Neutronsources | Neutron centers http://neutronsources.org/ http://neutronsources.org/ en-us Copyright (C) neutronsources.org 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=878 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=878 Fri, 03 Nov 2017 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 physicsand bringing us more effective drugs and medical treatments, 3D-printed tools and machinery, biofuels, and better batteries and energy storage technologies. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=869 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=869 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=863 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=863 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=859 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=859 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 First neutrons for Chinese spallation source The 2.2bn 330m China Spallation Neutron Source CSNS has produced its first neutrons. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=857 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=857 Mon, 04 Sep 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=880 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=880 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=842 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=842 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=849 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=849 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=830 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=830 Thu, 04 May 2017 UKs 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 Sources superconducting Accelerator. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=834 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=834 Wed, 03 May 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=835 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=835 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=836 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=836 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 NOW opening: FREE analysis of your material or device The SINE2020 project offers the opportunity to use Europes leading neutron facilities for your companys RD. Apply by June 30th 2017 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=827 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=827 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 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 Canadas and Swedens science, industry and research infrastructures. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=821 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=821 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=823 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=823 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 EU Supports Next-Generation Neutron Science: Interview with Yana Znamenskaya MAX4ESSFUN. Mucus protects many of our bodys 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=824 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=824 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 How Do You Power the Worlds 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=825 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=825 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=820 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=820 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 A new research structure for the French neutrons scattering community The first of January 2017, the Fdration Franaise de Diffusion Neutronique French Federation of Neutron Scattering has been created. It federates the Laboratoire Lon Brillouin LLB in Saclay and the CEAINACMEM and Institut NEEL neutron groups in Grenoble. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=816 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=816 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 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 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=817 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=817 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 Call for ORNL Neutron Sciences User Proposals at HFIR and SNS - 2017B Proposals for beam time at Oak Ridge National Laboratorys 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=811 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=811 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=810 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=810 Wed, 08 Mar 2017 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 of the usual time given through proposals will be allocated in this proposal round. The deadline for all proposals is Tuesday, March 14, 2017. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=809 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=809 Mon, 06 Mar 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=343 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=343 Thu, 02 Mar 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=807 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=807 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 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 CRGs at the ILL. Deadline March 29th at 23:59 French time. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=806 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=806 Tue, 28 Feb 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=801 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=801 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=802 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=802 Wed, 22 Feb 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 ILLs 50 years of service to science and society. It is available in the 3 official languages. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=343 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=343 Wed, 25 Jan 2017 The Accelerator Comes Together in Lund: A Talk With Roland Garoby It is really a treasure chest that is being built here. Im 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=788 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=788 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 Swiss Spallation Neutron Source SINQ - Call for proposals I17 The next deadline for the submission of beam time requests for the Swiss spallation neutron source SINQ will be February 20, 2017, midnight. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=787 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=787 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 Looking back on 2016: Another milestone in nuclear operations with over 300 days at full power for the second consecutive year Australias 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=781 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=781 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=778 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=778 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 ILL Call for proposals The upcoming proposal submission deadline for neutron scattering experiments at the Institut Laue-Langevin ILL is Tuesday, 14 February 2017. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=779 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=779 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 Historical Documentary: ISIS neutron and muon source Theres 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=343 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=343 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=776 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=776 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=772 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=772 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=773 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=773 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=774 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=774 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=768 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=768 Mon, 19 Dec 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=764 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=764 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=763 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=763 Thu, 15 Dec 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=759 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=759 Sun, 11 Dec 2016 Smooth transition in FRM II administration Johannes Nubickel follows Dr. Klaus Seebach as Managing Director at the FRM II neutron source in Germany. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=761 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=761 Sun, 11 Dec 2016 New Women in Science video: Dr. Sultan Demirdis from JCNS-MLZ Dr. Sultan Demirdis works in the field of neutron research at Forschungszentrum Jlich. In a video, she talks about how she became a neutron scientist and why she likes working at the Jlich Centre for Neutron Science. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=756 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=756 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=751 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=751 Fri, 11 Nov 2016 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 UttingAmmersee and GarchingMunich, Germany, February 27 to March 3, 2017. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=750 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=750 Wed, 09 Nov 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=748 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=748 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=745 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=745 Sun, 06 Nov 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=726 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=726 Tue, 25 Oct 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=720 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=720 Tue, 18 Oct 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=715 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=715 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 Call for proposals on French neutron scattering instruments The next deadline for beam time request on French neutron scattering instruments will be November 1st. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=708 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=708 Sun, 02 Oct 2016 BNC call for proposals The upcoming proposal submission deadline for neutron scattering experiments at Budapest Neutron Centre BNC is Saturday, 1 October 2016. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=703 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=703 Fri, 23 Sep 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=699 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=699 Sat, 17 Sep 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=692 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=692 Mon, 05 Sep 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=690 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=690 Sat, 03 Sep 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=691 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=691 Sat, 03 Sep 2016 NCNR - Call for proposals Proposals are accepted for experiments at the neutron beam instruments at the NIST Center for Neutron Research NCNR. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=688 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=688 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=674 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=674 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=684 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=684 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=685 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=685 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 Quantum Mechanics Illustrated Intuitively By Neutron Scattering Forschungszentrum Jlich releases two videos for science students and teachers. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=679 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=679 Sat, 20 Aug 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=681 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=681 Sat, 20 Aug 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=673 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=673 Sun, 14 Aug 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=667 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=667 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=672 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=672 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=665 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=665 Sat, 06 Aug 2016 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 worlds most powerful neutron source. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=662 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=662 Thu, 04 Aug 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=655 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=655 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=647 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=647 Sun, 22 May 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=344 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=344 Wed, 18 May 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=644 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=644 Sat, 14 May 2016 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 Richards partial retirement. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=641 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=641 Thu, 12 May 2016 Update on Neutron Scattering in Canada News on NRU shut-down, school, and call for proposals. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=640 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=640 Sun, 08 May 2016 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 worlds flagship centre for neutron science. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=632 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=632 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 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 Februarys meeting was less on the activities of individual instrument teams than the multidisciplinary collaboration as a whole. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=629 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=629 Wed, 20 Apr 2016 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 atoms nucleus. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=233 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=233 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=628 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=628 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=625 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=625 Wed, 30 Mar 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=613 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=613 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 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 Orphe reactor in Saclay, and also on 4 French CRG at the ILL D1B, D23, IN12 and IN22. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=616 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=616 Wed, 02 Mar 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=611 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=611 Mon, 29 Feb 2016 Forschungszentrum Jlich Plans Novel Neutron Source Forschungszentrum Jlich 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=606 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=606 Thu, 18 Feb 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=607 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=607 Thu, 18 Feb 2016 From the Atomic Egg to the FRM II 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=344 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=344 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 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 PSIs 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=602 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=602 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=586 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=586 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=598 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=598 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 Call for ORNL Neutron Sciences User Proposals at HFIR and SNS - 2016B Proposals for beam time at Oak Ridge National Laboratorys High Flux Isotope Reactor HFIR and Spallation Neutron Source SNS will be accepted Wednesday, April 13, 2016. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=596 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=596 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 CERIC Call for Proposals Deadline Step 1: February 5th, 2016 Deadline Step 2: March 1st, 2016 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=593 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=593 Fri, 15 Jan 2016 Perugias 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=590 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=590 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=589 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=589 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=586 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=586 Tue, 05 Jan 2016 Britains STFC Signs On as Lead Partner for Two ESS Instruments The UKs Science Technology Facilities Council signed an MoU with the European Spallation Source this month that establishes the worlds longest operating neutron spallation source as lead partner in building the ESS instruments FREIA and LoKI. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=584 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=584 Mon, 04 Jan 2016 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 HFMEXED, beamtime can now be requested. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=416 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=416 Fri, 18 Dec 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=581 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=581 Tue, 15 Dec 2015 Weve 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 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=73 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=73 Thu, 10 Dec 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=574 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=574 Mon, 07 Dec 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=575 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=575 Mon, 07 Dec 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=576 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=576 Mon, 07 Dec 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=577 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=577 Mon, 07 Dec 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=568 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=568 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=233 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=233 Mon, 16 Nov 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=559 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=559 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=553 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=553 Wed, 21 Oct 2015 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 Tiirakaris distinguished five-year secondment from CERN. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=551 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=551 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=550 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=550 Mon, 12 Oct 2015 PSI-SINQ cycle I16: Call for Proposals The PSI spallation neutron source is accepting beam time requests with deadline on November 15. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=549 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=549 Thu, 08 Oct 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=344 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=344 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 ISIS calls for proposals: Deadline 16 October 2015 The ISIS neutron and muon sources in the UK are calling for proposals. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=544 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=544 Mon, 05 Oct 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=545 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=545 Mon, 05 Oct 2015 European neutron scattering research community faces challenges Neutron scattering as an essential tool for science has addressed some of societys grand challenges but its future is not assured, said Prof Christiane Alba-Simionesco, Director of LLB and Chair of ENSA. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=543 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=543 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=541 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=541 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 Apply for beamtime at BNC until October 15 The Budapest Neutron Centre is calling for proposals for scientists to use their neutron instruments. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=539 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=539 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 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 facilitys user program. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=536 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=536 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=535 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=535 Tue, 22 Sep 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=533 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=533 Mon, 21 Sep 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=529 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=529 Wed, 16 Sep 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=534 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=534 Fri, 11 Sep 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=531 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=531 Thu, 10 Sep 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=519 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=519 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=512 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=512 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=510 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=510 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 First neutron topography on Dingo For the first time, ANSTOs Dingo neutron radiographyimagingtomography station has taken some neutron topography data, from the germanium 335 monochromator used on Wombat. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=501 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=501 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 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 Centers moderated neutron source during Fiscal Year 2016. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=509 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=509 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 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 Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=507 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=507 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=496 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=496 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=495 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=495 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 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 Centers moderated neutron source. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=490 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=490 Tue, 16 Jun 2015 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 facilitys construction budget of 16 instruments. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=491 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=491 Tue, 16 Jun 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=502 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=502 Fri, 12 Jun 2015 High-temperature Quasi-Elastic Scattering on Pelican For the first time, one of ANSTOs high-temperature vacuum furnaces has been used successfully on the Pelican cold-neutron time-of-flight spectrometer. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=503 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=503 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=344 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=344 Mon, 08 Jun 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=488 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=488 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=489 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=489 Thu, 28 May 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=486 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=486 Wed, 20 May 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=481 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=481 Tue, 12 May 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=482 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=482 Mon, 11 May 2015 Uncertainties on the future of the French neutron source LLB-Orphe A letter asking for support alerts to the risk that the neutron source LLB-Orphe will have to shut down earlier than planned, which will impact its users research programmes. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=479 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=479 Wed, 06 May 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=483 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=483 Wed, 06 May 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=477 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=477 Mon, 04 May 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=474 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=474 Wed, 29 Apr 2015 New video ESS the worlds most powerful neutron source for research The film recounts the struggle and the long road to bring the ESS to Scandinavia and the great potential in the future research. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=475 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=475 Wed, 29 Apr 2015 Baton change at the MLZ At the end of March, Prof. Dieter Richter of the Research Centre Jlich not only retires, but also passes his position as MLZ Director to Prof. Thomas Brckel. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=473 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=473 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=472 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=472 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 PSI-SINQ - Call for Proposals The Swiss spallation neutron source SINQ is calling for proposals for the beam time period II15 between 01092015 and 23122015. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=469 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=469 Mon, 13 Apr 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=467 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=467 Tue, 07 Apr 2015 First neutron spectrum from Emu On April 1st ANSTOs new EMU backscattering spectrometer recorded its first spectrum, in this case from a polyvinyl chloride standard. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=485 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=485 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 UKs 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=464 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=464 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=463 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=463 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 Swiss Parliament Approves Countrys Full Participation in ESS The bicameral decision formalizes Switzerlands accession to ESS and extends the Swiss financial commitment through 2026. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=461 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=461 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=462 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=462 Tue, 17 Mar 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=457 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=457 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=455 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=455 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 First SANS spectrum on PA20 PA20, the new SANS machine of the LLB, delivered its first SANS spectra on 6 march 2015. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=453 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=453 Sun, 08 Mar 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=447 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=447 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 Government of Canada Announces Extension of National Research Universal NRU Reactor Greg Rickford, Canadas Minister of Natural Resources, announced the Government of Canadas decision to support the extension of the operations of the NRU reactor from October 31, 2016, until March 31, 2018. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=443 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=443 Fri, 06 Feb 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=424 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=424 Thu, 15 Jan 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=423 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=423 Tue, 13 Jan 2015 ISIS Neutron training course: 16-25 June 2015 The ISIS Neutron Training course will be running on 16 to 25 of June 2015. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=411 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=411 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=410 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=410 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=408 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=408 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=406 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=406 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=402 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=402 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=403 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=403 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=399 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=399 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=395 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=395 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=392 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=392 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 The deadline for neutron proposals submissions at PSI is Nov 15 Call for proposals for the beam time period I15 between 01052015 and 31082015. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=393 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=393 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=397 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=397 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=396 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=396 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=388 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=388 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Call for Proposals The deadline at Oak Ridge National Laboratorys High Flux Isotope Reactor HFIR and Spallation Neutron Source SNS for proposals is October 15. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=387 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=387 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 The Construction of ESS is Underway The official start of the construction for the European Spallation Source was on September 2. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=384 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=384 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=378 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=378 Thu, 04 Sep 2014 ESS Groundbreaking Event Danish and Swedish ministers will start the construction of ESS today. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=374 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=374 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research accepts applications for beam time The deadline for submission is October 15, 2014. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=376 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=376 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 Berlin School on Neutron Scattering registration now open The next Berlin School on Neutron Scattering will be between February 26 and March 6, 2015. Dont forget to register before October 15. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=385 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=385 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=375 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=375 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=379 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=379 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=372 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=372 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 Successful restart of the ILL reactor On Tuesday 8 July morning the ILLs high flux reactor was started after the long shut-down since August 2013. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=367 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=367 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=360 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=360 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 The ESS Instrument Suite is Taking Shape The May meeting of the ESS Scientific Advisory Committee SAC was a critical step for the facility. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=363 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=363 Wed, 18 Jun 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=347 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=347 Mon, 19 May 2014 Canadian Neutron Beam Centre Call for Proposals The Canadian Neutron Beam Centre invites user proposals for neutron beam time on its six beamlines. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=333 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=333 Wed, 14 May 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=332 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=332 Tue, 13 May 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=331 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=331 Wed, 07 May 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=329 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=329 Fri, 02 May 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=330 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=330 Fri, 02 May 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=319 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=319 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=320 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=320 Tue, 01 Apr 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=314 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=314 Thu, 13 Mar 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=313 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=313 Thu, 13 Mar 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=312 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=312 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=310 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=310 Thu, 06 Mar 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=311 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=311 Thu, 06 Mar 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=309 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=309 Mon, 03 Mar 2014 FLNP JINR - Call for Proposals The Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute for NuclearResearch invites you to apply for beam time. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=308 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=308 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=303 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=303 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=305 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=305 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 Always on Fridays The MLZs User Office has a new blog. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=298 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=298 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 SLSSINQ - 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 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=296 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=296 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 2014 UK Neutron and Muon Users Meeting NMUM NMUM will be held in April 10-11, 2014. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=289 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=289 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=295 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=295 Thu, 06 Feb 2014 ORNL: Call for Proposals All available beam lines will accept proposals through February 26, 2014. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=288 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=288 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 Rosen Scholar: Call for Nominations The call for nominations for the Rosen Scholar fellowship is now open. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=294 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=294 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 HZBzlog is now online HZBzlog the new series highlight is now online. Dont miss an episode http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=287 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=287 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 JCNS: call for proposals The deadlines of the call for proposals to perform experiments at the instruments of the Jlich Centre for Neutron Science are February 1 and May 2. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=293 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=293 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 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 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=284 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=284 Wed, 29 Jan 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=286 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=286 Wed, 29 Jan 2014 New link on Educational Material: JDN18 lll http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=233 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=233 Fri, 24 Jan 2014 Science in 360 An interactive panorama shows research in the neutron guide hall west of the FRM II. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=282 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=282 Thu, 23 Jan 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=4 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=4 Wed, 22 Jan 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=283 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=283 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=280 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=280 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 American Conference on Neutron Scattering 2014 - Call for abstracts The Abstract Submission website for the 2014 American Conference on Neutron Scattering is now open. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=281 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=281 Tue, 14 Jan 2014 Crystal365: International Year of Crystallography The Bragg Institutes Helen Maynard-Caselys Crystallography 365 blog aims to post a crystal structure a day for 2014 as part of the International Year of Crystallography. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=279 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=279 Tue, 14 Jan 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=276 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=276 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 Bridging research and industry: the NMI3 Industry events NMI3 has launched an initiative to examine the interaction between industry and neutron muon facilities. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=266 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=266 Mon, 25 Nov 2013 Apply now for Master in Materials Science MaMaSELF registration for the year 20142015 runs until 26 January 2014. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=258 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=258 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=256 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=256 Thu, 07 Nov 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=253 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=253 Mon, 04 Nov 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=249 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=249 Thu, 24 Oct 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=243 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=243 Tue, 01 Oct 2013 Deadline for LLB call for proposals The next deadline for neutron beam time request to perform neutron scattering experiments at LLB is October 1. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=232 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=232 Tue, 03 Sep 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=229 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=229 Fri, 16 Aug 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=224 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=224 Wed, 10 Jul 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=223 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=223 Mon, 01 Jul 2013 Research in Jlich Magazine App The new Research in Jlich Magazine App is now available. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=225 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=225 Mon, 01 Jul 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=187 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=187 Fri, 03 May 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=167 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=167 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 MLZ: New center for neutron research in Germany The successful collaboration between the Technical University of Munich, the Jlich Research Centre and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht received a new name: Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum MLZ. The inaugural ceremony was held in Garching, Germany. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=98 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=98 Thu, 21 Feb 2013 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 Comisin Nacional de Energa Atmica, 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=190 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=190 Fri, 15 Feb 2013 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 Europes largest science facilities. It will be the worlds brightest facility for advanced materials research and life science with neutrons. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=84 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=84 Thu, 19 Apr 2012