: CERIC-ERICA clearer understanding of the role of zinc in glass structure brings the optimization of electronic displays a step forward
    A clearer understanding of the role of zinc in glass structure brings the optimization of electronic displays a step forward

    Evidence has been found that contradicts the basic theory of the exact role of zinc within boromolybdate glasses.

  • 20.10.2017From: CERIC-ERICScientists assess the firing conditions of old fired-clay bricks to find the most suitable restoration materials
    Scientists assess the firing conditions of old fired-clay bricks to find the most suitable restoration materials

    The structure of old fired-clay bricks has been investigated with neutrons.

  • 20.10.2017From: CERIC-ERICStudy of ancient glazed pottery from Azerbaijan confirms the need for a multi technique approach in cultural heritage research
    Study of ancient glazed pottery from Azerbaijan confirms the need for a multi technique approach in cultural heritage research

    The combination of several techniques helped define the raw materials and pigments used for the production and decoration of archaeological pottery fragments from the medieval ruins of the Agsu archaeological site in Azerbaijan.

  • 09.10.2017From: ESS, SwedenRegional Graduate Schools on Neutron Scattering Build Foundation for Early Science at ESS
    Regional Graduate Schools on Neutron Scattering Build Foundation for Early Science at ESS

    Nordic and Baltic states have come together to increase competence in neutron scattering among young researchers and raise the number of neutron users in the region.

  • 16.10.2017From: ORNL, USANeutrons observe vitamin B6-dependent enzyme activity useful for drug development
    Neutrons observe vitamin B6-dependent enzyme activity useful for drug development

    Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have performed neutron structural analysis of a vitamin B6-dependent protein, potentially opening avenues for new antibiotics and drugs.

  • 23.10.2017From: ESS, SwedenA challenge for data management
    A challenge for data management

    Jonathan Taylor reviews the data-management challenges facing neutron sources and other large-scale research facilities as they strive to maximize the scientific and economic impact of their work

  • 23.10.2017From: ORNL, USANeutron scattering impacts daily life
    Neutron scattering impacts daily life

    Neutrons are an exceptional resource for probing the atomic properties of materials, leading to advancements in materials science, biology, chemistry, and physics—and bringing us more effective drugs and medical treatments, 3D-printed tools and machinery, biofuels, and better batteries and energy storage technologies.

  • 23.10.2017From: Physics World A natural neutron source
     A natural neutron source

    Casper Rutjes and Ute Ebert trace how our understanding of thunderstorm physics has evolved in recent decades and explain how neutron measurements could produce fresh insights

    The link between thunderstorm and neutron science is not an obvious one…

  • 20.10.2017From: FRM II, GermanyBirthday of James Chadwick
    Birthday of James Chadwick

    It’s the birthday of James Chadwick, who discovered the neutron in 1932.

  • 03.10.2017From: CINS, CanadaNeutrons Reveal Secrets about the Materials Needed for the ‘Internet of Things’
    Neutrons Reveal Secrets about the Materials Needed for the ‘Internet of Things’

    A Simon Fraser University chemist is making breakthroughs in understanding the materials that play a major role in the future of the Internet of Things.

  • 05.09.2017From: ILL, FranceUnveiling the invisible
    Unveiling the invisible

    Experiments performed at the Institut Laue-Langevin, using both ultracold neutrons at the instrument PF2 and neutron interferometry at S18, play a major role in testing the existence of chameleon fields.

  • 08.09.2017From: ILL, FranceNeutrons provide a novel picture of thermal conductivity in complex materials
    Neutrons provide a novel picture of thermal conductivity in complex materials

    Neutron experiments conducted by the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) and CNRS researchers lead to a novel picture of thermal conductivity in complex materials.

  • 29.08.2017From: FRM II, GermanyDeep look into teeth with neutrons
    Deep look into teeth with neutrons

    Using cold neutrons it is possible to examine the 3D internal structure of fossil teeth.

  • 05.10.2017From: FRM II, GermanyFuture Mo-99 irradiation facility
    Future Mo-99 irradiation facility

    Worldwide, more than 30 million medical examinations are conducted annually with technetium-99m. A new film shows the status of the upgrading at the FRM II towards the production of its mother isotope molybdenum-99.

  • 20.09.2017From: CSNS, ChinaPeter Littlewood:Controlling the Mott Transition in Oxides by Tuning the Elastic Coupling
    Peter Littlewood:Controlling the Mott Transition in Oxides by Tuning the Elastic Coupling

    Peter Littlewood, former director of the Argonne National Laboratory, was invited to visit the Chinese Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) and attended the CSNS Academic Forum on September 18.

  • 14.09.2017From: FRM II, GermanyGathering mushrooms for science
    Gathering mushrooms for science

    Mushroom pickers never reveal their places of discovery and neither for Dr. Matthias Rossbach. Instead, they have sent him the dried mushrooms they collected in Bavaria, Lower Saxony and Brandenburg, for scientific research.

  • 04.09.2017From: CNLFirst neutrons for Chinese spallation source
    First neutrons for Chinese spallation source

    The ¥2.2bn ($330m) China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) has produced its first neutrons.

  • 19.09.2017From: MLZ, GermanyAstrid Schneidewind and Markus Braden new chairmen of the KFN
    Astrid Schneidewind and Markus Braden new chairmen of the KFN

    From a total of 15 election candidates Astrid Schneidewind (FZ Jülich) is the new KFN chairman. Markus Braden (University of Cologne) is the new deputy chairman.

  • 24.08.2017From: MLZ, GermanyHot tests with neutrons
    Hot tests with neutrons

    Scientists are looking for an alternative superalloy as a gas turbine material. Lukas Karge studied a hot candidate for his PhD thesis with Dr. habil. Ralph Gilles at the MLZ.

  • 25.07.2017From: HZB, GermanyUser research at BER II: Lupin roots observed in the act of catching water from soil – so far too quick for 3D views
    User research at BER II: Lupin roots observed in the act of catching water from soil – so far too quick for 3D views

    Just how lupines draw water approaching their roots in soil has now for the first time been observed in three dimensions by a University of Potsdam team at the HZB-BER II neutron source in Berlin.

  • 20.07.2017From: ILL, FranceNeutrons point the way to optimised crash-tolerant automotives
    Neutrons point the way to optimised crash-tolerant automotives

    The correlation between spot welding and residual stress in boron steel was experimentally determined for the first time with neutron diffraction experiments conducted at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL).

  • 17.07.2017From: MLZ, GermanyFirst observation: new type of entanglement in a 2D quantum material
    First observation: new type of entanglement in a 2D quantum material

    Scientists from EPFL and PSI have shown experimentally, for the first time, a quantum phase transition in strontium copper borate.

  • 17.07.2017From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandNanomaterial helps store solar energy: efficiently and inexpensively
    Nanomaterial helps store solar energy: efficiently and inexpensively

    Thanks to a new material developed by researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and Empa, electrolysers are likely to become cheaper and more efficient in the future.

  • 06.07.2017From: MLZ, GermanyMystery of an enigmatic impression in the braincase solved
    Mystery of an enigmatic impression in the braincase solved

    Recently, Michael Laaß could clarify the possible function of an enigmatic impression in the braincase of the forerunners of mammals by means of neutron tomography at the instrument ANTARES of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum.

  • 14.06.2017From: SINQ, PSI, Switzerland From the garage to the world
     From the garage to the world

    In 1999, PSI researchers founded the spin-off firm SwissNeutronics. Today the company sells high-precision components to research institutions all over the world.

  • 22.06.2017From: CINS, Canada Neutrons assist in the development of sustainable electricity grids
     Neutrons assist in the development of sustainable electricity grids

    With sponsorship from Tesla Motors, one ‘Gold medal’ Canadian scientist is using neutron beams in the quest to reduce the cost of energy storage technologies.

  • 08.06.2017From: ORNL, USA Neutrons zero in on the elusive magnetic Majorana fermion
     Neutrons zero in on the elusive magnetic Majorana fermion

    Neutron scattering has revealed in unprecedented detail new insights into the exotic magnetic behavior of a material that, with a fuller understanding, could pave the way for quantum calculations.

  • 14.06.2017From: LLB, FrancePolarized neutron reflectivity and X-ray scattering measurements as tools to study properties of Pt/Co/Pt ultrathin layers irradiated by femtosecond laser pulses
    Polarized neutron reflectivity and X-ray scattering measurements as tools to study properties of Pt/Co/Pt ultrathin layers irradiated by femtosecond laser pulses

    Neutron reflectivity, alongside other imaging methods, has been used to study the properties of ultrathin Pt/Co/Pt films.

  • 21.06.2017From: ISIS, UKEvidence of topological excitations in a quantum magnet
    Evidence of topological excitations in a quantum magnet

    Neutrons assist the exploration of a completely new set of topological insulating materials.

  • 20.06.2017From: ISIS, UKInvestigating the origin of excellent thermoelectric behaviour in Cu2Se
    Investigating the origin of excellent thermoelectric behaviour in Cu2Se

    Neutrons where used to test the Phonon-Liquid Electron-Crystal (PLEC) approach as a step towards developing better thermoelectric materials.

  • 13.06.2017From: MLZ, GermanyNeutrons make hydrogen atoms visible
    Neutrons make hydrogen atoms visible

    The instrument BioDiff at the MLZ has located with highest accuracy hydrogen atoms of various inhibitors when binding to the enzyme trypsin.

  • 20.06.2017From: CNEA, ArgentinaArgentina Hosted Its First Meeting on Neutron Scattering
    Argentina Hosted Its First Meeting on Neutron Scattering

    After a successful year of promotion of neutron scattering techniques, the LAHN team organised the first Argentinean Meeting on Neutron Scattering (TN2017), held in Buenos Aires on March 15-17th.

  • 10.06.2017From: ENSAWalter Haelg Prize 2017
    Walter Haelg Prize 2017

    The Walter Haelg Prize 2017 has been awarded to Professor Juan Colmenero from the University of the Basque Country, in Spain.

  • 24.05.2017From: MLZ, GermanyNeutrons help save two valuable wooden figures
    Neutrons help save two valuable wooden figures

    Distortions of two valuable wooden figures from the beginning of the 18th century were examined with fast neutrons on the instrument NECTAR of the MLZ in Garching.

  • 18.05.2017From: McStasMcStas 2.4 released!
    McStas 2.4 released!

    McStas 2.4 has been released and is ready for download.

  • 04.05.2017From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandMaking a valuable resource usable with water
    Making a valuable resource usable with water

    Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and ETH Zurich have developed a new chemical process that allows the efficient conversion of methane to methanol.

  • 18.04.2017From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandSuccessful for 20 years: Probing materials with particles
    Successful for 20 years: Probing materials with particles

    For 20 years researchers from a range of disciplines have been using the Swiss Spallation Neutron Source SINQ of the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI for their investigations.

  • 28.04.2017From: NIST, USANIST mourns Dr. Jack Rush
    NIST mourns Dr. Jack Rush

    The NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) is sad to announce the death of Dr. John J. Rush (Jack) on April 20, 2017.

  • 03.05.2017From: ESS, SwedenUK’s Daresbury Lab Gears Up for High-Beta Cavity Series Production
    UK’s Daresbury Lab Gears Up for High-Beta Cavity Series Production

    ESS interviews team members at Daresbury Lab in England. The STFC facility is responsible for series production and testing of the 84 high-beta cavities of the European Spallation Source’s superconducting Accelerator.

  • 04.05.2017From: MLZ, GermanyInternational guest filmed a movie at the FRM II
    International guest filmed a movie at the FRM II

    Ricardo Garcia Soto a Chilean science author and director of television films made a short about what to see at the FRM II.

  • 11.04.2017From: ANSTO, Australia Research confirms heating can increase strength of a type of hydrogel
     Research confirms heating can increase strength of a type of hydrogel

    Small angle neutron scattering (SANS) at the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering has confirmed that the strength of a type of supramolecular hydrogel can be increased by heating.

  • 07.04.2017From: MLZ, GermanyEU supports development of new fuels
    EU supports development of new fuels

    More than 6 million Euros has been invested by the European Commission in the development of new nuclear fuel.

  • 13.04.2017From: LLB, FranceProbing photoinduced spin states in spin-crossover molecules with neutron scattering
    Probing photoinduced spin states in spin-crossover molecules with neutron scattering

    An abrupt thermal spin transition has been investigated with a specially designed optical setup for neutron scattering to address the magnetic properties of the light-induced HS stat

  • 28.04.2017From: ENSAThe 2017 Walter Hälg Prize - Call for Nominations
    The 2017 Walter Hälg Prize - Call for Nominations

    The Walter Hälg Prize is awarded biennially to a European scientist for outstanding, coherent work in neutron scattering

  • 19.04.2017From: MLZ, GermanyEnhanced Magnetization of Cobalt Defect Clusters Embedded in Titanium Oxide Films for Spintronic devices
    Enhanced Magnetization of Cobalt Defect Clusters Embedded in Titanium Oxide Films for Spintronic devices

    Cobalt Defect Clusters Embedded in Titanium Oxide Films were studied with low-angle polarized neutron scattering with specular reflected beams.

  • 05.04.2017From: SINE2020NOW opening: FREE analysis of your material or device
    NOW opening: FREE analysis of your material or device

    The SINE2020 project offers the opportunity to use Europe’s leading neutron facilities for your company’s R&D. Apply by June 30th 2017!

  • 29.03.2017From: ESS, SwedenCanadian State Visit Puts ESS Collaboration in the Spotlight
    Canadian State Visit Puts ESS Collaboration in the Spotlight

    The European Spallation Source was the site of a roundtable discussion featuring King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, the Governor General of Canada, and the research ministers of the two nations. The focus was on collaboration between Canada’s and Sweden’s science, industry and research infrastructures.

  • 29.03.2017From: ANSTO, AustraliaMolecular geometry and magnetism: Investigation of lanthanoid-based single molecule magnets
    Molecular geometry and magnetism: Investigation of lanthanoid-based single molecule magnets

    Measurements on the Pelican time-of-flight spectrometer have contributed to a better understanding of the molecular geometry and magnetic properties of a prospective material for quantum computing.

  • 29.03.2017From: ESS, SwedenInstruments Full-Steam Ahead at IKON12
    Instruments Full-Steam Ahead at IKON12

    IKON12. A record number of participants at the 12th meeting for In-Kind Contributions for Neutron Science at ESS demonstrated the expanding scale and complexity of the instrument projects as they move through preliminary engineering design.

  • 29.03.2017From: ESS, SwedenEU Supports Next-Generation Neutron Science: Interview with Yana Znamenskaya
    EU Supports Next-Generation Neutron Science: Interview with Yana Znamenskaya

    MAX4ESSFUN. Mucus protects many of our body’s vital functions against dehydration. Understanding the structure and function of this biological material will give researchers more tools to prevent and treat common diseases like cystic fibrosis and asthma.

  • 29.03.2017From: ESS, SwedenHow Do You Power the World’s Most Powerful Linac?
    How Do You Power the World’s Most Powerful Linac?

    The Modulator. Carlos Martins and his ESS power converters team, with the help of Lund University researchers, have successfully brought a new high-voltage modulator design to series production. The cost savings and reduced footprint for these large machines mean a paradigm shift for linac power supply worldwide.

  • 29.03.2017From: SINE2020Deuteration User Survey
    Deuteration User Survey

    Within the SINE2020 project we have setup an European Deuteration Network (DEUNET) that aims to increase the availability and accessibility of complex deuterated molecules to the European neutron scattering community. The existing capabilities of the laboratories at ISIS, ILL and FZJ which currently produce deuterated materials for neutron scattering will be complemented by an additional laboratory at ESS. Furthermore, the organisation of the facilities into a network leverages the unique specialisations of each of the laboratories.

  • 28.03.2017From: ILL, FranceNeutrons push molecular magnets a step closer to application in quantum information processing
    Neutrons push molecular magnets a step closer to application in quantum information processing

    Neutron spectroscopy has enabled an international team to unravel quantum entanglement in a dimer of complex molecular qubits.

  • 28.03.2017From: MLZ, GermanyPositrons as a new tool for lithium ion battery research
    Positrons as a new tool for lithium ion battery research

    Rechargeable lithium batteries with cathodes comprising nickel, manganese, and cobalt, are viewed as the most potent today. But they, too, have a limited lifespan. Why this happens and what can be done to alleviate the ensuing gradual loss of capacity has now been investigated in detail by a team of scientists using positrons at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

  • 28.03.2017From: ESS, SwedenCouncil Meeting Brings Near-Term Issues into Focus
    Council Meeting Brings Near-Term Issues into Focus

    Delegates from the 15 European Spallation Source member and observer nations held a one-day strategy meeting in Lund on Thursday. Plans for finalising the construction and moving into operations, as well as principles for association of new members were up for discussion.

  • 22.03.2017From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandSpinW3 released
    SpinW3 released

    Release of SpinW3, an updated computational tool for simulating spin waves.

  • 22.03.2017From: mantidNew release of Mantid 3.9 & Mantid Version 3.9.1 - patch release
    New release of Mantid 3.9 & Mantid Version 3.9.1 - patch release

    This release contains the long awaited ability to visualise non orthogonal crystal systems correctly in the slice viewer.

  • 22.03.2017From: LLB, France A new research structure for the French neutrons scattering community
     A new research structure for the French neutrons scattering community

    The first of January 2017, the “Fédération Française de Diffusion Neutronique” (French Federation of Neutron Scattering) has been created. It federates the Laboratoire Léon Brillouin (LLB) in Saclay and the CEA/INAC/MEM and Institut NEEL neutron groups in Grenoble.

  • 22.03.2017From: HZB, GermanyNEAT starts user operation
    NEAT starts user operation

    The newly built time of flight spectrometre NEAT has welcomed its first users: Jie Ma from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and his colleague Zhilun Lu examined magnetic excitations in crystalline samples and enjoyed fast data rate and high flexibility of instrumental configurations. NEAT team is now looking forward to further new studies and user experiments!

  • 20.03.2017From: SINE202040 participants met in Lund to discuss the SINE2020 Sample Environment collaboration
    40 participants met in Lund to discuss the SINE2020 Sample Environment collaboration

    The SINE2020 work-package on Sample Environment met on January 25-26 in Lund to present and discuss updates on the WP tasks.

  • 20.03.2017From: LLB, FranceMore room for microphase separation: An extended study on binary liquids confined in SBA-15 cylindrical pores
    More room for microphase separation: An extended study on binary liquids confined in SBA-15 cylindrical pores

    A phenomenon of microphase separation, which appears as a novel fascinating confinement effect for fully miscible binary liquids.

  • 17.03.2017From: ORNL, USACall for ORNL Neutron Sciences User Proposals at HFIR and SNS - 2017B
    Call for ORNL Neutron Sciences User Proposals at HFIR and SNS - 2017B

    Proposals for beam time at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) will be accepted via the web-based proposal system until NOON EASTERN TIME, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. This call is for experiments anticipated to run July through December 2017.

  • 08.03.2017From: ANSTO, AustraliaCall for Proposals at the OPAL Neutron Beam Facility and National Deuteration Facility
    Call for Proposals at the OPAL Neutron Beam Facility and National Deuteration Facility

    Proposals at the OPAL Neutron Beam Facility (both cold- and thermal-neutron instruments) and National Deuteration Facility. Deadline 15 March 2017, for beam time between July and December 2017.

  • 06.03.2017From: NIST, USACall for Proposals NCNR
    Call for Proposals NCNR

    You are invited to apply for time on the neutron beam instruments at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). Due to facility maintenance about ¾ of the usual time given through proposals will be allocated in this proposal round. The deadline for all proposals is Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

  • 02.03.2017From: ESS, SwedenEU Supports Local Neutron Researchers: Interview with Malgorzata Makowska
    EU Supports Local Neutron Researchers: Interview with Malgorzata Makowska

    A postdoc from the Technical University of Denmark has performed a neutron imaging experiment at J-PARC in Japan using EU Interregional funds. Malgorzata Makowska studied how to optimise solid-oxide fuel cells, a sustainable technology in use by industry and consumers. Scientists from DTU and ESS provided supervision and expertise.

  • 02.03.2017From: BNL, USAHistory of Neutron Science at Brookhaven National Laboratory: new videos
    History of Neutron Science at Brookhaven National Laboratory: new videos

    In two videos Maurice Goldhaber and Laurence Passell tell about the history of reactors at the Brookhaven National Laboratory.

  • 01.03.2017From: ESS, SwedenVisit by J-PARC Director Opens Doors for Swedish-Japanese Research Collaboration
    Visit by J-PARC Director Opens Doors for Swedish-Japanese Research Collaboration

    ESS and J-PARC. Naohito Saito, Director of the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex, visited ESS and MAX IV on Monday to exchange knowledge and discuss their upcoming collaboration workshop with ESS and Swedish universities.

  • 28.02.2017From: LLB, FranceCall for proposals on French neutron scattering instruments
    Call for proposals on French neutron scattering instruments

    For the first time, the call for experiments is made by the 2FDN for all the beam time on LLB instruments and the four French CRG at the ILL. Deadline March 29th at 23:59 French time.

  • 26.02.2017From: ILL, FranceNeutrons reveal ‘quantum tunnelling’ on graphene enables the birth of stars
    Neutrons reveal ‘quantum tunnelling’ on graphene enables the birth of stars

    For the first time ever, this study showed ‘quantum tunnelling’ in these systems, allowing the H atoms bound to C atoms to explore relatively long distances at temperatures as low as those in interstitial clouds.

  • 26.02.2017From: SINE2020Registrations open for CETS2017
    Registrations open for CETS2017

    Learn about neutron scattering and how you can benefit from using neutrons on 8 – 12 May 2017 at the 11th Central European Training School on neutron techniques in Budapest. Apply by March 15. Grants available.

  • 22.02.2017From: HZB, GermanyHZB BER II - Call for Proposals 2017_II
    HZB BER II - Call for Proposals 2017_II

    The deadline for submitting your HZB Beamtime Applications for projects to be carried out in the second half year 2017 is 1 MARCH 2017, 23:59 (CET).

  • 22.02.2017From: CERIC-ERICCERIC Call for Proposal Now Open
    CERIC Call for Proposal Now Open

    CERIC-ERIC is launching its seventh call for proposals, with a two-steps deadline option: March 1 and March 30.

  • 21.02.2017From: NeutronSourcesNew profile on the Women in Science pages: Flora Meilleur
    New profile on the Women in Science pages: Flora Meilleur

    Flora Meilleur is a structural biologist – she is interested in the structure of biomolecules, specifically of proteins. Since 2007 she held a joint faculty position between the Oak Ridge Neutron Sciences Directorate and North Carolina State University (NCSU). In July 2015, she was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure.

  • 16.02.2017From: ANSTO, AustraliaResearch clarifies origin of microstructures in rock found deep in the Earth’s crust and mantle
    Research clarifies origin of microstructures in rock found deep in the Earth’s crust and mantle

    ANSTO has collaborated on research with Macquarie University to clarify the origin of microstructures in metamorphic rock found deep in the Earth’s crust and mantle impacted by mineral-bearing fluids.

  • 15.02.2017From: ILL, FranceCatching a glimpse at enzymes on the job: a combined time-resolved neutron scattering and fluorescence study
    Catching a glimpse at enzymes on the job: a combined time-resolved neutron scattering and fluorescence study

    A novel approach was developed combining time-resolved small angle neutron scattering with online-fluorescence spectroscopy in order to monitor the PAN unfoldase from the deep-sea Methanocaldococcus jannaschii organism and a Green Fluorescent Protein model substrate.

  • 15.02.2017From: LANSCE, USACall for Rosen Scholar Nominations
    Call for Rosen Scholar Nominations

    The fellowship is intended to attract visiting scholars to LANSCE in the fields of nuclear science, materials science, defense science and accelerator technology.

  • 14.02.2017From: ENSAThe 2017 Walter Hälg Prize - Call for Nominations
    The 2017 Walter Hälg Prize - Call for Nominations

    Scientists as individuals or on behalf of a Division, Section or Group
    may now submit nominations for the 2017 Walter Hälg Prize of the
    European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA).

  • 14.02.2017From: SoNS, ItalyMaster Class on Neutron Precession Techniques
    Master Class on Neutron Precession Techniques

    The IV course of the Erice School “NEUTRON SCIENCE AND INSTRUMENTATION” will be on 1 – 8 July 2017. Registrations close on May 10.

  • 09.02.2017From: CERIC-ERICNew project: ACCELERATE
    New project: ACCELERATE

    There’s a new project on our ‘Projects’ page. ACCELERATE is a Horizon 2020 project, supporting the long-term sustainability of large scale research infrastructures.

  • 05.02.2017From: SINE2020Improved formulation for STEPAN surfactants
    Improved formulation for STEPAN surfactants

    One of the world’s largest producers of surfactants considers the time spent at ILL using neutrons, through SINE2020, invaluable for its R&D activities.

  • 01.02.2017From: TU WienSecond edition of book: Neutron Interferometry
    Second edition of book: Neutron Interferometry

    Lessons in Experimental Quantum Mechanics, Wave-Particle Duality, and Entanglement

  • 25.01.2017From: ESS, Sweden'Texts, Drugs and Dinosaurs - Neutrons Show the Way' at TEDx Lund University Event
    'Texts, Drugs and Dinosaurs - Neutrons Show the Way' at TEDx Lund University Event

    How has science changed our lives? How will neutrons help us meet the challenges of the future? And what’s it like to work in an international science facility under construction? This talk will take you on a trip through archaeology, life science and magnetism, and end up at a huge construction site.

  • 25.01.2017From: ILL, France50th anniversary of the ILL feted in Grenoble 19-Jan-2017
    50th anniversary of the ILL feted in Grenoble 19-Jan-2017

    The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017. A new book tells about ILL’s 50 years of service to science and society. It is available in the 3 official languages.

  • 24.01.2017From: ESS, SwedenThe Accelerator Comes Together in Lund: A Talk With Roland Garoby
    The Accelerator Comes Together in Lund: A Talk With Roland Garoby

    “It is really a treasure chest that is being built here. I’m convinced that the local hosts will be positively surprised by what will pop up out of this during its 40-year lifetime, provided it continues to be supported in the same spirit as it so far has been.”

  • 24.01.2017From: SINE2020The first year of SINE2020 support of neutron and muon schools
    The first year of SINE2020 support of neutron and muon schools

    About 250 students and early career scientists have already benefited from SINE2020 funding to eight introductory neutron and muon schools.
    Grants will also be available for advanced schools soon.

  • 20.01.2017From: ILL, FranceNeutrons probe new HF@C60 endofullerene produced by molecular surgery
    Neutrons probe new HF@C60 endofullerene produced by molecular surgery

    Inelastic neutron scattering, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry, infrared measurements, UV-spectroscopy and electrochemical studies were used to study the properties and quantum mechanics of HF@C60.

  • 20.01.2017From: ILL, FranceExperimental demonstration of direct path state characterisation by measuring weak values in a matter-wave interferometer
    Experimental demonstration of direct path state characterisation by measuring weak values in a matter-wave interferometer

    A letter published in Physical Review Letters, by a group of scientists of the Atominstitut – Institute of Atomic & Subatomic Physics of TU Wien (Austria), after an experiment on S18 at ILL.

  • 20.01.2017From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandSwiss Spallation Neutron Source SINQ - Call for proposals I/17
    Swiss Spallation Neutron Source SINQ - Call for proposals I/17

    The next deadline for the submission of beam time requests for the Swiss spallation neutron source SINQ will be February 20, 2017, midnight.

  • 17.01.2017From: ORNL, USANeutron diffraction probes forms of carbon dioxide in extreme environments
    Neutron diffraction probes forms of carbon dioxide in extreme environments

    Scientists are using neutrons to study the fundamental role carbon dioxide plays in Earth’s carbon cycle, especially in the composition of carbon reservoirs in the deep earth and the evolution of the carbon cycle over time.

  • 17.01.2017From: ORNL, USABiology and neutrons collide to unlock secrets of fish ear bones
    Biology and neutrons collide to unlock secrets of fish ear bones

    Scientific discovery can come from anywhere, but few researchers can say the answers to their questions would come from the pea-sized bones in the head of a six-foot-long, 200-pound prehistoric freshwater fish.

  • 13.01.2017From: ICNS 2017, KoreaICNS 2017 - Call for Abstracts
    ICNS 2017 - Call for Abstracts

    The ICNS 2017 Online Submission System is now open.

  • 13.01.2017From: ANSTO, AustraliaLooking back on 2016: Another milestone in nuclear operations with over 300 days at full power for the second consecutive year
    Looking back on 2016: Another milestone in nuclear operations with over 300 days at full power for the second consecutive year

    Australia’s state-of-the-art multi-purpose nuclear reactor has operated for more than 300 days at full power for a second consecutive year with over 99% reliability.

  • 13.01.2017From: MLZ, GermanyMaster program for material scientists
    Master program for material scientists

    Students can now apply for the Master Program. The application deadlines are different for the country of origin: for non-EU students, they will end on 31 January 2017; EU students must apply until 28 February 2017. All those who do not need a scholarship will have time until 15 May 2017.

  • 11.01.2017From: ILL, FranceEndurance
    Endurance

    The ILL is launching an open call for Expressions of Interest for new instrumentation as part of Phase 2 of the Endurance Upgrade Programme.

  • 11.01.2017From: ILL, FranceILL Call for proposals
    ILL Call for proposals

    The upcoming proposal submission deadline for neutron scattering experiments at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) is Tuesday, 14 February 2017.

  • 10.01.2017From: ISIS, UKHistorical Documentary: ISIS neutron and muon source
    Historical Documentary: ISIS neutron and muon source

    There’s a new link on our History pages. A film shows the early construction at the ISIS facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, in the UK. The film was made in the summer of 1985, in preparation for the official opening in October 1985 of the facility by Margaret Thatcher, the then Prime Minister.

  • 03.01.2017From: LAHN, ArgentinaArgentina will host the 9-ITMNR (International Topical Meeting on Neutron Radiography) in 2020
    Argentina will host the 9-ITMNR (International Topical Meeting on Neutron Radiography) in 2020

    During the 8th International Topical Meeting on Neutron Radiography held in Beijing this year, it was decided that Argentina will host the next meeting.

  • 03.01.2017From: ESS, SwedenThe Netherlands Moves Closer to Full ERIC Membership
    The Netherlands Moves Closer to Full ERIC Membership

    The Dutch Permanent Committee for Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructures announced today that ESS has been included in the National Roadmap. The strategic document brings the Netherlands one step closer to full membership in the European Spallation Source ERIC.

  • 03.01.2017From: ESS, SwedenAs ESS Project Matures, Technical Installations Take Centre Stage
    As ESS Project Matures, Technical Installations Take Centre Stage

    The European Spallation Source is moving into exciting new territory: work in Conventional Facilities is approaching 40 percent complete and significant technical installations begin this month.

  • 03.01.2017From: ESS, SwedenFrom Soup to Nuts, First Operations Review Offers Glimpse of ESS as an Operating Facility
    From Soup to Nuts, First Operations Review Offers Glimpse of ESS as an Operating Facility

    Looking ahead to a time when the ESS facility is fully operational, 17 external experts provided essential input for baselining cost projections.

  • 03.01.2017From: MLZ, GermanyNew point of attack against stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori
    New point of attack against stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori

    There is a strong suspicion that Helicobacter pylori is linked to the development of stomach cancer. Now an international team of researchers led by Prof. Donald R. Ronning (University of Toledo, USA) used neutrons to unlock the secret to the functionality of an important enzyme in the bacterium’s metabolism. This could be used as a point of attack for new medications. Measurements made at Oak Ridge and FRM II.

  • 30.12.2016From: MLZ, GermanyFocused Interactions Important for Protein Dynamics
    Focused Interactions Important for Protein Dynamics

    The influence of interactions in high protein concentrations is extremely difficult to quantify experimentally. Neutron scattering experiments performed among other places at the J-NSE instrument at MLZ, and computer simulations carried out in Jülich have now made studies possible in physiological concentrations.

  • 28.12.2016From: LLB, FranceThe two dynamics of liquid water
    The two dynamics of liquid water

    Water, a simple molecule but a complex behaviour. Neutron scattering demonstrate that there are two dynamic processes with quite different temperature dependences. A possible clue to answer open questions about low temperature liquid water.

  • 28.12.2016From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandTowards energy-saving data storage
    Towards energy-saving data storage

    A new material retains its special magnetic properties even at room temperature.

  • 28.12.2016From: SINE2020Neutrons: Cradle to Grave workshop - slides and videos available
    Neutrons: Cradle to Grave workshop - slides and videos available

    Slides and videos of the talks given at the workshop are now available online. The workshop focused on requirements/developments for a (bidirectional) Monte Carlo variance reduction method applied to neutron beamline transport systems.

  • 19.12.2016From: LAHN, ArgentinaThe future Argentine Neutron Source
    The future Argentine Neutron Source

    The future Argentine Neutron Source, LAHN: Laboratorio Argentino de Haces de Neutrones, has now a dedicated page on our website.

  • 16.12.2016From: JGU, GermanyTUM and Mainz University activate new source of ultra-cold neutrons
    TUM and Mainz University activate new source of ultra-cold neutrons

    Collaborative project results in the construction of a second UCN source at the TRIGA research reactor in Mainz / Blueprint for Munich-based high-efficiency source.

  • 16.12.2016From: MLZ, GermanyCrystalline structure of ice clouds and their formation clarified
    Crystalline structure of ice clouds and their formation clarified

    Anyone who has ever looked out of the window during an intercontinental flight has probably already seen it: cirri, the ice clouds in the upper troposphere (8-12 km high) look like rattled cotton. But also in the lower stratosphere (15-20 km altitude) there are ice clouds, so-called polar stratospheric clouds (abbr. PSC).

  • 16.12.2016From: LLB, FranceHardening of (Pb,Cd)Te Crystal Lattice with an Increasing CdTe Content in the Solid Solution
    Hardening of (Pb,Cd)Te Crystal Lattice with an Increasing CdTe Content in the Solid Solution

    An important increase of microhardness value for (Pb,Cd)Te was directly confirmed by results of nanoindentation measurements performed for a few samples with various chemical composition.

  • 16.12.2016From: SINE2020MCPL: a new format that simplifies data interchange between applications
    MCPL: a new format that simplifies data interchange between applications

    A team launched the first version of Monte Carlo Particle Lists. This new, open source format makes it simpler to interchange particle-state information data between popular Monte Carlo simulation packages, making the work of developers more efficient.

  • 15.12.2016From: CINS, CanadaHelping Cars Lose Weight: Improving Light Metals For Greener Vehicles
    Helping Cars Lose Weight: Improving Light Metals For Greener Vehicles

    In partnership with GKN Powder Metallurgy, Dalhousie University researchers are using neutron beams in studies aimed at opening up the automotive market to more products made from aluminum powders—a promising alternative to the heavier steel components used in the industry today.

  • 15.12.2016From: Nationalmaglab, USAMagLab expertise puts neutron scattering in focus
    MagLab expertise puts neutron scattering in focus

    Tapping into MagLab expertise on superconductors and cryogenics, a research team built a novel neutron scattering device that is more efficient and produces better data than previous techniques.

  • 11.12.2016From: CINS, CanadaCall for proposals: Canadian Neutron Beam Centre
    Call for proposals: Canadian Neutron Beam Centre

    The Canadian Neutron Beam Centre (CNBC) plans to provide neutrons until the end of March 2018, and to provide assistance until March 2019 to complete data analysis and publish results. You are invited to propose challenging experiments, encourage young researchers to visit and learn everything they can from our experts.

  • 11.12.2016From: SINE2020Improving the fitting in Mantid for neutron and muon data
    Improving the fitting in Mantid for neutron and muon data

    A team is working on improving the fitting of neutron and muon data in Mantid. They developed a framework for comparing fitting minimizers targeted to serve Mantid users, but whose results are transferrable to other neutron and muon data treatment software.

  • 11.12.2016From: MLZ, GermanySmooth transition in FRM II administration
    Smooth transition in FRM II administration

    Johannes Nußbickel follows Dr. Klaus Seebach as Managing Director at the FRM II neutron source in Germany.

  • 08.12.2016From: MLZ, GermanyHydrogen atom hidden and sought
    Hydrogen atom hidden and sought

    British scientists have elucidated the structure of a vital enzyme with the help of neutrons. This involved the presence of a hydrogen atom. Their results are now published in Nature Communications.

  • 08.12.2016From: LLB, FranceWhy many polymers are so fragile: A new perspective
    Why many polymers are so fragile: A new perspective

    Scientists make a surprising discovery. The steepness of the temperature dependence (fragility) of the viscosity that is determined by chain relaxation follows the correlations at all molecular weights.

  • 07.12.2016From: Forschungszentrum Jülich, JCNS, GermanyNew 'Women in Science' video: Dr. Sultan Demirdis from JCNS-MLZ
    New 'Women in Science' video: Dr. Sultan Demirdis from JCNS-MLZ

    Dr. Sultan Demirdis works in the field of neutron research at Forschungszentrum Jülich. In a video, she talks about how she became a neutron scientist and why she likes working at the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science.

  • 28.11.2016From: SasViewNew version of SasView
    New version of SasView

    The SasView Development Team is pleased to announce the release of SasView 4.0.1.

  • 28.11.2016From: MLZ, GermanyExperimentally proved: theory is correct
    Experimentally proved: theory is correct

    One week of beam time at the PUMA instrument have been enough for international research teams from Beijing and the USA to prove theoretical calculations experimentally. The results bring the global community of superconductors a good deal, because this small, but very important puzzle part has confirmed a theory.

  • 15.11.2016From: SINE2020What if neutron scattering uses the same type of detectors used to look into space?
    What if neutron scattering uses the same type of detectors used to look into space?

    A SINE2020 team is working on developing Resistive Plate Chambers for neutron detectors.

  • 15.11.2016From: MLZ, GermanyImproved Insight into the Structure of Lipid Membranes: Combining the Strengths of Neutron Reflectivity and Molecular Dynamics
    Improved Insight into the Structure of Lipid Membranes: Combining the Strengths of Neutron Reflectivity and Molecular Dynamics

    Alexandros Koutsioumpas from Forschungszentrum Jülich has studied the structure of complex lipid membranes at the neutron reflectometer MARIA.

  • 11.11.2016From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandSINQ back in operation and new proposal deadline
    SINQ back in operation and new proposal deadline

    The next call will be launched in January 2017 with a proposal submission deadline on February 20, 2017, midnight for all instruments, see list below. Those proposals will request for beamtime during the period May – October 2017.

  • 09.11.2016From: NeutronSourcesNeutrons before and after the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics
    Neutrons before and after the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics

    This article showcases work conducted at neutron sources around the globe that confirmed the predictions of the winners of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics or that builds upon their theories.

  • 09.11.2016From: HZG, GermanyMATRAC 2 Winter School 2017
    MATRAC 2 Winter School 2017

    Registration is now open for our MATRAC 2 Winter School ‘Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Materials Science with special focus on Fundamental Aspects of Materials’ to be held in Utting/Ammersee and Garching/Munich, Germany, February 27 to March 3, 2017.

  • 08.11.2016From: NeutronSourcesMeet the neutron Women in Science
    Meet the neutron Women in Science

    The website now hosts “Women in Science” pages featuring interviews with women who work on neutron scattering.

  • 07.11.2016From: ESS, SwedenProject Moves Forward as New ESS Director General Takes Over
    Project Moves Forward as New ESS Director General Takes Over

    John Womersley begun work as Director General of the European Spallation Source ERIC on November 1. On Friday, outgoing DG Jim Yeck delivered a message of heartfelt gratitude to ESS staff, management team, and governance.

  • 06.11.2016From: MLZ, GermanyFrom Science to Industry
    From Science to Industry

    In December 2015, Dr. Thorsten Lauer was still working as a postdoc and Thorsten Zechlau as a graduate student at the FRM II. Lauer and Zechlau could convince an investor with their knowledge and their enthusiasm for neutron optics to support the founding of a company on 1 January 2016. “We would not have dreamed of that a year ago”, the two founders say.

  • 06.11.2016From: CINS, CanadaIncreasing Bio-Compatibility Of Medical Devices
    Increasing Bio-Compatibility Of Medical Devices

    Neutron beams reveal the molecular mechanisms behind a new technology that could reduce the risk of complications and death from heart bypass surgery and dialysis. The same technology might soon help more women survive ovarian cancer.

  • 06.11.2016From: JCNS, GermanyNeutrons Verify New Quantum State
    Neutrons Verify New Quantum State

    Jülich, 26 October 2016 – An international research team has proved the existence of spin-spirals in a quantum liquid. They emerge at low temperatures from the magnetic moments (“spins”) of manganese scandium thiospinel single crystals (MnSc2S4). Neighbouring spins fluctuate here collectively as spirals, but when spatial distances are involved, they do not take on any particular order, just as water molecules will only form structures with neighbouring water molecules. Proof of this so-called “spiral spin-liquid” was achieved with the help of polarized diffuse neutron scattering on an instrument of the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) at its outstation at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum.

  • 02.11.2016From: NMI3 New Interactive Brochure
     New Interactive Brochure

    This interactive brochure illustrates the contribution of the Neutron and Muon consortium to advancing science in 2012-2016. It focus on the impact of the NMI3 activities on both science and society.

  • 25.10.2016From: Biomedicum, HelsinkiHelsinki University Hospital receives a novel type of neutron source for cancer therapy
    Helsinki University Hospital receives a novel type of neutron source for cancer therapy

    The Helsinki University Hospital (HUH) and Neutron Therapeutics have entered into an agreement whereby a novel accelerator-based neutron source for boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) will be installed at the HUH. BNCT is used to treat, for instance, locally advanced head and neck cancers.

  • 25.10.2016From: NIST, USAMove Over, Lasers: Scientists Can Now Create Holograms from Neutrons, Too
    Move Over, Lasers: Scientists Can Now Create Holograms from Neutrons, Too

    For the first time, a team including scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used neutron beams to create holograms of large solid objects, revealing details about their interiors in ways that ordinary laser light-based visual holograms cannot.

  • 19.10.2016From: MLZ, Germany“Webcam” for battery production
    “Webcam” for battery production

    Mechanical engineers of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have observed battery cells during their filling with the help of neutron radiography – and have learned important lessons for the production process.

  • 19.10.2016From: MLZ, GermanyExploring the origins of high-temperature superconductivity
    Exploring the origins of high-temperature superconductivity

    An international team of scientists has examined high-temperature superconductors at the instrument PANDA. Their resulsts have been published in Nature Communications.

  • 18.10.2016From: SISN, ItalyThe SISN Summer School 2016: a quick summary
    The SISN Summer School 2016: a quick summary

    14 young participants attended the Italian SISN Summer School in Perugia last September.

  • 18.10.2016From: mantidNew Release of Mantid 3.8: October 2016
    New Release of Mantid 3.8: October 2016

    This release contains the much requested improvements to project saving, so now all of the state of your graphs, tables, matrices, even the instrument view, sliceviewer and VSI will reload just as you saved it.

  • 18.10.2016From: ILL, FranceA new Management team at ILL, as of 1st October 2016
    A new Management team at ILL, as of 1st October 2016

    Helmut Schober became the new ILL Director, Mark Johnson the new Science Director and British Associate Director, and Alexandre Durand the new Head of Administration.

  • 12.10.2016From: Rice University, USAPhysicists probe magnetic fluctuations in heavy fermions
    Physicists probe magnetic fluctuations in heavy fermions

    Neutron-scattering experiments explore origins of high-temp superconductivity. The results were published in the journal Nature Communications.

  • 12.10.2016From: JCNS, GermanyReport on Joint JCNS-Flipper Workshop
    Report on Joint JCNS-Flipper Workshop

    Stimulating gathering of neutron scientists at the Joint JCNS Workshop & Flipper 2016 in Tutzing, Germany.

  • 11.10.2016From: SINE2020SINE2020 funds metallurgy, surfactants, microelectronics, and fuel cells experiments
    SINE2020 funds metallurgy, surfactants, microelectronics, and fuel cells experiments

    After the first call for industrial experiments, five companies will benefit from free neutron test measurements for their R&D activities.
    Would you like to use neutrons for advanced characterization of your material or component, for free? You’re still in time!

  • 11.10.2016From: SINE2020NOW opening: FREE analysis of your material or device
    NOW opening: FREE analysis of your material or device

    Please spread the word! Industrial companies can apply for free experiments at neutron research facilities. The deadline is Jan 21th 2017. Probing matter with neutrons is non-destructive. Feel free to contact us for further information.

  • 11.10.2016From: ISIS, UKNews for users: October 2016 round
    News for users: October 2016 round

    Next proposal round at ISIS closing date: 16 October 2016, 23:00 GMT.
    This call for proposals covers beamtime that will be allocated from September 2016 to February 2017.

  • 08.10.2016From: EPFL, SwitzerlandNew material offers stable spintronics
    New material offers stable spintronics

    EPFL scientists discovered a material that can produce stable skyrmions in a wide range of temperatures, making it ideal for building devices.

  • 04.10.2016From: SINE2020Martin Böhm is the new SINE2020 Coordinator
    Martin Böhm is the new SINE2020 Coordinator

    The SINE2020 project welcomes Martin Böhm from the Institute Laue-Langevin as new Coordinator.

  • 04.10.2016From: SINE202026 students attended the Italian Learning Days School
    26 students attended the Italian Learning Days School

    The Italian Society of Neutron Spectroscopy organised the Giornate Didattiche School on June 12-20, 2016. Students were given an introduction to neutron techniques for condensed matter studies, with applications to Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Earth sciences.

  • 02.10.2016From: MLZ, GermanyWolfram-Prandl Prize to Dr. Anatoliy Senyshyn
    Wolfram-Prandl Prize to Dr. Anatoliy Senyshyn

    Dr. Anatoliy Senyshyn obtains the prize for his outstanding research in the field of lithium-ion batteries, which he watches in its function in a live hook-up at the atomic level.

  • 02.10.2016From: LLB, FranceCall for proposals on French neutron scattering instruments
    Call for proposals on French neutron scattering instruments

    The next deadline for beam time request on French neutron scattering instruments will be November 1st.

  • 01.10.2016From: ANSTO, AustraliaDetailed molecular structure of silver nanocrystals determined
    Detailed molecular structure of silver nanocrystals determined

    Dr Alison Edwards has contributed to the characterisation of two large, complex silver nanoclusters of 136 and 374 atoms as part of an international collaboration led by researchers from Xiamen University in China.

  • 01.10.2016From: CINS, CanadaClarifying the Role of Vitamin E
    Clarifying the Role of Vitamin E

    Using neutron beams at the CNBC, scientists gather direct molecular-level evidence for the role that Vitamin E plays in the human body—a feat that has been unattainable using other experimental techniques.

  • 01.10.2016From: SINE2020 Apply to the Berlin School on Neutron Scattering by October 15
     Apply to the Berlin School on Neutron Scattering by October 15

    Learn neutron scattering on 2 – 10 March 2017 at the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin. SINE2020 supports travel costs.

  • 23.09.2016From: SINE2020 95 scientists met in Coimbra for the SINE2020 General Assembly
     95 scientists met in Coimbra for the SINE2020 General Assembly

    Fruitful discussions with a side of sunny weather, UNESCO heritage, fado, and nice food at the SINE2020 General Assembly.

  • 23.09.2016From: BNC, Hungary BNC call for proposals
     BNC call for proposals

    The upcoming proposal submission deadline for neutron scattering experiments at Budapest Neutron Centre (BNC) is Saturday, 1 October 2016.

  • 22.09.2016From: NeutronSourcesSketchnote of 50 Years of Backscattering
    Sketchnote of 50 Years of Backscattering

    Rob Dimeo took very creative notes of talks at the “50 Years of Backscattering” workshop

  • 17.09.2016From: CNBC, CanadaCanadian Neutron Beam Centre: Call for proposals
    Canadian Neutron Beam Centre: Call for proposals

    The Canadian Neutron Beam Centre will provide neutrons until March 2018 and will to provide assistance until March 2019 to complete data analysis and publish results. You are invited to propose challenging experiments, encourage young researchers to visit and learn everything they can from the experts.

  • 17.09.2016From: ORNL, USA Unlocking Potential of 3D Printed Rocket Parts with Neutrons
     Unlocking Potential of 3D Printed Rocket Parts with Neutrons

    Engineers from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, used neutrons recently to help understand the potential benefit of additive manufactured rocket engine components.

  • 16.09.2016From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandEn route to better transformers
    En route to better transformers

    Thanks to an ultramodern research method, scientists have successfully looked inside transformers and observed the magnetic domains at work in the interior of a transformer’s iron core. Transformers are indispensable in regulating electricity both in industry and in domestic households.

  • 16.09.2016From: SINE2020Q&A: Enhancing cooperation between industry and neutron facilities
    Q&A: Enhancing cooperation between industry and neutron facilities

    Get to know the main points of action, benefits, and challenges of the SINE2020 Industry Activity.

  • 09.09.2016From: SINE2020The SINE2020 Sample Environment WP: Interview with the coordinator Eddy Lelièvre-Berna
    The SINE2020 Sample Environment WP: Interview with the coordinator Eddy Lelièvre-Berna

    Eddy Lelièvre-Berna tells about the Sample Environment WP, which aims to improve the environment surrounding samples both on neutron and muon experiments, thus improving data statistics and opening new fields of science.

  • 09.09.2016From: LLB, FranceOrder by virtual crystal field fluctuations in pyrochlore XY antiferromagnets
    Order by virtual crystal field fluctuations in pyrochlore XY antiferromagnets

    Conclusive evidence of order by disorder is scarce in real materials.

  • 09.09.2016From: MLZ, GermanyUnderground Storage of Carbon Dioxide Safer than Expected
    Underground Storage of Carbon Dioxide Safer than Expected

    Experiments with neutrons reveal minimal corrosion of the top layer of a naturally occurring CO2 reservoir.

  • 05.09.2016From: MLZ, Germany16.2 million Euros for neutron and positron research
    16.2 million Euros for neutron and positron research

    The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has given 13.5 million Euros to fund a number of projects at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ).

  • 03.09.2016From: MLZ, Germany Batteries and Fuel Cells: Energy Research with Neutrons
     Batteries and Fuel Cells: Energy Research with Neutrons

    More than 90 energy researchers from around the world now came to the conference “Neutrons For Energy” in Bad Reichenhall to discuss current results and questions from various areas of energy research with neutrons.

  • 03.09.2016From: MLZ, GermanyNeutron scattering using marsh mallows
    Neutron scattering using marsh mallows

    Physics can also taste very sweet – this is one of the things that the pupils from grade 3 of the elementary school Garching Ost learned during their visit at the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz. They made an atom model from toothpicks and marsh mallows and tried their abilities as neutron scatterers at a neutron ball toss.

  • 03.09.2016From: ANSTO, AustraliaSeeing inside an ancient Australian Indigenous artefact non-invasively
    Seeing inside an ancient Australian Indigenous artefact non-invasively

    Nuclear techniques have allowed archaeologists to see into an embedded section of an ancient Australian Indigenous stone artefact non-invasively—suggesting important information about its origin and use.

  • 26.08.2016From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandThe deuteron too poses a mystery
    The deuteron too poses a mystery

    The deuteron – just like the proton – is smaller than previously thought.

  • 26.08.2016From: NIST, USANCNR - Call for proposals
    NCNR - Call for proposals

    Proposals are accepted for experiments at the neutron beam instruments at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR).

  • 25.08.2016From: ORNL, USAInitial Call for ORNL Neutron Sciences User Proposals at HFIR and SNS - 2017A
    Initial Call for ORNL Neutron Sciences User Proposals at HFIR and SNS - 2017A

    The deadline for Neutron Sciences Call for Proposals at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is October 5.

  • 25.08.2016From: SINE2020 Funds for post-grant FP7 publications
     Funds for post-grant FP7 publications

    You can apply for OpenAire funds to publish or reimburse your FP7 project papers in Open Access journals.

  • 22.08.2016From: MLZ, Germany Software TAKIN makes scientists’ life easier
     Software TAKIN makes scientists’ life easier

    According to Wikipedia, a TAKIN is a goat-like mammal in Asia. Quite different at FRM II: here it is a new and extremely useful software that Tobias Weber, Robert Georgii and Prof. Peter Böni of the MIRA group developed specifically for working with three-axis spectrometers.

  • 22.08.2016From: ANSTO, AustraliaDeadline for Neutron Scattering and Deuteration Proposals at ANSTO is September 15
    Deadline for Neutron Scattering and Deuteration Proposals at ANSTO is September 15

    Proposals are accepted for experiments at the OPAL Neutron Beam Facility (both cold- and thermal-neutron instruments) and National Deuteration Facility between January and June 2017.

  • 22.08.2016From: HZB, GermanyCall for proposals on TOF spectrometer NEAT at HZB
    Call for proposals on TOF spectrometer NEAT at HZB

    The Time-Of-Flight spectrometer NEAT at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin is now in user operation with greatly increased flux and power after an extensive upgrade project.

  • 20.08.2016From: JCNS, Germany Quantum Mechanics Illustrated Intuitively By Neutron Scattering
     Quantum Mechanics Illustrated Intuitively By Neutron Scattering

    Forschungszentrum Jülich releases two videos for science students and teachers.

  • 20.08.2016From: MLZ, Germany Neutrons observe the effects of Alzheimer's peptides
     Neutrons observe the effects of Alzheimer's peptides

    Using neutrons, scientists have revealed a possible cause of Alzheimer’s disease.

  • 20.08.2016From: MLZ, GermanyNew thimbles, plates and beam plug at FRM II
    New thimbles, plates and beam plug at FRM II

    Since July 20, the FRM II again delivers neutrons. In the break, employees have finished many tasks: They exchanged the beam plug, which will guide neutrons towards the neutron guide hall east for new instruments.

  • 20.08.2016From: LLB, FranceSelf-assembly of monodisperse versus bidisperse polymer-grafted nanoparticles
    Self-assembly of monodisperse versus bidisperse polymer-grafted nanoparticles

    Results show that reducing the inter-nanoparticles attractions gives rise to a much richer ensemble of nanoparticles self-assemblies, apparently with a smaller influence from kinetic traps (or barriers).

  • 19.08.2016From: ANSTO, Australia Pelican instrument provides crucial experimental evidence of unusual quantum state
     Pelican instrument provides crucial experimental evidence of unusual quantum state

    Inelastic neutron scattering experiments at ANSTO found a possible new quantum spin state in a novel antiferromagnetic material barium ytterbium zinc oxide which provides both a challenge and validation of the third law of thermodynamics.

  • 19.08.2016From: BrightnESSMeeting of project administrators with EC auditors will help secure eligibility of H2020 funding
    Meeting of project administrators with EC auditors will help secure eligibility of H2020 funding

    Financial and administrative staff from the H2020 BrightnESS and its SINE2020 projects met on June 27 and 28 in Lund to exchange best practices and tools on how to best implement and manage both research projects.

  • 19.08.2016From: MLZ, Germany 120 scientists discuss polarized neutrons on the Domberg in Freising
     120 scientists discuss polarized neutrons on the Domberg in Freising

    On July 7, the 11th International Conference on Polarised Neutrons for Condensed Matter Investigations 2016 (PNCMI 2016) in Freising ended.

  • 19.08.2016From: HZB, Germany Novel state of matter: Observation of a quantum spin liquid
     Novel state of matter: Observation of a quantum spin liquid

    A novel and rare state of matter known as a quantum spin liquid has been empirically demonstrated in a monocrystal of the compound calcium-chromium oxide by team at HZB, which was previously thought impossible.

  • 14.08.2016From: CERIC-ERICCERIC Call for Proposals Now Open
    CERIC Call for Proposals Now Open

    CERIC-ERIC is launching its fifth call for proposals. There are interesting news in this call, new instruments added to the offer and an award for high quality publications and conference presentations.

  • 09.08.2016From: ESS, Sweden The United Kingdom Confirmed as Member of European Spallation Source
     The United Kingdom Confirmed as Member of European Spallation Source

    The United Kingdom has joined the project as a full member following a unanimous decision by the ESS Council.

  • 09.08.2016From: Tokyo Institute of TechnologyNeutron diffraction studies reveal origins of deterioration in lithium batteries
    Neutron diffraction studies reveal origins of deterioration in lithium batteries

    Researchers use diffraction data from pulsed high-intensity neutrons to understand the reactions that deteriorate lithium batteries during operation.

  • 09.08.2016From: SINE2020The CETS School 2016: a summary
    The CETS School 2016: a summary

    Thanks to SINE2020 support, 31 participants attended the Central European Training School in Budapest last May.

  • 09.08.2016From: CNBC, Canada Reducing Rework and Scrap Costs in the Production of Airplane Parts
     Reducing Rework and Scrap Costs in the Production of Airplane Parts

    Aircraft manufacturers sponsor researchers who are using stress data from the Canadian Neutron Beam Centre to evaluate methods of preventing distortion in thin aluminum parts.

  • 09.08.2016From: ESFRIEuropean Landscape of Research Infrastructures: Neutron scattering facilities in Europe - Present status and future perspectives
    European Landscape of Research Infrastructures: Neutron scattering facilities in Europe - Present status and future perspectives

    The first volume of the ESFRI Scripta series reproduces the concluding report presenting a thorough analysis of the European Landscape of Research Infrastructures devoted to Neutron Scattering and Spectroscopy, and its evolution in the next decades.

  • 09.08.2016From: MLZ, GermanyWell connected: Chinese-German cooperation in instrument construction
    Well connected: Chinese-German cooperation in instrument construction

    A Chinese-German cooperation using the instrument PANDA at MLZ developed a concept for a cold three-axis spectrometer. Results are now published.

  • 06.08.2016From: ANSTO, Australia Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering & National Deuteration Facility
     Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering & National Deuteration Facility

    ANSTO had a restructure. It is now the ‘Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering & National Deuteration Facility’ and the Bragg institute becomes a virtual institute.

  • 06.08.2016From: SINE2020Chemical Deuteration WP interview with the coordinator
    Chemical Deuteration WP interview with the coordinator

    In an interview Hanna Wacklin tells about the SINE2020 collaboration activity on Chemical Deuteration, which she coordinates.

  • 04.08.2016From: MLZ, Germany DFG funds research on metallic glasses
     DFG funds research on metallic glasses

    On October 1 a new two-year project will begin to study the microscopic structure and dynamics of bulk metallic glasses.

  • 04.08.2016From: SINE2020Workshop I of the SINE2020 WP on Data Treatment
    Workshop I of the SINE2020 WP on Data Treatment

    Fruitful discussions were held by 26 WP members who met at PSI in April to present the software programs the WP will focus on.

  • 04.08.2016From: SINE2020 New MicroStrip Gas Chamber to be produced within the SINE2020 Detectors collaboration
     New MicroStrip Gas Chamber to be produced within the SINE2020 Detectors collaboration

    Bruno Guerard from ILL told us the plan to develop a 3He based MicroStrip Gas Chamber (MSGC) neutron detector with a novel 2D readout.

  • 04.08.2016From: LLB, FrancePublic release of the SpinWave software, May 2016
    Public release of the SpinWave software, May 2016

    An easy-to-use and versatile software, SpinWave, to calculate spin waves in any arbitrary magnetic lattice, has been developed at the Laboratoire Léon Brillouin and is now freely available.

  • 04.08.2016From: ESS, Sweden Beamline Tests Show Progress in Detector Development
     Beamline Tests Show Progress in Detector Development

    Scientists at ESS and its partner institutions aim to realise detectors that can capture and record the high neutron rates delivered by the world’s most powerful neutron source.

  • 04.08.2016From: ILL, France Competing coexisting phases in two-dimensional water
     Competing coexisting phases in two-dimensional water

    Scientists experimentally realized two-dimensional water by crafting the water molecules onto a hydrophilic surface with distances between the water molecules compatible with hydrogen bond formation.

  • 04.08.2016From: MLZ, Germany True change of symmetry or ricochet?
     True change of symmetry or ricochet?

    The combination of the neutron diffraction techniques and the software program “Umweg” at MLZ is a big step forward to improve neutron studies on many highlighting materials, in order to answer the often difficult question of their real symmetry.

  • 08.06.2016From: MLZ, Germany Again excellent female scientist of the FRM II awarded
     Again excellent female scientist of the FRM II awarded

    Samantha Zimnik was granted with the Laura Bassi price for her outstanding scientific achievements in the field of surface physics at the positron source NEPOMUC.

  • 08.06.2016From: mantidNew Release of Mantid 3.7, June 2016
    New Release of Mantid 3.7, June 2016

    Version 3.7 of Mantid contains several improvements to the advanced visualisation and the CLI for multidimensional data.

  • 02.06.2016From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandZebra - a new instrument for the PSI
    Zebra - a new instrument for the PSI

    New scientific questions demand ever better experimental equipment. In this interview, PSI researcher Oksana Zaharko reports on the challenges of setting up a new instrument for research with neutrons.

  • 31.05.2016From: ILL, France Neutron reflectivity gives insight to the role of the N-terminal sequence in Alzheimer’s B-amyloid peptide assembly
     Neutron reflectivity gives insight to the role of the N-terminal sequence in Alzheimer’s B-amyloid peptide assembly

    Neutron reflectometry experiments revealed the existence and extent of the interaction between A? peptides and a lone customised biomimetic membrane, and their dependence on the aggregation state of the peptide.

  • 29.05.2016From: ESS, SwedenNew Drug Carrier Delivers Cancer Medication with Better Control
    New Drug Carrier Delivers Cancer Medication with Better Control

    Research published in Nature combining neutron scattering with other techniques strengthens understanding of the delivery of cancer drugs.

  • 27.05.2016From: SINE2020ESFRI report alerts to risks of shutting down neutron facilities in Europe
    ESFRI report alerts to risks of shutting down neutron facilities in Europe

    Projection foresees major instantaneous reduction in neutron instruments available to Europe’s scientists once ILL shuts down.

  • 24.05.2016From: MLZ, GermanyBornAgain School and User Meeting 2016
    BornAgain School and User Meeting 2016

    The first BornAgain School and User Meeting, organized by the MLZ Scientific Computing Group, will take place on 21-22 November 2016 at Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Zentrum Garching, Germany.

  • 24.05.2016From: MLZ, GermanyReversed symmetry
    Reversed symmetry

    Two research teams have studied the new class of iron-based superconductors at the MLZ and independently came to the same surprising result: the superconducting Cooper pairs change their symmetry.

  • 24.05.2016From: ANSTO, Australia Nuclear techniques reveal inner structure of iron meteorities non-invasively
     Nuclear techniques reveal inner structure of iron meteorities non-invasively

    Neutron computer tomography on the Dingo instrument has produced three dimensional video of ron meteorites.

  • 23.05.2016From: CNBC, CanadaEnhancing the Reliability of Retrofitted Utility Vehicles
    Enhancing the Reliability of Retrofitted Utility Vehicles

    Following research at CNBC, Nor-Mar Industries has received approval for, and successfully implemented changes to, welding protocols to deliver premium-quality products.

  • 22.05.2016From: J-PARC, JapanJ-PARC MLF 2016B General Use Proposal Round
    J-PARC MLF 2016B General Use Proposal Round

    J-PARC Center and CROSS-Tokai are pleased to announce that the 2016B General Use proposal round will be open from Tuesday 17 May 2016.

  • 18.05.2016From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandNeutron Scattering in Switzerland in the 20th Century
    Neutron Scattering in Switzerland in the 20th Century

    In our history pages you can now find a summary of characteristic scientific and applied results which were obtained with use of the Swiss instruments for neutron scattering in the 20th century.

  • 18.05.2016From: MLZ, GermanyTunneling of Cooper pairs
    Tunneling of Cooper pairs

    The magnetic properties of thin film systems with superconducting and ferromagnetic states and an isolating layer in between were never studied before.

  • 14.05.2016From: ESS, SwedenThe European Spallation Source Appoints John Womersley Director General
    The European Spallation Source Appoints John Womersley Director General

    A prominent figure in European research facilities, John Womersley will take over the high-profile project at an important time.

  • 14.05.2016From: Forschungszentrum Jülich, JCNS, GermanyBetter "packaging" could make drugs easier on patients
    Better

    An international research team has discovered the mechanism by which a pharmaceutical excipient from the class of block copolymers improves the solubility of large quantities of a poorly water-soluble active substance. The results form the basis for the development of a drug delivery system better tolerated by the human body.

  • 12.05.2016From: ISIS, UKRichard Heenan – the Jedi Master of neutron scattering!
    Richard Heenan – the Jedi Master of neutron scattering!

    This week sees a meeting on Future Applications of Small-Angle (Neutron) Scattering to Soft Matter, which will also celebrate Richard’s (partial!) retirement.

  • 12.05.2016From: LLB, FranceSpinWave software available
    SpinWave software available

    SpinWave is an easy-to-use and versatile software to calculate spin waves in any abitrary magnetic lattice. It is now freely available.

  • 12.05.2016From: ILL, FranceNeutrons could discover the key to next generation HIV drugs
    Neutrons could discover the key to next generation HIV drugs

    Scientists have used neutron crystallography to determine the structures of HIV-1 protease/drug complexes, providing key details of hydrogen-bonding interactions in the active-site and revealing a pH-induced proton ‘hopping’ mechanism that guides HIV-1 protease activity.

  • 08.05.2016From: CNBC, CanadaUpdate on Neutron Scattering in Canada
    Update on Neutron Scattering in Canada

    News on NRU shut-down, school, and call for proposals.

  • 06.05.2016From: CNBC, CanadaPredicting the Reliability of Turbine Runners in Hydro Power Plants
    Predicting the Reliability of Turbine Runners in Hydro Power Plants

    Hydro-Québec is using stress data from the Canadian Neutron Beam Centre (CNBC) to improve electricity generation from hydroelectric dams.

  • 03.05.2016From: LLB, FrancePolymer chain behavior in polymer nanocomposites with attractive interactions
    Polymer chain behavior in polymer nanocomposites with attractive interactions

    Chain behavior has been determined in polymer nanocomposites comprised of well-dispersed 12nm diameter silica nanoparticles in poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) matrices by Small-Angle Neutron Scattering measurements under the Zero Average Contrast condition.

  • 03.05.2016From: ISIS, UKNovel catalyst achieves record-high yields of biofuel
    Novel catalyst achieves record-high yields of biofuel

    Scientists have designed a novel catalyst that overcomes the challenge of breaking down complex plant components to produce some of the highest yields of biofuel. The results bring us one step closer to lessening our dependence on fossil fuels, and are an important development in our shift towards renewable energy.

  • 02.05.2016From: NeutronSourcesHERACLES: new project on our resources page
    HERACLES: new project on our resources page

    Addressing one of the last remaining concerns in the civil nuclear fuel cycle. Europe’s High Performance Research Reactors have teamed up in a common initiative, “HERACLES”, to support the world-wide non-proliferation efforts by minimizing their usage of HEU material.

  • 02.05.2016From: MLZ, Germany Neutrons save cultural heritage from the Iron Age
     Neutrons save cultural heritage from the Iron Age

    Scientists have examined a method to preserve artifacts more closely by Prompt Gamma Activation Analysis to find the optimal conditions for preservation.

  • 30.04.2016From: MLZ, GermanyFuel Cells: Polymers, platinum and a poster prize
    Fuel Cells: Polymers, platinum and a poster prize

    Results show that one can examine details of the operation of fuel cells with neutron scattering and thus promote the optimisation of the individual components of the fuel cell for a longer life and better efficiency.

  • 28.04.2016From: ISIS, UKApplications of Neutron Scattering in Catalysis
    Applications of Neutron Scattering in Catalysis

    A publication in the journal Johnson Matthey Technology Review explains how and why neutron scattering may be a useful technique to investigate catalysis.

  • 28.04.2016From: ANSTO, AustraliaOne step closer to finding the spin nematic
    One step closer to finding the spin nematic

    Neutron scattering at ANSTO has contributed to building evidence for the existence of a highly exotic and elusive state of matter, known as a magnetic ‘spin nematic’ phase in a natural mineral called linarite.

  • 25.04.2016From: ILL, FranceAppointment of next ILL Director
    Appointment of next ILL Director

    Prof. Helmut Schober has been appointed, with effect from 1st October 2016, as the new Director of the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, the world’s flagship centre for neutron science.

  • 22.04.2016From: ORNL, USAORNL neutron ‘splashes’ reveal signature of exotic particles
    ORNL neutron ‘splashes’ reveal signature of exotic particles

    Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory used neutrons to uncover novel behavior in materials that holds promise for quantum computing.

  • 20.04.2016From: ESS, SwedenIKON10: 2016 Anticipated to be a Watershed Year for Instrument Projects
    IKON10: 2016 Anticipated to be a Watershed Year for Instrument Projects

    The semi-annual IKON meeting has become the forum for ESS and its in-kind partners to make a clear assessment of instrument construction progress. The focus of February’s meeting was less on the activities of individual instrument teams than the multidisciplinary collaboration as a whole.

  • 20.04.2016From: ILL, FranceObservation of magnetic fragmentation in spin ice
    Observation of magnetic fragmentation in spin ice

    Spin ice is an unusual magnetic material in which the combination of strong local Ising anisotropy and ferromagnetic interactions imposes a local constraint to the magnetic moments, the “ice-rule”. We have observed magnetic fragmentation in a recently discovered material, the spin ice candidate Nd2Zr2O7, by means of neutron scattering measurements.

  • 19.04.2016From: NeutronSourcesBBC Radio 4: The neutron
    BBC Radio 4: The neutron

    New link on our “educational material” pages. Melvyn Bragg from BBC and guests discuss the neutron, one of the particles found in an atom’s nucleus.

  • 18.04.2016From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandSINQ at PSI - Call for proposals II-16
    SINQ at PSI - Call for proposals II-16

    The next deadline for the submission of beam time requests for the Swiss spallation neutron source ‘SINQ’ is May 20.

  • 15.04.2016From: McStasMcStas 2.3 released!
    McStas 2.3 released!

    McStas 2.3 has been released and is ready for download.

  • 15.04.2016From: NSSA, USANSSA announces the 2016 NSSA Fellows
    NSSA announces the 2016 NSSA Fellows

    The NSSA is pleased to announce the selection of the following 2016 NSSA Fellows: John Copley, Michael Crawford, Pengcheng Dai, Jaime Fernandez-Baca, Brent Fultz, Aaron Krawitz, Ramanan Krishnamoorti, Timothy Lodge, Jaroslaw Majewski, John Root, and Stephen White.

  • 30.03.2016From: ESS, Sweden ESS Installs First Hardware in the Accelerator Tunnel
     ESS Installs First Hardware in the Accelerator Tunnel

    The first component has been successfully installed in the Accelerator tunnel at the ESS Construction site this month. The occasion marks an important step toward ESS’ project goals and ultimate delivery to its European partners and the scientific community.

  • 24.03.2016From: Forschungszentrum Jülich, JCNS, GermanyCellular "Light Switch" Analysed Using Neutron Scattering
    Cellular

    The internal movements of proteins can be important for their functionality. With the aid of neutron spectroscopy, scientists detected dynamic processes in so-called LOV photoreceptors. The results highlight the immense potential of neutron scattering experiments for the analysis of cellular processes.

  • 23.03.2016From: SINE2020NOW AVAILABLE: FREE advanced characterization of your material or component
    NOW AVAILABLE: FREE advanced characterization of your material or component

    SINE2020 offers consultation and free neutron scattering measurements to industry. Strengthen your R&D potential with us by submitting your proposal by June 30.

  • 23.03.2016From: SINE2020Schools to receive SINE2020 support announced
    Schools to receive SINE2020 support announced

    Eight neutron and muon introductory schools will be financially supported by SINE2020.

  • 17.03.2016From: NMI3New stopped-flow observation head for simpler and cheaper SANS experiments
    New stopped-flow observation head for simpler and cheaper SANS experiments

    A team of scientists and technicians designed a more efficient stopped-flow observation head that can make SANS experiments easier and more efficient to conduct. Watch our new video to know all about it!

  • 17.03.2016From: SINE2020Neutrons for Industry: SINE2020 “Industry Consultancy” WP aims at increasing industrial use of European neutron sources
    Neutrons for Industry: SINE2020 “Industry Consultancy” WP aims at increasing industrial use of European neutron sources

    Learn how the SINE2020 Industry WP will help create an innovation-friendly environment around European neutron sources to tackle societal challenges by coupling research and innovation.

  • 16.03.2016From: SNI, Germany Wolfram-Prandl-Prize for young scientists in neutron research
     Wolfram-Prandl-Prize for young scientists in neutron research

    The Committee Research with Neutrons (KFN) will award the Wolfram-Prandl-Prize to young scientists with PhD at the DN2016 in September 2016.

  • 15.03.2016From: SINE2020Communicating collaboration – communications officers met in Lund
    Communicating collaboration – communications officers met in Lund

    The SINE2020 and brightnESS projects organised a meeting of communications officers to strengthen collaboration.

  • 11.03.2016From: NMI3 Neutron scattering e-learning platform now online
     Neutron scattering e-learning platform now online

    Neutron scattering textbook, exercises, and simulations of experiments are now available online and for free at e-neutrons.org.

  • 02.03.2016From: LLB, FranceCall for proposals on French neutron scattering instruments : deadline April 1st
    Call for proposals on French neutron scattering instruments : deadline April 1st

    The next deadline for beam time request on French neutron scattering instruments will be April 1st. Within this call, you may ask beam time on the LLB instruments installed at the Orphée reactor in Saclay, and also on 4 French CRG at the ILL (D1B, D23, IN12 and IN22).

  • 07.03.2016From: NSSA, USANSSA Announces the 2016 prize recipients
    NSSA Announces the 2016 prize recipients

    The Neutron Scattering Society of America is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of its four major prizes: Dr. Charles F. Majkrzak, Prof. Pengcheng Dai, Dr. Yun Liu, and Dr. P. Douglas Godfrin.

  • 07.03.2016From: MLZ, GermanyThe survey of copper selenate
    The survey of copper selenate

    The combination of different neutron methods allowed measuring the complete spectrum of magnetic excitations.

  • 04.03.2016From: FLNP, RussiaFLNP JINR – Proposals Call, II Round - 2016
    FLNP JINR – Proposals Call, II Round - 2016

    The Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, kindly invites you to submit applications for beam time at the IBR-2 high flux pulsed reactor. The deadline is April 15, 2016.

  • 29.02.2016From: MLZ, GermanyCall for abstracts and registration for the MLZ Conference „Neutrons for Energy“
    Call for abstracts and registration for the MLZ Conference „Neutrons for Energy“

    You are invited to submit an abstract to this conference, which will be on 18.-21. July 2016, Bad Reichenhall, Germany. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 March 2016.

  • 29.02.2016From: CNBC, CanadaSolving the Mystery Flask: A Forensic Challenge To Reduce Nuclear Liabilities
    Solving the Mystery Flask: A Forensic Challenge To Reduce Nuclear Liabilities

    The CNBC is enhancing its neutron imaging capabilities to see inside concealed objects. Identifying unknown radioactive material reduced the cost of a long-term waste management liability for the Government of Canada and demonstrated new capabilities.

  • 22.02.2016From: SNI, GermanyCall for abstracts Deutsche Neutronenstreutagung 2016
    Call for abstracts Deutsche Neutronenstreutagung 2016

    All neutron users are invited to submit abstracts for the German Neutron Scattering Conference 2016. The conference will take place in Kiel from Sept. 20 to 22, 2016.

  • 18.02.2016From: Forschungszentrum Jülich, JCNS, GermanyForschungszentrum Jülich Plans Novel Neutron Source
    Forschungszentrum Jülich Plans Novel Neutron Source

    Forschungszentrum Jülich has begun to develop a concept for cost-efficient neutron sources which could replace mid-sized facilities. The new sources will operate without using reactor-typical chain reactions. Even smaller facilities on a laboratory scale can be set up using the same principle.

  • 18.02.2016From: ESS, SwedenESS Passes 20% Completion Milestone, with On-Site Installations to Begin this Year
    ESS Passes 20% Completion Milestone, with On-Site Installations to Begin this Year

    The ESS civil construction project broke ground nearly 18 months ago as one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe. With the Accelerator tunnel nearing completion, and the complex foundation work for the Target Station well advanced, all eyes are focused on technical installations beginning this year.

  • 18.02.2016From: ESS, SwedenLed by France, Italy and the UK, ESS is Pushing Accelerator Technology to its Limits
    Led by France, Italy and the UK, ESS is Pushing Accelerator Technology to its Limits

    In the final and major stages of acceleration before contact with the Target, the proton beam energy of the ESS Accelerator will reach 2.0 GeV, making it the most powerful linear proton accelerator ever built. France’s national Atomic and Alternative Energies Commission, CEA, is guiding the design, production and testing of the superconducting radio-frequency elliptical cryomodules that make this possible.

  • 16.02.2016From: mantidNew Release of Mantid 3.6, February 2016
    New Release of Mantid 3.6, February 2016

    This release contains the long awaited support to handle the differing Crystallography convention (kf-ki) and inelastic convention (ki-kf) for representing HKL and Q space data.

  • 15.02.2016From: NMI3New video: A new pressure cell for SANS experiments up to 500MPa
    New video: A new pressure cell for SANS experiments up to 500MPa

    In a new video you can learn of a new pressure cell that makes it easier to conduct SANS experiments at 500 MPa.

  • 11.02.2016From: ESS, SwedenThe Intensity Frontier: Developing World Class Detectors Using Boron
    The Intensity Frontier: Developing World Class Detectors Using Boron

    The first attempts to use boron-10 for neutron detection were made in the 1970s. Due to the high neutron flux expected at ESS and the economics of the helium-3 crisis, boron is experiencing a comeback. EU support through the BrightnESS project is delivering critical results for the development of such detectors at the European Spallation Source.

  • 08.02.2016From: FRM II, GermanyFrom the "Atomic Egg" to the FRM II
    From the

    The research reactor Munich (FRM), known as the “Atomic Egg”, came into operation on 31 October 1957. The research neutron source Heinz Maier Leibnitz (FRM II) reached its first criticality on 2 March, 2004 and user operation began only one year later on 29 April, 2005.

  • 05.02.2016From: NMI3Step-by-step to a neutron experiment with bio matter
    Step-by-step to a neutron experiment with bio matter

    Watch this new video where scientists explain us the steps taken before conducting a neutron experiment on biological samples.

  • 05.02.2016From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandAt the interface - interview with Stefan Janssen
    At the interface - interview with Stefan Janssen

    Stefan Janssen is Head of the User Office at Paul Scherrer Institute PSI. In an interview, he explains why the PSI’s large research facilities are popular with researchers coming from other institutions, how he handles the many applications and how he supports users who come here to conduct experiments.

  • 28.01.2016From: NMI3Big progress in the production of model biological membranes
    Big progress in the production of model biological membranes

    An NMI3 JRA has made significant progress in the production of biological membranes that can be used for structural and dynamic characterisations.

  • 27.01.2016From: CNBC, CanadaNeutron Beams Inform Lawsuit Following a Residential Fire with a Natural Gas Explosion
    Neutron Beams Inform Lawsuit Following a Residential Fire with a Natural Gas Explosion

    When a gas explosion occurs in a home, analyzing evidence and determining the chain of events leading up to the explosion can be critical to resolving a lawsuit. If the provider is found to be at fault, injured parties can be awarded hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars.

  • 25.01.2016From: NIST, USAREMINDER: NCNR Call for Proposals
    REMINDER: NCNR Call for Proposals

    You are invited to apply for time on the neutron beam instruments at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). The deadline for all proposals is Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

  • 21.01.2016From: HZG, GermanyHelmholtz scientist is new director of the large European ESS research centre
    Helmholtz scientist is new director of the large European ESS research centre

    Institute director and physicist from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Prof. Andreas Schreyer, is the new scientific director of the future-oriented centre ESS, starting in January.

  • 20.01.2016From: SINE2020SINE2020.eu is now online
    SINE2020.eu is now online

    Learn all about SINE2020: world-class Science and Innovation with Neutrons in Europe in 2020.

  • 20.01.2016From: ORNL, USACall for ORNL Neutron Sciences User Proposals at HFIR and SNS - 2016B
    Call for ORNL Neutron Sciences User Proposals at HFIR and SNS - 2016B

    Proposals for beam time at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) will be accepted Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

  • 20.01.2016From: ESS, SwedenRevealing Change Over Time, FREIA Brings Fast Kinetic Studies to Reflectometry
    Revealing Change Over Time, FREIA Brings Fast Kinetic Studies to Reflectometry

    Researchers from the European Spallation Source and Denmark refine reflectometry concepts for fast kinetic studies of thin films and other advanced materials.

  • 15.01.2016From: CERIC-ERICCERIC Call for Proposals
    CERIC Call for Proposals

    Deadline Step 1: February 5th, 2016 / Deadline Step 2: March 1st, 2016

  • 14.01.2016From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandNeutrons reveal distribution of flux-tube islands
    Neutrons reveal distribution of flux-tube islands

    In type II superconductors thin channels, flux tubes, are formed. The magnetic field is guided through these tubes while the rest of the material remains field-free and superconducting. In the metal niobium, the flux tubes bunch together into small islands that create complex patterns. Researchers were the first to conduct neutron experiments to study these structures in niobium and determine the distribution of the islands in detail.

  • 12.01.2016From: ESS, SwedenPerugia’s Caterina Petrillo is Vice-Chair of European Spallation Source ERIC Council
    Perugia’s Caterina Petrillo is Vice-Chair of European Spallation Source ERIC Council

    The new vice-chair of the ESS Council is not new to neutrons. Her strong background in research, facility development, and within European-wide advisory bodies, places Caterina Petrillo at the centre of the neutron science community in Europe.

  • 12.01.2016From: NMI3Cholesterol levels affect our body’s capacity to receive medicines
    Cholesterol levels affect our body’s capacity to receive medicines

    Researchers investigated how cholesterol levels influence drug delivery. The results vary depending on the type of drug tested.

  • 11.01.2016From: ANSTO, AustraliaDeadline for Neutron Scattering and Deuteration Proposals at the OPAL Reactor in Sydney
    Deadline for Neutron Scattering and Deuteration Proposals at the OPAL Reactor in Sydney

    Proposals at the OPAL Neutron Beam Facility (both cold- and thermal-neutron instruments) and National Deuteration Facility. Deadline 15 March 2016, for beam time between July and December 2016.

  • 08.01.2016From: ORNL, USANeutrons offer guide to getting more out of solid-state lithium-ion batteries
    Neutrons offer guide to getting more out of solid-state lithium-ion batteries

    Although they don’t currently have as much conductivity, solid-state electrolytes designed for lithium-ion batteries (LIB) are emerging as a safer alternative to their more prevalent—sometimes flammable—liquid-electrolyte counterparts.

  • 07.01.2016From: MLZ, GermanyApply now for European master MaMaSELF
    Apply now for European master MaMaSELF

    Students can immediately apply for the MaMaSELF Master program that starts in 2016. The deadline for non-EU students ends on January 31; EU students have time until February 28. All, that do not require scholarship, must apply before April 30.

  • 05.01.2016From: ESS, SwedenEU to Support ESS Construction through SREss Project
    EU to Support ESS Construction through SREss Project

    Green Light for SRE. The project Spatial Research Excellence by ESS (SRE) has been granted European Union funding to build and establish part of the European Spallation Source research infrastructure in Lund.

  • 05.01.2016From: NIST, USANCNR Call for Proposals
    NCNR Call for Proposals

    You are invited to apply for time on the neutron beam instruments at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). The deadline for all proposals is Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

  • 04.01.2016From: ESS, SwedenBritain’s STFC Signs On as Lead Partner for Two ESS Instruments
    Britain’s STFC Signs On as Lead Partner for Two ESS Instruments

    The UK’s Science & Technology Facilities Council signed an MoU with the European Spallation Source this month that establishes the world’s longest operating neutron spallation source as lead partner in building the ESS instruments FREIA and LoKI.

  • 15.12.2015From: ILL, FranceAppointment of next ILL UK Associate Director and Head of Science
    Appointment of next ILL UK Associate Director and Head of Science

    Prof. Mark Johnson has been appointed as the new UK Associate Director of the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, the world centre for neutron science, with effect from 1st October 2016. He will act as Head of the Science Division.

  • 15.12.2015From: Forschungszentrum Jülich, JCNS, Germany ETH Zurich honours Jülich Neutron Scientist
     ETH Zurich honours Jülich Neutron Scientist

    Staudinger-Durrer Prize awarded to Prof. Dieter Richter.

  • 15.12.2015From: NMI3NMI3 Imaging JRA – latest achievements
    NMI3 Imaging JRA – latest achievements

    It is time for a summary of the achievements of this JRA. New methods now provide information on material and magnetic systems which are not accessible using any other experimental technique.

  • 11.12.2015From: NMI3Detectors JRA - latest achievements
    Detectors JRA - latest achievements

    t is time for a summary of the achievements of this JRA, which aims to develop two promising detector technologies to cope with the high cost and near unavailability of 3He.

  • 10.12.2015From: NeutronSourcesWe've updated the diagram of neutron proposal deadlines and operating times!
    We've updated the diagram of neutron proposal deadlines and operating times!

    Would you like to know where to submit your next proposal for neutron scattering experiments and when the neutron sources are running? Have a look at our diagram!

  • 10.12.2015From: ISIS, UKSasView 3.1.2 - please upgrade
    SasView 3.1.2 - please upgrade

    A new update of SasView, version 3.1.2, has just been released. It is recommended that all users of SasView upgrade.

  • 09.12.2015From: NeutronSourcesCall for bids to host SAS2021
    Call for bids to host SAS2021

    The location of the XVIII Conference on Small-angle Scattering in 2021 was not decided yet. The SAS Commission of the IUC has thus decided to extend the submission deadline to 1 February 2016.

  • 07.12.2015From: NMI3New video: NMI3-II - The benefits of European Collaboration
    New video: NMI3-II - The benefits of European Collaboration

    Learn about the benefits of this collaboration between the major neutron and muon facilities in Europe as well as the feedback of the European Commission, by the NMI3 Manager and Coordinator, scientists, and school organisers.

  • 07.12.2015From: ESS, SwedenInnovation and Engineering Set ESS on Path to Sustainability
    Innovation and Engineering Set ESS on Path to Sustainability

    Research with neutrons has long delivered new and more environmentally responsible solutions for our planet. As part of its core framework, the European Spallation Source and its partners are working to realise sustainability goals for construction and operations.

  • 07.12.2015From: HZB, GermanyThree days for exchange between Users of BESSY II and BER II and HZB-scientists
    Three days for exchange between Users of BESSY II and BER II and HZB-scientists

    The Seventh Joint BER II and BESSY II User Meeting will take place at WISTA, Berlin-Adlershof on December 9th and 10th, the neutrons session are at Berlin-Wannsee on December 11th. The Verein Freundeskreis Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin e.V. will bestow the Innovation Award and the Ernst-Eckart-Koch Prize. Public highlights are a science slam on Wednesday, 18:30 and the public lecture by David Cahen on the power of science to bridge ideological differences. The public lecture and the science slam are open for everybody.

  • 07.12.2015From: ESS, SwedenEU Research Commissioner Visits ESS Construction Site
    EU Research Commissioner Visits ESS Construction Site

    As one of the highest priority research infrastructure projects in Europe, ESS was visited today by the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas. He was joined at the construction site by the Swedish Minister for Higher Education and Research, Helene Hellmark Knutsson.

  • 07.12.2015From: MLZ, GermanyVIP visit at the FRM II
    VIP visit at the FRM II

    On 24 November 2015 the G7 Non Proliferation Directors Group visited the Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) and the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Centre for Neutron Research (MLZ).

  • 02.12.2015From: NSSA, USACall for Nominations for NSSA Prizes and Fellows 2016
    Call for Nominations for NSSA Prizes and Fellows 2016

    The deadline for nominations of the Prizes Clifford G. Shull, NSSA Sustained Research, NSSA Science, NSSA Student, and NSSA Fellows is December 8.

  • 02.12.2015From: MLZ, GermanyMax Born prize awarded to Christian Pfleiderer
    Max Born prize awarded to Christian Pfleiderer

    The Institute of Physics and the German Physical Society have jointly awarded the Max Born Prize to Christian Pfleiderer of TUM’s Physik-Department.

  • 02.12.2015From: ISIS, UKDetecting hidden patterns on ancient swords
    Detecting hidden patterns on ancient swords

    Hidden ‘Damascus’ patterns in the steel used to make ancient Indo-Persian swords and daggers are being uncovered by collaborators from London’s Wallace Collection and CNR, Italy, during neutron diffraction experiments at ISIS. This work gives insight into the quality of the blades as well as helping curators identify ‘Damascus steel’.

  • 02.12.2015From: SINE2020Call for proposals for funding of neutron and muon introductory schools
    Call for proposals for funding of neutron and muon introductory schools

    The deadline for applying for funding for Neutron or Muon Introductory Schools is January 24. The schools will be supported by the SINE2020 project.

  • 30.11.2015From: NMI3New video: Mark Johnson on the impact of NMI3
    New video: Mark Johnson on the impact of NMI3

    Given that NMI3-II will finish soon it was time to take stock of the work developed over the last four years.

  • 30.11.2015From: ESS, SwedenFourth Quarter Committee and Council Meetings Lead ESS into Second Year of Construction
    Fourth Quarter Committee and Council Meetings Lead ESS into Second Year of Construction

    SAC and TAC recommendations advance the ESS along the critical path to completion, and the ERIC Council gets rolling with the election of Prof. Caterina Petrillo as vice chair and approval of the instrument suite.

  • 19.11.2015From: MLZ, GermanyPerpetual youth for batteries? Neutrons explain aging process in lithium ion batteries
    Perpetual youth for batteries? Neutrons explain aging process in lithium ion batteries

    A key issue with lithium ion batteries is aging. It significantly reduces their potential storage capacity. To date, very little is known about the causes of the aging effects. Scientists now came a step closer to identifying the causes in their latest experiments.

  • 16.11.2015From: ILL, FranceA guide to publish articles in Open Access
    A guide to publish articles in Open Access

    A guide prepared at the ILL gives an overview of Open Access publishing and rules for EU projects.

  • 16.11.2015From: ISIS, UKDeveloping new forensic techniques with the help of neutrons
    Developing new forensic techniques with the help of neutrons

    New forensic techniques to help with the positive identification of unknown victims based on their burned skeletal remains are being developed by bone experts working beside neutron scientists.

  • 16.11.2015From: Physics WorldPhysics World podcast: The rise of neutron scattering
    Physics World podcast: The rise of neutron scattering

    New educational material! In a podcast Physics World news editor Michael Banks travels to ISIS to find out how scientists are using neutrons in their research and how the lab is looking to attract more users from industry.

  • 13.11.2015From: MLZ, GermanyNew Multi-MHz KWS-2 Detector Improves Count Rate by a Factor of 25
    New Multi-MHz KWS-2 Detector Improves Count Rate by a Factor of 25

    The new detection system is characterized by a dead-time constant of 25ns and a count rate as high as 5MHz at 10% dead-time. Compared to the old detector, this means an improvement of factor 25.

  • 13.11.2015From: Forschungszentrum Jülich, JCNS, GermanyJCNS-Workshop 2015 attracted key experts and specialists from all over the world
    JCNS-Workshop 2015 attracted key experts and specialists from all over the world

    “Neutron Scattering on Nano-Structured Soft Matter: Synthetic- and Bio-Materials” has been the focus of this year’s JCNS Workshop, held from 5 -8 October at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing on Lake Starnberg.

  • 12.11.2015From: ESS, SwedenVisiting ESS, Frederick Bordry of CERN Discusses the Past, Present and Future of the Collaboration
    Visiting ESS, Frederick Bordry of CERN Discusses the Past, Present and Future of the Collaboration

    The Director for Accelerators and Technology at CERN spent a recent visit to the European Spallation Source getting up to speed on the swiftly advancing project and reinforcing the high-level coordination between the directors of ‘the two leading accelerator projects in Europe’.

  • 12.11.2015From: ESS, SwedenBrightnESS Kick-Off Meeting Held in Lund
    BrightnESS Kick-Off Meeting Held in Lund

    BrightnESS Begins. More than 70 representatives from the 18 participating institutions came together at the European Spallation Source on September 25 for the BrightnESS Kick-Off Meeting, which formally launched the EU-funded project.

  • 12.11.2015From: ESS, SwedenNeutrons Unlock the Hidden-Order State of Frustrated Magnets
    Neutrons Unlock the Hidden-Order State of Frustrated Magnets

    Magnetism. Over the last 60 years neutron scattering has provided the breakthroughs necessary to understand the atomic-level ordering of magnetic materials. The latest discovery of these ‘hidden orders’ has recently been published in the journal Science and suggests the potential for neutron scattering to reveal much more.

  • 12.11.2015From: NeutronSourcesbrightnESS: new project on our neutron projects page
    brightnESS: new project on our neutron projects page

    BrightnESS is a European Union-funded project within the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme designed to ensure that key challenges are met in order to build an ESS that can deliver high-impact scientific and technological knowledge.

  • 03.11.2015From: Forschungszentrum Jülich, JCNS, GermanyHigh Brilliance Neutron Source Workshop
    High Brilliance Neutron Source Workshop

    An international workshop with more than 30 researchers was organized by the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science on Nov 27-28 to discuss current and future options for compact accelerator driven high brilliance neutron sources to serve the scientific community.

  • 03.11.2015From: NMI3140 scientists met in Copenhagen for the NMI3 and SINE2020 meetings
    140 scientists met in Copenhagen for the NMI3 and SINE2020 meetings

    It was very useful to meet at the NMI3 final General Assembly and the SINE2020 kick-off meeting to discuss future work and outcomes of the last 4 years

  • 22.10.2015From: NeutronSourcesVNF: Virtual Neutron Facility
    VNF: Virtual Neutron Facility

    We’ve got a new link on our Educational Resources. You can access the e-learning platform VNF and simulate neutron scattering experiments.

  • 21.10.2015From: ESS, SwedenIKON9 Brings the Collaboration Home
    IKON9 Brings the Collaboration Home

    Instrument teams and in-kind partners from around Europe came together in Lund with developers of neutron technologies, science support systems, and data management and software for the ESS 9th In-Kind Collaboration Meeting for Neutron Scattering Systems.

  • 20.10.2015From: Forschungszentrum Jülich, JCNS, GermanyRing-Shaped Probes Improve Predictions of Polymer Dynamics
    Ring-Shaped Probes Improve Predictions of Polymer Dynamics

    Researchers have found a much easier and more accurate way of investigating the often decisive lateral deflection of molecules.

  • 19.10.2015From: NordForskNew project on our website: NordForsk Neutron
    New project on our website: NordForsk Neutron

    The joint Nordic programme for neutron research is being established to address the need for competence-building in this field, as identified by research funding agencies in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

  • 19.10.2015From: ESS, SwedenAgneta Nestenborg is new Administration Director for the European Spallation Source
    Agneta Nestenborg is new Administration Director for the European Spallation Source

    Agneta Nestenborg assumed leadership of the ESS Project Support & Administration Directorate on September 1. The transition marked the completion of former director Matti Tiirakari’s distinguished five-year secondment from CERN.

  • 12.10.2015From: ISIS, UKBrand new opportunity for international Post-Docs at STFC and Diamond
    Brand new opportunity for international Post-Docs at STFC and Diamond

    STFC and Diamond Light Source are offering 36 positions to post-doctoral researchers over the next five years as part of the brand new Rutherford International Fellowship Programme.

  • 08.10.2015From: LANSCE, USA Rosen Scholar - Call for Nominations for 2016
     Rosen Scholar - Call for Nominations for 2016

    Nominations for Rosen Scholar candidates are to be sponsored by at least one of LANSCE’s Facilities. The deadline is December 4.

  • 08.10.2015From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandPSI-SINQ cycle I/16: Call for Proposals
    PSI-SINQ cycle I/16: Call for Proposals

    The PSI spallation neutron source is accepting beam time requests with deadline on November 15.

  • 07.10.2015From: NeutronSourcesThe birth of time-of-flight neutron powder diffraction at pulsed sources
    The birth of time-of-flight neutron powder diffraction at pulsed sources

    There is a new article on our History section. You can now learn about the birth of time-of-flight neutron powder diffraction at pulsed sources by Izabela M. Sosnowska.

  • 07.10.2015From: ESS, SwedenCNRS and ESS Advance a New Standard for Linac Design
    CNRS and ESS Advance a New Standard for Linac Design

    Spoke Cavity Prototypes Exceed Expectations. An important test result was achieved this summer at the accelerator lab of the French Institute of Nuclear Physics, IPN-Orsay. The finding is important to linac development worldwide, but of particular importance to the ESS Accelerator currently under civil construction in Sweden and in technical development across Europe.

  • 06.10.2015From: mantidNew Release of Mantid 3.5, October 2015
    New Release of Mantid 3.5, October 2015

    The version 3.5 of Mantid includes significant improvements. Furthermore the new Mantid Forum will provide a centre for support and conversation across the Mantid community.

  • 05.10.2015From: ISIS, UK ISIS calls for proposals: Deadline 16 October 2015
     ISIS calls for proposals: Deadline 16 October 2015

    The ISIS neutron and muon sources in the UK are calling for proposals.

  • 05.10.2015From: ORNL, USAORNL 2016: A neutron scattering proposal call
    ORNL 2016: A neutron scattering proposal call

    ORNL is calling for proposals with deadline October 14. There is updated information for the Quantum Condensed Matter instruments at the HFIR.

  • 02.10.2015From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandNew method will enable most accurate neutron measurement yet
    New method will enable most accurate neutron measurement yet

    Our universe consists of significantly more matter than existing theories are able to explain. One way to clarify this discrepancy is via the neutron’s so-called electric dipole moment. In an international collaboration, researchers at PSI have now devised a new method which will help determine this dipole moment more accurately than ever before.

  • 02.10.2015From: ANSTO, AustraliaEuropean neutron scattering research community faces challenges
    European neutron scattering research community faces challenges

    “Neutron scattering as an essential tool for science has addressed some of society’s grand challenges but its future is not assured,” said Prof Christiane Alba-Simionesco, Director of LLB and Chair of ENSA.

  • 29.09.2015From: MDPISpecial Issue on "Metals Challenged by Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation"
    Special Issue on

    The journal Metals is calling for papers. The deadline for manuscript submissions is 30 November 2015.

  • 29.09.2015From: FLNP JINR, RussiaThe Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics calls for neutron proposals
    The Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics calls for neutron proposals

    You can submit your proposal for beam time at the IBR-2 high flux pulsed reactor until October 15.

  • 28.09.2015From: BNC, HungaryApply for beamtime at BNC until October 15
    Apply for beamtime at BNC until October 15

    The Budapest Neutron Centre is calling for proposals for scientists to use their neutron instruments.

  • 25.09.2015From: NMI3Advanced Neutron Tools for Soft and Bio Materials JRA - latest achievements
    Advanced Neutron Tools for Soft and Bio Materials JRA - latest achievements

    It is time for a summary of the achievements of this JRA, which aims to provide a wider range of experimental tools to make the best use of neutron scattering for soft and bio-materials.

  • 23.09.2015From: ESS, SwedenPan-European ESS Data Management and Software Centre Takes Form in Copenhagen
    Pan-European ESS Data Management and Software Centre Takes Form in Copenhagen

    The ESS Data Management and Software Centre is an integrated part of the design and construction of the ESS instrument suite and a key driver in the development of the facility’s user program.

  • 23.09.2015From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandWater pathways make fuel cells more efficient
    Water pathways make fuel cells more efficient

    Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) have developed a coating technique in the laboratory conditions that could raise the efficiency of fuel cells. The PSI scientists have already applied to patent the technique, which is suitable for mass production.

  • 11.09.2015From: ROSATOM, RussiaThe first concrete was poured at the construction site of MBIR reactor in Dimitrovgrad
    The first concrete was poured at the construction site of MBIR reactor in Dimitrovgrad

    The first concrete ceremony was held September 11 on the construction site of the multi-purpose research fast neutron reactor in Russia.

  • 22.09.2015From: LLB, FranceRegistration is open for the 2015 Fan du LLB school
    Registration is open for the 2015 Fan du LLB school

    The neutron school “FAN du LLB 2015” will be on December 7-10 in France. The deadline for registration is October 18.

  • 21.09.2015From: NeutronSourcesThe Hellenic Neutron Association has now a page on our website
    The Hellenic Neutron Association has now a page on our website

    You can now find information on the Hellenic Neutron Association from Greece on a dedicated page on our website.

  • 10.09.2015From: NMI3Science, tapas, t-shirts and M&M’s at the ECNS
    Science, tapas, t-shirts and M&M’s at the ECNS

    NMI3 was at the European Conference on Neutron Scattering 2015. Get to know about announcements by ENSA and the highlights of this great conference.

  • 10.09.2015From: NMI3LLB calls for proposals: the deadline is October 1st 2015
    LLB calls for proposals: the deadline is October 1st 2015

    The deadline for neutron beam time request to perform neutron scattering experiments at the Laboratoire Leon Brillouin in France is October 1st.

  • 07.09.2015From: EPFL, SwitzerlandDiscovery of controllable skyrmions can unlock future computing
    Discovery of controllable skyrmions can unlock future computing
    Scientists have discovered skyrmions in the very material class they were originally predicted. These strange quasiparticles can be controlled with electrical fields, which can be used in futuristic memory storage.
  • 16.09.2015From: NMI3The 36th Berlin School on Neutron Scattering is open for registrations
    The 36th Berlin School on Neutron Scattering is open for registrations

    The school will be on Feb 25 – March 4 at the HZB. The deadline for registrations is Oct 15.

  • 31.08.2015From: ESS, SwedenLarger Crystals a Step Forward for Bioscience and ESS User Program
    Larger Crystals a Step Forward for Bioscience and ESS User Program

    The first successful user experiment at ESS demonstrates the importance of neutrons to the life sciences, and shows the way forward for ESS as a user facility.

  • 28.08.2015From: MLZ, GermanyNeutrons decrypt the dynamics of magnetic helices
    Neutrons decrypt the dynamics of magnetic helices

    Seen from outside Manganese silicon shows no magnetism, inside it looks different. By neutron scattering TU scientists have now proven the excitations of its magnetic helix.

  • 01.09.2015From: MLZ, GermanyEU launches CREMLIN project
    EU launches CREMLIN project

    New cooperation project headed by JCNS shall promote EU-Russia cooperation in the planning, construction and scientific use of large scale facilities.

  • 26.08.2015From: APMA, CanadaApplying nuclear expertise to solve the auto industry’s challenges
    Applying nuclear expertise to solve the auto industry’s challenges

    Application of neutron beams for automative applications at the Canadian Neutron Beam Centre.

  • 14.08.2015From: JCNS, GermanyRecipe Book for Colloids
    Recipe Book for Colloids

    New Study shows Correlation between Microscopic Structures and Macroscopic Properties.

  • 14.08.2015From: MLZ, Germany“Brilliantly combined, Mr. Holmes”: Neutron Crystallography for biology
    “Brilliantly combined, Mr. Holmes”: Neutron Crystallography for biology

    In combination with other methods of investigation, scientists have recently achieved amazing results with the instrument BIODIFF at MLZ.

  • 20.08.2015From: ESS, SwedenEuropean Commission Establishes ESS as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium
    European Commission Establishes ESS as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium

    At 19th of August the EC in Brussels formally adopted its decision to establish the European Spallation Source as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium, or ERIC.

  • 12.08.2015From: ESS, SwedenBIFROST: A Prismatic Approach to Neutron Spectroscopy
    BIFROST: A Prismatic Approach to Neutron Spectroscopy

    Swiss-Danish team to build a pioneering crystal analyser spectrometer optimised to study dynamics in quantum materials and matter under extreme conditions.

  • 14.08.2015From: ESS, SwedenNew Drug Carrier Aims to Treat Secondary Tumours of Breast Cancer
    New Drug Carrier Aims to Treat Secondary Tumours of Breast Cancer

    Neutron scattering provides insight into the structure of magnetic nanoparticles and dynamic behaviour of encapsulated cancer drugs.

  • 12.08.2015From: LANL, USABenno Schoenborn wins Bau Neutron Award
    Benno Schoenborn wins Bau Neutron Award

    The American Crystallographic Association has selected retired Laboratory Senior Fellow Benno Schoenborn, formerly of Bioenergy and Biome Sciences (Los Alamos Neutron Scattering Center, B-11), to receive the 2016 Bau Neutron Diffraction Award.

  • 17.08.2015From: HZB, GermanyVITESS 3.3 released
    VITESS 3.3 released

    The version 3.3 of the simulation package VITESS has been released.

  • 04.08.2015From: ILL, FranceNew brochure on 'Neutrons and energy'
    New brochure on 'Neutrons and energy'

    The ILL has just published a brochure on how experiments with neutrons are enabling responsible and sustainable power generation, storage and use.

  • 29.07.2015From: NMI3ILL has signed the Grant Agreement for SINE2020
    ILL has signed the Grant Agreement for SINE2020

    A new project will start in October 2015 and last for four years. It has recently been accepted for funding under the European Commission HORIZON 2020 framework.

  • 03.08.2015From: NMI3SINE2020 Grant Agreement signed by the European Commission
    SINE2020 Grant Agreement signed by the European Commission

    The Grant Agreement for SINE2020 has now been signed by the European Commission. The project will start this year on October 1 and will last four years.

  • 03.08.2015From: NMI3New ENSA Brochure on 'Neutrons for science and technology'
    New ENSA Brochure on 'Neutrons for science and technology'

    The brochure highlights the importance of neutron scattering, illustrated by several examples. Get a free copy at the NMI3 stand at ECNS!

  • 16.07.2015From: ANSTO, AustraliaDeadline for Neutron Scattering and Deuteration Proposals at the OPAL Reactor
    Deadline for Neutron Scattering and Deuteration Proposals at the OPAL Reactor

    Proposals at the OPAL Neutron Beam Facility (both cold- and thermal-neutron instruments) and National Deuteration Facility are now open.

  • 16.07.2015From: ENSA2015 Walter Hälg Prize announced!
    2015 Walter Hälg Prize announced!

    The 2015 Walter Hälg Prize has been awarded to Prof Dr Helmut Rauch for his outstanding and seminal contributions to the fundamental aspects of neutron physics and optics and many related aspects of quantum physics.

  • 21.07.2015From: CNLThe Canadian Neutron Beam Centre is inviting user proposals for beam time
    The Canadian Neutron Beam Centre is inviting user proposals for beam time

    The Canadian Neutron Beam Centre invites user proposals for neutron beam time on its six beamlines.

  • 13.07.2015From: LANSCE, USANew Deadline| Call for Proposals: Lujan Center Moderated Neutrons for Nuclear and Materials Research FY16
    New Deadline| Call for Proposals: Lujan Center Moderated Neutrons for Nuclear and Materials Research FY16

    The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) is issuing a Call for Proposals for experiments to be run at the Lujan Center’s moderated neutron source during Fiscal Year 2016.

  • 09.07.2015From: NMI3New type of radiofrequency spin flippers for Neutron Resonance Spin Echo
    New type of radiofrequency spin flippers for Neutron Resonance Spin Echo

    The Advanced Methods and Techniques JRA has developed a new type of RFSF to enhance NRSE spectrometers.

  • 09.07.2015From: ANSTO, AustraliaTennant Named Director of UT-ORNL Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences
    Tennant Named Director of UT-ORNL Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences

    Alan Tennant has been appointed director of the Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  • 09.07.2015From: NMI3How to probe tiny samples? Insights into the production of micron-sized cold neutron beams
    How to probe tiny samples? Insights into the production of micron-sized cold neutron beams

    The NMI3 Imaging JRA discusses how to produce smaller beams. They conclude that reflective optics offers the most versatile way to produce them.

  • 06.07.2015From: HZB, GermanyCrystal structure and magnetism – new insight into the fundamentals of solid state physics
    Crystal structure and magnetism – new insight into the fundamentals of solid state physics

    HZB team decodes relationship between magnetic interactions and the distortions in crystal structure within a geometrically “frustrated” spinel system

  • 08.07.2015From: LLB, FrancePrecipitating Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate to Create Ultrastable and Stimulable Foams
    Precipitating Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate to Create Ultrastable and Stimulable Foams

    The ageing of the foams could be stopped to make them stable indefinitely, or until they were heated above the melting temperature of the crystals.

  • 12.06.2015From: ANSTO, AustraliaSika receives its operating licence
    Sika receives its operating licence

    The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency has given approval for ANSTO to commence user operations on the Sika cold-neutron 3-axis spectrometer.

  • 09.06.2015From: ANSTO, AustraliaHigh-temperature Quasi-Elastic Scattering on Pelican
    High-temperature Quasi-Elastic Scattering on Pelican

    For the first time, one of ANSTO’s high-temperature vacuum furnaces has been used successfully on the Pelican cold-neutron time-of-flight spectrometer.

  • 10.07.2015From: ORNL, USANeutrons find “missing” magnetism of plutonium
    Neutrons find “missing” magnetism of plutonium
    Groundbreaking work at two Department of Energy national laboratories has confirmed plutonium’s magnetism, which scientists have long theorized but have never been able to experimentally observe.
  • 13.07.2015From: ANSTO, AustraliaFirst neutron topography on Dingo
    First neutron topography on Dingo

    For the first time, ANSTO’s Dingo neutron radiography/imaging/tomography station has taken some neutron topography data, from the germanium (335) monochromator used on Wombat.

  • 13.07.2015From: NeutronSourcesList of open access journals now available
    List of open access journals now available

    An increasing number of scholarly publishers and journals are converting to open access. In fields relevant to neutron science and technology, the journals listed are available in full open access.

  • 16.06.2015From: ANSTO, AustraliaProgress on Bilby
    Progress on Bilby

    Great progress made in the commissioning of the new Bilby time-of-flight small-angle scattering instrument in ANSTO.

  • 01.07.2015From: ESS, SwedenPhysics Underlying ESS 2015 Moderator Design Tested at J-PARC
    Physics Underlying ESS 2015 Moderator Design Tested at J-PARC

    In April, tests were conducted at J-PARC that have preliminarily validated the physics behind the innovative ESS “flat” moderator. This design is expected to increase neutron brightness at ESS for some instruments by up to a factor of three.

  • 02.07.2015From: ESS, SwedenDispersionless Spin Waves Provide Clues to Enigmatic Magnetic Ordering in Garnet Crystals
    Dispersionless Spin Waves Provide Clues to Enigmatic Magnetic Ordering in Garnet Crystals

    Neutron measurements reveal key dynamic properties of magnetic structure in unique experimental study.

  • 09.07.2015From: NMI3Workshop on ‘Public Awareness of Research Infrastructures’ attracted 90 participants
    Workshop on ‘Public Awareness of Research Infrastructures’ attracted 90 participants

    The workshop was a great opportunity to share expectations, experiences, and give examples of work conducted in several European research infrastructures.

  • 25.06.2015From: ESS, SwedenDirector General of CERN talks with ESS in Advance of Almedalen Workshop
    Director General of CERN talks with ESS in Advance of Almedalen Workshop

    Prof. Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Director General at CERN since 2009, took some time to speak with ESS about the two facilities.

  • 19.06.2015From: ANSTO, AustraliaNeutron scattering helping conserve the world’s great historic monuments
    Neutron scattering helping conserve the world’s great historic monuments

    ANSTO research may help preserve some of the world’s most important historic artefacts and buildings.

  • 24.06.2015From: ANSTO, AustraliaUsing neutrons to show weak spots in turbines, railway lines and pipes
    Using neutrons to show weak spots in turbines, railway lines and pipes

    From pipes to power station turbines and railway lines, ensuring that engineering components perform under pressure can save lives.

  • 16.06.2015From: ESS, SwedenSAC Recommends Four New Instruments to be built at the European Spallation Source
    SAC Recommends Four New Instruments to be built at the European Spallation Source

    The ESS peer-review instrument selection process nears conclusion as four new instrument proposals are recommended for inclusion within the facility’s construction budget of 16 instruments.

  • 16.06.2015From: LANSCE, USALANSCE Call for Proposals: Lujan Center Moderated Neutrons for Nuclear and Materials Research FY16
    LANSCE Call for Proposals: Lujan Center Moderated Neutrons for Nuclear and Materials Research FY16

    The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) is issuing a Call for Proposals for experiments to be run at the Lujan Center’s moderated neutron source.

  • 28.05.2015From: ESS, SwedenTurn Up the Flux and Expect the Unexpected with VOR
    Turn Up the Flux and Expect the Unexpected with VOR

    A single-shot observation of dynamic processes across multiple length and time scales will give unprecedented insight into previously unobservable phenomena.

  • 08.06.2015From: NIST, USAUS neutron facility development in the last half-century: a cautionary tale
    US neutron facility development in the last half-century: a cautionary tale

    Rush describes the efforts over the past 50 years to develop neutron research facilities in the US, discusses the reasons for the current state of affairs, and makes suggestions to prevent similar consequences in the future.

  • 01.06.2015From: J-PARC, JapanAnnouncement of Cancellation: J-PARC MLF 2015B Call for General Use Proposals
    Announcement of Cancellation: J-PARC MLF 2015B Call for General Use Proposals

    Announcement of cancellation of the call for J-PARC MLF 2015B General Use Proposals.

  • 20.05.2015From: ESS, SwedenFirst European Spallation Source Pulse Signature Measured at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
    First European Spallation Source Pulse Signature Measured at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

    The first European Spallation Source (ESS) pulse signature measurement was made last month on the ESS test beamline at HZB in Germany.

  • 27.05.2015From: McStasMcStas 2.2 released
    McStas 2.2 released

    McStas 2.2 has been released and is ready for download. Read more to learn about important highlights from the release.

  • 19.05.2015From: mantidNew Release of Mantid 3.4
    New Release of Mantid 3.4

    The Mantid project introduced a wide variety of improvements in this release including: a collection of improvements to multi dimensional and “normal” plotting, new experimental planning interfaces.

  • 01.04.2015From: ANSTO, AustraliaFirst neutron spectrum from Emu
    First neutron spectrum from Emu

    On April 1st ANSTO’s new EMU backscattering spectrometer recorded its first spectrum, in this case from a polyvinyl chloride standard.

  • 11.05.2015From: NIST, USANCNR Call for Proposals
    NCNR Call for Proposals

    You are invited to apply for time on the neutron beam instruments at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). The deadline for all proposals is Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

  • 06.05.2015From: ESS, SwedenStage is Set for ESS Linac Test in Uppsala
    Stage is Set for ESS Linac Test in Uppsala

    The first fully functional Low-Level Radio Frequency control system for the ESS Accelerator has been installed and integrated into the EPICS control system at the FREIA Laboratory at Uppsala University.

  • 06.05.2015From: LLB, FranceUncertainties on the future of the French neutron source LLB-Orphée
    Uncertainties on the future of the French neutron source LLB-Orphée

    A letter asking for support alerts to the risk that the neutron source LLB-Orphée will have to shut down earlier than planned, which will impact its users’ research programmes.

  • 11.05.2015From: NMI3SINE2020 - New neutron project approved by the European Commission
    SINE2020 - New neutron project approved by the European Commission

    A new neutron project that will start in October 2015 and last for four years has recently been accepted for funding under the European Commission HORIZON 2020 framework.

  • 12.05.2015From: BNC, HungaryBudapest Neutron Centre-call for proposals, deadline 15 May
    Budapest Neutron Centre-call for proposals, deadline 15 May

    The Budapest Neutron Centre invites you to submit applications for beam time at the Budapest Research Reactor.

  • 05.05.2015From: LLB, FranceEffects of Hfq on the conformation and compaction of DNA
    Effects of Hfq on the conformation and compaction of DNA

    Scientists find that Hfq forms a nucleoprotein complex, changes the mechanical properties of the double helix and compacts DNA into a condensed form.

  • 04.05.2015From: MLZ, Germany10 years ago: the first user at the FRM II
    10 years ago: the first user at the FRM II

    The first external user of the FRM II was Klaus Habicht of the Helmholtz Centre Berlin, who carried out experiments on the instrument TRISP on May 4, 2005.

  • 06.05.2015From: ORNL, USASpinWaveGenie v0.1.1 is now available
    SpinWaveGenie v0.1.1 is now available

    A new computational tool for carrying out spin wave calculations is available for download.

  • 29.04.2015From: HZG, GermanyDates announced for the MATRAC school
    Dates announced for the MATRAC school

    You can receive support to learn about Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science on September 21-25 near Hamburg.

  • 29.04.2015From: NBI, DenmarkNew video "ESS – the world’s most powerful neutron source for research"
    New video

    The film recounts the struggle and the long road to bring the ESS to Scandinavia and the great potential in the future research.

  • 27.04.2015From: NMI3How to optimise multi-channel neutron focusing guides for extreme sample environments?
    How to optimise multi-channel neutron focusing guides for extreme sample environments?

    NMI3 collaboration works on simulations to find the best possible guide for experiments at low temperatures and high magnetic fields.

  • 16.04.2015From: ESS, SwedenBuilding the Heart of ESS in Spain
    Building the Heart of ESS in Spain

    Spain collaborates closely with the ESS. In November 2014, ESS-Bilbao was chosen as the in-kind partner for the ESS target system.

  • 27.04.2015From: MLZ, GermanyBaton change at the MLZ
    Baton change at the MLZ

    At the end of March, Prof. Dieter Richter of the Research Centre Jülich not only retires, but also passes his position as MLZ Director to Prof. Thomas Brückel.

  • 29.04.2015From: ILL, FranceDiscoveries that changed the world
    Discoveries that changed the world

    Watch a YouTube recording of a talk by Gerry Lander at the ILL telling the story of the discovery of the neutron in 1932, and then that of fission in 1939 through the lives of Chadwick and Meitner and world events.

  • 29.04.2015From: Science for Life The Science for Life meeting
    The Science for Life meeting

    The first edition of the International Interdisciplinary Event “Science for Life” 2015 will be held from 20th to 25th of May 2015 in Lampedusa, a fascinating Sicilian island.

  • 13.04.2015From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandPSI-SINQ - Call for Proposals
    PSI-SINQ - Call for Proposals

    The Swiss spallation neutron source ‘SINQ’ is calling for proposals for the beam time period II/15 between 01/09/2015 and 23/12/2015.

  • 30.03.2015From: ECA, EuropeSeventh Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut Prize of the European Crystallography Association and European Neutron Scattering Association (ECA-ENSA)
    Seventh Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut Prize of the European Crystallography Association and European Neutron Scattering Association (ECA-ENSA)

    ECA and ENSA announce the call for the Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut Prize in his honour, and in memory of his scientific achievements and cornerstones in crystallography and neutron scattering.

  • 02.04.2015From: NMI3Neutrons unveil a promising alternative for natural gas storage and transportation
    Neutrons unveil a promising alternative for natural gas storage and transportation

    Thanks to NMI3 support, for the first time researchers create artificial methane hydrates in just a few minutes.

  • 07.04.2015From: LANSCE, USANeutron and Nuclear Science, WNR facility Call for Proposals Opens April 6, 2015
    Neutron and Nuclear Science, WNR facility Call for Proposals Opens April 6, 2015

    The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) is issuing a Call for Proposals for the WNR facility for run cycle September – December, 2015.

  • 03.04.2015From: LANSCE, USADr. Edwin Fohtung Named Los Alamos Neutron Science Center 2015 Rosen Scholar
    Dr. Edwin Fohtung Named Los Alamos Neutron Science Center 2015 Rosen Scholar

    The Rosen Scholar is a fellowship created to honor the memory of Louis Rosen, his accomplishments, hard work, and affection for the broad range of science performed at LANSCE. Dr. Edwin Fohtung is the current LANSCE Professor in conjunction with the Department of Physics at New Mexico State University.

  • 27.03.2015From: ISIS, UKUK’s Neutron and Muon Facility back in action after six months of upgrades
    UK’s Neutron and Muon Facility back in action after six months of upgrades

    ISIS pulsed neutron and muon source is now back in action after considerable upgrades over the last six months.

  • 20.03.2015From: ESS, SwedenSwiss Parliament Approves Country’s Full Participation in ESS
    Swiss Parliament Approves Country’s Full Participation in ESS

    The bicameral decision formalizes Switzerland’s accession to ESS and extends the Swiss financial commitment through 2026.

  • 17.03.2015From: ESS, SwedenThe SKADI Diffractometer: Enlarging the Field of Small-Angle Neutron Scattering
    The SKADI Diffractometer: Enlarging the Field of Small-Angle Neutron Scattering

    Part of an integrated SANS instrument suite at ESS, SKADI analyses materials’ structures at the largest scales possible with neutron diffraction.

  • 26.03.2015From: CNLThe Canadian Neutron Beam Centre is inviting user proposals for beam time
    The Canadian Neutron Beam Centre is inviting user proposals for beam time

    The Canadian Neutron Beam Centre invites user proposals for neutron beam time on its six beamlines.

  • 26.03.2015From: MLZ, Germany Superstructure for Heusler alloy at MLZ discovered
     Superstructure for Heusler alloy at MLZ discovered

    Scientists conducted an experiment with the instrument SPODI at MLZ to determine the structure of shape memory alloys of nickel-manganese-indium.

  • 20.03.2015From: LLB, FranceNew regime in polyelectrolyte solutions
    New regime in polyelectrolyte solutions

    We describe a new regime in dense polymer solutions, typically above ~1mol/L, where q* is proportional to the concentration c of the solution.

  • 13.03.2015From: ESS, SwedenThe First Six Months of ESS Construction Proceed on Schedule
    The First Six Months of ESS Construction Proceed on Schedule

    With the casting of the first 10-meter section of the accelerator tunnel walls in the last week of January, the European Spallation Source began to go vertical.

  • 10.03.2015From: ORNL, USAUnprecedented neutron images of refrigerant flow through heat exchangers
    Unprecedented neutron images of refrigerant flow through heat exchangers

    Researchers used additive manufacturing and neutron imaging to examine microchannel heat exchangers, which hold refrigerants used to move thermal energy and provide cooling or heating in many applications.

  • 11.03.2015From: ESS, SwedenCommendation, Collaboration, and Caution: Capacity Crowd at IKON8 in UK
    Commendation, Collaboration, and Caution: Capacity Crowd at IKON8 in UK

    IKON8 at ISIS. This meeting brought a capacity crowd to the UK venue where an important exchange of new ESS neutron technologies came face to face with the lessons learned at ISIS during its five-year upgrade of Target Station 2.

  • 13.03.2015From: HZB, GermanyNeutrons and X-rays show how to prepare durable tooth cement
    Neutrons and X-rays show how to prepare durable tooth cement

    Researchers are working on an interdisciplinary collaboration between physicists and dentists to develop a material comprised of glass ionomer cement.

  • 11.03.2015From: NMI3SANS: a unique technique to look inside plants’ leaves
    SANS: a unique technique to look inside plants’ leaves

    Small-angle neutron scattering enabled researchers to look inside intact leaves to learn how their structure and functions change when submitted to environmental changes.

  • 08.03.2015From: LLB, FranceFirst SANS spectrum on PA20
    First SANS spectrum on PA20

    PA20, the new SANS machine of the LLB, delivered its first SANS spectra on 6 march 2015.

  • 04.03.2015From: Johns Hopkins University, USANew Materials Discovered to Detect Neutrons Emitted by Radioactive Materials
    New Materials Discovered to Detect Neutrons Emitted by Radioactive Materials

    Researchers successfully shown that boron-coated vitreous carbon foam can be used in the detection of neutrons emitted by radioactive materials — of critical importance to homeland security.

  • 25.02.2015From: ANSTO, AustraliaDetector System for Snapshots of Biological and Chemical Processes
    Detector System for Snapshots of Biological and Chemical Processes

    Forschungszentrum Jülich receives around € 4 million from the EU to develop a more efficient detector system for research with neutrons.

  • 28.02.2015From: LLB, FranceResidual stresses comparison determined by short-wavelength X-ray diffraction and neutron diffraction for 7075 aluminum alloy.
    Residual stresses comparison determined by short-wavelength X-ray diffraction and neutron diffraction for 7075 aluminum alloy.

    A novel non-destructive method using short-wavelength characteristic X-ray diffraction meter with the X-ray tube of tungsten anode target to determine the RS within the materials is developed in China.

  • 27.02.2015From: MLZ, GermanyNeutrons Provide New Explanations for Side Effects of Ibuprofen
    Neutrons Provide New Explanations for Side Effects of Ibuprofen

    The scientists were able to detect structural changes using a model system of phospholipids from soy plants with the help of neutron scattering techniques at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum in Garching near Munich.

  • 23.02.2015From: ILL, FranceNeutron analysis of human teeth could assist in the fight against dental erosion
    Neutron analysis of human teeth could assist in the fight against dental erosion

    A new study carried out at the Institut Laue-Langevin in collaboration with researchers at the Lyons-University based Hospices Civils de Lyon has determined the most accurate microstructure ever obtained of human enamel.

  • 19.02.2015From: HZB, GermanyThe BER II neutron source is back in operation and available for experiments following the interruption in availability
    The BER II neutron source is back in operation and available for experiments following the interruption in availability

    Maintenance work has been successfully concluded – the High-Field Magnet has successfully attained 26 tesla in initial testing. New scientific experiments have become possible.

  • 09.02.2015From: LSU, USAU.S. Dept. of Energy Awards Louisiana University Scientists $4.9M Statewide Research Grant
    U.S. Dept. of Energy Awards Louisiana University Scientists $4.9M Statewide Research Grant

    The Louisiana Consortium for Neutron Scattering is a multi-million dollar statewide collaborative research initiative that will expand the fundamental understanding of advanced materials.

  • 18.02.2015From: NMI3Fostering collaboration between Industry and Research Infrastructures
    Fostering collaboration between Industry and Research Infrastructures

    Representatives of major European Innovation and Technology Campuses met in Athens for the second IAB meeting & Networking of Industrial Liaison Offices organised by NMI3 and CALIPSO.

  • 11.02.2015From: LLB, FranceTransparency through structural disorder: A new concept for innovative transparent ceramics
    Transparency through structural disorder: A new concept for innovative transparent ceramics

    New concept to achieve ultimate transparency reaches 90% transmittance. This innovative method should drive the development of new highly transparent materials with technologically relevant applications.

  • 10.02.2015From: HZB, GermanyWalter Hälg Prize Announcement
    Walter Hälg Prize Announcement

    The highly prestigious Walter Hälg Prize is the most visible activity of ENSA in the scientific community.

  • 06.02.2015From: Government of CanadaGovernment of Canada Announces Extension of National Research Universal (NRU) Reactor
    Government of Canada Announces Extension of National Research Universal (NRU) Reactor

    Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced the Government of Canada’s decision to support the extension of the operations of the NRU reactor from October 31, 2016, until March 31, 2018.

  • 09.02.2015From: NMI3Dates announced for the 2015 PSI summer school
    Dates announced for the 2015 PSI summer school

    Learn about Spectroscopy with Neutrons, Muons and Photons on the Swiss alps.

  • 09.02.2015From: MLZ, GermanyNews from battery research
    News from battery research

    At MLZ several groups work on battery research to gain a better understanding of how batteries work by various neutron methods. Two new papers were published recently.

  • 05.02.2015From: MLZ, GermanyBornAgain 1.0 released
    BornAgain 1.0 released

    BornAgain is a free and open-source software package to simulate and fit small-angle scattering at grazing-incidence.

  • 05.02.2015From: NIST, USANIST Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy
    NIST Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy

    A one-week “Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy” will be held from June 8 – June 12 at the NIST Center for Neutron Research.

  • 03.02.2015From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandScience with neutrons and muons - Research at PSI
    Science with neutrons and muons - Research at PSI

    Do you want your non-scientist friends to understand what research with neutrons and muons is about? New popular brochure from the Paul Scherrer Institute now available in English, German and French by science writer Martyn Bull.

  • 03.02.2015From: MLZ, GermanyOn the way to a lower enriched fuel
    On the way to a lower enriched fuel

    Hsin-Yin Chiang of MLZ has explored the development of a new fuel with lower enrichment. Uranium-molybdenum (UMo) embedded in an aluminum matrix is a promising candidate.

  • 21.10.2014From: ANSTO, AustraliaWomen in Nuclear Global Award to Margaret Elcombe
    Women in Nuclear Global Award to Margaret Elcombe

    Dr Margaret Elcombe of the ANSTO has been announced the first Australian winner of the prestigious annual international Women in Nuclear (WiN) Global Award.

  • 30.01.2015From: NMI3Egyptian statuettes of Osiris: production unveiled by neutrons and laser
    Egyptian statuettes of Osiris: production unveiled by neutrons and laser

    A group of scientists from Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom applied an innovative approach to study Egyptian copper alloy figurines.

  • 27.01.2015From: LLB, FrancePhase Separation and Nanodomain Formation in Hybrid Polymer/ Lipid Vesicles
    Phase Separation and Nanodomain Formation in Hybrid Polymer/ Lipid Vesicles

    For the first time in hybrid vesicles, scientists obtained evidence for phase separation at the nanoscale, leading to the formation of stable nanodomains enriched either in lipid or polymer.

  • 27.01.2015From: MLZ, GermanyApplication for European master MaMaSELF
    Application for European master MaMaSELF

    The registration for the Master’s program MaMaSELF for the years 2015-2017 runs until 31 January (non-European), 27 February (European students) and 30 April 2015 (without scholarship).

  • 21.01.2015From: mantidMantid version 3.3 released
    Mantid version 3.3 released

    Version 3.3 is one of the largest releases of changes and improvements so far. You can take a look at the release notes and download Mantid.

  • 21.01.2015From: NMI3Dates announced for the Italian School "Learning Days"
    Dates announced for the Italian School

    Learn about neutron techniques from June 13 to 22 in Italy and France. Deadline for applications is April 10.

  • 19.01.2015From: IUCrIUCr solicits applications to host a forthcoming International Small-Angle Scattering Conference in 2021
    IUCr solicits applications to host a forthcoming International Small-Angle Scattering Conference in 2021

    Call for applications to host a forthcoming International Small-Angle Scattering Conference in 2021.

  • 23.01.2015From: ISIS, UKMantid Training Courses in February at ISIS
    Mantid Training Courses in February at ISIS

    Four Mantid courses available at ISIS, RAL.

  • 19.01.2015From: NMI3How to make train rails as straight as they should be
    How to make train rails as straight as they should be

    Scientists combine three different methods to better understand and predict the behaviour of materials in rails.

  • 19.01.2015From: IUCrCall for nominees for the Guinier Prize
    Call for nominees for the Guinier Prize

    SAS2015 and IUC call for nominees for the Guinier Prize. The deadline is April 30.

  • 19.01.2015From: NMI3From ash to eco-friendly solution for hazardous metals removal
    From ash to eco-friendly solution for hazardous metals removal

    Scientists suggest a new method to transform power plant ash into materials that could be used for nuclear waste treatment or soil remediation.

  • 07.01.2015From: ORNL, USA"Seeing" Hydrogen Atoms to Unveil Enzyme Catalysis

    Researchers have used the new IMAGINE instrument at HFIR to map an enzyme that could play an important role in anti-cancer drug development.

  • 13.01.2015From: ANSTO, AustraliaANSTO is calling for proposals
    ANSTO is calling for proposals

    ANSTO is calling for proposals at the OPAL Neutron Beam Facility (both cold- and thermal-neutron instruments) and National Deuteration Facility.

  • 15.01.2015From: ESS, SwedenApplication for XIII School of Neutron Scattering (SoNS) “Francesco Paolo Ricci” is now open
    Application for XIII School of Neutron Scattering (SoNS) “Francesco Paolo Ricci” is now open

    Application is now open for the XIII School of Neutron Scattering (SoNS) “Francesco Paolo Ricci”.

  • 12.01.2015From: AOCNSOnline registration for the AOCNS-2015
    Online registration for the AOCNS-2015

    Online registration for the AOCNS-2015 is now open.

  • 08.01.2015From: NMI3The International Society for Sample Environment
    The International Society for Sample Environment

    ISSE, its website and the first technical school on sample environment.

  • 12.12.2014From: MLZ, GermanyAdd-on for MEDAPP: Fast Neutron Gamma Spectrometry (FaNGaS)
    Add-on for MEDAPP: Fast Neutron Gamma Spectrometry (FaNGaS)

    Dr. Matthias Rossbach and his team designed and constructed a new instrument for prompt and delayed fission neutron induced reaction Gamma spectrometry.

  • 23.12.2014From: MLZ, GermanyNew model for magnetic excitations in insulators
    New model for magnetic excitations in insulators

    Measurements at the three axes spectrometer PUMA at MLZ have now been published in the renowned journal Nature Communications.

  • 08.01.2015From: ICMAVI European Conference on Neutron Scattering
    VI European Conference on Neutron Scattering

    ECNS will be held from August 30 to September 4, 2015 in Zaragoza, Spain.

  • 18.12.2015From: HZB, GermanyProposals for the HFM at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin are now accepted
    Proposals for the HFM at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin are now accepted

    The high-field magnet (HFM) project of Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin is close to completion. Proposals for HFM/EXED, beamtime can now be requested.

  • 03.12.2014From: MLZ, GermanyHow long do antiparticles live in gummy bears?
    How long do antiparticles live in gummy bears?

    Measurements using positrons could help to develop better coatings for drugs.

  • 10.12.2014From: LLB, FranceThe cork viewed from the inside
    The cork viewed from the inside

    Neutron radiography of corks

  • 04.12.2014From: ILL, FranceNew version of the Neutrons4Science app and the web is now also in Chinese
    New version of the Neutrons4Science app and the web is now also in Chinese

    With Neutrons4Science you can conduct a TAS experiment, create magnons and more.

  • 01.12.2014From: NMI3Biosensors will benefit from new method to produce membranes
    Biosensors will benefit from new method to produce membranes

    NMI3 collaboration has taken a significant step in the production of biological membranes.

  • 03.12.2014From: ISIS, UKISIS Neutron training course: 16-25 June 2015
    ISIS Neutron training course: 16-25 June 2015

    The ISIS Neutron Training course will be running on 16 to 25 of June 2015.

  • 19.11.2014From: LANSCE, USALANSCE Call for Proposals: Proton Radiography FY16
    LANSCE Call for Proposals: Proton Radiography FY16

    LANSCE: Call for Proposals for experiments for the Proton Radiography Facility (pRad) for the period October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016. The deadline is February 6.

  • 21.11.2014From: LLB, FranceChristiane Alba-Simionesco elected at the Chair of ENSA
    Christiane Alba-Simionesco elected at the Chair of ENSA

    The Director of the Laboratoire Léon Brillouin is the new Chairman of the European Neutron Scattering Association.

  • 12.11.2014From: MLZ, GermanyNew hall for cooling systems of ultra-cold neutron source
    New hall for cooling systems of ultra-cold neutron source

    South of the Maier-Leibnitz Laboratory a hall in wood construction is currently being built. From next year on, it will house the mock-up for the cooling systems of the ultracold neutron source at FRM II.

  • 05.11.2014From: NMI3Members of European User Offices met for the first time
    Members of European User Offices met for the first time

    This first discussion forum of European User Offices was held on November 3-4 at the ALBA Synchrotron as an opportunity to share experiences.

  • 29.10.2014From: ANSTO, AustraliaLANSCE School call for Applications is open!
    LANSCE School call for Applications is open!

    Call for applications for the LANSCE School on neutron scattering that will take place February 18-27, 2015.

  • 22.10.2014From: HZB, Germany26 Tesla! High Field Magnet beats expectation
    26 Tesla! High Field Magnet beats expectation

    The High field magnet is producing a stable magnetic field of 26 Tesla and is thus even a little stronger than the scientists and engineers dared to hope.

  • 28.10.2014From: NMI3Looking millions of years back with neutrons: the hearing of the Kawingasaurus fossilis
    Looking millions of years back with neutrons: the hearing of the Kawingasaurus fossilis

    Let’s travel back in time and imagine how life on earth was before the biggest mass extinction. Thanks to NMI3 a scientist used neutrons to investigate the mechanisms through which the K. fossilis could hear.

  • 28.10.2014From: MURR, USAIGERT Study Makes Editor's Choice
    IGERT Study Makes Editor's Choice

    What is the detailed atomic interaction of water with the lipid membrane and what affect do different types of lipids have on that interaction?

  • 24.10.2014From: ILL, FranceDates announced for the ILL FullProf School
    Dates announced for the ILL FullProf School

    Thanks to NMI3 support, scientists will learn to use FullProf at the Institute Laue-Langevin from 2 to 6 March 2015.

  • 23.10.2014From: NeutronSourcesFollow @NeutronSources on Twitter!
    Follow @NeutronSources on Twitter!

    Neutronsources.org is now on Twitter. You can now easily learn about all news and updates from the world’s neutron sources by following @NeutronSources.

  • 10.10.2014From: ILL, FranceRare ‘baby rattle’ molecules reveal new quantum properties of H2O and H2
    Rare ‘baby rattle’ molecules reveal new quantum properties of H2O and H2

    Neutron scattering experiments at the ILL have revealed the existence of quantum selection rules in molecules, the first experimental confirmation of its kind.

  • 21.10.2014From: MLZ, Germany Virtual tour of the FRM II
     Virtual tour of the FRM II

    You are interested in visiting the FRM II, but too young or too far away? No problem: An interactive tour gives you insights into the neutron source – without any restriction on admission.

  • 23.09.2014From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandA reliable type from the 1980s
    A reliable type from the 1980s

    The source of the proton beam at PSI is a retro-style Cockcroft-Walton linear accelerator. It was the first acceleration stage for protons which are taken up to around 80% of the speed of light. Since 1994 it has held the world record as the highest performing beam.

  • 25.09.2014From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandGiants who control miniscule particles
    Giants who control miniscule particles

    Magnets are the unsung heroes in particle accelerators because they keep protons or electrons on track. Some of the magnets at PSI are masterpieces of precision and control.

  • 10.10.2014From: MLZ, GermanyAct in Concert: PANDA complements PUMA
    Act in Concert: PANDA complements PUMA

    Research paper shows a good example of where experiments both at PANDA and PUMA at the FRM II equally contribute to a common research.

  • 10.10.2014From: J-PARC, JapanJ-PARC Call for Proposals
    J-PARC Call for Proposals

    J-PARC MLF and CROSS announced that the 2015A General Use proposal round will be open from Friday 17 October 2014.

  • 09.10.2014From: ESS, SwedenFoundation Stone Ceremony Marks Scientific Importance of ESS
    Foundation Stone Ceremony Marks Scientific Importance of ESS

    Today, several hundred members of the European scientific community are gathering at the ESS construction site, for the ESS Foundation Stone Ceremony.

  • 09.10.2014From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandThe deadline for neutron proposals submissions at PSI is Nov 15
    The deadline for neutron proposals submissions at PSI is Nov 15

    Call for proposals for the beam time period I/15 between 01/05/2015 and 31/08/2015.

  • 29.09.2014From: MLZ, GermanyWolfram-Prandl-Prize 2014 for Marc Janoschek
    Wolfram-Prandl-Prize 2014 for Marc Janoschek

    Dr. Marc Janoschek has received the Wolfram-Prandl-Prize 2014 of the German Committee Research with Neutrons during the SNI conference.

  • 29.09.2014From: NeutronSourcesNeutrons in Biology: Personal reminiscences of early days
    Neutrons in Biology: Personal reminiscences of early days

    Zaccai, the 2013 Walter Haelg prize winner, offers us his personal account of the early days of neutrons in biology.

  • 15.09.2014From: McStasMcStas 2.1 released
    McStas 2.1 released

    McStas 2.1 is released and ready for download.

  • 09.09.2014From: NIST, USANCNR - Call for Proposals
    NCNR - Call for Proposals

    The NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) offers neutron scattering and chemical analysis instruments to all qualified users. The next deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

  • 08.09.2014From: NMI3Good results obtained with a novel technology to produce large-scale neutron converters
    Good results obtained with a novel technology to produce large-scale neutron converters

    NMI3 supports a European collaboration to develop an atmospheric plasma deposition system to produce Boron-10 layers. You can watch the video!

  • 08.09.2014From: ORNL, USAOak Ridge National Laboratory - Call for Proposals
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Call for Proposals

    The deadline at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) for proposals is October 15.

  • 05.09.2014From: ESS, SwedenThe Construction of ESS is Underway
    The Construction of ESS is Underway

    The official start of the construction for the European Spallation Source was on September 2.

  • 04.09.2014From: LLB, FranceLLB call for proposals: deadline October 1st
    LLB call for proposals: deadline October 1st

    The next deadline for neutron beam time request to perform neutron scattering experiments at LLB-Orphee is October 1st.

  • 03.09.2014From: MLZ, GermanyResearchers observe the phenomenon of “lithium plating”
    Researchers observe the phenomenon of “lithium plating”

    Lithium-ion batteries are seen as a solution for energy storage of the future. Their key advantage is that they can store large amounts of energy but are light and compact.

  • 03.09.2014From: LLB, FranceResidual Stresses Comparison Determined by Short-Wavelength X-Ray Diffraction and Neutron Diffraction for 7075 Aluminum Alloy
    Residual Stresses Comparison Determined by Short-Wavelength X-Ray Diffraction and Neutron Diffraction for 7075 Aluminum Alloy

    A paper reveals the RS distribution in a 20 mm thick plate of 7075 Al alloy.

  • 02.09.2014From: ESS, SwedenESS Groundbreaking Event
    ESS Groundbreaking Event

    Danish and Swedish ministers will start the construction of ESS today.

  • 02.09.2014From: NMI3Neutrons shed light on how to make pregnancy tests more sensitive and cheaper
    Neutrons shed light on how to make pregnancy tests more sensitive and cheaper

    Thanks to neutrons, scientists could investigate the interaction between
    antibody and antigens and the importance of a blocking protein, present
    in home pregnancy tests.

  • 01.09.2014From: FLNP JINR, RussiaFrank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research accepts applications for beam time
    Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research accepts applications for beam time

    The deadline for submission is October 15, 2014.

  • 01.09.2014From: HZB, GermanyBerlin School on Neutron Scattering – registration now open
    Berlin School on Neutron Scattering – registration now open

    The next Berlin School on Neutron Scattering will be between February 26 and March 6, 2015. Don’t forget to register before October 15.

  • 28.08.2014From: BNC, HungaryBudapest Neutron Centre - call for proposals
    Budapest Neutron Centre - call for proposals

    The proposal submission deadline for neutron scattering experiments at the Budapest Neutron Centre (BNC) is October 15, 2014. NMI3 support is available.

  • 22.08.2014From: mantidNew patch to Mantid
    New patch to Mantid

    A new patch release to Mantid that corrects some significant issues since the last full release has been released.

  • 22.08.2014From: FRM II, GermanyOn-time start of the 35th operating cycle
    On-time start of the 35th operating cycle

    Start of the 35th operating cycle: the FRM II provides users and customers from science, industry and medicine after a thorough review again neutrons and irradiation services.

  • 07.08.2014From: LLB, FranceQuenched microemulsions: a new route to proton conductors
    Quenched microemulsions: a new route to proton conductors

    Results demonstrate the potential of such self-assembled materials for the design of bulk proton conductors.

  • 04.08.2014From: CROSS-Tokai, JapanThe 2nd MLF School (MLF School 2014) – First announcement
    The 2nd MLF School (MLF School 2014) – First announcement

    The MLF School 2014 will be held during 16-19 December 2014 at J-PARC in Tokai, Japan.

  • 01.08.2014From: NeutronSourcesThe Backscattering Story
    The Backscattering Story

    Anton Heidemann presents a personal view of the history of Backscattering, starting from the day he obtained his diploma on Physics in 1966.

  • 01.08.2014From: MLZ, GermanyRefocusing research into high-temperature superconductors
    Refocusing research into high-temperature superconductors

    Neutron scattering experiment at PUMA resolves a contentious superconducting issue.

  • 31.07.2014From: HZB, GermanyNeutron Tomography technique reveals phase fractions of crystalline materials in 3-Dimensions
    Neutron Tomography technique reveals phase fractions of crystalline materials in 3-Dimensions

    Researchers developed a novel method, based on energy-selective neutron imaging for visualization of crystalline phase distributions within the bulk of metallic samples.

  • 21.07.2014From: IYCR2014Nature Milestones in Crystallography
    Nature Milestones in Crystallography

    Right on time for the International Year of Crystallography, Nature Milestones special issue on crystallography is now out.

  • 18.07.2014From: NMI3New humidity chamber will shed light on processes behind Alzheimer’s disease
    New humidity chamber will shed light on processes behind Alzheimer’s disease

    A new humidity chamber will be used for neutron scattering experiments to reproduce the human body conditions in order to shed light on biological processes such as the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

  • 14.07.2014From: ILL, FranceSuccessful restart of the ILL reactor
    Successful restart of the ILL reactor

    On Tuesday 8 July morning the ILL’s high flux reactor was started after the long shut-down since August 2013.

  • 11.07.2014From: mantidMantid - Release Notes 3.2
    Mantid - Release Notes 3.2

    The beta test period for version 3.2 has now closed and the software has been release on the 11th of July.

  • 10.07.2014From: MLZ, GermanyFreeze-frame of an enzyme
    Freeze-frame of an enzyme

    Neutrons shed light on vital enzymes’ mechanism of action.

  • 10.07.2014From: ILL, FranceNeutron crystallography solves long-standing biological mystery
    Neutron crystallography solves long-standing biological mystery

    A team of researchers have solved a long-standing mystery in biology by identifying the structure of a vital enzyme intermediate. The debate boils down to something as simple as a hydrogen atom: is it there, or not?

  • 01.07.2014From: MLZ, GermanyStrain scanning from the surface into the bulk
    Strain scanning from the surface into the bulk

    Scientists develop a new analytical model to suppress undesirable surface effect.

  • 30.06.2014From: LLB, FranceCellulose Nanofibril-Based Multilayered Thin Films: Effect of Ionic Strength on Porosity, Swelling, and Optical Properties
    Cellulose Nanofibril-Based Multilayered Thin Films: Effect of Ionic Strength on Porosity, Swelling, and Optical Properties

    Results show that the synthetic poly(allylamine) hydrochloride (PAH) conformation is a determining factor not only for film growth but also for structural properties.

  • 28.06.2014From: NeutronSourcesNeutrons in Biology: Personal reminiscences of early days
    Neutrons in Biology: Personal reminiscences of early days

    G. (Joe) Zaccai, the 2013 Walter Haelg prize winner, offers us his personal account of the early days of neutrons in biology.

  • 23.06.2014From: NMI3An exciting new web portal for the muon community
    An exciting new web portal for the muon community

    Muonsources.org is now live!

  • 23.06.2014From: FRM II, Germany10-year overhaul on schedule
    10-year overhaul on schedule

    Ten years after its first criticality regulations require the FRM II to do extensive tests on its main systems. Goal of these tests is to prove the safe operation of the FRM II for the years to come.

  • 18.06.2014From: ESS, SwedenThe ESS Instrument Suite is Taking Shape
    The ESS Instrument Suite is Taking Shape

    The May meeting of the ESS Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) was a critical step for the facility.

  • 16.06.2014From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandIce in fuel cells imaged directly for the first time
    Ice in fuel cells imaged directly for the first time

    Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) have succeeded in imaging the distribution of frozen and liquid water in a hydrogen fuel cell directly for the first time.

  • 11.06.2014From: NMI3European User Office Meeting 2014
    European User Office Meeting 2014

    The meeting is a first discussion forum of European User Offices. It will become an opportunity to know each facility workflows and achievements as well as common worries and future developments.

  • 11.06.2014From: SasViewNew version of SasView
    New version of SasView

    v3.0.0 of the popular SasView model-fitting software has just been released for Windows (32 bit), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (64 bit) and Mac OSX.

  • 10.06.2014From: Appscintech Granted GS20® Trademark
    Appscintech Granted GS20® Trademark

    Applied Scintillation Technologies Ltd (Appscintech) is pleased to announce it has been granted European and American trademarks for its 6Li doped cerium aluminosilicate thermal neutron glass: GS20®.

  • 05.06.2014From: LLB, FranceSolution Epitaxial Growth of Cobalt Nanowires on Crystalline Substrates for Data Storage Densities beyond 1 Tbit/in2
    Solution Epitaxial Growth of Cobalt Nanowires on Crystalline Substrates for Data Storage Densities beyond 1 Tbit/in2

    The generalization of this method to other materials opens new perspectives toward many applications.

  • 26.05.2014From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandNew insight into photosynthesis
    New insight into photosynthesis

    New findings challenge widely accepted views of how algae respond to light where the light harvesting proteins were thought to move around the membranes.

  • 13.05.2014From: Scientific AmericanNeutron Death Mystery Has Physicists Stymied
    Neutron Death Mystery Has Physicists Stymied

    Conflicting results in measurements of how long neutrons live has physicists rethinking their experiments, because solving the riddle may point the way to exotic new physics

  • 21.05.2014From: JCNS, GermanyNew Light Shed on "Chameleon Proteins"
    New Light Shed on

    Findings of Jülich researchers reveal the power play in myelin basic protein and revolutionize prevailing assumptions about the biomolecular functioning of this key element of the central nervous.

  • 20.05.2014From: LLB, FranceFirst experiment on Imagine
    First experiment on Imagine

    Imagine is the new cold neutron imaging station at the LLB. One on the first experiments done on this station investigated the Quality grading of cork stoppers: amount of defects inside the material.

  • 19.05.2014From: CROSS-Tokai, JapanAnnouncement of the J-PARC-MLF General Use Program for 2014B
    Announcement of the J-PARC-MLF General Use Program for 2014B

    J-PARC Center and CROSS-Tokai are pleased to announce the call for General Use proposals for the neutron and muon beamlines at the Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility of J-PARC in the 2014B user beamtime period.

  • 16.05.2014From: LLB, FranceBeyond Graphene
    Beyond Graphene

    The team of Prof. D. Schlüter (ETHZ) pushes for a mild and facile and rational approach to the synthesis of new 2-D materials using specially-designed monomers to control internal pattern.

  • 14.05.2014From: CINS, CanadaCanadian Neutron Beam Centre Call for Proposals
    Canadian Neutron Beam Centre Call for Proposals

    The Canadian Neutron Beam Centre invites user proposals for neutron beam time on its six beamlines.

  • 13.05.2014From: NMI3What if one could use a single platform to apply for neutron experiments in any European facility?
    What if one could use a single platform to apply for neutron experiments in any European facility?

    To submit a proposal for neutron scattering experiments can be a long procedure. Thanks to NMI3 support, a group is working on an Integrated User Access to make this procedure easier to both users and facilities.

  • 07.05.2014From: MLZ, GermanyWinfried Petry elected vice president of the German Atomic Forum
    Winfried Petry elected vice president of the German Atomic Forum

    Today, the general assembly of the German Atomic Forum DAtF (Deutsches Atomforum e.V.) has confirmed unanimously the election of the DAtF Presidential Council of Prof. Dr. Winfried Petry for Vice President.

  • 02.05.2014From: LANSCE, USA2014 Lujan Neutron Scattering Center: First Focused Call for Proposals
    2014 Lujan Neutron Scattering Center: First Focused Call for Proposals

    The Lujan Neutron Scattering Center invites proposals addressing science of NNSA and LANL programmatic interest for the 2014 run cycle.

  • 02.05.2014From: LANSCE, USA2014 WNR Call for Proposals
    2014 WNR Call for Proposals

    You are invited to submit proposals for beam time at LANSCE for nuclear science experiments and semiconductor irradiations for the run cycle scheduled to begin in October 2014.

  • 28.04.2014From: ANSTO, AustraliaSimultaneous Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Small-Angle Neutron Scattering
    Simultaneous Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Small-Angle Neutron Scattering

    An experiment demonstrates the ability to conduct, for the first time, simultaneous SANS and DSC measurements.

  • 24.04.2014From: MLZ, GermanyUsing antineutrinos to monitor nuclear reactors
    Using antineutrinos to monitor nuclear reactors

    In the future, antineutrino detectors may provide an additional option for monitoring. Physicists at Technische Universitaet Muenchen have now found interesting results using fast neutrons from MLZ.

  • 19.04.2014From: LLB, FranceVibrational density of states and elastic properties of cross-linked polymers: combining inelastic light and neutron scattering
    Vibrational density of states and elastic properties of cross-linked polymers: combining inelastic light and neutron scattering

    The vibrational dynamics of a new class of cross-linked polymers made up of cyclodextrins was investigated in the microscopic range by the joint use of light and inelastic neutron scattering experiments.

  • 17.04.2014From: MLZ, GermanySearching for Dark Energy with Neutrons
    Searching for Dark Energy with Neutrons

    First results from a low energy, table top alternative takes validity of Newtonian gravity down by five orders of magnitude and narrows the potential properties of the forces and particles that may exist beyond it by more than one hundred thousand times.

  • 07.04.2014From: ORNL, USARethinking soil science
    Rethinking soil science

    Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may get the lion’s share of attention in climate change discussions, but the biggest repository of carbon is actually underfoot.

  • 07.04.2014From: NMI3Neutrons help visualising materials: new video of the Imaging JRA
    Neutrons help visualising materials: new video of the Imaging JRA

    Nikolay Kardjilov from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin tells about the aims of the groups involved in the NMI3 Imaging Joint Research Activity.

  • 06.04.2014From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandQuantum melting
    Quantum melting

    By performing neutron-scattering measurements, scientists could observe what happens during a quantum phase transition, and compare the “quantum melting” of the magnetic structure with the “thermal melting” phase transition.

  • 03.04.2014From: NMI3 PSI-SINQ call for proposals II13
     PSI-SINQ call for proposals II13

    Call for proposals for experiments at the Paul Scherrer Institute. NMI3 support is available to cover researchers’ expenses within Europe. The deadline for submission is May 15.

  • 01.04.2014From: LANSCE, USANotice to Lujan Center Neutron Scattering Users
    Notice to Lujan Center Neutron Scattering Users

    LANSCE is disappointed by the decision of the US Department of Energy to cease their operational support of the Lujan Neutron Scattering Center in fiscal year 2015.

  • 31.03.2014From: LLB, FranceApplication of a Polarized Neutron Microbeam to the Investigation of a Magnetic Microstructure
    Application of a Polarized Neutron Microbeam to the Investigation of a Magnetic Microstructure

    The application of a neutron microbeam to the investigation of an internal magnetic microstructure has been demonstrated experimentally.

  • 25.03.2014From: NMI3Improving neutron scattering data quality: a multi-angle light scattering setup
    Improving neutron scattering data quality: a multi-angle light scattering setup

    In an experiment the sample might degrade and produce questionable results. In a video, researchers explain their work on a set up to control the sample quality along time.

  • 25.03.2014From: BNL, USADiffPy-CMI - new software suite for structure modeling from diffraction data
    DiffPy-CMI - new software suite for structure modeling from diffraction data

    The first public release of our DiffPy Complex Modeling Initiative (DiffPy-CMI) project has just been announced.

  • 13.03.2014From: ISIS, UK8th International Workshop on Sample Environment at Neutron Scattering Facilities
    8th International Workshop on Sample Environment at Neutron Scattering Facilities

    Registration has now opened for the 8th International Workshop on Sample Environment at Neutron Scattering Facilities.

  • 13.03.2014From: MLZ, GermanyAnniversary of most powerful neutron source worldwide
    Anniversary of most powerful neutron source worldwide

    For exactly ten years the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz research neutron source (FRM II) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been providing research, industry and medicine with neutrons.

  • 11.03.2014From: ORNL, USAWorkshop on Structure and dynamics of confined and interfacial fluids
    Workshop on Structure and dynamics of confined and interfacial fluids

    The workshop on Structure and dynamics of confined and interfacial fluids: blending scattering and computer modeling techniques will take place at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in July.

  • 06.03.2014From: LLB, FranceLLB call for proposals: deadline April 1st
    LLB call for proposals: deadline April 1st

    The next deadline for neutron beam time request to perform neutron scattering experiments at LLB-Orphee is April 1st.

  • 06.03.2014From: J-PARC, Japan2nd International Symposium on Science at J-PARC (J-PARC 2014)
    2nd International Symposium on Science at J-PARC (J-PARC 2014)

    The 2nd International Symposium of Science at J-PARC will be held in Tsukuba, Japan in July.

  • 03.03.2014From: J-PARC, JapanUser operations resume at J-PARC
    User operations resume at J-PARC

    User operations at the Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility of J-PARC resumed this week following a 9-month shutdown.

  • 28.02.2014From: FLNP, RussiaFLNP JINR - Call for Proposals
    FLNP JINR - Call for Proposals

    The Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear
    Research invites you to apply for beam time.

  • 26.02.2014From: NMI3To broaden research possibilities: a new pressure cell
    To broaden research possibilities: a new pressure cell

    Henrich Frielinghaus and Marie-Sousai Appavou from the JCNS-MLZ are developing a new pressure cell. This work, which is funded by NMI3, will broaden the research possibilities in several scientific fields.

  • 26.02.2014From: HZB, GermanyVITESS - new version available
    VITESS - new version available

    The VITESS team is happy to announce that there is a new version of the neutron simulation software VITESS available for download.

  • 24.02.2014From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandThe proton accelerator at the Paul Scherrer Institute: 40 years of top-flight research
    The proton accelerator at the Paul Scherrer Institute: 40 years of top-flight research

    The Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

  • 24.02.2014From: NMI3A Neutron-Muon software Debian repository
    A Neutron-Muon software Debian repository

    The Networking group on Data Analysis Standards has setup a Debian repository that provides a simple way to install scientific software for the neutron and muon communities.

  • 21.02.2014From: NIST, USAToward New Precision in Measuring the Neutron Lifetime
    Toward New Precision in Measuring the Neutron Lifetime

    A team of scientists achieved a five-fold reduction in the dominant uncertainty in an experiment that measured the mean lifetime of the free neutron, resulting in a substantial improvement of previous results.

  • 19.02.2014From: ESS, SwedenAn order of magnitude increase in moderator cold neutron brightness might offer unprecedented performance for neutron scattering experiments
    An order of magnitude increase in moderator cold neutron brightness might offer unprecedented performance for neutron scattering experiments

    A design optimization study by a team of the European Spallation Source.

  • 19.02.2014From: NMI3Did you know there is a website and a mailing list for the neutron community?
    Did you know there is a website and a mailing list for the neutron community?

    Neutronsources.org and the neutron mailing list: make sure you don’t miss any important information!

  • 19.02.2014From: LLB, FranceAtomic structure and magnetic properties of Fe–Nb–B metallic glasses
    Atomic structure and magnetic properties of Fe–Nb–B metallic glasses

    A team of researchers reveal the similarities and differences in the local structure of the Fe–Nb–B glasses and their crystalline counterparts.

  • 14.02.2014From: MLZ, Germany Always on Fridays…
     Always on Fridays…

    The MLZ’s User Office has a new blog.

  • 14.02.2014From: BNC, HungaryCERIC - Zero Call for proposals is open
    CERIC - Zero Call for proposals is open

    Call for proposals for access to integrated multidisciplinary facilities for Materials and Biomaterials

  • 13.02.2014From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandSLS/SINQ - 2014 call for joint X + N powder diffraction proposals
    SLS/SINQ - 2014 call for joint X + N powder diffraction proposals

    JOINT proposal round with the aim to promote and facilitate the complementary use of X-rays and neutrons. Deadline for proposal submission: Feb 20, 2014

  • 10.02.2014From: NSSA, USACongratulations 2014 NSSA Prize Winners
    Congratulations 2014 NSSA Prize Winners

    The Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA) is pleased to announce the 2014 NSSA prize winners.

  • 10.02.2014From: NSSA, USA2014 NSSA Fellows
    2014 NSSA Fellows

    The Neutron Scattering Society of America is pleased to announce the selection of its new 2014 NSSA Fellows.

  • 07.02.2014From: ISIS, UK2014 UK Neutron and Muon Users Meeting (NMUM)
    2014 UK Neutron and Muon Users Meeting (NMUM)

    NMUM will be held in April 10-11, 2014.

  • 29.01.2014From: NIST, USANearly Everyone Uses Piezoelectrics. Be Nice to Know How They Work.
    Nearly Everyone Uses Piezoelectrics. Be Nice to Know How They Work.

    Researchers believe they’ve learned why one of the main classes of these materials, known as relaxors, behaves in distinctly different ways from the rest and exhibit the largest piezoelectric effect.

  • 06.02.2014From: MLZ, GermanyFirst neutrons at the new instrument POLI
    First neutrons at the new instrument POLI

    The polarized single crystal diffractometer POLI in MLZ has seen neutrons at its new beam line SR 9a for the first time.

  • 30.01.2014From: HZB, Germany #HZBzlog is now online
     #HZBzlog is now online

    #HZBzlog – the new series highlight – is now online. Don’t miss an episode!

  • 31.01.2014From: ORNL, USAORNL: Call for Proposals
    ORNL: Call for Proposals

    All available beam lines will accept proposals through February 26, 2014.

  • 31.01.2014From: LANSCE, USARosen Scholar: Call for Nominations
    Rosen Scholar: Call for Nominations

    The call for nominations for the Rosen Scholar fellowship is now open.

  • 30.01.2014From: JCNS, GermanyJCNS: call for proposals
    JCNS: call for proposals

    The deadlines of the call for proposals to perform experiments at the instruments of the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science are February 1 and May 2.

  • 29.01.2014From: HZB, GermanyHZB: Call for proposals for the 2nd semester 2014
    HZB: Call for proposals for the 2nd semester 2014

    The deadline for submission of proposals to perform experiments during the 2014 second semester at the BER II neutron beam in HZB is the 1st of March.

  • 28.01.2014From: NMI3On the way to more efficient boron-10 detectors
    On the way to more efficient boron-10 detectors

    A team in CEA Saclay is working on a new detector that uses boron-10 instead of helium-3.

  • 29.01.2014From: ANSTO, AustraliaCall for Proposals at the OPAL Neutron Beam Facility and National Deuteration Facility
    Call for Proposals at the OPAL Neutron Beam Facility and National Deuteration Facility

    The OPAL Neutron Beam Facility and National Deuteration Facility accept proposal submissions until March 15, 2014

  • 24.01.2014From: NMI3New link on Educational Material: JDN18
  • 23.01.2014From: MLZ, GermanyScience in 360
    Science in 360

    An interactive panorama shows research in the neutron guide hall west of the FRM II.

  • 22.01.2014From: NeutronSourcesNeutron sources map
    Neutron sources map

    We have now a map with all the neutron sources worldwide. You can browse it to learn about each one and then have a look at dedicated webpages with information about each research centre and neutron association worldwide.

  • 21.01.2014From: NMI3NCNR call for Proposals
    NCNR call for Proposals

    You are invited to apply for time on the neutron beam instruments at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). The deadline for all proposals is February 20, 2014.

  • 15.01.2014From: MLZ, GermanyHeinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ): Call for Proposals
    Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ): Call for Proposals

    Proposals for beamtime at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) in Garching near Munich will be accepted until the 2nd of May.

  • 14.01.2014From: NSSA, USAAmerican Conference on Neutron Scattering 2014 - Call for abstracts
    American Conference on Neutron Scattering 2014 - Call for abstracts

    The Abstract Submission website for the 2014 American Conference on Neutron Scattering is now open.

  • 14.01.2014From: ANSTO, AustraliaCrystal365: International Year of Crystallography
    Crystal365: International Year of Crystallography

    The Bragg Institute’s Helen Maynard-Casely’s Crystallography 365 blog aims to post a crystal structure a day for 2014 as part of the International Year of Crystallography.

  • 08.01.2014From: NMI3Industrial use of photon & neutron techniques: an opportunity for new businesses?
    Industrial use of photon & neutron techniques: an opportunity for new businesses?

    Industry Advisory Board members have met industry liaison officers and scientists last December for the first common Neutron and X-ray Industry Advisory Board meeting.

  • 08.01.2014From: NMI3Update on the advanced neutron tools for soft and bio-materials JRA
    Update on the advanced neutron tools for soft and bio-materials JRA

    Annie Brûlet, the coordinator of this Joint Research Activity, told us about this collaboration’s main goals and achievements.

  • 22.12.2013From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandSuperconductivity switched on by magnetic field
    Superconductivity switched on by magnetic field

    Physicists at the Paul Scherrer Institute have now demonstrated that a novel superconducting state is only created in the material CeCoIn5 when there are strong external magnetic fields.

  • 17.12.2013From: LLB, FranceChromonic-like physical luminescent gels formed by ionic octahedral iridium(III) complexes in diluted water solutions
    Chromonic-like physical luminescent gels formed by ionic octahedral iridium(III) complexes in diluted water solutions

    Scientists report the first example of spontaneous self-assembly of ionic octahedral Ir(III) complexes containing carboxylates counterions into luminescent ordered aqueous gel phases.

  • 12.12.2013From: ILL, FranceLeading Neutron Science Professor appointed New Director of the Institut Laue-Langevin
    Leading Neutron Science Professor appointed New Director of the Institut Laue-Langevin

    Professor William Stirling has been appointed the new Director of the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, with effect from 1st January 2014.

  • 09.12.2013From: MLZ, GermanyGroup dynamics of atoms
    Group dynamics of atoms

    For the first time Prof. Dr. Tobias Unruh and his team have demonstrated with neutrons how long-chain molecules in their liquid melt move.

  • 29.11.2013From: MLZ, GermanyNeutrons provide insight into water bonding of cement
    Neutrons provide insight into water bonding of cement

    Researchers have obtained new insights into the bonding of water by using neutrons on the instrument TOFTOF of the MLZ.

  • 27.11.2013From: ISIS, UKISIS ‘oils the wheels’ in the study of lubricant additives
    ISIS ‘oils the wheels’ in the study of lubricant additives

    Scientists have used neutron reflectometry to look at lubricant additives and their interactions with iron, a common engineering material, to discover how these molecules function.

  • 25.11.2013From: NMI3Bridging research and industry: the NMI3 Industry events
    Bridging research and industry: the NMI3 Industry events

    NMI3 has launched an initiative to examine the interaction between industry and neutron & muon facilities.

  • 25.11.2013From: NMI3Researchers suggest an enhanced method for the study of biological membranes
    Researchers suggest an enhanced method for the study of biological membranes

    The analysis of cholesterol and lipids transfer shows the advantages of combining the methods of RSE and vesicle fusion to prepare tBLMs solid-supported membrane models.

  • 22.11.2013From: NMI3Where and how do plant roots take up water?
    Where and how do plant roots take up water?

    Have you ever eaten lupins? They are a common snack in Mediterranean countries. Learn where and how the roots of these plants take water from the soil.

  • 14.11.2013From: LANSCE, USALANSCE User Group is Seeking Nominations
    LANSCE User Group is Seeking Nominations

    The Executive Committee of the LANSCE User Group is seeking nominations for representatives to serve on the Executive Committee beginning 2014.

  • 14.11.2013From: NSSA, USACall for Nominations for the NSSA Prizes and Fellows
    Call for Nominations for the NSSA Prizes and Fellows

    The Neutron Scattering Society of America requests formal nominations of Candidates for the 2014 NSSA Prizes and of Candidates to be elected as NSSA Fellows.

  • 13.11.2013From: MLZ, GermanyApply now for Master in Materials Science
    Apply now for Master in Materials Science

    MaMaSELF registration for the year 2014/2015 runs until 26 January 2014.

  • 13.11.2013From: ORNL, USAORNL study uses neutron scattering, supercomputing to demystify forces at play in biofuel production
    ORNL study uses neutron scattering, supercomputing to demystify forces at play in biofuel production

    Researchers studying more effective ways to convert woody plant matter into biofuels at ORNL have identified fundamental forces that change plant structures during pretreatment processes used in the production of bioenergy.

  • 11.11.2013From: NMI3New book on Small-Angle Scattering coming soon
    New book on Small-Angle Scattering coming soon

    Particle and Particle Systems Characterization: Small-Angle Scattering Applications

  • 07.11.2013From: NMI3Learning for free, online: Virtual Neutrons for Teaching
    Learning for free, online: Virtual Neutrons for Teaching

    NMI3 supports a joint initiative by the University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Denmark, the Technical University of Munich, and the Institut Laue-Langevin to develop an e-learning platform on neutron scattering.

  • 06.11.2013From: MLZ, GermanyLifetime of magnetic spin waves in antiferromagnets understood for the first time
    Lifetime of magnetic spin waves in antiferromagnets understood for the first time

    Using high resolution neutron scattering at the instrument TRISP of the Max-Planck Society at MLZ, the lifetime of magnetic spin waves was measured and for the first time a correct theory was developed.

  • 04.11.2013From: NMI3NaMES: Neutron and Muon European Schools
    NaMES: Neutron and Muon European Schools

    The Neutron and Muon European Schools – the NMI3 initiative on Education – has a new name and a logo.

  • 04.11.2013From: ANSTO, AustraliaCall for Proposals at the OPAL Neutron Beam Facility and National Deuteration Facility
    Call for Proposals at the OPAL Neutron Beam Facility and National Deuteration Facility

    ANSTO is now calling for proposal for a variety of neutron-beam instruments and facilities.

  • 25.10.2013From: LLB, FrancePolymersome shape transformation at the nanoscale
    Polymersome shape transformation at the nanoscale

    Polymer vesicles, also named polymersomes, are valuable candidates for drug delivery and micro- or nanoreactor applications.

  • 24.10.2013From: CROSS-Tokai, JapanCROSS-Tokai - Call for proposals
    CROSS-Tokai - Call for proposals

    CROSS-Tokai is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals to use the Public Beamlines at the Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility of J-PARC in the 2014A operations period.

  • 10.10.2013From: ESS, SwedenFrance Commits to ESS
    France Commits to ESS

    French officials say they are prepared to sign a Letter of Intent committing to the construction of the European Spallation Source.

  • 08.10.2013From: ISIS, UKStronger, greener cement could make for maintenance-free building materials
    Stronger, greener cement could make for maintenance-free building materials

    Studies at ISIS have shown that adding ash generated as waste from sugar production could make cement stronger, able to withstand higher pressure, and less likely to crumble.

  • 04.10.2013From: MIT, USANew kind of microscope uses neutrons
    New kind of microscope uses neutrons

    Device could open up new areas of research on materials and biological samples at tiny scales.

  • 01.10.2013From: CRISP 2011 – 20145th CRISP & PanData Harmonisation meeting at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
    5th CRISP & PanData Harmonisation meeting at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

    About two dozen representatives from the main European facilities have met for the 5th harmonization meeting on 26 and 27 June at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin.

  • 01.10.2013From: NMI3Exploring alternative technologies for neutron detectors
    Exploring alternative technologies for neutron detectors

    As part of the NMI3-II Detectors JRA, scientists at the BNC explore alternatives to Helium-3 so that neutron detectors can become more efficient and provide better data.

  • 27.09.2013From: FRM II, GermanyNeutrons show accumulation of antidepressant in brain
    Neutrons show accumulation of antidepressant in brain

    Experiments at the Technical University of Munich show that the antidepressant lithium accumulates more strongly in white matter of the brain than in grey matter.

  • 26.09.2013From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandTowards sodium ion batteries – understanding sodium dynamics on a microscopic level
    Towards sodium ion batteries – understanding sodium dynamics on a microscopic level

    For the first time, scientists at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have determined the paths along which sodium ions move in a prospective battery material.

  • 19.09.2013From: LLB, FranceHigh-temperature ionic-conducting material: advanced structure and improved performance
    High-temperature ionic-conducting material: advanced structure and improved performance

    Very promising results were obtained considering the PEMFC applications.

  • 19.09.2013From: LANSCE, USA2013-2014 Rosen Scholar Announced
    2013-2014 Rosen Scholar Announced

    LANSCE is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 Rosen Scholars: Dr. Devinder Sivia, St. John’s College, Oxford and Dr. Paul Koehler, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  • 09.09.2013From: NMI3NMI3: European research in Garching
    NMI3: European research in Garching

    MLZ contributes with a range of methods and components to the NMI3’s joint research activities.

  • 09.09.2013From: NMI3LiveDVD for testing/installing software (July 2013)
    LiveDVD for testing/installing software (July 2013)

    The Data Analysis WP and the Computing for Science group at the ILL provide a ready to run LiveDVD that includes a set of neutron scattering software.

  • 06.09.2013From: NeutronSourcesEducational Material
    Educational Material

    We have now a new section with Educational Material!

  • 29.07.2013From: NMI3The International Conference on Neutron Scattering 2013
    The International Conference on Neutron Scattering 2013

    Important scientific achievements were presented at the International Conference on Neutron Scattering in Edinburgh.

  • 03.09.2013From: LLB, FranceDeadline for LLB call for proposals
    Deadline for LLB call for proposals

    The next deadline for neutron beam time request to perform neutron scattering experiments at LLB is October 1.

  • 30.08.2013From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandNeutrons and synchrotron light help unlock Bronze Age techniques
    Neutrons and synchrotron light help unlock Bronze Age techniques

    Experiments conducted at the PSI have made it possible to determine how a unique Bronze Age axe was made.

  • 16.08.2013From: HZB, GermanyProf. Dr. Alan Tennant has accepted a new position
    Prof. Dr. Alan Tennant has accepted a new position

    Prof. Dr. Alan Tennant has been selected as the new Chief Scientist for the Neutron Sciences Directorate, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He will start in his new capacity there in November 2013.

  • 08.08.2013From: Forschungszentrum Jülich, JCNS, GermanyAll Down to Neutron Research: Novel Paint Brush Cleaner Works Without Solvents
    All Down to Neutron Research: Novel Paint Brush Cleaner Works Without Solvents

    Scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich have developed an innovative paint brush cleaner, which works without solvents.

  • 06.08.2013From: FRM II, GermanyNeutrons reveal mechanism of bacterial antibiotic resistance
    Neutrons reveal mechanism of bacterial antibiotic resistance

    More and more bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics thus making these drugs useless. The understanding of this mechanism could help develop new antibiotics.

  • 22.07.2013From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandFerromagnetic and antiferromagnetic – at the same time
    Ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic – at the same time

    Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) have made thin, crystalline layers of the material LuMnO3 that are both ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic.

  • 16.07.2013From: LANSCE, USAThe Louis Rosen Prize
    The Louis Rosen Prize

    The LANSCE User Group Executive Committee is pleased to announce that Adam Holley has been awarded the 2013 Rosen Prize for his doctoral thesis on “Ultracold Neutron Polarimetry in a Measurement of the ß Asymmetry”.

  • 10.07.2013From: ESS, SwedenThe Call for ESS Science Symposia is Open
    The Call for ESS Science Symposia is Open

    Organized by researchers around Europe, the ESS Science Symposia play an important part in identifying the scientific potential of ESS and the instruments and facilities required to realize that potential.

  • 03.07.2013From: FRM II, GermanyUnexpected behaviour during charge and discharge of Li-ion batteries
    Unexpected behaviour during charge and discharge of Li-ion batteries

    For the economic efficiency of electric vehicles a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of lithium intercalation into the electrode materials during charge and discharge will be advantageous.

  • 03.07.2013From: ILL, FranceNew fluorescent fingerprint tag aims to increase IDs from ‘hidden’ fingerprints on bullets and knives
    New fluorescent fingerprint tag aims to increase IDs from ‘hidden’ fingerprints on bullets and knives

    Neutron scattering at ILL and ISIS delves inside new crime scene forensics technique developed by the University of Leicester. Research to address the fact that only 10% of fingerprints taken from crime scenes yield identifications that are usable in court.

  • 01.07.2013From: ESS, SwedenThe 2013 Call for Instrument Proposals is Open
    The 2013 Call for Instrument Proposals is Open

    ESS will have 22 neutron instruments, available to the research community for probing the interior of scientific samples.

  • 01.07.2013From: Forschungszentrum Jülich, JCNS, GermanyResearch in Jülich – Magazine App
    Research in Jülich – Magazine App

    The new “Research in Jülich – Magazine” App is now available.

  • 25.06.2013From: ENSAThe winner of the sixth Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut Prize is announced
    The winner of the sixth Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut Prize is announced

    The Sixth Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut Prize of the European Crystallographic Association (ECA) and European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA) is awarded to Dr. Johan Chang.

  • 25.06.2013From: ENSAThe winner of the 2013 Walter Hälg Prize is announced
    The winner of the 2013 Walter Hälg Prize is announced

    It is a great pleasure to announce that the winner of the 2013 Walter Hälg prize is Professor Joe Zaccai.

  • 16.06.2013From: ILL, FrancePenetrating the quantum nature of magnetism
    Penetrating the quantum nature of magnetism

    ILL Scientists have for the very first time given a complete description of a one-dimensional spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet.

  • 11.06.2013From: NMI3NMI3's Joint Research Activities
    NMI3's Joint Research Activities

    The Joint Research Activities (JRA) supported by NMI3-I have brought experts together from facilities across Europe to develop new techniques and instrumentation for neutron and muon research.

  • 10.06.2013From: NMI3Investigating a new material for lithium rechargeable batteries
    Investigating a new material for lithium rechargeable batteries

    The existence of the protonated hexatitanate H2Ti6O13 was only very recently demonstrated, even though only a partial characterisation has been accomplished. Our analysis of data from synchrotron and neutron powder diffraction, combined with IR spectroscopy data, provided us with a precise determination of the crystal structure, thus shedding light on the electrochemical properties of the material and the charge and discharge processes. H2Ti6O13 finally revealed itself to be an interesting material for rechargeable lithium batteries.

  • 07.06.2013From: NMI3Healthy diet? Using neutrons to quantify selenium in cereal crops
    Healthy diet? Using neutrons to quantify selenium in cereal crops

    Selenium (Se) is an essential micronutrient for human health, protecting, for example, against cardiovascular disease, male sterility and certain forms of cancer. Even though it is a common nutrient e.g. in cereals, it is lacking in the diet of at least 1 billion people around the globe. The few available data indicate that Portugal is one of the countries concerned. A research project taking place in Portugal aims to assess the levels of Se in the country’s cereals and soils.

  • 07.06.2013From: ILL, FranceNeutrons reveal potential dangers of gold nanoparticles
    Neutrons reveal potential dangers of gold nanoparticles

    Scientists working at the Institut Laue-Langevin have shown that the charge of gold nanoparticles, identified by major pharmaceutical companies as a drug delivery agent of the future for the treatment of cancer, affects how they interact with our cell’s protective outer wall. These crucial insights, published in Langmuir, provide a first step in the effective design of safe nanoparticles for biomedical applications and the practices and procedures for their secure handling in a variety of other consumer products.

  • 10.04.2013From: ILL, FranceNeutrons help explain ozone poisoning and links to thousands of premature deaths
    Neutrons help explain ozone poisoning and links to thousands of premature deaths

    Researchers used neutrons to investigate how ozone causes severe respiratory problems and thousands of cases of premature death each year by attacking the fatty lining of our lungs.

  • 06.05.2013From: NMI3Assessing exposure to pollution in industrial workplaces
    Assessing exposure to pollution in industrial workplaces

    In industrial settings, employees may be exposed to high concentrations of metals while working indoors. Neutrons give insights into the air quality in the workplace.

  • 03.05.2013From: FRM II, GermanyNearly 5 million euros for high-precision experiments with ultra-cold neutrons
    Nearly 5 million euros for high-precision experiments with ultra-cold neutrons

    For the measurement of the electric dipole moment of the neutron at FRM II, the research group of Prof Peter Fierlinger from the Excellence Cluster Universe at TUM and the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Berlin are provided with 3.45 million euros.

  • 30.04.2013From: LLB, FranceSmall angle neutron scattering study of ancient pottery from Syracuse
    Small angle neutron scattering study of ancient pottery from Syracuse

    Small angle neutron scattering (SANS) has potential as a non-invasive analytical tool in archaeometry, also in conjunction with other, more usual, methodologies.

  • 23.04.2013From: NMI3Neutrons and X-rays help investigate new materials for gas turbines
    Neutrons and X-rays help investigate new materials for gas turbines

    Since the period that followed World War II, gas turbines have developed to become more efficient, which led to increased gas temperatures inside the turbines. It is estimated that future gas turbines will function at temperatures about 200°C higher than today. The materials currently used cannot withstand such high temperatures. For this reason it is necessary to investigate new materials.

  • 22.04.2013From: LLB, FranceRecent experimental aspects of the structure and dynamics of liquid and supercooled water
    Recent experimental aspects of the structure and dynamics of liquid and supercooled water

    Liquid water, the most familiar liquid, is still not completely understood, even less so all the processes in which it participates. We describe the present situation of research concerning the so-called anomalies of liquid water at low temperature.

  • 14.04.2013From: The TelegraphMary Rose reveals armour piercing cannonball secret
    Mary Rose reveals armour piercing cannonball secret

    Discoveries about the Mary Rose ship vessel made from experiments performed at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI, Switzerland) will change our understanding of history.

  • 03.04.2013From: SINQ, PSI, Switzerland Observing Engine Oil beneath Metal
     Observing Engine Oil beneath Metal

    In order to observe how oil is distributed inside a clutch, developmental engineers from the Schaeffler-Brand LuK (D) together with scientists from PSI are working together, illuminating metals with neutrons.

  • 19.03.2013From: FRM II, GermanyNeutrons contribute to turnaround in energy policy
    Neutrons contribute to turnaround in energy policy

    FRM II participates in TU Munich research project to develop local energy buffer systems. The purpose of this initiative is to make more efficient use of renewable energy resources.

  • 27.02.2013From: FRM II, GermanyBertaut Prize 2013 - call for nominations
    Bertaut Prize 2013 - call for nominations

    The European Crystallographic Association (ECA) and the European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA) announced the call for nominations for the 6th Bertaut Prize.

  • 21.02.2013From: FRM II, GermanyMLZ: New center for neutron research in Germany
    MLZ: New center for neutron research in Germany

    The successful collaboration between the Technical University of Munich, the Jülich Research Centre and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht received a new name: Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ). The inaugural ceremony was held in Garching, Germany.

  • 15.02.2013From: NMI3New nuclear reactor planned in Argentina
    New nuclear reactor planned in Argentina

    In 2011 it has been decided that a new nuclear reactor will be constructed in Argentina. It will become the 10th nuclear reactor in the country and the Atomic Energy National Commission (Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, CNEA), which is the main responsible for the project, plans that this OPAL-like reactor will start operating by 2018 in a location to be defined.

  • 15.02.2013From: NMI3From Bragg’s law to neutron diffraction
    From Bragg’s law to neutron diffraction

    On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of W. H. Bragg and the 100th anniversary of Bragg’s law, Inês Crespo reviews the reasoning that led W. L. Bragg to his famous equation, setting the foundations for the deployment of neutron diffraction to spur development in fields as varied as computer memory chips, aircraft turbine engines and energy storage devices.

  • 19.12.2012From: FRM II, GermanyContinuous Lithium exchange causes battery fatigue
    Continuous Lithium exchange causes battery fatigue

    Scientists at FRM II in collaboration with the Institute of Applied Materials – Energy Storage Systems (IAM-ESS) and the Materials Science Department used neutron diffraction to observe an important process that contributes to fatigue in current Li-ion batteries.

  • 03.09.2012From: HZB, GermanyProf. Alan Tennant has won the Europhysics Prize
    Prof. Alan Tennant has won the Europhysics Prize

    Tennant was honored for the experimental observation of magnetic monopoles using neutron scattering at the Berlin research reactor BER II. He shares the 2012 prize with 5 other scientists “for the prediction and experimental observation of magnetic monopoles in spin ice.”

  • 08.08.2012From: FRM II, GermanyFirst evidence of Higgs mechanism in a magnet
    First evidence of Higgs mechanism in a magnet

    About the British physicist Peter Higgs has been much talk recently. Researchers at the European Nuclear Research Center CERN in Geneva were more likely to prove what he predicted in the 1960s as a Higgs boson. His proposed Higgs mechanism explains how elementary particles get their mass – and also plays a role beyond elementary particle physics. By using neutron scattering experiments, an international research team found the first indication that this mechanism can explain a phase transition of exotic magnetic states in a Yb2Ti2O7 crystal near absolute zero. During the cooling of a so called “quantum spin ice” state, they observed for the first time evidence of a spontaneous exchange with what Peter Higgs had predicted as a Higgs field in a magnet. The results are published in “Nature Communications”.

  • 12.07.2012From: HZB, GermanyResearchers find spins acting like real bar magnets in a new material
    Researchers find spins acting like real bar magnets in a new material

    An international team of researchers has discovered an excellent new material for studying the behaviour of spins. The spins in the colourless salt LiErF4 behave like real bar magnets. They also managed to switch on and off the magnetic properties of the material using quantum mechanics.

  • 11.07.2012From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandDistribution of soot particles in particulate filters of diesel vehicles seen for the first time
    Distribution of soot particles in particulate filters of diesel vehicles  seen for the first time

    Nowadays all diesel motor vehicles are fitted with a particulate filter as standard. However it is not known exactly how the soot particles are deposited inside these filters. Now, by Neutron Tomography, researchers at PSI have made the soot inside filters visible, creating a foundation from which these filters can be optimised and developed further.

  • 10.07.2012From: Forschungszentrum Jülich, JCNS, GermanyOptimized Haemoglobin in Humans and Platypus
    Optimized Haemoglobin in Humans and Platypus

    For a healthy human organism, the ideal body temperature is about 37 degrees Celsius, while for platypus 33’C are sufficient. A team of neutron researchers has now discovered how the haemoglobin of various species adapted to different body temperatures during the course of evolution. Thanks to its properties, haemoglobin can optimally transport oxygen from the lungs to the cells at the respective temperature.

  • 01.07.2012From: ILL, FranceThe neutron’s 80th birthday
    The neutron’s 80th birthday

    1st June 2012 marks 80 years since Cambridge Physicist James Chadwick’s famous Nobel Prize winning paper, proving the existence of the neutron, was published by the Royal Society. Chadwick’s discovery led to the development of neutron research which has been making breakthroughs across the sciences.

  • 30.05.2012From: LLB, FranceEvidence of deep water penetration in silica during stress corrosion fracture
    Evidence of deep water penetration in silica during stress corrosion fracture

    Stress corrosion – combined action of mechanical stress and corrosion by water from the surrounding atmosphere – is often the cause of crack propagation in glasses. A study by neutron reflectivity at the Laboratoire Léon Brillouin (IRAMIS / LLB) of samples of silica glass fractured under an atmosphere of heavy water (D2O) shows a high penetration of water into the glass.

  • 19.04.2012From: ESS, SwedenScience & Scientists at ESS meeting in Berlin
    Science & Scientists at ESS meeting in Berlin

    In Berlin, more than 300 scientists have gathered to define the science of the future European Spallation Source. In total, ideas from more than 1000 scientists have been fed into the project. ESS will be one of Europe’s largest science facilities. It will be the world’s brightest facility for advanced materials research and life science with neutrons.

  • 29.03.2012From: ILL, FranceNeutrons uncover new density waves in fermion liquids - a publication in Nature today
    Neutrons uncover new density waves in fermion liquids - a publication in Nature today

    Scientists working at the Institut Laue-Langevin have carried out the first investigation of two-dimensional fermion liquids using neutron scattering, and discovered a new type of very short wave-length density wave. The team believe their discovery, published today in Nature, will interest researchers looking at electronic systems, since high-temperature superconductivity could result from this type of density fluctuation.

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