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30 years KFN, Digital Agenda, RAC newsletter, deadlines and Season's greetings (Dec. 19, 2018)

KFN newsletter on Dec. 19, 2018


Dear neutron users,

30 years Committee Research with Neutrons

The KFN has been fostering research with neutrons for 30 years - a good occasion for a review. In the brochure "30 Years of KFN" (in German only) you find a chronicle, background information and interviews with many people involved - vivid insights into the committee's work. The brochure was presented at the SNI2018. You can get printed copies from Astrid Schneidewind (also of the current ENSA brochure), and you find the brochure online at

New website

The KFN is legitimized by being elected, therefore we need the addresses of the neutron users. To protect them, these data are now kept completely offline. Changes can be sent to at any time.

Also the website has been changed to prevent unwanted access, it is now based on plone. You may have noticed already that the website is still under construction, it will be complemented bit by bit.

What does the KFN do?

An important topic that the KFN currently deals with is the digital agenda of the government. KFN represents the user's needs in the preparatory phase of the action plan ErUM-Data. Proposals and concepts were developed in cooperation with the Committee Research with Synchrotron Radiation (KFS) and discussed with the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).

The upcoming end of operation at BER II in one year will bring MLZ even more into the center of attention in German and European neutron research. The KFN accompanies the development of this unique neutron center in Germany.

KFN is also active on the European level, as well in the European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA) as in the newly founded League of Advanced European Neutron Sources (LENS).

ECNS 2019

Speaking of Europe: The European Conference on Neutron Scattering (ECNS) 2019 will take place in the beginning of July in Saint Petersburg (Russia). Abstract submission is going on, the deadline is on the 15th of February, 2019.

RAC Newsletter

Read the latest news from the Röntgen-Ångström-Cluster in the current RAC newsletter. Nine German-Swedish projects have started in summer 2018, e.g. the one by Reiner Dahint (University of Heidelberg) and Thomas Ederth (Linköping University), which will merge several different measurement techniques in one and the same device: "A mobile set-up for simultaneous and in situ neutron reflectivity, infrared spectroscopy, and ellipsometry studies: Design, implementation and pilot experiments".

Season's greetings from KFN

We send you our best wishes for the holiday season and the coming year!


with kind regards,
Astrid Schneidewind, KFN chair
Karin Griewatsch, KFN PR and webmaster ____________

Overview of deadlines and events in the next month:

21.12.2018: Anmeldefrist für Joint MMM-Intermag Conference, 14.-18.01.2019, Washington, DC, USA
31.12.2018: Frist für Abstracts zu Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kristallographie (DGK), 25.-28.03.2019, Leipzig, Deutschland
10.01.2019: Anmeldefrist für 50. IFF-Ferienschule: Scattering! Soft, Functional and Quantum Materials, 11.-22.03.2019, Jülich, Deutschland
14.01.2019: Frist für die günstigere Anmeldung zum Physics of Liquids sessions at APS March Meeting, 04.-08.03.2019, Boston, USA
15.01.2019: Anmeldefrist für The Zürich School of Crystallography - Bring Your Own Crystals, 16.-27.06.2019, Zürich, Schweiz
25.01.2019: Frist für Abstracts zu International Conference on Surfaces, coatings and interfaces - SurfCoat Korea 2019, 27.-29.03.2019, Seoul, Korea
04.02.2019: Frist für Abstracts zu Gordon Research Seminar: Synergy of Neutron Scattering and Complementary Tools to Reveal New States of Matter, 04.-05.05.2019, Hong Kong, China
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