• CETS'23 - 23-28 April, Budapest

    Thu, 26 Jan, 2023
      CETS'23, BNC's 15th Central European Training School on Neutron Techniques will be held 23-28 April. The school is aimed at master and PhD students, post-docs and young researchers. Following the introductory lectures on the theory and on the different neutron techniques by local and international experts (in two and a half days), participants may choose five of the BNC instruments to perform three hour hands-on practices lead by the instrument scientists. Interested? Read more... 
  • BNC Project Progress Talks: Novel Applications of Aerogels

    Mon, 14 Nov, 2022



     BNC 'Project Progress Talk #13': "Characterization of functionalized aerogels and their application 
                                                               for selective sorption of hydrated metal ions"
                                                      by Daniel Pércsi  (University of Debrecen, Hungary)

                                                      on             24 November, 2022    14:30 - 14:45 + discussion   More    Lecture video
         BNC 'Project Progress Talk #12': "Synthesis and structural investigation of borosilicate – PVA hybrid                                                                             aerogels for bone regeneration application"
    by Zoltán Balogh  (University of Debrecen, Hungary)
                                                      on             24 November, 2022    14:00 - 14:25 + discussion   More   Lecture video
  • BNC seminar on the BN-800 fast nuclear reactors

    Mon, 17 Oct, 2022

        BNC seminar on "The BN-800 fast reactors"
    by            János Gadó (Prof. Emeritus, Centre for Energy Research)
                  in                      Building 19 ground floor seminar room, KFKI Campus
                  on               20 October, 2022     14:00 - 14:45 + discussion   Abstract  Ppt slideshow wt sound

  • BNC webinar on the two-step gamma cascade method

    Mon, 12 Sep, 2022

        BNC seminar on "Spectroscopic data and nuclear structure studies using (nth,2γ) reaction and
                                                                      two-step gamma cascade method"
    by            David Knežević (Department of Physics, University of Novi Sad)
                  in                      Building 19 ground floor seminar room, KFKI Campus
                  on               15 September, 2022     14:00 - 14:45 + discussion   Abstract

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

    Thu, 08 Sep, 2022

      "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. (As of May 29, 2021). Award ceremony: 8 September, 2022. Further details about the award, the ceremony and the Lise Meitner laureates here.
  • Modelling SANS of pottery samples

    Tue, 06 Sep, 2022


                                 BNC 'Project Progress Talk #11': "Modelling and evaluation of SANS data of pottery samples"

                                               by   Nicolas Hugot ENSTA - Institute Polytechnique de Paris, France)

                                                              on   8 September, 2022    14:00 - 14:45 + discussion    Abstract

  • Béla Faragó, external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

    Mon, 02 May, 2022

    Béla Faragó -      photo


    Dr. Béla Faragó, head of BNC's International Science Advisory Committee, distinguished scientist of ILL, external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences gave a chair lecture at the HAS entitled "Research at a Large Scale Facility, Institute Laue Langevin (ILL)" attended by many of the Hungarian neutron community, whom he reserved living scientific connections over the decades of working at ILL. 

  • BNC promoting heritage science

    Tue, 01 Feb, 2022


    BNC has been active in analysis of objects of cultural heritage, which has developed into a broad  multidisciplinary field of science of lively international collaborations, such as the IPERION HS approaching its completion and the newly forming E-RIHSLast week saw the first in-person round table discussion of heritage sciences at BNC for quite a while14 colleagues from across the BNC attended the meeting including two new members. Read on...

  • BREAKING – BNC to ease neutron shortage in Europe

    Wed, 19 Jan, 2022

        BNC calls for BNC LENS beam time proposals to accommodate neutron experiments, which have been allocated beam time in any LENS facility's user program but not yet scheduled for any reason - provided that the experiment is technically feasible to accomplish on BNC instruments­. No further refereeing process will be applied. Beside the user experimenter(s) the instrument scientist responsible for the proposal in the other LENS facility is welcome to take part in the experiment. Submission deadline: 22 February, 2022.
  • Season's greetings

    Wed, 22 Dec, 2021

      The BNC management wish the entire staff, users and fans a quiet Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2022. Following an almost two-year period of technical difficulties with the cold neutron source, the research reactor of the Budapest Neutron Centre has performed flawlessly during the automn cycles. Following the winter shutdown the reactor operation is scheduled to restart on 17 January, 2022. The approved reactor schedule for 2022 is available at
  • Science session of the ISAC annual meeting

    Thu, 11 Nov, 2021

        BNC webinar on "TOF spectrometer NEAT at HZB - an overview of the instrument design 
                                         and scientific performance"
                  by            Margarita Russina (Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin)
                  on            11 November, 2021     14:00 - 14:45 + discussion.   Lecture video


       BNC webinar on "Neutrons and bio-systems: exploring cell surface interactions"
                  by             Valeria Maria Rondelli (University of Milano)
                  on            11 November, 2021     15:00 - 15:45 + discussion.   Lecture video


       BNC webinar on "Presentation of the GNeuS program of MLZ institutes for post-doc projects in neutron science                                            and technology"
                  by             Flavio Carsughi (JCNS Science Office, Garching, Germany)
                  on            11 November, 2021     16:00 - 16:20 + discussion.   Lecture video

  • Tutorial lecture on SANS by Prof. José Teixeria

    Wed, 10 Nov, 2021


    Prof. emer. Jose Teixeira (CNRS, LLB Saclay), on his visit to Wigner RCP (host: prof. L. Pusztai), gave a 2-hour hybrid mode tutorial entitled: “Introduction to neutron scattering by disordered matter”. Fundamental concepts of neutron scattering, as applied for studying disordered materials, were introduced. Although the focus of the tutorial was placed on investigating nanoscale structure by SANS, time was devoted to related topics, such as revealing atomic/molecular level structure and dynamics. Instrumentational aspects were also covered. 

  • Facts and Figures - BNC's neutron school to recruit new neutron users

    Fri, 29 Oct, 2021


    CETS2021, BNC's Central European Training School on Neutron Techniques has been successfully completed. The 2021 event was the 14th of the series since launched in 2001. The 15 hour on-line introductory theory course was organized from 4 to 8 October and the 15 hour in-person hands-on training at the BNC neutron instruments from 25 to 28 October. See more...

  • BNC to study Death

    Wed, 27 Oct, 2021


    An iconic artefact of the Hungarian National Museum was x-ray analyzed today in BNC. The Mors figure, an allegorical depiction of Death, is believed to have been made in a workshop in Augsburg, Germany, in the late 16th century. The purpose of the X-ray examination was to obtain information about the preparation technique and the internal structure of the sculpture. See more...

  • BNC webinar on "Evolution of magnetic structures ... of perovskite manganites"

    Sat, 16 Oct, 2021

        BNC webinar on "Evolution of magnetic structures ... of perovskite manganites"
                  by            Indu Dhiman (BNC, Centre for Energy Research, Budapest)
                  on            3 November, 2021     14:00 - 14:45 + discussion.   
                                  Abstract and CV                                              Lecture video

  • Joint BNC - ITPM seminar on neutron & synchrotron studies of magnetism

    Thu, 30 Sep, 2021

        Joint BNC-ITPM seminar on "Large scale facilities and magnetism"
                  by            José María Porro Azpiazu (BCMaterials, Basque Foundation for Science, Leioa, Spain)
                  on            6 Oct, 2021     11:00 - 11:45 + discussion.  Abstract and CV    
                                  KFKI Campus Bldg. 26         Lecture video not available

  • CETS neutron school registration open (UPDATED!)

    Wed, 01 Sep, 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.
  • 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.