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

JCNS

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:

Feb. 28, 2017: Abstract deadline for XXIV Congress & General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography, Aug. 21-28
Feb. 28, 2017: Deadline for Call for nominations Young Scientist Prize of the Swiss Neutron Scattering Society 2017
Feb. 28, 2017: Deadline for application for scholarships in the master program MaMaSELF (Masters in Materials Science Exploring Large Scale Facilities)
Feb. 28, 2017: Preregistration deadline (cheaper) for 13th Canadian Neutron Scattering Summer School, May. 15-19
Feb. 28, 2017: Registration deadline for Tripple axis resolution workshop, Apr. 03-04
Mar. 01, 2017: Abstract deadline for International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, Jul. 17-21
Mar. 01, 2017: Deadline for proposals CERIC-ERIC
Mar. 01, 2017: Abstract deadline for Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Meeting 2017, May. 24-26
Mar. 01, 2017: Deadline for proposals HZB
Mar. 02, 2017: Registration deadline for The Energy & Materials Research Conference, Apr. 05-07
swedness
New neutron graduate school in Sweden: 10 open PhD positions

SwedNess is a graduate school for neutron scattering operated by six of Sweden’s largest academic institutions/universities. The school is fully funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) and aims to educate a new generation of highly skilled neutron experts. The research projects cover a broad range of scientific fields of high interest for both academia and industry. Within SwedNess the focus will be on excellence in science, high-level education as well as national- and international networking, which includes hands-on training at facilities around the world. Deadline for applications is Feb. 14, 2017. [more] [archive]

Walter Haelg
Walter Haelg Prize 2017 - Nominations requested

Every two years the European Neutron Scattering Association, ENSA, awards the prestigious Walter Hälg Prize to a European scientist for an outstanding programme of research in neutron scattering with a long term impact on scientific and/or technical neutron scattering applications. In 2017, nominations can be sent to the ENSA chairman until April 30th. [more] [archive]

ILL-endurance
call for Expressions of Interest for new instrumentation as part of Phase 2 of the Endurance Upgrade Programme at ILL

The ILL is launching an open call for Expressions of Interest for new instrumentation as part of Phase 2 of the Endurance Upgrade Programme. Please submit your ideas using the WORD template file at https://www.sni-portal.de/kfn/Archiv/Endurance2-Template.doc by 27th February 2017. [more] [archive]

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