[Neutron] Call for proposals for measuring time at the Geesthacht Neutron Facility (GeNF)

klaus.pranzas at gkss.de klaus.pranzas at gkss.de
Mon Mar 26 16:12:45 CDT 2007

Dear Colleagues, 

The new cold source of the Geesthacht Neutron Facility (GeNF) is 
approaching completion. New proposals for our 2 SANS, 1 USANS and 2 
reflectometer instruments will profit from the resulting increase in the 
flux of cold neutrons by 60%. In order to optimise the beamtime allocation 
in the upcoming period we would like to ask interested users to submit 
proposals (see http://genf.gkss.de, proposal form available as Word or 
PDF-file) until

April 16th, 2007

by email to genf at gkss.de

As a specialty of GeNF, proposals can be submitted at any time and are 
reviewed continuously to provide fast and flexible access to our neutron 
facility for external users.

GeNF offers travel support through the EU program "ACCESS to research 
infrastructures" to EU users from outside Germany. If you are interested, 
please tick the corresponding box in the proposal form. Users, who are not 
eligible to the EU ACCESS program (e.g. users from German universities) 
can apply for travel support from GeNF if they have no alternative funds.

The GeNF instruments are listed below. Further details are available at 


For general questions please contact: genf at gkss.de

We hope to see you at GeNF for some exciting science! 

Best Regards 

The Team of GeNF 



ARES (peter.staron at gkss.de) 
Diffractometer to Analyse Residual Stresses in specimens with technical 
sizes (up to 200 kg) using thermal nonpolarised neutrons. 

TEX-2 (brokmeier at gkss.de) 
Four circle neutron TEXture diffractometer to characterise textures in 
metallic, ceramic and geologic materials using thermal nonpolarised 

Small Angle Neutron Scattering 

SANS-1 (vasyl.haramus at gkss.de) 
Used primarily for structure investigations of 'soft matter' such as 
biological macromolecules, colloids, micro emulsions and polymers, 
optional is the use of polarised neutrons. 

SANS-2 (helmut.eckerlebe at gkss.de) 
Mainly used for the characterisation of precipitates, clusters, 
interfaces, grain sizes, magnetic structures etc. in (engineering) 
materials, polarised neutrons are optional.

DCD (melissa.sharp at gkss.de) 
Ultra small angle scattering experiment using cold non-polarised neutrons 
to characterise large creep, fatigue and sintering cavities, voids, 
bubbles, etc. in materials. 


PNR (danica.solina at gkss.de) 
Polarised Neutron Reflectometer to study magnetic and other surfaces, 
layers, thin films and membranes using cold nonpolarised/polarised 
neutrons at high fluxes. 

NeRo (dieter.lott at gkss.de) 
NEutron ReflectOmeter to study surfaces, layers, thin films and membranes 
using cold nonpolarised neutrons at high resolution. A polarisation option 
including an analyser for diffuse scattering is also available.


GENRA-3 (pranzas at gkss.de) 
GEesthacht Neutron RAdiography facility for non-destructive analysis of 
materials by static and dynamic imaging as well as by neutron tomography.

Dr. P. Klaus Pranzas
GKSS Research Centre
Member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Institute of Materials Research
Max-Planck-Strasse 1
D-21502 Geesthacht

Tel: +49 (0)4152 87 1326
Fax: +49 (0)4152 87 4 1326

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