Forschungsneutronenquelle Garching

Institut Laue-Langevin

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

Committee Research with Neutrons: News from Research and Committee
Neutrons Verify New Quantum State


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. [more] [archive]

approaching deadlines:

Oct. 25, 2017: Registration deadline for HERCULES European School 2018: Neutrons and synchrotron radiation for science, Feb. 25, 2018 - Mar. 30, 2018
Nov. 01, 2017: Deadline for proposals in the frame of SINE2020 project for supporting the organization of introductory or advanced European neutron and muon schools
Schneidwind Braden
Astrid Schneidewind is the new KFN chair

Astrid Schneidewind (FZ Jülich) is the new KFN chair, Markus Braden (Uni Köln) is deputy chair who is also in charge of infrastructure and instrumentation. Other departments are taken care of by Regine v. Klitzing (Public Relations), Wiebke Lohstroh (ENSA), Klaudia Hradil (Digital Agenda) and Andreas Meyer (German participation at ESS). [more] [archive]

gecats 2017
GeCatS Infoday Synchrotron Radiation and Neutrons for Catalysis, Materials Research and Development

DECHEMA and GeCatS organize an Infoday Synchrotron Radiation and Neutrons for Catalysis, Materials Research and Development on October 23, 2017 in Frankfurt am Main. The programme comprises talks, posters (abstract deadline is Sept. 22, 2017) and a panel discussion. Members of the KFN and KFS will give talks. The event aims not only at the exchange between both source und user communities on the current technological status, but also at the attractiveness, synergies and innovation potential of new facilities - 2017 and in the near future. [more] [archive]

German-Swedish cooperation: Funding of common projects (Röntgen-Ångström-Cluster)

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has published a call for proposals for German-Swedish projects in materials sciences and structural biology with neutrons and synchrotron radiation (Röntgen-Ångström-Cluster). Deadlines are Nov. 21, 2017 in Sweden and Dec 1, 2017 in Germany, and funding is supposed to start on July 1, 2018. The Swedish application must be submitted first to obtain a registration number. The German application to the BMFB must refer to the registration number given to the Swedish application. The projects should run at least two and at most four years and they should be structured by precise milestones. [more] [archive]

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