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-RIHS. Last week saw the first in-person round table discussion of heritage sciences at BNC for quite a while. 14 colleagues from across the BNC attended the meeting including two new members. Read on...
Tue, 01 Feb, 2022
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.
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 www.bnc.hu/schedule.
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
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.
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...
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...
- Sat, 16 Oct, 2021
- Thu, 30 Sep, 2021
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...
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.
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 https://vuo.elettra.trieste.it/ and use a link in the "CERIC Proposal Submission" section.
Fri, 18 Jun, 2021
To submit TNA proposals to the IPERION-HS platforms, please visit https://www.iperionhs.eu/iperionhs-2nd-tna-call-deadline-on-june-30-2021/. 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.
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.
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
- Mon, 10 May, 2021
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.
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
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.
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.