Neutronsources | News http://neutronsources.org/ http://neutronsources.org/ en-us Copyright (C) neutronsources.org 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=855 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=855 Thu, 24 Aug 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=854 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=854 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=852 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=852 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=851 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=851 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=853 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=853 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 Mystery of an enigmatic impression in the braincase solved Recently, Michael Laa 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=850 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=850 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=848 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=848 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 Evidence of topological excitations in a quantum magnet Neutrons assist the exploration of a completely new set of topological insulating materials. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=845 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=845 Wed, 21 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=844 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=844 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 Polarized neutron reflectivity and X-ray scattering measurements as tools to study properties of PtCoPt ultrathin layers irradiated by femtosecond laser pulses Neutron reflectivity, alongside other imaging methods, has been used to study the properties of ultrathin PtCoPt films. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=846 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=846 Wed, 14 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=843 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=843 Tue, 13 Jun 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=841 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=841 Sat, 10 Jun 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=847 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=847 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=840 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=840 Wed, 24 May 2017 McStas 2.4 released McStas 2.4 has been released and is ready for download. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=839 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=839 Thu, 18 May 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=837 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=837 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 The 2017 Walter Hlg Prize - Call for Nominations The Walter Hlg Prize is awarded biennially to a European scientist for outstanding, coherent work in neutron scattering http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=828 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=828 Fri, 28 Apr 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=829 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=829 Wed, 19 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 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 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=833 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=833 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=831 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=831 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=832 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=832 Fri, 07 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=822 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=822 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=826 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=826 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=818 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=818 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=819 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=819 Tue, 28 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 SpinW3 released Release of SpinW3, an updated computational tool for simulating spin waves. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=814 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=814 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=815 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=815 Wed, 22 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=812 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=812 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=813 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=813 Mon, 20 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=808 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=808 Thu, 02 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=804 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=804 Sun, 26 Feb 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=805 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=805 Sun, 26 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=800 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=800 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 Research clarifies origin of microstructures in rock found deep in the Earths crust and mantle ANSTO has collaborated on research with Macquarie University to clarify the origin of microstructures in metamorphic rock found deep in the Earths crust and mantle impacted by mineral-bearing fluids. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=799 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=799 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=797 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=797 Wed, 15 Feb 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=798 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=798 Wed, 15 Feb 2017 The 2017 Walter Hlg Prize - Call for Nominations Scientists as individuals or on behalf of a Division, Section or Group may now submit nominations for the 2017 Walter Hlg Prize of the European Neutron Scattering Association ENSA. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=795 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=795 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=796 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=796 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 New project: ACCELERATE Theres a new project on our Projects page. ACCELERATE is a Horizon 2020 project, supporting the long-term sustainability of large scale research infrastructures. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=68 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=68 Thu, 09 Feb 2017 Improved formulation for STEPAN surfactants One of the worlds largest producers of surfactants considers the time spent at ILL using neutrons, through SINE2020, invaluable for its RD activities. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=794 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=794 Sun, 05 Feb 2017 Second edition of book: Neutron Interferometry Lessons in Experimental Quantum Mechanics, Wave-Particle Duality, and Entanglement http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=793 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=793 Wed, 01 Feb 2017 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 whats 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=790 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=790 Wed, 25 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 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=789 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=789 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 Neutrons probe new HFC60 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 HFC60. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=785 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=785 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=786 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=786 Fri, 20 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 Neutron diffraction probes forms of carbon dioxide in extreme environments Scientists are using neutrons to study the fundamental role carbon dioxide plays in Earths carbon cycle, especially in the composition of carbon reservoirs in the deep earth and the evolution of the carbon cycle over time. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=783 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=783 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=784 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=784 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 ICNS 2017 - Call for Abstracts The ICNS 2017 Online Submission System is now open. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=780 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=780 Fri, 13 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=782 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=782 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 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 bacteriums metabolism. This could be used as a point of attack for new medications. Measurements made at Oak Ridge and FRM II. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=777 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=777 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 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 Jlich have now made studies possible in physiological concentrations. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=775 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=775 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=769 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=769 Wed, 28 Dec 2016 Towards energy-saving data storage A new material retains its special magnetic properties even at room temperature. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=770 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=770 Wed, 28 Dec 2016 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 requirementsdevelopments for a bidirectional Monte Carlo variance reduction method applied to neutron beamline transport systems. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=771 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=771 Wed, 28 Dec 2016 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 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. PSCs. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=765 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=765 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 Hardening of Pb,CdTe Crystal Lattice with an Increasing CdTe Content in the Solid Solution An important increase of microhardness value for Pb,CdTe was directly confirmed by results of nanoindentation measurements performed for a few samples with various chemical composition. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=766 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=766 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=767 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=767 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 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 powdersa promising alternative to the heavier steel components used in the industry today. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=762 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=762 Thu, 15 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=760 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=760 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=757 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=757 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=758 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=758 Thu, 08 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 New version of SasView The SasView Development Team is pleased to announce the release of SasView 4.0.1. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=754 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=754 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=755 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=755 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=752 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=752 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 Improved Insight into the Structure of Lipid Membranes: Combining the Strengths of Neutron Reflectivity and Molecular Dynamics Alexandros Koutsioumpas from Forschungszentrum Jlich has studied the structure of complex lipid membranes at the neutron reflectometer MARIA. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=753 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=753 Tue, 15 Nov 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=744 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=744 Wed, 09 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 Meet the neutron Women in Science The website now hosts Women in Science pages featuring interviews with women who work on neutron scattering. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=723 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=723 Tue, 08 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=746 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=746 Sun, 06 Nov 2016 Neutrons Verify New Quantum State Jlich, 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 Jlich Centre for Neutron Science JCNS at its outstation at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=747 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=747 Sun, 06 Nov 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=743 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=743 Wed, 02 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=727 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=727 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=721 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=721 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=722 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=722 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 The SISN Summer School 2016: a quick summary 14 young participants attended the Italian SISN Summer School in Perugia last September. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=718 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=718 Tue, 18 Oct 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=719 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=719 Tue, 18 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=716 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=716 Wed, 12 Oct 2016 Report on Joint JCNS-Flipper Workshop Stimulating gathering of neutron scientists at the Joint JCNS Workshop Flipper 2016 in Tutzing, Germany. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=717 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=717 Wed, 12 Oct 2016 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 RD activities. Would you like to use neutrons for advanced characterization of your material or component, for free Youre still in time http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=713 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=713 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=714 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=714 Tue, 11 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=712 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=712 Sat, 08 Oct 2016 Martin Bhm is the new SINE2020 Coordinator The SINE2020 project welcomes Martin Bhm from the Institute Laue-Langevin as new Coordinator. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=709 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=709 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=711 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=711 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=707 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=707 Sun, 02 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=704 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=704 Sat, 01 Oct 2016 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 bodya feat that has been unattainable using other experimental techniques. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=705 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=705 Sat, 01 Oct 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=706 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=706 Sat, 01 Oct 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=702 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=702 Fri, 23 Sep 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 Sketchnote of 50 Years of Backscattering Rob Dimeo took very creative notes of talks at the 50 Years of Backscattering workshop http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=701 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=701 Thu, 22 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 Unlocking Potential of 3D Printed Rocket Parts with Neutrons Engineers from NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, used neutrons recently to help understand the potential benefit of additive manufactured rocket engine components. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=700 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=700 Sat, 17 Sep 2016 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 transformers iron core. Transformers are indispensable in regulating electricity both in industry and in domestic households. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=697 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=697 Fri, 16 Sep 2016 QA: Enhancing cooperation between industry and neutron facilities Get to know the main points of action, benefits, and challenges of the SINE2020 Industry Activity. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=698 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=698 Fri, 16 Sep 2016 The SINE2020 Sample Environment WP: Interview with the coordinator Eddy Lelivre-Berna Eddy Lelivre-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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=693 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=693 Fri, 09 Sep 2016 Order by virtual crystal field fluctuations in pyrochlore XY antiferromagnets Conclusive evidence of order by disorder is scarce in real materials. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=694 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=694 Fri, 09 Sep 2016 Underground Storage of Carbon Dioxide Safer than Expected Experiments with neutrons reveal minimal corrosion of the top layer of a naturally occurring CO2 reservoir. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=695 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=695 Fri, 09 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 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-invasivelysuggesting important information about its origin and use. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=689 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=689 Sat, 03 Sep 2016 The deuteron too poses a mystery The deuteron - just like the proton - is smaller than previously thought. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=687 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=687 Fri, 26 Aug 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 Funds for post-grant FP7 publications You can apply for OpenAire funds to publish or reimburse your FP7 project papers in Open Access journals. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=686 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=686 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 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 Bni of the MIRA group developed specifically for working with three-axis spectrometers. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=683 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=683 Mon, 22 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 Neutrons observe the effects of Alzheimers peptides Using neutrons, scientists have revealed a possible cause of Alzheimers disease. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=680 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=680 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=682 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=682 Sat, 20 Aug 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=675 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=675 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=676 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=676 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=677 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=677 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=678 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=678 Fri, 19 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=668 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=668 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 The CETS School 2016: a summary Thanks to SINE2020 support, 31 participants attended the Central European Training School in Budapest last May. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=669 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=669 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=670 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=670 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=671 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=671 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 Chemical Deuteration WP interview with the coordinator In an interview Hanna Wacklin tells about the SINE2020 collaboration activity on Chemical Deuteration, which she coordinates. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=666 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=666 Sat, 06 Aug 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=658 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=658 Thu, 04 Aug 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=659 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=659 Thu, 04 Aug 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=660 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=660 Thu, 04 Aug 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 Lon Brillouin and is now freely available. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=661 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=661 Thu, 04 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=663 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=663 Thu, 04 Aug 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=664 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=664 Thu, 04 Aug 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=656 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=656 Wed, 08 Jun 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=657 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=657 Wed, 08 Jun 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 Neutron reflectivity gives insight to the role of the N-terminal sequence in Alzheimers 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=654 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=654 Tue, 31 May 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=653 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=653 Sun, 29 May 2016 ESFRI report alerts to risks of shutting down neutron facilities in Europe Projection foresees major instantaneous reduction in neutron instruments available to Europes scientists once ILL shuts down. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=652 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=652 Fri, 27 May 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=649 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=649 Tue, 24 May 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=650 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=650 Tue, 24 May 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=651 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=651 Tue, 24 May 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=648 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=648 Mon, 23 May 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=646 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=646 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 Better packaging could make drugs easier on patients 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=645 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=645 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=642 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=642 Thu, 12 May 2016 Neutrons could discover the key to next generation HIV drugs Scientists have used neutron crystallography to determine the structures of HIV-1 proteasedrug 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=643 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=643 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 Predicting the Reliability of Turbine Runners in Hydro Power Plants Hydro-Qubec is using stress data from the Canadian Neutron Beam Centre CNBC to improve electricity generation from hydroelectric dams. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=639 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=639 Fri, 06 May 2016 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 polymethyl methacrylate PMMA matrices by Small-Angle Neutron Scattering measurements under the Zero Average Contrast condition. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=637 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=637 Tue, 03 May 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=638 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=638 Tue, 03 May 2016 HERACLES: new project on our resources page Addressing one of the last remaining concerns in the civil nuclear fuel cycle. Europes 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=68 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=68 Mon, 02 May 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=636 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=636 Mon, 02 May 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=635 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=635 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=633 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=633 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=634 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=634 Thu, 28 Apr 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 ORNL neutron splashes reveal signature of exotic particles Researchers at the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory used neutrons to uncover novel behavior in materials that holds promise for quantum computing. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=631 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=631 Fri, 22 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=630 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=630 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 McStas 2.3 released McStas 2.3 has been released and is ready for download. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=627 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=627 Fri, 15 Apr 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=626 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=626 Fri, 15 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 Cellular Light Switch Analysed Using Neutron Scattering 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=624 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=624 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 NOW AVAILABLE: FREE advanced characterization of your material or component SINE2020 offers consultation and free neutron scattering measurements to industry. Strengthen your RD potential with us by submitting your proposal by June 30. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=622 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=622 Wed, 23 Mar 2016 Schools to receive SINE2020 support announced Eight neutron and muon introductory schools will be financially supported by SINE2020. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=623 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=623 Wed, 23 Mar 2016 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 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=620 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=620 Thu, 17 Mar 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=621 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=621 Thu, 17 Mar 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=619 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=619 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 Communicating collaboration communications officers met in Lund The SINE2020 and brightnESS projects organised a meeting of communications officers to strengthen collaboration. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=618 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=618 Tue, 15 Mar 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=617 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=617 Fri, 11 Mar 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=614 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=614 Mon, 07 Mar 2016 The survey of copper selenate The combination of different neutron methods allowed measuring the complete spectrum of magnetic excitations. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=615 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=615 Mon, 07 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=612 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=612 Mon, 29 Feb 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=609 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=609 Mon, 22 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 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. Frances 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=608 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=608 Thu, 18 Feb 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=605 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=605 Tue, 16 Feb 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=604 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=604 Mon, 15 Feb 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=603 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=603 Thu, 11 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=601 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=601 Fri, 05 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=600 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=600 Thu, 28 Jan 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=599 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=599 Wed, 27 Jan 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 SINE2020.eu is now online Learn all about SINE2020: world-class Science and Innovation with Neutrons in Europe in 2020. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=595 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=595 Wed, 20 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=597 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=597 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=592 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=592 Thu, 14 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 Cholesterol levels affect our bodys capacity to receive medicines Researchers investigated how cholesterol levels influence drug delivery. The results vary depending on the type of drug tested. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=591 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=591 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 Neutrons offer guide to getting more out of solid-state lithium-ion batteries Although they dont currently have as much conductivity, solid-state electrolytes designed for lithium-ion batteries LIBs are emerging as a safer alternative to their more prevalentsometimes flammableliquid-electrolyte counterparts. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=588 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=588 Fri, 08 Jan 2016 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=587 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=587 Thu, 07 Jan 2016 EU to Support ESS Construction through SREss Project Green Light for SREss. The project Spatial Research Excellence by ESS SREss has been granted European Union funding to build and establish part of the European Spallation Source research infrastructure in Lund. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=585 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=585 Tue, 05 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 ETH Zurich honours Jlich Neutron Scientist Staudinger-Durrer Prize awarded to Prof. Dieter Richter. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=582 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=582 Tue, 15 Dec 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=583 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=583 Tue, 15 Dec 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=580 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=580 Fri, 11 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=579 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=579 Thu, 10 Dec 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=578 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=578 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=573 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=573 Mon, 07 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=569 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=569 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 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 TUMs Physik-Department. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=570 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=570 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 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 Londons 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=571 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=571 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=572 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=572 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=567 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=567 Mon, 30 Nov 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=566 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=566 Thu, 19 Nov 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=564 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=564 Mon, 16 Nov 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=565 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=565 Mon, 16 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=562 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=562 Fri, 13 Nov 2015 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 years JCNS Workshop, held from 5 -8 October at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing on Lake Starnberg. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=563 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=563 Fri, 13 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=560 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=560 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=561 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=561 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 brightnESS: new project on our neutron projects page BrightnESS is a European Union-funded project within the European Commissions 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=68 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=68 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 High Brilliance Neutron Source Workshop An international workshop with more than 30 researchers was organized by the Jlich 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=555 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=555 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 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 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=554 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=554 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 VNF: Virtual Neutron Facility Weve got a new link on our Educational Resources. You can access the e-learning platform VNF and simulate neutron scattering experiments. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=233 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=233 Thu, 22 Oct 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=552 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=552 Tue, 20 Oct 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=68 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=68 Mon, 19 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 Rosen Scholar - Call for Nominations for 2016 Nominations for Rosen Scholar candidates are to be sponsored by at least one of LANSCEs Facilities. The deadline is December 4. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=548 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=548 Thu, 08 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=547 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=547 Wed, 07 Oct 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=546 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=546 Tue, 06 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 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 neutrons 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=542 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=542 Fri, 02 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 Special Issue on Metals Challenged by Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation The journal Metals is calling for papers. The deadline for manuscript submissions is 30 November 2015. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=540 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=540 Tue, 29 Sep 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=538 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=538 Fri, 25 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=537 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=537 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 Science, tapas, t-shirts and MMs 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=530 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=530 Thu, 10 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=532 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=532 Mon, 07 Sep 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=527 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=527 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=525 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=525 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=526 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=526 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 Applying nuclear expertise to solve the auto industrys challenges Application of neutron beams for automative applications at the Canadian Neutron Beam Centre. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=524 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=524 Wed, 26 Aug 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 VITESS 3.3 released The version 3.3 of the simulation package VITESS has been released. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=518 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=518 Mon, 17 Aug 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=521 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=521 Fri, 14 Aug 2015 Recipe Book for Colloids New Study shows Correlation between Microscopic Structures and Macroscopic Properties. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=522 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=522 Fri, 14 Aug 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=523 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=523 Fri, 14 Aug 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=517 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=517 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=520 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=520 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=516 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=516 Tue, 04 Aug 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=514 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=514 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 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 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=515 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=515 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=513 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=513 Wed, 29 Jul 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 2015 Walter Hlg Prize announced The 2015 Walter Hlg 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=511 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=511 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=77 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=77 Mon, 13 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 Neutrons find missing magnetism of plutonium Groundbreaking work at two Department of Energy national laboratories has confirmed plutoniums magnetism, which scientists have long theorized but have never been able to experimentally observe. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=500 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=500 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=494 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=494 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=506 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=506 Thu, 09 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=508 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=508 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=504 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=504 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 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 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=505 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=505 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=497 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=497 Thu, 02 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=493 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=493 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 Neutron scattering helping conserve the worlds great historic monuments ANSTO research may help preserve some of the worlds most important historic artefacts and buildings. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=492 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=492 Fri, 19 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 Progress on Bilby Great progress made in the commissioning of the new Bilby time-of-flight small-angle scattering instrument in ANSTO. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=499 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=499 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=487 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=487 Wed, 27 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=484 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=484 Tue, 19 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=480 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=480 Mon, 11 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 SpinWaveGenie v0.1.1 is now available A new computational tool for carrying out spin wave calculations is available for download. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=478 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=478 Wed, 06 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=476 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=476 Tue, 05 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 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmPPt0zbNEw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmPPt0zbNEw Wed, 29 Apr 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=470 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=470 Wed, 29 Apr 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=471 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=471 Mon, 27 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=468 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=468 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=466 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=466 Thu, 02 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=465 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=465 Mon, 30 Mar 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=460 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=460 Thu, 26 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 New regime in polyelectrolyte solutions We describe a new regime in dense polymer solutions, typically above 1molL, where q is proportional to the concentration c of the solution. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=459 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=459 Fri, 20 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=456 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=456 Fri, 13 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=454 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=454 Wed, 11 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=458 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=458 Tue, 10 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=450 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=450 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=452 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=452 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=449 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=449 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 Detector System for Snapshots of Biological and Chemical Processes Forschungszentrum Jlich receives around 4 million from the EU to develop a more efficient detector system for research with neutrons. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=451 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=451 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=448 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=448 Mon, 23 Feb 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=446 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=446 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=444 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=444 Wed, 11 Feb 2015 Walter Hlg Prize Announcement The highly prestigious Walter Hlg Prize is the most visible activity of ENSA in the scientific community. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=442 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=442 Tue, 10 Feb 2015 Dates announced for the 2015 PSI summer school Learn about Spectroscopy with Neutrons, Muons and Photons on the Swiss alps. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=440 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=440 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=441 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=441 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=445 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=445 Mon, 09 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=438 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=438 Thu, 05 Feb 2015 BornAgain 1.0 released BornAgain is a free and open-source software package to simulate and fit small-angle scattering at grazing-incidence. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=439 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=439 Thu, 05 Feb 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=233 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=233 Tue, 03 Feb 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=437 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=437 Tue, 03 Feb 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=436 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=436 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=433 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=433 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 Application for European master MaMaSELF The registration for the Masters program MaMaSELF for the years 2015-2017 runs until 31 January non-European, 27 February European students and 30 April 2015 without scholarship. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=434 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=434 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 Mantid Training Courses in February at ISIS Four Mantid courses available at ISIS, RAL. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=432 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=432 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=429 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=429 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 Dates announced for the Italian School Learning Days Learn about neutron techniques from June 13 to 22 in Italy and France. Deadline for applications is April 10. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=430 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=430 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 Call for nominees for the Guinier Prize SAS2015 and IUCr call for nominees for the Guinier Prize. The deadline is April 30. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=425 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=425 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=427 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=427 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=428 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=428 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=426 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=426 Mon, 19 Jan 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 Online registration for the AOCNS-2015 Online registration for the AOCNS-2015 is now open. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=417 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=417 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 The International Society for Sample Environment ISSE, its website and the first technical school on sample environment. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=418 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=418 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 VI European Conference on Neutron Scattering ECNS will be held from August 30 to September 4, 2015 in Zaragoza, Spain. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=421 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=421 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=422 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=422 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=420 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=420 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=419 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=419 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 The cork viewed from the inside Neutron radiography of corks http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=415 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=415 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=413 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=413 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 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 How long do antiparticles live in gummy bears Measurements using positrons could help to develop better coatings for drugs. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=414 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=414 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 Biosensors will benefit from new method to produce membranes NMI3 collaboration has taken a significant step in the production of biological membranes. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=412 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=412 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 Christiane Alba-Simionesco elected at the Chair of ENSA The Director of the Laboratoire Lon Brillouin is the new Chairman of the European Neutron Scattering Association. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=409 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=409 Fri, 21 Nov 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=407 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=407 Wed, 05 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 Looking millions of years back with neutrons: the hearing of the Kawingasaurus fossilis Lets 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=404 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=404 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 IGERT Study Makes Editors 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 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=405 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=405 Tue, 28 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 Follow NeutronSources on Twitter Neutronsources.org is now on Twitter. You can now easily learn about all news and updates from the worlds neutron sources by following NeutronSources. http://twitter.com/neutronsources http://twitter.com/neutronsources Thu, 23 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=435 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=435 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=394 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=394 Fri, 10 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=398 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=398 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=390 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=390 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=391 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=391 Mon, 29 Sep 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 McStas 2.1 released McStas 2.1 is released and ready for download. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=389 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=389 Mon, 15 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 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 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=386 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=386 Mon, 08 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=377 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=377 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=380 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=380 Wed, 03 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=383 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=383 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 New patch to Mantid A new patch release to Mantid that corrects some significant issues since the last full release has been released. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=373 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=373 Fri, 22 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 Quenched microemulsions: a new route to proton conductors Results demonstrate the potential of such self-assembled materials for the design of bulk proton conductors. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=381 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=381 Thu, 07 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=344 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=344 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 Refocusing research into high-temperature superconductors Neutron scattering experiment at PUMA resolves a contentious superconducting issue. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=371 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=371 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=370 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=370 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 Nature Milestones in Crystallography Right on time for the International Year of Crystallography, Nature Milestones special issue on crystallography is now out. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=369 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=369 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 New humidity chamber will shed light on processes behind Alzheimers 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 Alzheimers disease. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=368 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=368 Fri, 18 Jul 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=366 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=366 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 Freeze-frame of an enzyme Neutrons shed light on vital enzymes mechanism of action. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=364 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=364 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 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 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=365 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=365 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 Strain scanning from the surface into the bulk Scientists develop a new analytical model to suppress undesirable surface effect. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=362 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=362 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 Cellulose Nanofibril-Based Multilayered Thin Films: Effect of Ionic Strength on Porosity, Swelling, and Optical Properties Results show that the synthetic polyallylamine hydrochloride PAH conformation is a determining factor not only for film growth but also for structural properties. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=361 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=361 Mon, 30 Jun 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=344 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=344 Sat, 28 Jun 2014 An exciting new web portal for the muon community Muonsources.org is now live http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=358 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=358 Mon, 23 Jun 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=359 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=359 Mon, 16 Jun 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=356 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=356 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=357 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=357 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=354 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=354 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 Solution Epitaxial Growth of Cobalt Nanowires on Crystalline Substrates for Data Storage Densities beyond 1 Tbitin2 The generalization of this method to other materials opens new perspectives toward many applications. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=355 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=355 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=352 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=352 Mon, 26 May 2014 New Light Shed on Chameleon Proteins Findings of Jlich 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=353 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=353 Wed, 21 May 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=349 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=349 Tue, 20 May 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 Beyond Graphene The team of Prof. D. Schlter 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=348 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=348 Fri, 16 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 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 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=350 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=350 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=326 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=326 Mon, 28 Apr 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=328 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=328 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=327 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=327 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=325 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=325 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 Rethinking soil science Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may get the lions share of attention in climate change discussions, but the biggest repository of carbon is actually underfoot. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=323 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=323 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=324 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=324 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=322 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=322 Sun, 06 Apr 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=317 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=317 Mon, 31 Mar 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=316 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=316 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=318 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=318 Tue, 25 Mar 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=306 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=306 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=307 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=307 Wed, 26 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=302 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=302 Fri, 21 Feb 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=297 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=297 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 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 dont miss any important information http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=300 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=300 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 Atomic structure and magnetic properties of FeNbB metallic glasses A team of researchers reveal the similarities and differences in the local structure of the FeNbB glasses and their crystalline counterparts. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=304 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=304 Wed, 19 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 CERIC - Zero Call for proposals is open Call for proposals for access to integrated multidisciplinary facilities for Materials and Biomaterials http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=299 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=299 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 Congratulations 2014 NSSA Prize Winners The Neutron Scattering Society of America NSSA is pleased to announce the 2014 NSSA prize winners. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=291 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=291 Mon, 10 Feb 2014 2014 NSSA Fellows The Neutron Scattering Society of America is pleased to announce the selection of its new 2014 NSSA Fellows. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=292 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=292 Mon, 10 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 Nearly Everyone Uses Piezoelectrics. Be Nice to Know How They Work. Researchers believe theyve 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=290 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=290 Wed, 29 Jan 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=285 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=285 Tue, 28 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 Update on the advanced neutron tools for soft and bio-materials JRA Annie Brlet, the coordinator of this Joint Research Activity, told us about this collaborations main goals and achievements. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=277 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=277 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=273 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=273 Sun, 22 Dec 2013 Chromonic-like physical luminescent gels formed by ionic octahedral iridiumIII complexes in diluted water solutions Scientists report the first example of spontaneous self-assembly of ionic octahedral IrIII complexes containing carboxylates counterions into luminescent ordered aqueous gel phases. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=274 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=274 Tue, 17 Dec 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=278 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=278 Thu, 12 Dec 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=271 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=271 Mon, 09 Dec 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=269 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=269 Fri, 29 Nov 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=268 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=268 Wed, 27 Nov 2013 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=267 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=267 Mon, 25 Nov 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=261 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=261 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=255 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=255 Thu, 14 Nov 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=259 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=259 Thu, 14 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=260 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=260 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 New book on Small-Angle Scattering coming soon Particle and Particle Systems Characterization: Small-Angle Scattering Applications http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=257 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=257 Mon, 11 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=254 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=254 Wed, 06 Nov 2013 NaMES: Neutron and Muon European Schools The Neutron and Muon European Schools the NMI3 initiative on Education has a new name and a logo. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=252 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=252 Mon, 04 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 Polymersome shape transformation at the nanoscale Polymer vesicles, also named polymersomes, are valuable candidates for drug delivery and micro- or nanoreactor applications. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=250 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=250 Fri, 25 Oct 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=248 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=248 Thu, 10 Oct 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=246 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=246 Tue, 08 Oct 2013 New kind of microscope uses neutrons Device could open up new areas of research on materials and biological samples at tiny scales. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=245 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=245 Fri, 04 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=247 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=247 Tue, 01 Oct 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=244 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=244 Fri, 27 Sep 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=242 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=242 Thu, 26 Sep 2013 High-temperature ionic-conducting material: advanced structure and improved performance Very promising results were obtained considering the PEMFC applications. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=240 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=240 Thu, 19 Sep 2013 2013-2014 Rosen Scholar Announced LANSCE is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 Rosen Scholars: Dr. Devinder Sivia, St. Johns College, Oxford and Dr. Paul Koehler, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=241 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=241 Thu, 19 Sep 2013 NMI3: European research in Garching MLZ contributes with a range of methods and components to the NMI3s joint research activities. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=235 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=235 Mon, 09 Sep 2013 LiveDVD for testinginstalling 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=239 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=239 Mon, 09 Sep 2013 Educational Material We have now a new section with Educational Material http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=233 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=233 Fri, 06 Sep 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=238 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=238 Fri, 30 Aug 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 All Down to Neutron Research: Novel Paint Brush Cleaner Works Without Solvents Scientists from Forschungszentrum Jlich have developed an innovative paint brush cleaner, which works without solvents. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=228 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=228 Thu, 08 Aug 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=234 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=234 Tue, 06 Aug 2013 The International Conference on Neutron Scattering 2013 Important scientific achievements were presented at the International Conference on Neutron Scattering in Edinburgh. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=231 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=231 Mon, 29 Jul 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=226 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=226 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 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 Asymmetry. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=222 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=222 Tue, 16 Jul 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=218 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=218 Wed, 03 Jul 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=217 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=217 Wed, 03 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=213 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=213 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 The winner of the 2013 Walter Hlg Prize is announced It is a great pleasure to announce that the winner of the 2013 Walter Hlg prize is Professor Joe Zaccai. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=214 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=214 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 Penetrating the quantum nature of magnetism ILL Scientists have for the very first time given a complete description of a one-dimensional spin-12 Heisenberg antiferromagnet. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=215 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=215 Sun, 16 Jun 2013 NMI3s Joint Research Activities The Joint Research Activities JRAs supported by NMI3-I have brought experts together from facilities across Europe to develop new techniques and instrumentation for neutron and muon research. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=227 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=227 Tue, 11 Jun 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=192 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=192 Mon, 10 Jun 2013 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 countrys cereals and soils. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=205 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=205 Fri, 07 Jun 2013 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 cells 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=216 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=216 Fri, 07 Jun 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=189 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=189 Mon, 06 May 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=170 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=170 Tue, 30 Apr 2013 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 200C higher than today. The materials currently used cannot withstand such high temperatures. For this reason it is necessary to investigate new materials. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=185 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=185 Tue, 23 Apr 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=171 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=171 Mon, 22 Apr 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=220 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=220 Sun, 14 Apr 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=184 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=184 Wed, 10 Apr 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=151 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=151 Wed, 03 Apr 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=99 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=99 Wed, 27 Feb 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 From Braggs law to neutron diffraction On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of W. H. Bragg and the 100th anniversary of Braggs law, Ins 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=191 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=191 Fri, 15 Feb 2013 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=168 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=168 Wed, 19 Dec 2012 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=87 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=87 Mon, 03 Sep 2012 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=188 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=188 Wed, 08 Aug 2012 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=85 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=85 Thu, 12 Jul 2012 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=60 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=60 Wed, 11 Jul 2012 Optimized Haemoglobin in Humans and Platypus For a healthy human organism, the ideal body temperature is about 37 degrees Celsius, while for platypus 33C 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=59 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=59 Tue, 10 Jul 2012 The neutrons 80th birthday 1st June 2012 marks 80 years since Cambridge Physicist James Chadwicks famous Nobel Prize winning paper, proving the existence of the neutron, was published by the Royal Society. Chadwicks discovery led to the development of neutron research which has been making breakthroughs across the sciences. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=58 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=58 Sun, 01 Jul 2012 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 Lon 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=86 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=86 Wed, 30 May 2012 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 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. http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=36 http://neutronsources.org/index.php?article_id=36 Thu, 29 Mar 2012