Apply for beamtime

In order to apply for a project and receive beamtime at one of our facilities you have to submit a research proposal.

If you are interested in performing experiments at BNC please contact the User Office for administrative or any other questions.

NEW Deadlines for proposal:

April 1 for the reactor cycle September-January and October 1 for February-June.

The Budapest Neutron Centre offers access for national and international scientific community to use of their neutron instruments. At current twelve intruments are available located at the 10MW reactor in Budapest.

Applications for experiments are submitted electronically for two deadlines every year, Calls for proposals and deadlines are announced on the BNC website. For any kind of technical question and inquiries about the feasability of your experiments please contact the beamline scientist(s).

You can apply for beamtime at BNC in the following fields of research:

  • Structure analysis
  • Three axis intruments
  • Powder diffraction
  • High resolution TOF powder diffraction
  • Small angle scattering
  • Neutron activation analysis
  • Prompt gamma activation analysis
  • Reflectometers
  • Radiography stations

Experimental proposals are reviewed by an international selection panel.

To apply for beam time, please use the BNC proposal form or Submit Proposal Online.