The hour of birth of the German neutron research:

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

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Atom-Ei Garching by Bernhard Ludewig / TUM

On October 31, 1957, the Munich research reactor FRM went online for the first time. Until 2000, the “Atomic Egg” of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) was a reliable provider of neutrons for basic research and medical applications. This year the facility is celebrating its 60th birthday with a special exhibition.

The planning and construction of the research reactor fell into the time of German reconstruction. It took just over one year from the time of the purchase resolution by the Bavarian Council of Ministers (July 6, 1956), to the start of construction work on the reactor (November 6, 1956) and the first produced neutrons on October 31, 1957. At the time, Bavaria edged ahead of Dresden in the competition to bring the first reactor into operation. Because of its egg-shaped dome, designed by the architect Gerhard Weber, the FRM was soon known simply as the Atomic Egg.

From cabbage farmland to a renowned research center

In the context of the United States’ program “Atoms for Peace,” Professor Heinz Maier-Leibnitz bought the reactor on behalf of the Bavarian state government. Maier-Leibnitz developed the Atomic Egg as a research institute with world-wide recognition that would soon operate on an equal footing with leading American researchers. From its inception, the Garching Atomic Egg has served basic research in physics and chemistry. The scientists developed technologies and standards that were later adopted at other research reactors: Neutron guides, for example, were invented at the Atomic Egg, as was backscattering spectrometry. Even the safety standards that the Garching operators developed in lieu of statutory provisions served as a reference for other reactors and later found their way into generally accepted rules. In addition to basic research, Prof. Maier-Leibnitz cared deeply about educating next-generation nuclear technology and science researchers who were in demand not only in Germany, but around the world. Maier-Leibnitz’s reputation, and ultimately the Nobel Prize for his student Dr. Rudolph Mößbauer, attracted numerous renowned physicists to Garching as guest professors. The Atomic Egg in the cabbage fields of Garching thus became the germ seed of a scientific campus that, today, is second to none in Europe.

At the time...Garchinger Atom-Ei by TUM

At the time…Garchinger Atom-Ei by TUM

The world in atomic fever

On the other hand, in many industrialized countries, there was an atomic euphoria that, in retrospect, seems strangely escapist. Perhaps because of the nuclear horrors many politicians and researchers at that time had the hope to harness these incredible nuclear forces for the benefit of humanity. US President Dwight D. Eisenhower announced in a surprise speech to the United Nations General Assembly on December 8, 1953, the “Atoms for Peace” program. He thus offered foreign states access to nuclear technology for civilian use. Strategic wise, the supply of enriched uranium allowed for political influence and some control over the fact that these countries did not carry out military programs. In addition, it secured export earnings.

In Germany, however, the hope grew to get rid of the role as a pariah of the international community and to push forward into a new industrial age with the help of nuclear technology. The immense expectations of nuclear energy can be seen from the statements of the CSU politician Franz Josef Strauss, who became Minister of the “Federal Ministry of Nuclear Affairs” set up at the end of 1955. Strauss considered the use of atomic energy to be an equally important cut in human history as the “invention of fire for the primitive man”. The SPD did not want to queue and in 1956 introduced a “nuclear plan”. At that time, some nuclear experts expected that in 25 years, every second West German worker would have anything to do with nuclear energy.

After Federal Chancellor Adenauer had made soundings and the German scientists gradually gained confidence in their American counterparts, the US finally agreed to supply research reactors. The main location of a large nuclear research center was initially unclear. Munich and Karlsruhe, two centers of excellence in nuclear research, were both in the race. Strategic considerations on the part of NATO finally gave Karlsruhe the nod

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The old and new reactor in Garching by TUM

New beginning with a modern, high-performance neutron source

The performance of the atomic egg was increased twice: from initially one megawatt heat to 2.5 megawatts in 1966 and then finally to 4 megawatts in 1968. However, in the 1980s the neutron density was no longer competitive internationally, which is why the scientists began planning a new research neutron source. The neutron source known as FRM II was designed to deliver a 100-fold higher neutron flux. On July 28, 2000, after approval was granted for FRM II, the Atomic Egg was shut down. It had produced neutrons for 43 years without failure and enabled tens of thousands of projects. The shell of the Atomic Egg, which is also found in the Garching city crest, is a listed historical structure. Work to gut and dismantle the interior has been in progress since 2014 to make the hall available for science and operation of FRM II in the future. A photo exhibition showcasing “60 Years of Neutron Research,” including a walk-in wooden model of the Atomic Egg, will be on display in the Museum Reich der Kristalle (Theresienstr. 41 in Munich) from November 6 to December 3, 2017.

» Garchinger Atom-Ei: Die Geburtsstunde der deutschen Neutronenforschung

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Written by Dirk Eidemüller (Science journalist and author on the topics nuclear energy and natural philosophy)

Published 31.10.2017

http://www.spektrum.de/news/die-geburtsstunde-der-deutschen-neutronenforschung/1514987



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 16.09.2015From: NMI3The 36th Berlin School on Neutron Scattering is open for registrations
    The 36th Berlin School on Neutron Scattering is open for registrations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 13.07.2015From: ANSTO, AustraliaFirst neutron topography on Dingo
    First neutron topography on Dingo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 07.04.2015From: LANSCE, USANeutron and Nuclear Science, WNR facility Call for Proposals Opens April 6, 2015
    Neutron and Nuclear Science, WNR facility Call for Proposals Opens April 6, 2015

    The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) is issuing a Call for Proposals for the WNR facility for run cycle September – December, 2015.

  • 27.03.2015From: ISIS, UKUK’s Neutron and Muon Facility back in action after six months of upgrades
    UK’s Neutron and Muon Facility back in action after six months of upgrades

    ISIS pulsed neutron and muon source is now back in action after considerable upgrades over the last six months.

  • 20.03.2015From: ESS, SwedenSwiss Parliament Approves Country’s Full Participation in ESS
    Swiss Parliament Approves Country’s Full Participation in ESS

    The bicameral decision formalizes Switzerland’s accession to ESS and extends the Swiss financial commitment through 2026.

  • 17.03.2015From: ESS, SwedenThe SKADI Diffractometer: Enlarging the Field of Small-Angle Neutron Scattering
    The SKADI Diffractometer: Enlarging the Field of Small-Angle Neutron Scattering

    Part of an integrated SANS instrument suite at ESS, SKADI analyses materials’ structures at the largest scales possible with neutron diffraction.

  • 26.03.2015From: CNLThe Canadian Neutron Beam Centre is inviting user proposals for beam time
    The Canadian Neutron Beam Centre is inviting user proposals for beam time

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

  • 13.03.2015From: ESS, SwedenThe First Six Months of ESS Construction Proceed on Schedule
    The First Six Months of ESS Construction Proceed on Schedule

    With the casting of the first 10-meter section of the accelerator tunnel walls in the last week of January, the European Spallation Source began to go vertical.

  • 11.03.2015From: ESS, SwedenCommendation, Collaboration, and Caution: Capacity Crowd at IKON8 in UK
    Commendation, Collaboration, and Caution: Capacity Crowd at IKON8 in UK

    IKON8 at ISIS. This meeting brought a capacity crowd to the UK venue where an important exchange of new ESS neutron technologies came face to face with the lessons learned at ISIS during its five-year upgrade of Target Station 2.

  • 08.03.2015From: LLB, FranceFirst SANS spectrum on PA20
    First SANS spectrum on PA20

    PA20, the new SANS machine of the LLB, delivered its first SANS spectra on 6 march 2015.

  • 19.02.2015From: HZB, GermanyThe BER II neutron source is back in operation and available for experiments following the interruption in availability
    The BER II neutron source is back in operation and available for experiments following the interruption in availability

    Maintenance work has been successfully concluded – the High-Field Magnet has successfully attained 26 tesla in initial testing. New scientific experiments have become possible.

  • 06.02.2015From: Government of CanadaGovernment of Canada Announces Extension of National Research Universal (NRU) Reactor
    Government of Canada Announces Extension of National Research Universal (NRU) Reactor

    Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced the Government of Canada’s decision to support the extension of the operations of the NRU reactor from October 31, 2016, until March 31, 2018.

  • 13.01.2015From: ANSTO, AustraliaANSTO is calling for proposals
    ANSTO is calling for proposals

    ANSTO is calling for proposals at the OPAL Neutron Beam Facility (both cold- and thermal-neutron instruments) and National Deuteration Facility.

  • 15.01.2015From: ESS, SwedenApplication for XIII School of Neutron Scattering (SoNS) “Francesco Paolo Ricci” is now open
    Application for XIII School of Neutron Scattering (SoNS) “Francesco Paolo Ricci” is now open

    Application is now open for the XIII School of Neutron Scattering (SoNS) “Francesco Paolo Ricci”.

  • 18.12.2015From: HZB, GermanyProposals for the HFM at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin are now accepted
    Proposals for the HFM at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin are now accepted

    The high-field magnet (HFM) project of Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin is close to completion. Proposals for HFM/EXED, beamtime can now be requested.

  • 03.12.2014From: ISIS, UKISIS Neutron training course: 16-25 June 2015
    ISIS Neutron training course: 16-25 June 2015

    The ISIS Neutron Training course will be running on 16 to 25 of June 2015.

  • 19.11.2014From: LANSCE, USALANSCE Call for Proposals: Proton Radiography FY16
    LANSCE Call for Proposals: Proton Radiography FY16

    LANSCE: Call for Proposals for experiments for the Proton Radiography Facility (pRad) for the period October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016. The deadline is February 6.

  • 12.11.2014From: MLZ, GermanyNew hall for cooling systems of ultra-cold neutron source
    New hall for cooling systems of ultra-cold neutron source

    South of the Maier-Leibnitz Laboratory a hall in wood construction is currently being built. From next year on, it will house the mock-up for the cooling systems of the ultracold neutron source at FRM II.

  • 29.10.2014From: ANSTO, AustraliaLANSCE School call for Applications is open!
    LANSCE School call for Applications is open!

    Call for applications for the LANSCE School on neutron scattering that will take place February 18-27, 2015.

  • 22.10.2014From: HZB, Germany26 Tesla! High Field Magnet beats expectation
    26 Tesla! High Field Magnet beats expectation

    The High field magnet is producing a stable magnetic field of 26 Tesla and is thus even a little stronger than the scientists and engineers dared to hope.

  • 24.10.2014From: ILL, FranceDates announced for the ILL FullProf School
    Dates announced for the ILL FullProf School

    Thanks to NMI3 support, scientists will learn to use FullProf at the Institute Laue-Langevin from 2 to 6 March 2015.

  • 21.10.2014From: MLZ, Germany Virtual tour of the FRM II
     Virtual tour of the FRM II

    You are interested in visiting the FRM II, but too young or too far away? No problem: An interactive tour gives you insights into the neutron source – without any restriction on admission.

  • 23.09.2014From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandA reliable type from the 1980s
    A reliable type from the 1980s

    The source of the proton beam at PSI is a retro-style Cockcroft-Walton linear accelerator. It was the first acceleration stage for protons which are taken up to around 80% of the speed of light. Since 1994 it has held the world record as the highest performing beam.

  • 25.09.2014From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandGiants who control miniscule particles
    Giants who control miniscule particles

    Magnets are the unsung heroes in particle accelerators because they keep protons or electrons on track. Some of the magnets at PSI are masterpieces of precision and control.

  • 10.10.2014From: J-PARC, JapanJ-PARC Call for Proposals
    J-PARC Call for Proposals

    J-PARC MLF and CROSS announced that the 2015A General Use proposal round will be open from Friday 17 October 2014.

  • 09.10.2014From: ESS, SwedenFoundation Stone Ceremony Marks Scientific Importance of ESS
    Foundation Stone Ceremony Marks Scientific Importance of ESS

    Today, several hundred members of the European scientific community are gathering at the ESS construction site, for the ESS Foundation Stone Ceremony.

  • 09.10.2014From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandThe deadline for neutron proposals submissions at PSI is Nov 15
    The deadline for neutron proposals submissions at PSI is Nov 15

    Call for proposals for the beam time period I/15 between 01/05/2015 and 31/08/2015.

  • 09.09.2014From: NIST, USANCNR - Call for Proposals
    NCNR - Call for Proposals

    The NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) offers neutron scattering and chemical analysis instruments to all qualified users. The next deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

  • 08.09.2014From: ORNL, USAOak Ridge National Laboratory - Call for Proposals
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Call for Proposals

    The deadline at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) for proposals is October 15.

  • 05.09.2014From: ESS, SwedenThe Construction of ESS is Underway
    The Construction of ESS is Underway

    The official start of the construction for the European Spallation Source was on September 2.

  • 04.09.2014From: LLB, FranceLLB call for proposals: deadline October 1st
    LLB call for proposals: deadline October 1st

    The next deadline for neutron beam time request to perform neutron scattering experiments at LLB-Orphee is October 1st.

  • 02.09.2014From: ESS, SwedenESS Groundbreaking Event
    ESS Groundbreaking Event

    Danish and Swedish ministers will start the construction of ESS today.

  • 01.09.2014From: FLNP JINR, RussiaFrank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research accepts applications for beam time
    Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research accepts applications for beam time

    The deadline for submission is October 15, 2014.

  • 01.09.2014From: HZB, GermanyBerlin School on Neutron Scattering – registration now open
    Berlin School on Neutron Scattering – registration now open

    The next Berlin School on Neutron Scattering will be between February 26 and March 6, 2015. Don’t forget to register before October 15.

  • 28.08.2014From: BNC, HungaryBudapest Neutron Centre - call for proposals
    Budapest Neutron Centre - call for proposals

    The proposal submission deadline for neutron scattering experiments at the Budapest Neutron Centre (BNC) is October 15, 2014. NMI3 support is available.

  • 22.08.2014From: FRM II, GermanyOn-time start of the 35th operating cycle
    On-time start of the 35th operating cycle

    Start of the 35th operating cycle: the FRM II provides users and customers from science, industry and medicine after a thorough review again neutrons and irradiation services.

  • 04.08.2014From: CROSS-Tokai, JapanThe 2nd MLF School (MLF School 2014) – First announcement
    The 2nd MLF School (MLF School 2014) – First announcement

    The MLF School 2014 will be held during 16-19 December 2014 at J-PARC in Tokai, Japan.

  • 14.07.2014From: ILL, FranceSuccessful restart of the ILL reactor
    Successful restart of the ILL reactor

    On Tuesday 8 July morning the ILL’s high flux reactor was started after the long shut-down since August 2013.

  • 23.06.2014From: FRM II, Germany10-year overhaul on schedule
    10-year overhaul on schedule

    Ten years after its first criticality regulations require the FRM II to do extensive tests on its main systems. Goal of these tests is to prove the safe operation of the FRM II for the years to come.

  • 18.06.2014From: ESS, SwedenThe ESS Instrument Suite is Taking Shape
    The ESS Instrument Suite is Taking Shape

    The May meeting of the ESS Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) was a critical step for the facility.

  • 19.05.2014From: CROSS-Tokai, JapanAnnouncement of the J-PARC-MLF General Use Program for 2014B
    Announcement of the J-PARC-MLF General Use Program for 2014B

    J-PARC Center and CROSS-Tokai are pleased to announce the call for General Use proposals for the neutron and muon beamlines at the Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility of J-PARC in the 2014B user beamtime period.

  • 14.05.2014From: CINS, CanadaCanadian Neutron Beam Centre Call for Proposals
    Canadian Neutron Beam Centre Call for Proposals

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

  • 13.05.2014From: NMI3What if one could use a single platform to apply for neutron experiments in any European facility?
    What if one could use a single platform to apply for neutron experiments in any European facility?

    To submit a proposal for neutron scattering experiments can be a long procedure. Thanks to NMI3 support, a group is working on an Integrated User Access to make this procedure easier to both users and facilities.

  • 07.05.2014From: MLZ, GermanyWinfried Petry elected vice president of the German Atomic Forum
    Winfried Petry elected vice president of the German Atomic Forum

    Today, the general assembly of the German Atomic Forum DAtF (Deutsches Atomforum e.V.) has confirmed unanimously the election of the DAtF Presidential Council of Prof. Dr. Winfried Petry for Vice President.

  • 02.05.2014From: LANSCE, USA2014 Lujan Neutron Scattering Center: First Focused Call for Proposals
    2014 Lujan Neutron Scattering Center: First Focused Call for Proposals

    The Lujan Neutron Scattering Center invites proposals addressing science of NNSA and LANL programmatic interest for the 2014 run cycle.

  • 02.05.2014From: LANSCE, USA2014 WNR Call for Proposals
    2014 WNR Call for Proposals

    You are invited to submit proposals for beam time at LANSCE for nuclear science experiments and semiconductor irradiations for the run cycle scheduled to begin in October 2014.

  • 03.04.2014From: NMI3 PSI-SINQ call for proposals II13
     PSI-SINQ call for proposals II13

    Call for proposals for experiments at the Paul Scherrer Institute. NMI3 support is available to cover researchers’ expenses within Europe. The deadline for submission is May 15.

  • 01.04.2014From: LANSCE, USANotice to Lujan Center Neutron Scattering Users
    Notice to Lujan Center Neutron Scattering Users

    LANSCE is disappointed by the decision of the US Department of Energy to cease their operational support of the Lujan Neutron Scattering Center in fiscal year 2015.

  • 13.03.2014From: ISIS, UK8th International Workshop on Sample Environment at Neutron Scattering Facilities
    8th International Workshop on Sample Environment at Neutron Scattering Facilities

    Registration has now opened for the 8th International Workshop on Sample Environment at Neutron Scattering Facilities.

  • 13.03.2014From: MLZ, GermanyAnniversary of most powerful neutron source worldwide
    Anniversary of most powerful neutron source worldwide

    For exactly ten years the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz research neutron source (FRM II) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been providing research, industry and medicine with neutrons.

  • 11.03.2014From: ORNL, USAWorkshop on Structure and dynamics of confined and interfacial fluids
    Workshop on Structure and dynamics of confined and interfacial fluids

    The workshop on Structure and dynamics of confined and interfacial fluids: blending scattering and computer modeling techniques will take place at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in July.

  • 06.03.2014From: LLB, FranceLLB call for proposals: deadline April 1st
    LLB call for proposals: deadline April 1st

    The next deadline for neutron beam time request to perform neutron scattering experiments at LLB-Orphee is April 1st.

  • 06.03.2014From: J-PARC, Japan2nd International Symposium on Science at J-PARC (J-PARC 2014)
    2nd International Symposium on Science at J-PARC (J-PARC 2014)

    The 2nd International Symposium of Science at J-PARC will be held in Tsukuba, Japan in July.

  • 03.03.2014From: J-PARC, JapanUser operations resume at J-PARC
    User operations resume at J-PARC

    User operations at the Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility of J-PARC resumed this week following a 9-month shutdown.

  • 28.02.2014From: FLNP, RussiaFLNP JINR - Call for Proposals
    FLNP JINR - Call for Proposals

    The Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear
    Research invites you to apply for beam time.

  • 24.02.2014From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandThe proton accelerator at the Paul Scherrer Institute: 40 years of top-flight research
    The proton accelerator at the Paul Scherrer Institute: 40 years of top-flight research

    The Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

  • 24.02.2014From: NMI3A Neutron-Muon software Debian repository
    A Neutron-Muon software Debian repository

    The Networking group on Data Analysis Standards has setup a Debian repository that provides a simple way to install scientific software for the neutron and muon communities.

  • 14.02.2014From: MLZ, Germany Always on Fridays…
     Always on Fridays…

    The MLZ’s User Office has a new blog.

  • 13.02.2014From: SINQ, PSI, SwitzerlandSLS/SINQ - 2014 call for joint X + N powder diffraction proposals
    SLS/SINQ - 2014 call for joint X + N powder diffraction proposals

    JOINT proposal round with the aim to promote and facilitate the complementary use of X-rays and neutrons. Deadline for proposal submission: Feb 20, 2014

  • 07.02.2014From: ISIS, UK2014 UK Neutron and Muon Users Meeting (NMUM)
    2014 UK Neutron and Muon Users Meeting (NMUM)

    NMUM will be held in April 10-11, 2014.

  • 06.02.2014From: MLZ, GermanyFirst neutrons at the new instrument POLI
    First neutrons at the new instrument POLI

    The polarized single crystal diffractometer POLI in MLZ has seen neutrons at its new beam line SR 9a for the first time.

  • 30.01.2014From: HZB, Germany #HZBzlog is now online
     #HZBzlog is now online

    #HZBzlog – the new series highlight – is now online. Don’t miss an episode!

  • 31.01.2014From: ORNL, USAORNL: Call for Proposals
    ORNL: Call for Proposals

    All available beam lines will accept proposals through February 26, 2014.

  • 31.01.2014From: LANSCE, USARosen Scholar: Call for Nominations
    Rosen Scholar: Call for Nominations

    The call for nominations for the Rosen Scholar fellowship is now open.

  • 30.01.2014From: JCNS, GermanyJCNS: call for proposals
    JCNS: call for proposals

    The deadlines of the call for proposals to perform experiments at the instruments of the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science are February 1 and May 2.

  • 29.01.2014From: HZB, GermanyHZB: Call for proposals for the 2nd semester 2014
    HZB: Call for proposals for the 2nd semester 2014

    The deadline for submission of proposals to perform experiments during the 2014 second semester at the BER II neutron beam in HZB is the 1st of March.

  • 29.01.2014From: ANSTO, AustraliaCall for Proposals at the OPAL Neutron Beam Facility and National Deuteration Facility
    Call for Proposals at the OPAL Neutron Beam Facility and National Deuteration Facility

    The OPAL Neutron Beam Facility and National Deuteration Facility accept proposal submissions until March 15, 2014

  • 24.01.2014From: NMI3New link on Educational Material: JDN18
  • 23.01.2014From: MLZ, GermanyScience in 360
    Science in 360

    An interactive panorama shows research in the neutron guide hall west of the FRM II.

  • 22.01.2014From: NeutronSourcesNeutron sources map
    Neutron sources map

    We have now a map with all the neutron sources worldwide. You can browse it to learn about each one and then have a look at dedicated webpages with information about each research centre and neutron association worldwide.

  • 21.01.2014From: NMI3NCNR call for Proposals
    NCNR call for Proposals

    You are invited to apply for time on the neutron beam instruments at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). The deadline for all proposals is February 20, 2014.

  • 15.01.2014From: MLZ, GermanyHeinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ): Call for Proposals
    Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ): Call for Proposals

    Proposals for beamtime at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) in Garching near Munich will be accepted until the 2nd of May.

  • 14.01.2014From: NSSA, USAAmerican Conference on Neutron Scattering 2014 - Call for abstracts
    American Conference on Neutron Scattering 2014 - Call for abstracts

    The Abstract Submission website for the 2014 American Conference on Neutron Scattering is now open.

  • 14.01.2014From: ANSTO, AustraliaCrystal365: International Year of Crystallography
    Crystal365: International Year of Crystallography

    The Bragg Institute’s Helen Maynard-Casely’s Crystallography 365 blog aims to post a crystal structure a day for 2014 as part of the International Year of Crystallography.

  • 08.01.2014From: NMI3Industrial use of photon & neutron techniques: an opportunity for new businesses?
    Industrial use of photon & neutron techniques: an opportunity for new businesses?

    Industry Advisory Board members have met industry liaison officers and scientists last December for the first common Neutron and X-ray Industry Advisory Board meeting.

  • 25.11.2013From: NMI3Bridging research and industry: the NMI3 Industry events
    Bridging research and industry: the NMI3 Industry events

    NMI3 has launched an initiative to examine the interaction between industry and neutron & muon facilities.

  • 13.11.2013From: MLZ, GermanyApply now for Master in Materials Science
    Apply now for Master in Materials Science

    MaMaSELF registration for the year 2014/2015 runs until 26 January 2014.

  • 07.11.2013From: NMI3Learning for free, online: Virtual Neutrons for Teaching
    Learning for free, online: Virtual Neutrons for Teaching

    NMI3 supports a joint initiative by the University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Denmark, the Technical University of Munich, and the Institut Laue-Langevin to develop an e-learning platform on neutron scattering.

  • 04.11.2013From: ANSTO, AustraliaCall for Proposals at the OPAL Neutron Beam Facility and National Deuteration Facility
    Call for Proposals at the OPAL Neutron Beam Facility and National Deuteration Facility

    ANSTO is now calling for proposal for a variety of neutron-beam instruments and facilities.

  • 24.10.2013From: CROSS-Tokai, JapanCROSS-Tokai - Call for proposals
    CROSS-Tokai - Call for proposals

    CROSS-Tokai is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals to use the Public Beamlines at the Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility of J-PARC in the 2014A operations period.

  • 01.10.2013From: CRISP 2011 – 20145th CRISP & PanData Harmonisation meeting at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
    5th CRISP & PanData Harmonisation meeting at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

    About two dozen representatives from the main European facilities have met for the 5th harmonization meeting on 26 and 27 June at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin.

  • 03.09.2013From: LLB, FranceDeadline for LLB call for proposals
    Deadline for LLB call for proposals

    The next deadline for neutron beam time request to perform neutron scattering experiments at LLB is October 1.

  • 16.08.2013From: HZB, GermanyProf. Dr. Alan Tennant has accepted a new position
    Prof. Dr. Alan Tennant has accepted a new position

    Prof. Dr. Alan Tennant has been selected as the new Chief Scientist for the Neutron Sciences Directorate, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He will start in his new capacity there in November 2013.

  • 10.07.2013From: ESS, SwedenThe Call for ESS Science Symposia is Open
    The Call for ESS Science Symposia is Open

    Organized by researchers around Europe, the ESS Science Symposia play an important part in identifying the scientific potential of ESS and the instruments and facilities required to realize that potential.

  • 01.07.2013From: ESS, SwedenThe 2013 Call for Instrument Proposals is Open
    The 2013 Call for Instrument Proposals is Open

    ESS will have 22 neutron instruments, available to the research community for probing the interior of scientific samples.

  • 01.07.2013From: Forschungszentrum Jülich, JCNS, GermanyResearch in Jülich – Magazine App
    Research in Jülich – Magazine App

    The new “Research in Jülich – Magazine” App is now available.

  • 03.05.2013From: FRM II, GermanyNearly 5 million euros for high-precision experiments with ultra-cold neutrons
    Nearly 5 million euros for high-precision experiments with ultra-cold neutrons

    For the measurement of the electric dipole moment of the neutron at FRM II, the research group of Prof Peter Fierlinger from the Excellence Cluster Universe at TUM and the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Berlin are provided with 3.45 million euros.

  • 19.03.2013From: FRM II, GermanyNeutrons contribute to turnaround in energy policy
    Neutrons contribute to turnaround in energy policy

    FRM II participates in TU Munich research project to develop local energy buffer systems. The purpose of this initiative is to make more efficient use of renewable energy resources.

  • 21.02.2013From: FRM II, GermanyMLZ: New center for neutron research in Germany
    MLZ: New center for neutron research in Germany

    The successful collaboration between the Technical University of Munich, the Jülich Research Centre and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht received a new name: Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ). The inaugural ceremony was held in Garching, Germany.

  • 15.02.2013From: NMI3New nuclear reactor planned in Argentina
    New nuclear reactor planned in Argentina

    In 2011 it has been decided that a new nuclear reactor will be constructed in Argentina. It will become the 10th nuclear reactor in the country and the Atomic Energy National Commission (Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, CNEA), which is the main responsible for the project, plans that this OPAL-like reactor will start operating by 2018 in a location to be defined.

  • 19.04.2012From: ESS, SwedenScience & Scientists at ESS meeting in Berlin
    Science & Scientists at ESS meeting in Berlin

    In Berlin, more than 300 scientists have gathered to define the science of the future European Spallation Source. In total, ideas from more than 1000 scientists have been fed into the project. ESS will be one of Europe’s largest science facilities. It will be the world’s brightest facility for advanced materials research and life science with neutrons.

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