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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:

Dec. 15, 2017: Deadline for proposals HFM/EXED - High Field Facility for Neutron Scattering
Dec. 20, 2017: Registration deadline for 49th IFF Spring School: Physics of Life, Feb. 26, 2018 - Mar. 09, 2018
Dec. 31, 2017: Preregistration deadline (cheaper) for SYNERGI 2018: SYnchrotron and NEutron Radiation Go Industrial New analytical tools for engineering materials science, Mar. 08-09
Dec. 31, 2017: Preregistration deadline (cheaper) for 26th Annual Meeting of the German Crystallographic Society (DGK), Mar. 05-08
Jan. 12, 2018: Deadline for proposals MLZ Rapid Access Programme
Jan. 15, 2018: Deadline for proposals PSIs Pion, Muon and Ultracold Neutron Beams
Jan. 15, 2018: Deadline for NFFA proposals (NFFA offers free access to the nano-laboratories and in addition 2 days (6 shifts) to synchrotron, FEL or neutron radiation sources)
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]

60 years of neutron research in Germany

2017 is a year of anniversaries for us: 60 years of neutron research in Germany, 30 years KFN - what will me remembered in another 30 years? In 1957, the research reactor in the so called Atomic Egg started operation. Read the translation of Dirk Eidemüllers Spektrum article "The hour of birth of the German neutron research" at neutronsources.org. [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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