ANBUG-ANSTO Lecture Series on Inelastic Neutron Scattering

The second lecture of the ANBUG-ANSTO lecture series on INS will be held on April 21st from 11:00 to 12:30 AEST. The lecture will focus on Time-of-flight neutron spectrometry and triple-axis neutron spectrometry.

Visit our YouTube channel to get more information:

PELICAN –a Time of Flight Cold Neutron Spectrometer – Operation and Scientific Highlights – YouTube

Introduction to neutron scattering experiments with triple axis spectrometers – YouTube

ANBUG Town Hall Events 2023: ANBUG-ANSTO Lecture Series on Inelastic Neutron Scattering

In this year, ANBUG Town Hall Events will first hold a series of lectures on inelastic neutron scattering, which contains 4-5 lectures, covering the principles, instrument techniques, data processing, as well as theoretical calculations. Everyone who is interested in this field is welcome to join the lectures.

The first lecture will be held on Tuesday, 4th April at 11 am. Dr Kirrily Rule from ACNS will give a talk entitled ‘Neutron scattering for dynamic investigations – an overview of inelastic neutron scattering capabilities at ANSTO’.

Visit our YouTube channel to get more information: Introduction to Inelastic Neutron Scattering at ANSTO – YouTube

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.

For more information:

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.