Trends and Perspectives in Neutron Scattering: Quantum Materials From Bulk to Nano

JCNS is glad to announce the JCNS Workshop “Trends and Perspectives in Neutron Scattering” that  will take place in Tutzing (Germany) on the shores of the Starnberg lake, from October 13 – 16, 2020.  The conference is organized by the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS), Forschungszentrum Jülich. As a unique probe for studying magnetism, neutron scattering matches the …

Henrik Rønnow elected as new Chair

The ENSA delegates have gathered in Sorbonne University, Paris for the election of the new Chair of ENSA. We are very proud 🙂 to announce that prof. Henrik Rønnow is elected as our new Chair! Henrik has been very actively involved in the business of ENSA of the last years and we look forward to …

Closure of Orphee reactor LLB

The planned closure of the Orphee reactor at Laboratoire Leon Brillouin in Saclay, Paris since a few days means the loss of a great piece of research infrastructure in neutron scattering science. The expertise of the staff involved is of course maintained and applied but training future neutron scientists cannot be done anymore at this …

ECNS 2019: a very successful conference!

An impression of the Saint Petersburg ECNS 2019 conference: the marvelous conference venue MANEGE CENTRAL EXHIBITION HALL in the center of St Petersburg, next to the St. Isaac Cathedral; the opening session on Sunday afternoon by the officials; the 25th celebration of ENSA, celebrated with the user community and a beautiful cake and concert, which …

First Instrumentation & Innovation Prize

The winner of the inaugural 2019 ENSA Neutron Instrumentation and Innovation Award is Markus Appel. “For ground-breaking advances of the neutron back-scattering technique leading to extended dynamic range, higher resolution and better signal-to-noise on the IN16B spectrometer at ILL”. Markus Appel, currently a staff scientist at ILL, has since his PhD from TU Darmstadt devoted …

The 2019 Walter Hälg Prize Winner: Kell Mortensen

Kell has been a world leader in the application of small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) to soft matter systems, in particular, polymers for three decades. He has contributed numerous fundamental advances to our understanding of the thermodynamics and dynamics of soft materials along with developing innovative in-situ techniques. Scientifically his work on Polymer I Block copolymer …