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Maximizing access for the scientific community to transformative neutron scattering instrumentation A consortium for the advancement of neutron-based measurements for manufacturing of soft materials


topological insulator AFM coupling

NIST collaboration heats up exotic topological insulators
paper in Nature Materials
press release (UCLA)
news item in IEEE Spectrum

neutron hologram

Move over, lasers: scientists can now create holograms from neutrons, too
paper in Optics Express
news item in Physics Today

nanoparticles reduce polymer viscosity

Nanoparticles can make polymers flow more easily
paper in Physical Review Letters

CNxHy Anion

For rechargeable batteries that crush the competition, crush this material

The Center For High Resolution Neutron Scattering (CHRNS), supported by the National Science Foundation and NIST, is an important component of the NCNR, providing users with access to five neutron scattering instruments.

nSoft is a NIST-led consortium for the advancement of neutron-based measurements for manufacturing of soft materials.

Neutron Techniques
Crystallography The diffraction of neutrons from a crystalline sample
furnishes information about the structural arrangement of the atoms
that compose it.
Reflectometry   probes the nanoscale structure of surfaces and interfaces
Small Angle Neutron Scattering    is a powerful method for characterizing the nanoscale structure of solids, liquids, plastics, and macromolecules.
Spectroscopy  The energy scale of neutrons ( meV ) makes them ideal probes of the dynamics of materials.
Chemical Analysis  Several nuclear methods are used at the NCNR, including prompt-gamma neutron activation analysis, instrumental neutron activation analysis, and cold-neutron depth profiling
Other Methods  Neutron interferometry, neutron radiography, and fundamental physics using neutrons are active research areas at the NCNR
Why Neutrons?  The properties of neutrons enable powerful measuement methods applicable across many fields of science and engineering.

NCNR Seminar Schedule
50th Anniversary NCNR Symposium

To celebrate the achievements of the past 50 years, and to anticipate an exciting future, a symposium will be held at NIST on December 7-8, 2017.

Getting Great Data with CHRNS
Watch a 2½ minute video that describes the Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering, a key partnership with the National Science Foundation.

The last deadline for proposals for instrument time was November 2, 2017. Review is now complete. All applicants should have received notice of the decisions on their proposals. The next deadline will be in July 2018.
details of last call

We have posted some proposal statistics summarizing the last five calls.

Second ISSE training school on sample environments
The second biennial ISSE training school on sample environments will be held from Monday, November 13 to Friday, November 17, 2017 at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). This year's training school is devoted to soft matter sample environments.

To register or for more information please go to:

NCNR Data Management Plan
The latest revision of the NCNR Data Management Plan (DMP) is available here.
User survey and NCNR response
The NCNR Users Group has summarized the results of a recent user survey. We encourage all to look at it, and at our response.
-Summary of survey results (external site not associated with the NCNR)
-NCNR full response

See differently with neutrons at NIST
Watch a 2½ minute animated explanation for a general audience of what we do at the NCNR. watch!

Held Aug. 21-22, 2014, Potomac, MD. Executive Summary of outcome

NIST now accepts basic radiation safety training from other U.S. neutron facilities in place of the NIST offered on-line training.



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