Neutron Group

To provide Taiwanese users a world-class neutron experimental facility, National Science Council (NSC) funded the construction of a cold neutron triple-axis spectrometer, which is carried out by National Central University. The Taiwan-Australian neutron instrument SIKA is located at Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO), near Sydney, Australia. NSRRC took over the instrument in 2013 and has since commissioned the instrument and introduced it into the international user program. NSRRC is also responsible for the promotion of neutron research and user cultivation in Taiwan. Below is a link to the first annual report of the neutron program. This will hopefully stimulate many to think about using neutrons for their research in condensed matter.

The major tasks of Neutron Group are:

To run and maintain ANSTO-SIKA.

To provide experiment technique support to Taiwan users at ANSTO (Small angle neutron scattering, Power diffraction neutron scattering, Inelastic neutron scattering, etc.).

To execute Ministry of Science and Technology neutron cultivation program, review and provide finacial support to Taiwanese users to perform neutron experiments at ANSTO and other international neutron facilities.

To execute and broaden related scientific and technological applications of neutron scattering.

To promote the domestic neutron scattering research and cultivate the neutron users.

Group members

English NameJob Description
Shih-Chun ChungNeutron Group Leader
Chun-Ming WuSmall Angle Neutron Scattering instrument scientist
Jen-Chih PengDevelopment and maintenance of instrument control software
Chin-Wei WangPowder Diffraction Instrument Scientist
Shin-ichiro YanoTriple-axis spectrometer instrument scientist
Tzu-Yen HuangReflectometry instrument scientist
Publication: 
1Dual lattice incommensurabilities and enhanced lattice perfection by low-temperature thermal annealing in photoelectric (CH3NH3)PbBr3
Wen-Hsien Li,* Chi-Hung Lee, Tsu-Yin Ling, Ma-Hsuan Ma, Pai-Chun Wei, Jr-Hau He, Chun-Min Wu, Jen-Chih Peng, Guangyong Xu, Yang Zhao, and Jeffrey W. Lynn
Phys. Rev. M 5, 025401 (2021) ANSTO/NIST (IF=3.337)
2Formulation of magnetic nanocomposites for intracellular delivery of micro-RNA for MYCN inhibition
Ndumiso Vukile Mdlovu, Kuen-Song Lin, Yun Chen, Chun-Ming Wu
Colloids and Surface A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 615, 126264 (2021) ANSTO (IF=3.990)
3Charge transfer enhanced magnetic correlations in type‐II multiferroic Co3TeO6
Chi‐Hung Lee, Erdembayalag Batsaikhan, Ma‐Hsuan Ma, Wen‐Hsien Li*, Chin‐Wei Wang, Chun‐Min Wu, Hung‐Duen Yang, Jeffrey W. Lynn, and Helmuth Berger
Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society 68, 395-402 (2021) NIST (IF=1.210)
4Solid electrolyte interphase layer formation on mesophase graphite electrodes with different electrolytes studied by small-angle neutron scattering
C. M. Wu, L. Saravanan, H.-Y. Chen, P.-I. Pan, C.-S. Tsao, C.-C. Chang*
Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society 68, 434-443 (2021) ANSTO (IF=1.210)
5Molecular dynamics simulation combined with small-angle X-ray/neutron scattering defining solution-state protein structures
S.-W. Lin, K.-H. Su, Y.-Q. Yeh, U. S. Jeng, C. M. Wu, H.-C. Yang
Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society 68, 403-408 (2021) ANSTO (IF=1.210)
6Targeted delivery of LM22A-4 by cubosomes protects retinal ganglion cells in an experimental glaucoma model
Y. Ding, S. H. Chow, J. Chen, A. P. L. Brun, C. -M. Wu, A. P. Duff, Y. Wang, J. Song, J.-H. Wang, V. H. Y. Wong, D. Zhao, T. Nishimura, T,-H. Lee, C. E. Conn, H.-Y. Hsu, B. V. Bui, G.-S. Liu*, and H.-H. Shen*
Acta Biomaterialia 126, 433-444 (2021) ANSTO (IF=7.242)
7Substrate-dependent arrangements of the subunits of the BAM complex determined by neutron reflectometry
Xiaoyu Chen, Yue Ding, Rebecca S. Bamert, Anton P. Le Brun, Anthony P. Duff, Chun-Ming Wu, Hsien-Yi Hsu, Takuya Shiota, Trevor Lithgow,* and Hsin-Hui Shen
BBA - Biomembranes 1863, 183587 (2021) ANSTO (IF=3.400)
8Boosting Oxygen Reduction Activity and Enhancing Stability through Structural Transformation of Layered Lithium Manganese Oxide
Xuepeng Zhong, M`hamed Oubla, Xiao Wang, Zeng Huiyan, Yangyang Huang, Shaofei Wang, Kun Liu, Jian Zhou, Lunhua He, Haihong Zhong, Nicolas Alonso Vante, Chin-Wei Wang, Wen-Bin Wu, Hong-Ji Lin, Chien-Te Chen, Zhiwei Hu, Yunhui Huang, Jiwei Ma
Nature Communications 12, 3136 (2021). ANSTO (IF=12.121)
9Magnetic structures and spin reorientation in the B-site disordered perovskite PrFe0.5Cr0.5O3
Chin-Wei Wang, Yu-Hui Liang, En-Pei Liu, Andrew J. Studer, W. T. Chen, and Chao-Hung Du*
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 538, 168273 (2021) ANSTO (IF=2.717)
10Zero thermal expansion and strong covalent binding of VB2 compound
Yili Cao, Weihua Ji, Kun Lin*, Huitong Lin, Qiang Li, Chin-Wei Wang, Na Wang, Jinxia Deng, Jun Chen, and Xianran Xing*
Inorg. Chem. 60, 1005-10099, (2021) ANSTO (IF=4.840)
11A cost-effective Li-ion-conducting chloride solid electrolyte with high humidity tolerance
Kai Wang, Qingyong Ren Zhenqi Gu, Chaomin Duan, Jinzhu Wang, Feng Zhu, Yuanyuan Fu, Jipeng Hao, Jinfeng Zhu, Lunhua He, Chin-Wei Wang, Yingying Lu, Jie Ma and Cheng Ma
Nature Communications 12, 4410 (2021) ANSTO (IF=12.121)
12Ultrawide temperature range super-Invar behavior of R2(Fe,Co)17 materials (R = rare earth)
Yili Cao, Kun Lin, Sergii Khmelevskyi, Maxim Avdeev, Keith M. Taddei, Qiang Zhang, Qingzhen Huang, Qiang Li, Kenichi Kato, Chiu Chung Tang, Alexandra Gibbs, Chin-Wei Wang, Jinxia Deng, Jun Chen, Hongjie Zhang, and Xianran Xing
Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 055501 (2021) ANSTO (IF=8.385)
13Solvency and salt addition influence the photoresponsivity and fluorescence in an azobenzene-containing block copolymer
Jing-Yao Ma, Kai-Ling Hsu, Jitendra P. Mata, Chun-Ming Wu, Chieh-Tsung Lo*
Polymer 228, 123941 (2021) ANSTO (IF=4.329)
14Plateau-like magnetocaloric effect in layered intermetallic compounds activated by tripled magnetic cell
X. X. Wang, W. Q. Wang, W. D. Hutchison, F. Su, Y. F. Xue, C. W. Wang, W. Sun, J. M. Cadogan, S. J. Campbell, Z. X. Cheng* and J. L. Wang*
Materials Today Physics 21, 100501 (2021) ANSTO (IF=9.298)
15In vitro study of doxorubicin-loaded thermo- and pH-tunable carriers for targeted drug delivery to liver cancer cells
Sikhumbuzo Charles Kunene, Kuen-Song Lin*, Meng-Tzu Weng*, Maria Janin, Carrera Espinoz,Chun-MingWu
Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 104, 93-105 (2021). ANSTO (IF=5.278)
16Flower-like Micelles of Polyethylene Oxide End-Capped with Cholesterol
Behrad Kangarlou, Rasika Dahanayake, Ian J. Martin, Dennis Ndaya, Chun-Ming Wu, Rajeswari M. Kasi,* Elena E. Dormidontova,* and Mu-Ping Nieh*
Macromolecules 54, 8960-8970 (2021) ANSTO (IF=5.918)
17Understanding the correlation between orbital degree of freedom, lattice-striction and magneto-dielectric coupling in ferrimagnetic Mn1.5Cr1.5O4
Gopeshwar Dhar Dhar Dwivedi, Sagarmal Kumawat, Peter Tsung-Wen Yen, Chin-Wei Wang, K Devi Chandrasekhar, Amish G. Joshi, Hung-Duen Yang, Shin-Ming Huang , Hsiung Chou
J. Phys.: Condens. Matter. 33, 505802 (2021) ANSTO (IF=2.332)
18Commensurate and incommensurate magnetic structure of moderately frustrated antiferromagnet Li2M(WO4)2, M = Co, Ni
Sunil K. Karna*, C. W. Wang*, R. Sankar, D. Temple, and M. Avdeev
Phys. Rev. B 104, 134435 (2021). ANSTO (IF=3.575)
19Striping of orbital-order with charge-disorder in optimally doped manganites
Wei-Tin Chen, Chin-Wei Wang, Ching-Chia Cheng, Yu-Chun Chuang, Arkadiy Simonov, Nicholas C. Bristowe, Mark S. Senn
Nat. Commun. 12, 6319 (2021) ANSTO (IF=12.121)
20Coherent spin rotation-induced zero thermal expansion in MnCoSi-based helical magnets
Jun Liu , Bei Ding, Yuan Yao, Xuekui Xi, Zhenxiang Cheng, Jianli Wang, Chin-Wei Wang, Guangheng Wu*
NPG Asia Materials 13, 70 (2021). ANSTO (IF=10.481)
21Distributions of Deuterates Polystyrene Chains in Perforated Layers of Blend Films of a Symmetric Polystyrene-block-poly(methyl methacrylate)
Jia-Wen Hong, Yi-Qing Jian, Yim-Ping Liao, Hsiang-Ho Hung, Tze-Yen Huang, Andrew Nelson, I-Yu Tsao, Chun-Ming Wu, Ya-Sen Sun*
Langmuir 37, 13046-13058 (2021) ANSTO (IF=3.882)
22Extremely space- and time-limited phonon propagation from electron-lattice scattering induced by Sb/Bi codoping in Ge0.86Sb0.08Bi0.06Te single crystal
Ma-Hsuan Ma, Chun-Min Wu, Tsu-Yin Ling, Erdembayalag Batsaikhan, Wen-Hsien Li*, Vankayala Krishna Ranganayakul, Yang-Yuan Chen
Phys. Rev. Mater. 5, 114602 (2021) ANSTO (IF=3.337)