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
Ting-Wei HsuIndustry application scientist
1Lightweight Flexible Polyimide-Derived Laser-Induced Graphenes for High-Performance Thermal Management Applications
Yu-Sheng Hsiao*, Cai-Wan Chang-Jian, Tzu-Yen Huang, Ying-Lin Chen, Chung-Wei Huang, Jen-Hsien Huang, Nian-Jheng Wu, Shih-Chieh Hsu*, Chih-Ping Chen*
Chemical Engineering Journal 451,138656 (2023). (IF=13.273)
2A Comprehensive Research on New DyCo2Mnx (x = 0.0 - 1.0) Laves Phases
ChunShengFang, Jian Li Wang*, Wayne D. Hutchison, M. F. Md Din, W. Q. Wang, Q. F. Gu, Chinwei Wang, Shengcan Ma*, Jinkui Zhao, Zhenchen Zhong, Jian Liu
J. Alloys Compd. 930, 167346 (2023). ANSTO (IF=5.316)
3On the magnetic-structure origin of giant magnetostrictive effect in MnCoSi-based metallic helimagnets
Jun Liu, Hang Li, Bei Ding, Yuan Yao, Jianli Wang, Zhenxiang Cheng, ChinweiWang, Wenhong Wang*
Mater. Today Phys. 30, 100930 (2023) ANSTO (IF=9.298)
4Interplay of magnetic and electric coupling across the spin density wave to conical magnetic ordering in a BaHoFeO4 spin-cluster chain compound
C. H. Prashanth, T. W. Yen, Ajay Tiwari, P. Athira, S. M. Huang, Bommareddy Poojitha, D. P. Gulo, H. L. Liu, C. W. Wang, Y. K. Lin, Y. C. Chuang, Y. C. Lai, Krishnamurthy Jyothinagaram*, H. D. Yang*, D. Chandrasekhar Kakarla*
J. Alloys Compd. 942, 169017 (2023). (IF=5.316)
5ANi5Bi5.6+δ (A = K, Rb, and Cs): Quasi-One-Dimensional Metals Featuring [Ni5Bi5.6+δ]-Double-Walled Column with Strong Diamagnetism
Ying Zhou, Long Chen, Yuxin Wang, Jinfeng Zhu, Zhongnan Guo, Chen Liu, Zhiying Guo, ChinWei Wang, Han Zhang, Yulong Wang, Ke Liao, Youting Song, Jia-ou Wang, Dongliang Chen, Jie Ma, Jiangping Hu*, Gang Wang*
Inorg. Chem. 62, 3788 (2023). ANSTO (IF=5.165)
6Synthesis and Characterization of Supermagnetic Nanocomposites Coated with Pluronic F127 as a Contrast Agent for Biomedical Applications
Maria Janina Carrera Espinoza, Kuen-Song Lin*, Meng-Tzu Weng*, Sikhumbuzo Charles Kunene, You-Sheng Li, Chun-Ming Wu
Pharmaceutics 15, 740 (2023) (IF=6.072)
7Spatz: the time-of-flight neutron reflectometer with vertical sample geometry at the OPAL research reactor
Anton P. Le Brun*, Tzu-Yen Huang, Stewart Pullen, Andrew R. J. Nelson, James Spedding, Stephen A. Holt
J. Appl. Cryst. 56, 18-25 (2023). ANSTO (IF=4.868)
8Boosting the electrochemical performance of Prussian-Blue-analogue based Li-ion rechargeable batteries by the addition of Ag or Ni nanoparticles into the cathode
Erdembayalag Batsaikhan, Ma-Hsuan Ma, Chun Chuen Yang, Chun-Ming Wu, Wen-Hsien Li
Inorg. Chem. Commun. 150, 110509 (2023). ANSTO (IF=3.428)
9Structural basis underlying the synergism of NADase and SLO during group A Streptococcus infection
Wei-Jiun Tsai, Yi-Hsin Lai, Yong-An Shi, Michal Hamme, Anthony P. Duff, Andrew E. Whitten, Karyn L. Wilde, Chun-Ming Wu, Robert Knott, U-Ser Jeng, Chia-Yu Kang, Chih-Yu Hsu, Jian-Li Wu, Pei-Jane Tsai1, Chuan Chiang-Ni, Jiunn-Jong Wu, Yee-Shin Lin, Ching-Chuan Liu, Toshiya Senda, Shuying Wang*
Commun. Biol. 6, 124 (2023) ANSTO (IF=6.548)
10Single-crystal growth and physical properties of LaMn0.86Sb2
Tianran Yang, Liyu Zhang, Chin-Wei Wang, Fei Gao, Yuanying Xia, Pengfei Jiang, Long Zhang, Xinrun Mi, Mingquan He, Yisheng Chai, Xiaoyuan Zhou, Huixia Fu, Weijun Ren, Aifeng Wang
Phys. Rev. B 107, 115150 (2023) ANSTO (IF=3.908)