• 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.

  • Prof. Ferenc Mezei to receive the 2021 Gothenburg Lise Meitner Award

    Sat, 29 May, 2021

      "For the inventions of the neutron spin echo method and the super mirror, which have significantly advanced neutron scattering methods, and for the long pulse neutron source concept, which is the foundation for the novel technical design of the European Spallation Source now being built in Lund.” The Gothenburg Physics Centre proudly presents Ferenc Mezei as the laureate of the Gothenburg Lise Meitner Award 2021. Further details about the award and the Lise Meitner laureates here.
  • COVID-19 update #6

    Sat, 29 May, 2021



    The recent travel restrictions as well as health and quarantine issues related to the corona virus pandemia impacted the operation of many large-scale facilities, and, unfortunately, our neutron centre has not remained an exception. Therefore the Budapest Research Reactor has not operated since 1 March, 2021. We continue to make every effort to resume the reactor operation and restart our international user program at the earliest possible date, without compromising the high standards and the safety of operation dictated by our 60-years nuclear culture. As soon as our services can be resumed, and the international travel restrictions are foreseen to ease, the reactor schedule will be updated accordingly. The BNC User Office will inform the scientific and industrial partners via the BNC web pages, the user mailing lists and via personal emails about the developments. Thereafter, please contact the respective instrument scientists for further details about the schedule of your experiments.    BNC Management

  • BNC webinars on renewable energy

    Mon, 10 May, 2021

    BNC webinar #5 on Renewable Energy "N4DP - Neutron Depth Profiling Instrument  at MLZ"
                  by            Markus Trunk (Department of Physics Technical University Munich, Germany)
                  on            19 May, 2021     14:00 - 14:45 + discussion.       Introduction           

  • COVID-19 update #5

    Mon, 02 Nov, 2020


    Due to the fast spread of the corona virus, the number of readily available staff in reactor operation has decreased below the level of safe operation determined by law. Therefore we were forced to decide to delay the reactor cycles until further notice - effecting also the cycle scheduled to start this afternoon. Apologies for the short notice.  
    BNC Management

  • BNC webinars on pulsed X-ray sources and their applications

    Fri, 30 Oct, 2020


    BNC webinar #3 on  "Femtosecond X-ray pulses in action:
                                        molecular movies, ultrafast chemical reactions, magnetic switching and more..."

                                by    Zoltán Németh (Wigner Research Centre for Physics
                                on    Wednesday 4 November, 2020     14:00 - 14:45+discussion
                                        More details here          Zoom meeting link      Lecture video


    BNC webinar #2  on  "European XFEL - A New User Facility for Fundamental Science on ultra short timescales"
                                  by   Robert Feidenhans'l (Director General of EUXFEL
                    opening by    István Szabó (Vice President, NKFIH)
                                 on    Wednesday 21 October, 2020     13:30 - 14:20+discussion
                                         More details here          Lecure video 


    BNC webinar #1  on  "Pulsed x-ray sources and their applications"
                                 by   Gyula Faigel (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
                                on    Wednesday 7 October, 2020     14:00 - 14:45+discussion
                                        More details here.   Introduction    Lecture video

  • BNC Science Proposal deadline extended to October 18, 2020

    Fri, 02 Oct, 2020


    In spite of the restrictions affecting the User Program the Budapest Research Reactor in BNC will continue to operate according to the announcd schedule. However, user experiments are only possible to conduct remotely. The management of BNC encourages potential users to submit their proposals - possibly following a discussion with the respective instrument responsible - selecting the remote experiment option in the proposal.  Read more.

  • COVID-19 update #4 - Remote User Operation - Sept 07, 2020 on

    Mon, 07 Sep, 2020


    Due to the recently re-introduced governmental restriction of the international mobility and other regulations to control the spread of the corona virus, until further notice, the user program of BNC is restricted to remote experiments. According to the present plans the reactor operates on the announced schedule. Strict virus-related health regulations and social distancing measures will remain in effect on the reactor premises.

  • Neutrons Job Posting - Diffraction Instrument Scientist

    Wed, 02 Sep, 2020
      The Budapest Neutron Centre management invites applications for a Diffraction Instrument Scientist position on the MTEST neutron diffractometer. The job is initially announced for one year period with option to extension up to tenure. Please distribute this call for application to colleagues who may be interested.


  • CERIC call for proposals now open

    Thu, 27 Aug, 2020
      CERIC call for experiment proposals is now open. CERIC-ERIC 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. Exceptionally, the current Call for Proposal has a single deadline for submission: 1 October 2020, 17:00 CET.
  • BNC webinar #3 on Li-ion batteries

    Fri, 03 Jul, 2020

    BNC webinar #3  "Li-ion batteries: Neutron Scattering Results"
                  by            Mikhail Avdeev (Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, JINR, Dubna, Russia)
                  on            08 July, 2020     14:00 - 14:45 + discussion   
                                 More details here      Lecture video   Video meeting link

  • BNC webinar #2 on Li-ion batteries

    Thu, 18 Jun, 2020


    BNC webinar #2  "Li-ion batteries: New generation Li- and post-Li batteries"
                  by            Robert Kun (Centre for Natural Sciences, Budapest)
                  on            Wednesday 24 June, 2020     14:00 - 14:45+discussion
                                  More details here   Lecture video           Video meeting link

  • BNC webinar #1 on Li-ion batteries

    Wed, 10 Jun, 2020

    BNC webinar #1  "Li-ion batteries - an introduction. Electrochemistry, structure, function"
                  by            László Péter (Dept. Partially Ordered Systems, Wigner RCP Budapest)
                  on            10 June, 2020     14:00 - 14:45+discussion   
                                  More details here.          Lecture video            Video meeting (link).  

  • COVID-19 update #3 - Restart of reactor operation, May 11, 2020

    Wed, 06 May, 2020


    With the partial easing of the national restrictions on COVID-19, it will be possible to restart the Budapest Research Reactor with implementation of strict virus-related health safety regulations and continued social distancing measures. From May 11 2020 on, 2020, the Budapest Research Reactor is planned to be operated according to the previously announced schedule.

  • BNC call for Science Proposals

    Mon, 04 May, 2020

    BNC current beam time proposal


    Next BNC Science Proposal deadline: May 17, 2020
    The present regulations related to the COVID-19 do not allow users to visit the BNC premises. However, after discussions with the instrument responsible remote experiments are possible and are encouraged to conduct. The samples are to be sent in advance to BNC via post and the experiment is performed by the BNC instrument scientist, amid a continuous communication with the user. Please indicate the remote experiment option in your proposal.

  • COVID-19 update #2 - reactor operation suspended

    Thu, 26 Mar, 2020
      In line with the restrictive measures on travel by the Hungarian Government, as well as considering the health of our staff and of the users as a top priority, the user program of BNC has been suspended. Moreover, starting at the end of the 39/16 reactor cycle on 20 March, the operation of the reactor was also suspended.
  • COVID-19 update #1: User operation suspended

    Tue, 17 Mar, 2020
      Due to the corona virus crisis, the BNC reactor schedule will be changed. Starting from 23 March the BNC user operation will be suspended until further notice. The present reactor cycle will end on Friday 14:00 to be followed by a reactor downtime at least until 11 May. The spring beam time proposal submission deadline is postponed. The exact date will be announced in due time.
  • Prof. János Füzi (1960-2020)

    Fri, 31 Jan, 2020
      It is with deepest sadness and sorrow to report that our colleague and friend, Prof. János Füzi, distinguished scientist of BNC, the head of the Neutron Spectroscopy Department, Professor at the University of Pécs  – having lost his few-weeks battle with an invasive illness – passed away on 11 January.
  • CERIC-ERIC Call for proposals

    Wed, 29 Jan, 2020
    Materials & Biomaterials


    CERIC-ERIC offers access  to more than 50 different and complementary state of the art experimental techniques and to support laboratories through a single entry point, distributed in 8 countries, by submission of a single or multi-technique proposal. 
  • BNC Seminar - 30 January, 2020

    Wed, 22 Jan, 2020

    BNC seminar  on  "Mechanical Modelling of Powder Compaction"  (Sine2020 project conducted at BNC)
                  by              Hjalmar Staf  (Sandvik Coromant & Royal Inst. of Techn. Stockholm, Sweden)
                  on              30 January, 2020     14:00 - 14:45   /     KFKI Campus Building 19 lecture hall
                                   More details
     here and here.