NIST Center for Neutron Research wkamitakahara at
Tue Aug 14 17:00:02 CDT 2001


You are invited to apply for time on the neutron beam instruments at the 
NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR).

The deadline for new proposals is September 18, 2001
The September 18 deadline also applies to Program Proposals
Continuation proposals will be accepted until October 16, 2001
The latter must be accompanied by an experimental report

Approved proposals will be allocated instrument time in the period from 
approximately January 1, 2002 through July 2002

Please see our Web pages ( ) for details.


New Proposal Categories

Two proposal types that were not included in the most recent Calls are offered:

1. Program Proposals
·       for research programs to be conducted over a 2-year period
·       will be held to a higher standard than regular proposals
·       approval means a certain number of instrument days on one or at 
most two instruments
·       regular proposal deadline applies

2. Quick Access Proposals

·       for experiments that require expedited access to beam time
·       will be held to a higher standard than regular proposals
·       review by Program Advisory Committee (PAC)
·       PAC must decide that the proposal has superior merit, and that 
expedited access is crucial
·       proposal deadlines do not apply

Instruments being offered in the current call for proposals are:

     Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) - 30 m (NG3)
     Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) - 30 m (NG7)
     Ultra-Small Angle Neutron Scattering (USANS) instrument
     Reflectometer - horizontal geometry
     Reflectometer - vertical geometry
     Cold Neutron Triple-Axis with Polarized Beam Option (SPINS)
     Backscattering Spectrometer
     Disk-Chopper Spectrometer
     Neutron Spin-Echo Spectrometer
     Filter-Analyzer Spectrometer (FANS)

Proposals for the following instruments may be submitted at any time:

     High resolution powder diffractometer
     Cold Neutron Depth Profiling Station
     Prompt-Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis Station

If accepted, proposals for the latter three instruments usually receive 
instrument time in the subsequent reactor cycle
(i.e., in 1-3 months).

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This call will be sent by regular mail only to those who request it by 

     Linda Clutter
     100 Bureau Drive, stop 8562
     Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8562

     Tel. (301)975-6240
     FAX (301)921-9847

If you wish to be placed on the NCNR electronic mail list, please contact 
linda.clutter at

Please submit your proposals by using our Web page proposal form, which 
permits quick and efficient processing of your submission. Other formats 
(e.g., Word and WordPerfect forms) are also acceptable, and may be e-mailed 
to wkamitakahara at, or sent by regular mail to the address above.

We would appreciate being informed of any papers published or in press 
since October 1, 2000, that have resulted from NCNR instrument time or from 
collaboration with NCNR staff.  Please send citation references to at

Additional information:

Monetary assistance is available through an outreach program of the 
University of Maryland, for new NCNR users from U.S. universities (up to 
$100/day of allocated instrument time, to a maximum of $500). Preference is 
given to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. See 
details at

Travel support is also available for graduate students not yet committed to 
specific thesis projects.  Such students may be supported on a visit to the 
NCNR to observe or participate in an experiment, accompanying a university 
group with a scheduled experiment. See details at

Applicants should list publications resulting from use of previously 
allocated instrument time.  There is a stringent new length restriction of 
800 words on the description of research section.

William Kamitakahara
FAX (301)921-9847
wkamitakahara at



William Kamitakahara                            (301)975-6878
NIST                                            FAX (301)921-9847
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8562
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8562
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