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
1Film coated Si-wafer neutron collimators characterized by transmission experiments and simulations
Jisung Lee, Haruhiro Hiraka∗, Shin-ichiro Yano, Sangjin Cho
Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research A 951, 163015 (2020) ANSTO (IF=1.278)
2Spin dynamics and magnetic ordering in the quasi-one-dimensional S=1/2 antiferromagnet Na2CuSO4C12
M. Fujihala, S. Mitsuda, R. A. Mole, D. H. Yu, I. Watanabe, S. Yano, T. Kuwai, H. Sagayama, T. Kouchi, H. Kamebuchi, and M. Tadokoro
Physical Review B 101, 024410 (2020) ANSTO (IF=3.813)
3Magnon profile on SrRuO3 films studied by inelastic neutron scattering
G. D. Dwivedi*, C.-M. Wu*, Bo-Yu Chen, S. T. Lin, W.-Z. Qiu, S. J. Sun, Guangyong Xu, J. W. Lynn, J. W. Chiou, C.-H Lee, W.-H. Li, S. Yano, and H. Chou
Physical Review B 101, 054403 (2020) ANSTO (IF=3.813)
4Structure and swelling of cross-linked nanocellulose foam
Laila Hossain, Vikram Singh Raghuwanshi, Joanne Tanner, Chun-Ming Wu, Olga Kleinerman, yachin Cohen, and Gil Garner*
J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 568, 234 (2020) ANSTO (IF=6.361)
5Largely Enhanced Ferromagnetism in Bare CuO Nanoparticles by a Small Size Effect
Erdembayalag Batsaikhan, Chi-Hung Lee, Han Hsu, Chun-Ming Wu, Jen-Chih Peng, Ma-Hsuan Ma, Sangaa Deleg, Wen-Hsien Li*
ACS Omega 5, 3849 (2020) ANSTO (IF=2.580)
6Manipulating Spin Alignments of (Y,Lu)1.7Fe17 Intermetallic Compounds via Unusual Thermal Pressure
Yili Cao, Kun Lin, Zhanning Liu, Jinyu Hu, Chin-Wei Wang, Xinzhi Liu, Evgenia Tereshina-Chitrova, Kenichi Kato, Qiang Li, Jinxia Deng, Jun Chen, Hongjie Zhang, and Xianran Xing*
Inorg. Chem. 59, 5247-5251 (2020) ANSTO (IF=4.850)
7Strong Second Harmonic Generation in a Tungsten Bronze Oxide by Enhancing Local Structural Distortion
Kun Lin, Pifu Gong, Shihang Chu, Qiang Li, Zheshuai Lin, Hui Wu, Qingxiao Wang, Jinguo Wang, Moon Kim, Kenichi Kato, Chin-Wei Wang, Xinzhi Liu, Qingzhen Huang, Jun Chen, He Zhu, Jinxia Deng, Xianran Xiang
J. Am. Chen. Soc. 142, 7480-7486 (2020) ANSTO (IF=14.695)
8Magnetic frustration induced liquid-like short-range ordering in cubic Mn1.5Cr1.5O4
G. D. Dwivedi*, C. W. Wang, Sagar Mal Kumawat, and H. Chou*
Appl. Phy. Lett. 116, 182406 (2020) ANSTO (IF=3.521)
9Enhanced magnetic properties and thermal stability of highly ordered ε-Fe3N1+x (-0.12< x < -0.01) nanoparticles
Yong Li, Desheng Pan, Yangtao Zhou Qifeng Kuang, Chinwei Wang, Bing Li, Bingsen Zhang, Jihoon Park, Da Li, Chuljin Choi, Zhidong Zhang
Nanoscale 12,10834-10841 (2020) ANSTO (IF=6.970)
10Gapless spin liquid in a square-kagome lattice antiferromagnet
Masayoshi Fujihala, Katsuhiro Morita, Richard Mole, Setsuo Mitsuda, Takami Tohyama, Shin-ichiro Yano, Dehong Yu, Shigetoshi Sota, Tomohiko Kuwai, Akihiro Koda, Hirotaka Okabe, Hua Lee, Shinichi Itoh, Takafumi Hawai, Takatsugu Masuda, Hajime Sagayama, Akira Matsuo, Koichi Kindo, Seiko Ohira-Kawamura and Kenji Nakajima
Nature Communications https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-17235-z, 3429 (2020) ANSTO (IF=11.800)
11Strong Coupling of Magnetism and Lattice Induces Near Zero Thermal Expansion over Broad Temperature Windows in ErFe10V2-xMox Compounds
Wenjie Li, Kun Lin, Yili Cao, Chengyi Yu, Chin-Wei Wang, Xinzhi Liu, Kenichi Kato, Yilin Wang, Jiaou Wang, Qiang Li, Jun Chen, Jinxia Deng, Hongjie Zhang & Xianran Xing
CCS Chem. 2, 1009-1015 (2020) ANSTO (IF=0.000)
12Room Temperature Magnetic Memory Effect in Cluster-Glassy Fe-Doped NiO Nanoparticles
Ashish Chhaganlal Gandhi, Tai-Yue Li, B. Vijaya Kumar, P. Muralidhar Reddy, Jen-Chih Peng, Chun-Ming Wu and Sheng Yun Wu
Nanomaterials 10, 1318 (2020) ANSTO (IF=4.034)
13The role of “dumbbell” pairs of iron in spin alignments and negative thermal expansion of Lu2Fe17-based intermetallic compounds
Yili Cao, Kun Lin, Zhanning Liu, Jinyu Hu, Chin-Wei Wang, Evgenia Tereshina-Chitrova, Kenichi Kato, Qiang Li, Jinxia Deng, Jun Chen, Hongjie Zhang, Xianran Xing
Inorg. Chem. 59, 11228-11232 (2020) ANSTO (IF=4.850)
14Magnetic ordering and spin dynamics in S = 5/2 staggered triangular lattice antiferromagnet Ba2MnTeO6
Lisi Li, Narendirakumar Narayanan, Shangjian Jin, Jia Yu, Zengjia Liu, Hualei Sun, Chin-Wei Wang, Vanessa K. Peterson, Yun Liu, Sergey Danilkin, Dao-Xin Yao, Dehong Yu, and Meng Wang*
Physical Review B 102, 094413 (2020) ANSTO (IF=3.813)
15Dispersity effects on phase behavior and structural evolution in ultrathin films of a deuterated polystyrene-block-poly(methyl methacrylate) diblock copolymer
Wei-Chen Yang, Jia-Wen Hong, Jung-Hong Chang, Yi-Fang Chen, Andrew Nelson, Yi-Ming Wang, Yeo-Wan Chiang, Chun-Ming Wu*, Ya-Sen Sun*
Polymer 210, 123027 (2020) ANSTO (IF=3.426)
16Current Status of the Taiwanese Cold Triple Axis Spectrometers, SIKA, at ANSTO
Yano Shinichiro, G. N. Iles, J. -Ch. Peng, Ch.-M. Wu
Journal of Surface Investigation: X-ray, Synchrotron and Neutron Techniques 14, S207-S212 (2020) ANSTO (IF=0.359)
17Phytantriol-Based Cubosome Formulation as an Antimicrobial angainst Lipopolysaccharide-Deficient Gram-Negative Bacteria
Xiangfeng Lai, Yue Ding, Chun-Ming Wu, Xiaoyu Chen, Jhih-hang Jiang, Hsien-Yi Hsu, Yajun Wang, Anton P. Le Brun, Jiangning Song, Mei-Ling Han,* Jian Li,* and Hsin-Hui Shen*
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 12, 44485-44498 (2020) ANSTO (IF=8.758)