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: 
1The role of intrinsic stacking fault in facilitating the pressure-induced phase transition in CoCrFeMnNi high entropy alloys
Chih-Ming Lin*, Ching-Pao Wang, Sean R. Shieh, Yao-Jen Chang, Tony Huang, Dong-Zhou Zhang, Chin-Wei Wang, An-Chou Yeh, Jenh-Yih Juang*
Materials Chemistry and Physics 275, 125273 (2022) ANSTO (IF=4.094)
2Antiferromagnetic spin correlations above the bulk ordering temperature in NiO nanoparticles: Effect of extrinsic factors
Tai-Yue Li, Ming-Kang Ho, Tus-En Hsu, Hsin-Hao Chiu, Kuan-Ting Wu, Jen-Chih Peng, Chun-Ming Wu, Ting Shan Chan, B. Vijaya Kumar, P. Muralidhar Reddy, Shyue-Chu Ke, Chia-Liang Cheng, Ashish Chhaganlal Gandhi*, Sheng Yun Wu*
Appl. Surf. Sci. 578, 152081 (2022) ANSTO (IF=6.610)
3Non-conventional superconductivity in magnetic In and Sn nanoparticles
Ma‑Hsuan Ma, Erdembayalag Batsaikhan, Huang‑Nan Chen, Ting‑Yang Chen, Chi‑Hung Lee, Wen‑Hsien Li*, Chun‑Ming Wu, and Chin‑Wei Wang
Sci. Rep. 12, 775 (2022) ANSTO (IF=4.379)
4Magnetic ordering in the rhombohedral α-DyGa3
Meng-Ru Cong, Chin-Wei Wang*, Wei-Jun Ren**, M. Avdeev, Chris D. Ling, Fei Gao, Bing Li, Zhi-Dong Zhang
J. Alloys Compd. 903, 163906 (2022). ANSTO (IF=5.316)
5A polytherapy based approach to combat antimicrobial resistance using cubosomes
Xiangfeng Lai, Mei-Ling Han, Yue Ding, Seong Hoong Chow, Anton P. Le Brun, Chun-Ming Wu, Phillip J. Bergen, Jhih-hang Jiang, Hsien-Yi Hsu, Benjamin W. Muir, Jacinta White, Jiangning Song, Jian Li, Hsin-Hui Shen*
Nature Communications 13, 343 (2022). ANSTO (IF=12.121)
6Evolution from helical to colinear ferromagnetic order of the Eu2+ spins in RbEu(Fe1-xNix)4As4 superconductors
Qianhui Xu, Yi Liu, Sijie Hao, Jiahui Qian, Cheng Su, Chin-Wei Wang, Thomas Hansen, Zhendong Fu, Yixi Su, Wei Li, Guang-Han Cao*, Yinguo Xiao*, Wentao Jin*
Phys. Rev. Res. 4, 013077 (2022). ANSTO (IF=0.000)
7Neutron Spectroscopy Evidence on the Dual Nature of Magnetic Excitations in a van der Waals Metallic Ferromagnet Fe2.72GeTe2
Song Bao, Wei Wang, Yanyan Shangguan, Zhengwei Cai, Zhao-Yang Dong, Zhentao Huang, Wenda Si, Zhen Ma, Ryoichi Kajimoto, Kazuhiko Ikeuchi, Shin-ichiro Yano, Shun-Li Yu*, Xiangang Wan, Jian-Xin Li*, Jinsheng Wen*
Phys. Rev. X 12, 011022 (2022) ANSTO (IF=15.762)
8Manipulating the structures and photoresponsive properties of an azobenzene-containing triblock copolymer by changing solvency and adding salts
Yu-Shen Wu, Jin-Yao Ma, Jitendra P. mata, Chunming Wu, Kai-Ling Hsu, Chien-Tsung Lo*
J. Mol. Liq. 348, 118013 (2022). ANSTO (IF=5.850)
9Neutron diffraction and linear Grüneisen parameter studies of magnetism in NdFe2Ga8
Xingyu Wang, Cuixiang Wang, Bo Liu, Ke Jia, Xiaoyan Ma, Gang Li, Xiaoping Wang, Chin-Wei Wang, Youguo Shi*, Yi-feng Yang*, Shiliang Li*
Phys. Rev. B 105, 035152 (2022). ANSTO (IF=3.664)
10Controlling spin orientation and metamagnetic transitions in anisotropic van der Waals antiferromagnet CrPS4 by hydrostatic pressure
Yuxuan Peng, Zhongchong Lin, Guang Tian, Jie Yang, Peijie Zhang, Fanggui Wang, Pingfan Gu, Xingyu Liu, Chin-Wei Wang, Maxim Avdeev, Fuyang Liu, Dong Zhou, Rui Han, Peng Shen, Wenyun Yang,* Shunquan Liu, Yu Ye, Jinbo Yang
Adv. Funct. Mater. 32, 2106592 (2022) ANSTO (IF=18.808)
11Magnetic properties and non-collinear spin structure of tin-rich stannide Ho5Co6Sn18
Chin-Wei Wang*, Sunil K. Karna†, Shin-ichiro Yano, Chi-Hung Lee, Maxim Avdeev, Chin Shan Lue, Chia Nung Kuo
Phys. Rev. B 105, 104429 (2022) ANSTO (IF=3.664)
12Magnetic structure, magneto-caloric properties and magnetic critical behaviours of LaMn2Ge2 compounds
X. X. Wang, W. Q. Wang, W. D. Hutchison, C. W. Wang, H. Y. Hao, F. Su, Y. F. Xue, J. C. Debnath, S. J. Campbell, Z. X. Cheng, J. L. Wang*
J. Alloys Compd. 909, 164784 (2022). ANSTO (IF=5.316)
13Relief of spin frustration through magnetic anisotropy in the quasi-one-dimensional S = 1/2 antiferromagnet Na2CuSO4Cl2
M. Fujihala*, Y. Sakuma, S. Mitsuda, A. Nakao, K. Munakata, R. A. Mole, S. Yano, D. H. Yu, K. Takehana, Y. Imanaka, M. Akaki, S. Okubo, H. Ohta
Phys. Rev. B 105, 144410 (2022) ANSTO,J-Parc (IF=3.644)
14Interconnected Microporous and Mesoporous Carbon Derived from Pitch for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries
Yu-Chien Ko, Chun-Hsiang Hsu, Chang-An Lo, Chun-Ming Wu, Hung-Ling Yu, Chun-Han Hsu, Hong-Ping Lin*,Chung-Yuan Mou*,Heng-Liang Wu*
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2022, 10, 4462-4472 ANSTO (IF=7.800)
15Neutron Spectroscopy Evidence for a Possible Magnetic-Field-Induced Gapless Quantum-Spin-Liquid Phase in a Kitaev Material α-RuCl3
Xiaoxue Zhao, Kejing Ran, Jinghui Wang, Song Bao, Yanyan Shangguan, Zhentao Huang, Junbo Liao, Bo Zhang, Shufan Cheng, Hao Xu, Wei Wang, Zhao-Yang Dong, Siqin Meng, Zhilun Lu, Shin-ichiro Yano, Shun-Li Yu*, Jian-Xin Li*, Jinsheng Wen*
Chin. Phys. Lett. 39, 057501 (2022) ANSTO,HZB (IF=1.483)
16Two-dimensional zero thermal expansion in low-cost MnxFe5-xSi3 alloys via integrating crystallographic texture and magneto-volume effect
Chengyi Yu, Kun Lin*, Yili Cao, Wenjie Li, Yan Chen, Ke An, Chin-Wei Wang, Kenichi Kato, Qiang Li, Jinxia Den, Xianran Xing*
SCIENCE CHINA Materials, 65(7), 1912-1919 (2022). ANSTO,SNS (IF=8.270)
17Seawater Corrosion Resistant and Isotropic Zero Thermal Expansionary Alloy (Zr,Ta)(Fe,Co)2
Wenjie Li, Kun Lin,* Yu Yan, Chengyi Yu, Yili Cao, Xin Chen,* Chin-Wei Wang, Kenichi Kato, Yan Chen, Ke An, Qinghua Zhang, Lin Gu, Qiang Li, Jinxia Deng, Xianran Xing*
Adv. Mater. 2022, 2109592 ANSTO,SNS (IF=32.086)
18Anomalous Magnetic Moment Direction under Magnetic Anisotropy Originated from Crystalline Electric Field in van der Waals Compounds CeTe3 and CeTe2Se
Daichi Ueta* , Riki Kobayashi , Hiroki Sawada, Yuki Iwata, Shin-ichiro Yano, Shingo Kuniyoshi, Yuita Fujisawa, Takatsugu Masuda, Yoshinori Okada, Shinichi Itoh
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan 91, 094706 (2022) ANSTO,Jparc (IF=1.828)
19Revealing short- and long-range cationic disorders in (AgxCu1-x)2ZnSnSe4-based kesterite lattice
Shaham Quadir, Mohammad Qorbani, Amr Sabbah, Tai-Sing Wu, Aswin kumar Anbalagan, Wei-Tin Chen, Suneesh Meledath Valiyaveettil, Ho-Thi Thong, Chin-Wei Wang, Cheng-Ying Chen, Chih-Hao Lee, Kuei-Hsien Chen*,Li-Chyong Chen*
Chem. Mater. 34, 15, 7058-7068 (2022) ANSTO (IF=9.811)
20Zigzag magnetic order in a novel tellurate compound Na4-δNiTeO6 with S = 1 chains
Cheng Su, Xutao Zeng, Yi Li, Nvsen Ma, Zhengwang Lin, Chuandi Zhang, Chin-Wei Wang, Ziyu CHEN, Xingye Lu, Wei Li, Xianlei Sheng, Wentao Jin*
Sci. China Phys. Mech. Astron. 65, 297511 (2022) ANSTO (IF=0.000)
21Observation of magnetic field-induced second magnetic ordering and peculiar ferroelectric polarization in L-type ferrimagnetic Fe2(MoO4)3
Ajay Tiwari, D. Chandrasekhar Kakarla, M.-J. Hsieh, J.-Y Lin, C. W. Wang, L. K. Tseng, C. E. Lu, Arkadeb Pal, T. W. Kuo, Mitch M. C. Chou, H. D. Yang
Phys. Rev. Mater. 6, 094412 (2022). ANSTO (IF=3.989)
22Morphology evolution and electrochemical behavior of NixMn1-x(OH)2 mixed hydroxides as high-performance electrode for supercapacitor
Shih-Chieh Hsu, Han-Hsin Chiang, Tzu-Yen Huang, Szu-Han Chao, Rudder T. Wu, Cheng-Zhang Lu, Jen-Hsien Huang, Cai-Wan Chang-Jian*, Huei Chu Weng*, Hsiao-Chien Chen*
Electrochimica Acta 403, 139692 (2022) NA (IF=6.901)
23Preparation of Ni(OH)2/CuO heterostructures for improved photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants and microorganism
Er-Chieh Cho, Cai-Wan Chang-Jian, Jen-Hsien Huang, Tzu-Yen Huang, Nian-Jheng Wu, Man-Tzu Li, Yi-Lun Chen, Shih-Chieh Hsu***, Huei Chu Weng**, Kuen-Chan Lee
Chemosphere 300, 134484 (2022) NA (IF=7.086)
24Synergistic effect of doping and surface engineering on LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 and its application as a high-performance cathode material for Li-ion batteries
Shih-Chieh Hsu, Cai-Wan Chang-Jian, Tzu-yen Huang, Chih-Wei Hu, Lo-Yueh Chang, Han-Hsin Chiang, Nian-Jheng Wu, Shih-An Liu, Jen-Hsien Huang, Jia-Lin Kang*, Huei Chu Weng**, Ting-Yu Liu***
Ceramics International 48, 27859-27869 (2022) NA (IF=4.527)
25High-performance supercapacitor based on a ternary nanocomposites of NiO, polyaniline, and Ni/NiO-decorated MWCNTs
Yu-Sheng Hsiao*, Cai-Wan Chang-Jian, Tzu-Yen Huang, Ying-Lin Chen, Jen-Hsien Huang, Nian-Jheng Wu, Shih-Chieh Hsu*, Chih-Ping Chen*
Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers 134, 104318 (2022) N/A (IF=5.876)
26Chain Length Effects of Added Homopolymers on the Phase Behavior in Blend Films of a Symmetric, Weakly Segregated Polystyrene-block-poly(methyl methacrylate)
Jia-Wen Hong*, Jung-Hong Chang*, Hsiang-Ho Hung, Yin-Ping Liao, Yi-Qing Jian, Iris Ching-Ya Chang, Tzu-Yen Huang, Andrew Nelson, I-Ming Lin, Yeo-Wan Chiang, Ya-Sen Sun*
Macromolecules 55, 2130-2147 (2022) ANSTO (IF=5.985)