• CETS neutron school registration open (UPDATED!)

    Wed, 25 Aug, 2021


    The 14th Central European Training School on Neutron Techniques will be organized in a hybrid form this autumn. A virtual (on-line) theory module between 4 to 8 October, and the (off-line) hands-on training module between 25 to 28 October, 2021. Deadline for registration is 27 September. From this year on the course is accredited by the Doctorate School of Physics of Eötvös Loránd University and the Doctorate School of Physical Sciences of Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest. Read further...

  • Successful test to resume regular reactor operation (updated!)

    Fri, 06 Aug, 2021


    We gladly report that following the COVID-19-triggered struggles in the last six months, there are now good chances to resume regular operation of the reactor. Having solved the technical and staffing problems, the reactor was tested at full power on 21-22 July including cold cource operation. Another test will follow at the enf of August to fine tune further details. The full success of the test allowed for performing some short (remote) user experiments, too. The Management expects the Budapest Research Reactor to return to its regular operation schedule on 6 September.

  • CERIC call for proposals now open

    Thu, 05 Aug, 2021
      CERIC call for experiment proposals is now open. CERIC-ERIC, the Central European Research Consortium offers access  to more than 50 different and complementary state of the art techniques and support laboratories through a single entry point, by submission of a single or multi-technique proposal. To apply for beam time, log in to VUO at and use a link in the "CERIC Proposal Submission" section.
  • Feasibility symposium on converting BNC into a CANS facility

    Sat, 10 Jul, 2021


    A mini-symposium was organized in BNC discussing the future of neutron science in Hungary following the life-cycle of the Budapest Research Reactor around 2027-30. With the advent of the accelerator-based compact neutron source (CANS) technology a possible option is - rather than full decommissoning - to convert the nuclear facility into a CANS site. As the conversion is an immense, novel and complex project, effecting the various neutron techniques differently, a well thought out decision is required in due time. The mini-symposium was the first step on a long road. 

  • IPERION-HS call for proposals

    Fri, 18 Jun, 2021


    To submit TNA proposals to the IPERION-HS platforms, please visit Next deadline: 30 June, 2021. Concerning submission, access, etc. regarding your planned IPERION-HS experiment at BNC, please email BNC's IPERION-HS contacts, Zsolt Kasztovszky & Katalin Bajnok. or ask the IPERION-HS User Helpdesk. Due to the current COVID situation, no personal visits, only remote experiments / analyses are possible at BNC. Looking forward to your interesting project plans.

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