Hungarian – Chinese Symposium on Neutron Scattering

 It’s our pleasure to invite you to the Hungarian – Chinese Symposium on Neutron Scattering to be held in Budapest, on 28-29 August, 2017

Venue: Budapest, KFKI Campus, Bldg No. 1, Conference Room (the address of the KFKI Campus is:  Budapest, 1121 Konkoly Thege M. út 29-33.)

Program (draft)

28 August 2017, Monday between: 10am – 4pm

C1 - Prof. J. Gong: Facilities and applications of neutron scattering at China Mianyang Research Reactor (CMRR)

C2 - Dr. G. Sun: Residual stress analysis and 2nd phase program of neutron scattering at CMRR

C3 - Dr. Y. Xia: Status and applications of neutron diffractometry at CMRR

C4 - Dr. L. Bai: Progress of neutron scattering in microstructure evolution of energetic materials


H1 – Dr. L. Rosta: BNC organization and instrumentation

H2 – A. Szakál: Neutron holography

H3 – Dr. L. Szentmiklósi and Dr. Z. Kiss: Neutron radiography

H4 – Dr. M. Markó: Advanced neutron instrumentation at ESS

CERIC-ERIC is calling for proposals

We offer access to nearly 50 instruments and two support laboratories, as well as the opportunity of getting support for mobility for two users and awards for high quality open access publications.

Submit your proposal here:

As usual, there will be two deadlines:

- 1st September, 17hs CET to have a pre-evaluation and the possibility to improve your proposal

- 2nd October, 17hs CET recommended only for expert users of all the techniques requested.


  Neutron Imaging and Neutron Methods in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage conference

In the recent years, modern scientific methods have led to a wealth of information in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Research concerning the composition of artefacts both on a molecular level and on the mechanical built of objects that cannot be dismantled without destroying them. X-ray methods from radiography to fluorescence have become widespread, but the potential of neutron methods has barely been tapped. Neutrons easily penetrate thick layers of metals, even lead, while revealing organic material like wood, leather or bones in sealed metal or stone containers. Two- and three-dimensional imaging provides visual information, while neutron activation analysis delivers elemental composition information, and neutron scattering reveals alloys and textures.

NINMACH addresses archaeologists and conservators from museums and universities and aims to illustrate the potential of neutron methods in cultural heritage research.

 In order to participate, please register and submit your abstract at your earliest convenience via our INDICO WEB-PAGE.

We'd be glad to welcome you in Budapest.