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Hyderabad, India will host the 24th Congress & General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography 2017 from 21 – 28 August 2017. We extend a warm welcome to all crystallographers from across the world!

The program is cutting edge with 3 plenaries, 40 keynotes, 119 microsymposia, regular and e-posters, commercial exhibits, satellite meetings, workshops and official meetings of the IUCr. A parallel program on science related matters and outreach is also planned. This will be a state of the art international meeting set in the unique ambience of India.

Bursary applications for students, registrations and abstract submissions will be accepted on line starting 1 December, 2016.

Hyderabad is a modern city of 9 million people. Its iconic symbol is the Charminar or four minarets, which draws its inspiration from the tetragonal crystal system. It is the central motif in our logo for IUCr 2017.

Hyderabad International Airport has a wide range of connections through hubs in the Gulf, South East Asia and Europe. Of course, one can also fly in through Delhi, Mumbai or just about any major airport in India. The Congress venue, Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) is on par with the best Congress destinations around the world and equipped with the finest technological, communication, digital and audio-visual tools.

We are sure that IUCr 2017 will be an experience to remember for everyone.

IUCr Policy:
The policy of the IUCr is that strong emphasis should be given to provide a programme that is balanced with respect to gender and nationality.

ICSU Scientific Freedom Policy Statement:
The Organizing Committee of the 24th Congress & General Assembly of the IUCr 2017 shall observe the basic policy of non-discrimination and affirms the right and freedom of scientists to associate in international scientific activity without regard to such factors as ethnic origin, religion, citizenship, language, political stance, gender, sex or age, in accordance with the Statutes of the International Council for Science. At this meeting no barriers will exist which would prevent the participation of bona fide scientists.


SIKA1 - Latest News | 2017-02-05 20:04:42 ~ 2021-05-17 15:09:03


在剛發表的國際期刊(Physical Review B)中,彭教授使用SIKA研究(Ni0.4Mn0.6)TiO3單晶中的空間自旋 - 自旋關聯性和自旋弛滯過程。


團隊使用SIKA散射儀研究自旋 - 自旋相關性的維數和自旋系統的通用性類。發現空間相關性在平面上比平面之外大三倍以上,但是兩個方向上的弛豫過程在彼此的實驗誤差內。

原文請參考 "Correlations and dynamics of spins in an XY-like spin-glass (Ni0.4Mn0.6)TiO3 single crystal system", R. S. Solanki, S. -H. Hsieh, C. H. Du, G. Deng, C. W. Wang, J. S. Gardner, H. Tonomoto, T. Kimura and W. F. Pong

Phys. Rev. B 95, 024425 (2017)


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Next call for proposals: Deadline 16 October 2016

ISIS neutron and muon instruments are free to use for academic and industry researchers, provided results from experiments at ISIS are published in the public domain.

New users are always welcome at ISIS and we are constantly encouraging new areas of research that can flourish. ISIS scientists and the User Office can help you with your beam time proposal, and all ISIS users receive a high level of support during experiments.

Apply for ISIS beam time using the ISIS Online Proposal System

The NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) offers neutron scattering and chemical analysis instruments to all qualified users.


The next deadline for receipt of proposals is Thursday, September 22, 2016.

Note that continuation proposals are no longer a separate category, and the deadline applies to all proposals, except for Quick Access proposals. All proposals will be critically reviewed for scientific merit by experts external to the NCNR.


For this proposal round:

You must have an account on the new NCNR Information Management System (NCNR-IMS) to submit a proposal. Go to the login link on the upper left hand side of our home page. Login if you have an account, or create an account if you do not. Your email address is your user ID. It may be that you may already have an account of which you are unaware. You will know this if you try to create an account referring to an existing account with the same email address. We can send you your password in the latter case, or if you have forgotten your password. PLEASE do not create duplicate or mutiple accounts.

More details please click here

Deadline 15 September 2016


ANSTO is now calling for proposals for the following neutron-beam instruments and facilities:


ECHIDNA (high-resolution powder diffractometer)
WOMBAT (high-intensity powder diffractometer)
KOALA (Laue diffractometer)
KOWARI (strain scanner)
TAIPAN (thermal 3-axis spectrometer)
SIKA (cold 3-axis spectrometer)
PELICAN (time-of-flight spectrometer)
QUOKKA (small-angle neutron scattering instrument)
BILBY (time-of-flight small-angle neutron scattering instrument)
KOOKABURRA (ultra-small-angle neutron scattering instrument)
PLATYPUS (neutron reflectometer)
DINGO (neutron radiography, tomography and imaging station) 
EMU (high-resolution backscattering spectrometer)

Biological and Chemical Deuteration (at the National Deuteration Facility - NDF)
SAXS (Bruker Small-Angle X-ray Scattering instrument)
X-ray Reflectometer
Physical Properties Measurement System

- Click here for more information.

Proposal Deadline
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 11:59 a.m. (EDT)

This call is for experiments anticipated to run January through June 2017.

Detail can be check from here

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以上文件皆須以英文書寫,請於申請截止日期2015/12/15前將第(1)(2)(3)項寄至neutron@nsrrc.org.tw,第(4)項由推薦者直接Mail neutron@nsrrc.org.tw 或郵寄至新竹市科學園區新安路101號中子小組收。


徵選結果將於2016 115公布。


國家同步輻射研究中心 科學研究組中子小組


TEL: +886-3-578-0281 ext.8208, 7260

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SIKA1 - Latest News | 2015-06-08 18:47:16

Neutron and X-ray Diffraction Workshop

National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center

27-28th of June 2015

A two day meeting on diffraction will be held by NSRRC at Hsinchu on June 27th and 28th. Invited speakers will give presentations on both the technique and the scientific challenges addressed by neutron and X-ray diffraction. Registration is free, but space is limited. Applications will be taken from the 15th of May and accepted participants will be informed before 20th of June. To register, please submit an abstract (200 ~ 300 words in English) describing your research interests and how diffraction studies can help, and send it to the following email address: wang.cw@nsrrc.org.tw


SIKA1 - Latest News | 2015-06-02 15:46:04 ~ 2021-05-17 15:10:52

Diffraction is a standard technique to study arrangements of atoms (crystal structure), alignment, texture and grain structure in hard matter. Similar issues arise in soft matter, where material properties (e.g. mechanical functioning, transport properties, internal surface, optical properties etc) are highly influenced by analogues to these quantities formed by the arrangements of ensembles of molecules, often in a solvent, such as amphilipilic molecules or polymers rather than atoms. The structures formed consequentially occur at longer length-scales, and the role of thermal motions is quite different.

This meeting brings together those working in highly ordered forms of soft matter from biology, polymer science and the colloidal domain with the following objectives:

  • Bringing together a community working in this science field.
  • Discussing instrumentation, and in particular the specific characteristics which are peculiar to these investigations.
  • Defining specific requirements for neutron instruments to enable such research.

The program will have both oral and poster presentations.

Starts 7 Sep 2015 09:00
Ends 8 Sep 2015 16:00
Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry, Prague
Heyrovského nám.2 162 06 Praha 6 - Břevnov Czech Republic

attendees include :

  • Esko Oksanen (ESS)

  • Markus Strobl (ESS) “Status of facility and instrumentation”

  • Robert Corkery (KTH, Sweden) “Neutron Diffraction Studies of Organization in Photosynthetic Organisms”

  • Kell Mortensen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark )

  • Gary Bryant (RMIT University, Australia ) “Structure Factor in Hard Sphere Suspensions”

  • Borislav Angelov (Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Czech Republic)

  • Andrei Petoukhov (Utrecht University, Netherlands) “Self-assembly of anisotropic colloids: microradian x-ray diffraction”

  • Jörg Pieper (University of Tartu, Estonia)

  • Liliana DeCampo (ANSTO, Australia)

Click here to go to the website.



科技部“台灣中子散射實驗設施之應用推廣及用戶培育計畫” 2015年第一期中子計畫線上申請將於2015年1月5日24:00截止。

B.請以英文填寫附件「NSRRC Neutron Proposal Form」,並存成PDF檔於【步驟四:計畫背景】中上傳。

為了讓中子經費能更有效的應用並支援更多的中子實驗,本期通過審核之中子實驗計畫將採用新的中子差旅補助辦法,詳細規則如附件Neutron Travel Rules。
詳細申請程序請參閱附檔(neutron proposal submission_step by step)及中子散射實驗補助用戶管理作業說明 (http://portal.nsrrc.org.tw/uao/Neutron/Regulation.php)

SIKA儀器介紹,請參考「中子小組網站 」 http://nsrrc.com/neutron/neutron_group/sika.php
ANSTO儀器介紹,請參考「ANSTO網站 」http://www.ansto.gov.au/ResearchHub/Bragg/Facilities/Instruments/index.htm


中子小組 謹上
Tel: +886-3-578-0281 ext. 8208, 7260
E-mail: neutron@nsrrc.org.tw


國家同步輻射研究中心邀請friendly users申請2014年SIKA (冷中子三軸散射實驗站)中子實驗計畫,線上申請將於2014年11月21日23:59截止。

請用戶於User Portal (http://portal.nsrrc.org.tw/index.php) 線上申請,申請步驟詳附件(neutron proposal submission_step by step)。

B.請以英文填寫附件「NSRRC Neutron Research Proposal」,並存成PDF檔於【步驟四:計畫背景】中上傳。
C. Beam time將會安排在2015/02~2015/06。
D. 此次SIKA實驗計畫申請乃針對friendly users,亦即用戶可於實驗時觀看SIKA儀器科學家操作儀器,進行討論,但不得直接操作SIKA儀器。

為了讓中子經費能更有效的應用並支援更多的中子實驗,本期通過審核之中子實驗計畫將採用新的中子差旅補助辦法,詳細規則如附件Neutron Travel Rules。
詳細申請程序請參閱附檔(neutron proposal submission_step by step)及中子散射實驗補助用戶管理作業說明 (http://portal.nsrrc.org.tw/uao/Neutron/Regulation.php).

1.中子小組網站 : http://nsrrc.com/neutron/neutron_group/sika.php
2. ANSTO網站 : http://www.ansto.gov.au/ResearchHub/Bragg/Facilities/Instruments/Sika/index.htm

Dear Users,

SIKA (Cold Neutron Triple Axis Spectrometer) Call for Proposals is now open to friendly users. The deadline is 23:59, November 21st, 2014.

To submit your proposal, please go to User Portal at portal.nsrrc.org.tw. After login, please choose from the menu: Proposal  Neutron  Apply; then Follow the instructions and complete each step.

A. This call for proposals is identified as N-2014-3.
B. Please fill out the form of “NSRRC Neutron Research Proposal” (as attached) in English, save it as a PDF file, and upload it at STEP 4.
C. SIKA beamtime will be allocated between February and June, 2015.
D. This call for proposals is desinated for friendly users who will participate in the experiment by watching and discussing the scans and results with the local contact who performs the experiment. Friendly users are not allowed or expected to do any work by themselves.

For proposal submission procedure and related information, please see http://portal.nsrrc.org.tw/uao/Neutron/Regulation.php


More information on SIKA, please visit
1. Neutron Group website: http://nsrrc.com/neutron/neutron_group/sika.php
2. ANSTO website: http://www.ansto.gov.au/ResearchHub/Bragg/Facilities/Instruments/Sika/index.htm


中子小組 謹上
Neutron Group
National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center
Tel: +886-3-578-0281 ext. 8208, 7260
E-mail: neutron@nsrrc.org.tw


~Neutron Sciences Call for Proposals

Proposals for beam time at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) will be accepted via the web-based proposal system until NOON EASTERN TIME, Wednesday, October 15, 2014.  This call is for experiments anticipated to run January through June 2015.
Proposals will be reviewed for feasibility, safety, and potential for high-impact science.  Users for approved projects must complete access and training requirements prior to beginning experiments. Specific information about this call and about each of the instruments available during this experimental period is included on the ORNL Neutron Sciences web site at http://neutrons.ornl.gov/.  To learn more about submitting a proposal for beam time, go to http://neutrons.ornl.gov/users/proposals.shtml or directly to the proposal system at www.ornl.gov/sci/iums/ipts/.
Laura Morris Edwards, PhD
Neutron Sciences User Program Manager
Oak Ridge National Laboratory


為了讓中子經費能更有效的應用並支援更多的中子實驗,本期通過之中子計畫將施行新的中子差旅補助辦法,詳細規則如附件Neutron rules。
          期別                  申請截止日期
       第二期(2014-2)                   2014/07/31
Neutron Group
National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center
Tel: +886-3-578-0281 ext. 7213, 7260
Fax: +886-3-579-0572
E-mail: neutron@nsrrc.org.tw

~New Frontiers in Neutron Macromolecular Crystallography Workshop
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Spallation Neutron Source
July 16-18, 2014
This meeting will bring together scientists to discuss new opportunities for research at the two advanced neutron user facilities (SNS and HFIR) at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Users now have access to some of the world’s most intense neutron beamlines for studying the structure of biological systems using neutron macromolecular crystallography (NMC). 

The advent of the SNS and the construction of MaNDi provide a new and exciting opportunity for NMC to become a routine and essential structural tool for enzymology, structural biology and functional genomics. In order to satisfy the needs of the structural biology community, a dedicated, high-resolution time-of-flight single crystal macromolecular neutron diffractometer (MaNDi) has been constructed at the SNS and is now operational.

An important function of the meeting will be to introduce current and future MNC users to the new beamlines at ORNL and provide lectures on structure refinement using PHENIX and nCNS. New developments will be described that greatly enhance structure refinement.

Scholarships for attendance are available from:
• Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences for those attendees from EPSCOR states (Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands). For details, please visit http://jins.tennessee.edu/epscor/index.html for the application form and contact Hope Moore at hmoore2@utk.edu.
• The ORAU Travel Grants Program provides up to $800 to facilitate travel by a faculty member from an ORAU Sponsoring or Associate Institution or Branch Campus. Visits can be to collaborate with researchers at ORNL, Y-12, ORAU laboratories or work sites, or another ORAU institution. To apply, visit the ORAU Members Universities page, find your school, and contact your member councilor, who can submit a proposal for travel funding to the ORAU University Partnerships Office through the Members Only section of that site.
More information can be found at this link http://neutrons.ornl.gov/conf/nmc2014

Leighton Coates
Biology and Soft Matter Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008, Bldg. 8600, MS-6475
Oak Ridge, TN  37831-6475
E-mail coatesl@ornl.gov

~Neutron Scattering Science Call for Proposals

Proposals for beam time at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) will be accepted via the web-based proposal system until NOON EASTERN TIME, Wednesday, February 26, 2014.  This call is for experiments anticipated to run July through December 2014.
Proposals will be reviewed for feasibility, safety, and potential for high-impact science.  Users for approved projects must complete access and training requirements prior to beginning experiments. Specific information about this call and about each of the instruments available during this experimental period is included on the ORNL Neutron Sciences web site at http://neutrons.ornl.gov/.  To learn more about submitting a proposal for beam time, go to http://neutrons.ornl.gov/users/proposals.shtml or directly to the proposal system at www.ornl.gov/sci/iums/ipts/.
Laura Morris Edwards, PhD
Neutron Sciences User Program Manager
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

We are pleased to announce that the first Workshop on Strain/Stress Scanning and Imaging for Engineering Applications (SIEA '14) will take place on April 1 - 2, 2014, at Lucas Heights, NSW.

ANSTOAINSE, and NCAM are joining forces to help the Australian industry and academia to increase the knowledge and practical skills of our engineers and researchers in the use of neutron engineering instruments. 

This short workshop will provide a brief introduction to the unique strain-scanning and imaging beam lines available at ANSTO.

The aim the workshop is to familiarize the engineering academia and industry with the instruments' capabilities, the various data-processing methods, and the practical use of experimental outcomes in the design and integrity assessment of engineering components. 

The workshop will focus on the following key topics:

  • Stress evaluation using diffraction techniques
  • Neutron radiography and tomography
  • Industrial applications of neutron residual-stress measurements and imaging
  • Complementary techniques for residual-stress measurements and imaging

- See more at: http://www.ansto.gov.au/Events/SIEA2014/index.htm

Oak Ridge National Laboratory-Call for Proposals

Neutron Scattering Science-Due Wednesday 26th Feb, 2014.

Please refer the link:


Call for Proposals concerning muSR Experiments at SMuS (Call 1/2014)


Round 1/2014

Deadline for Proposals: December 9, 2013, midnight (Swiss time)

This call is open for the instruments DOLLY, GPD, GPS, HAL-9500, LEM and LTF

SIKA1 - Latest News | 2013-11-28 17:32:15

Neutron Instrument Scientists

Neutron Instrument Scientists

·         Term Position - Full Time | $89k - $116k +15.4% super

·         Small-angle neutron scattering, back-scattering neutron spectrometry, or neutron imaging


The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is home to Australia’s nuclear science and technical expertise. More than 1000 scientists, engineers and experts work at ANSTO and use nuclear science and technology to answer the big questions in the world around us – improving health outcomes, increasing our understanding of the environment and climate change and identifying new opportunities for Australian industry. 
We operate much of our country’s landmark science facilities including one of the world’s most modern nuclear research reactors (OPAL). Importantly, ANSTO is helping to improve our health with one in two Australians benefitting from the nuclear medicines produced using the OPAL research reactor while being treated for serious illnesses such as heart disease and cancer.

About the position

ANSTO is one of Australia’s foremost scientific research and development organisations, focused on delivering the benefits of nuclear science to the Australian community. Based in Sydney, we operate the 20 MW OPAL Reactor which provides neutrons to a suite of 13 instruments, and have built up our team of scientists at the Bragg Institute to the point that we are the leading group of neutron scatterer’s in the Southern Hemisphere. 

The Bragg Institute has the opportunity for suitably qualified scientists to step up into a position of Instrument Scientist on one of three newly constructed neutron-scattering instruments, BILBY, DINGO, and EMU.  We are particularly interested in applicants with experience in small-angle scattering (neutron or X-ray), back-scattering neutron scattering, or radiography and tomography (neutron or X-ray).

BILBY is our time-of-flight small-angle neutron-scattering instrument, which is particularly suited to kinetic experiments on nanoscale structures such as polymers, biological molecules, defect structures in metals, ceramics, and geological specimens, as well as magnetic clusters and flux-line lattices.

DINGO is Australia’s first neutron imaging station and enables neutron radiography and tomography in an analogous manner to X-ray radiography and tomography.  The main differences are the different contrast between elements and the greater penetration with neutrons. Neutron radiography is particularly suited to location and mapping of hydrogenous materials inside metallic or ceramic objects, including the flow of fuels and lubricants in engines, and non-destructive imaging of rare fossils and valuable ancient artefacts.

EMU is a high-resolution back-scattering spectrometer with energy resolution between 1 and 30 micro-eV especially suited to studies of water diffusion, dynamics of proteins, and quantum tunnelling of small molecular groups.

For further details about all three instruments, see http://www.ansto.gov.au/ResearchHub/Bragg/Facilities/Instruments/index.htm

The Instrument Scientists are responsible for the development and running of neutron scattering instruments, developing the user community, and leading research.

Duties and responsibilities

·         Providing scientific and technical support and advice to neutron users

·         Develop relationships with user communities and ensure positive user experiences.

·         Conducting leading edge research

·         Requirements:
- PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Materials Science, Engineering, or a related discipline (essential)
- Post-doctoral experience in a relevant discipline (desirable)
- Experience of neutron scattering or synchrotron radiation, including data analysis thereof (essential)
- A track record of publication and an ability to contribute to research profiles
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Why join ANSTO?

ANSTO employees are passionate about what they do. We enjoy being part of an organisation making a difference in the lives of Australians.

We support and reward our employees through eligibility for:

·         Training, development and mentoring opportunities

·         Performance based salary increases

·         Work-life balance with generous leave entitlements and flexible conditions

Located in the Sutherland Shire, we have free onsite parking, a swimming pool, lunchtime sporting competitions and a delicious onsite café with relaxing break-out areas.

If you want to join a world class organisation that’s making a difference in the lives of Australians, apply now!

For further information please view the Position Information Package or contact Jessica Haines (02) 9717 3359 or Regan Beckinsale on (02) 9717 3575. To be eligible for appointment, applicants will require a security and medical assessment, Australian citizenship is preferred. Applications must be submitted online.

Applications close: 11 December 2013

Please follow the link to the position information package

How to apply:

·         If you have NOT registered with our Online Application System, you can begin your Application by clicking the 'Begin' button.

·         If you are unsure if you have registered before, click here and follow the steps.

·         FORGOTTEN YOUR LOGIN DETAILS? click here and follow the steps.

·         If you want to preview the Application form prior to logging in,click here

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SIKA1 - Latest News | 2013-11-21 21:52:52



  2014 年中子用戶執行委員會
職稱 姓名 單位
主席 李文献 國立中央大學物理系
副主席 賴喜美 國立台灣大學農化系
委員 姓名 單位
當然委員 陳俊榮 國家同步輻射研究中心
當然委員 Jason Gardner 國家同步輻射研究中心
當然委員  周雄 國立中山大學物理系
選任委員 林滄浪 國立清華大學工程與系統科學系
選任委員 林昭吟 國立台灣大學凝態科學研究中心
選任委員 黃爾文 國立中央大學化學工程與材料工
學生委員 歐陽宗煜 國立台灣大學凝態科學研究中心


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