News

  • 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 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

     

    BNC webinar 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 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 https://vuo.elettra.trieste.it/ 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.

  • Closure of research reactors shifts landscape for EU neutron community

    Fri, 20 Dec, 2019
     

    Three neutron science research reactors in Europe (JEEP II near Oslo, Norway, BER II, Berlin, Germany and LLB at Saclay, France) have ceased operations in 2019. The “neutron gap” may impact scientific research across multiple fields in physics, materials science, chemistry, biology, medical science and engineering - warn LENS and ENSA.

  • BNC Seminar - 12 November 2019

    Tue, 12 Nov, 2019
     

    BNC seminar  on  "Lyotropic/chromonic liquid crystals based on transition metal complexes"
                  by            Elisabeta I. Szerb (”Coriolan Drăgulescu” Institute of Chemistry, Timişoara, Romania)
                  on            11 December, 2019     14:00 - 14:45   /     KFKI Campus Building 19 lecture hall
                                  More details
     here.

  • Invitation to BNC-ISAC lectures

    Tue, 15 Oct, 2019
     

    Annual meeting of the International Science Advisory Committee of BNC
                                            to be held on
                         Thursday, 17 October, 2019
        KFKI Campus, Bldg. No. 19, Conference Room

  • Imaging in automotive applications

    Tue, 08 Oct, 2019
     

    Neutron tomography quality test to spot defects in electro-rotors - presented to the Automotive Industry. 
    Mr. Tibor Brányik, division manager of TRIGO Group presented a procedure using neutron tomography, developed in cooperation with the Budapest Neutron Centre which - in contrast to widely used X-ray imaging is capable of identifying material defects of bulky electro-rotors. Conference report.

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