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MOF removes acetylene

New material can filter out contaminants in plastics manufacturing.
paper (Science)

GdPtBi magnetic structure

The interplay of magnetism with surface states may lead to advances in electronics
details (MIT website)
details (Nanowerk News)
paper (Nature Physics)

cobalt disks on Co-Pd film

Magneto-ionics offer promise for non-volatile memory technology
paper (Nature Communications)

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.

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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

Spotlight on Commerce: Yamali Hernandez

Yamali's blogpost on her life and career at the NCNR.
link to Commerce website

The last deadline for proposals for instrument time was September 22, 2016. Proposals received are being reviewed.

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

See differently with neutrons at NIST

Watch a 2½ minute animated explanation for a general audience of what we do at the NCNR. watch!

Symposium: 40 Years of Neutron Scattering
The NCNR hosted a one day symposium in honor of John Copley, Bill Kamitakahara, and David Mildner. Details are available!


Starting July 21, 2014, driver's licenses from 7 states/territories will not be accepted as valid ID for NCNR access. Only US citizen users are affected.
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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