Seminar: Mass-resolved neutron spectroscopy

 Dr. Matthew Krzystyniak; ISIS Science & Technology Facilities Council, UK

Date: Tuesday, 25th April, 2017, from 10:00 to 11:00 at KFKI Campus, Bldg. No. 1, Conference room

Abstract:  Neutron Compton scattering is a unique experimental technique made possible by the development of epithermal neutron sources, such as the ISIS source of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK. The measurement of nuclear momenta by high-energy neutron Compton scattering relies on the fact that the energy and momentum transferred in the scattering process are sufficiently large, such that the so-called impulse approximation is an accurate starting point. In this limit, the dynamic structure factor measured in neutron Compton scattering for a given nucleus covers the whole energy range of its motional modes. This includes translational and rotational modes, followed by lattice and internal molecular vibrations.

Call for proposals

The upcoming proposal submission deadline for neutron scattering experiments at BNC is Saturday, 1 April 2017.

BNC with 12 neutron instruments are free to use for academic and industry researchers, provided results from experiments at BNC are published in the public domain.

Proposals must be submitted via the on-line system on our webpage, or you can fill out our proposal form and submit to the You will find all the necessary information's on the right-hand menu.

*SANS will be accepting proposals only in the next round as they over booked (because of the missed cycles) - thank you for your understanding!

Before submitting a proposal for a specific instrument, please contact the appropriate instrument scientist to make sure your research is feasible for that instrument.

11th CETS


11th CENTRAL EUROPEAN TRAINING SCHOOL on neutron techniques will be held between 8-12 May, at Budapest

CETS provides insight into neutron scattering techniques and their application for studies on structure and dynamics of condensed matter. Comprehensive experimental skills and guidance in result interpretation are going to be conveyed. The school will be a forum for the presentation and discussion of actual research works of young scientists.

Please noted that places are limited and you must apply before 15 March 2017.

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Neutronvizsgálat: úttörő technológia a járműgyártás szolgálatában

pgaaAmikor a Ferrari mérnökei a 2000-es évek közepén a Budapesti Neutron Centrumnál – rövid nevén BNC - bejelentkeztek, még senki sem sejtette, hogy kis részben a magyar mérnökök is hozzá fognak járulni Michael Schumacher Forma-1-es pilóta világbajnoki címének többszöri megvédéséhez. Az olasz csapat arra a kérdésre kereste a választ, hogy miért fárad el idejekorán a csúcstechnológiás motor dugattyúja.