ANBUG awards for 2022 announced

The Australian Neutron Beam User Group awards were announced on 9 November 2022, at the AINSE ANBUG Neutron Scattering Symposium.

Congratulations to all of the recipients! Each of the awardees has made unique and valuable scientific, technical, and leadership contributions to the neutron scattering community.

2022 ANSTO-HZB Neutron School

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HZB) are pleased to announce another instalment of the ANSTO – HZB Neutron School to be held in 2022. This follows the first successful joint school in 2019 and the long tradition of neutron schools being held in Berlin.

The aim of the school is to provide a broad overview of new scattering theory and applications to demonstrate the utility of neutron scattering science. The course will consist of lectures and practicals using the neutron beam instruments at the OPAL Multipurpose Reactor. Subjects covered include basic theory, instrumentation, small-angle scattering, reflectometry, deuteration, crystallography and diffraction, imaging, residual stress and strain scanning, inelastic scattering, quasi-elastic scattering, and polarised neutrons. There will also be a demonstration of sample environment equipment and a tutorial on writing proposals. Students will have the opportunity to present their work to fellow participants and ANSTO and HZB staff in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere at the school poster session.      

The school is particularly suited to those who are new to neutron scattering and is aimed at students (Honours, Masters, PhD) and early career researchers.

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J-PARC Proposal Round

J-PARC Center is pleased to announce that they will be accepting General Use Proposals (Short-term and One-year) applications in the 2022B proposal round from Monday, April 18 until Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 17:00 (Japan Time).

The full details of the Call will be available soon at:

–Planned experiment period:
  Short-term proposals: from November 2022-March 2023
  One-year proposals: from November 2022-June 2023
— Beam power: 700kW.
— Graduate students (doctor’s course, master’s course) are eligible to apply.

International Conference on Neutron Scattering (ICNS 2022) – Buenos Aires August 2022

The deadline for ICNS 2022 is rapidly approaching, on February 14th 2022! . More information can be found at: ICNS 2022 will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from the 21st to the 25th of August 2022.

Topics at the conference will include:

•Soft Matter
•Biology and Biological Interfaces
•Condensed Matter Physics
•Magnetism and Thin Films
•Solid State Chemistry
•Life Sciences
•Energy and Engineering Materials
•Functional Materials
•Industrial Applications
•Cultural Heritage and Archaeometry
•Neutron Physics
•Neutron Sources and Facilities

ANBUG AGM Recording

The ANBUG AGM was held as part of the 2021 ANSTO User meeting on the 26th November 2021. If you would like a link to the video recording on the Zoom meeting, please email

Call for 2022 J-PARC Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility Long Term Proposals

The Materials and Life Science Experimental Facility (MLF) of J-PARC is pleased to announce a call for Long-Term Proposals with beamtime allocations starting from 2022B term.

They are calling for Long-Term Proposals which have clear long-term strategy for research and development and hold the expectation of yielding outstanding results. The validity period is up to 3 years (or 6 proposal rounds); a yearly period of the Long-Term Proposals starts in the B term and ends in the following A term.

Initial Application: From Friday 10th December 2021 – Tuesday 11th January 2022

Final Application: From Tuesday 18th January – Monday 28th February 2022

Any final applications will not be accepted unless the initial application of the proposal has been submitted.

More information can be found at: