[Neutron] Call for Proposals at ANSTO’s Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS) and National Deuteration Facility (NDF) – Round 2022-1 [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

SCHULZ, Jamie jys at ansto.gov.au
Wed Aug 18 04:07:26 CEST 2021

Call for Proposals<https://www.ansto.gov.au/our-facilities/australian-centre-for-neutron-scattering/call-for-proposals> at ANSTO’s Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering<http://www.ansto.gov.au/acns/> (ACNS) and National Deuteration Facility<http://www.ansto.gov.au/ndf> (NDF) – Round 2022-1

Submission Deadline:  15 September 2021 for the period January to June 2022.

Proposals must be submitted on-line at: http://portal.ansto.gov.au/

Important Changes:

  *   The user portal has been transitioned to the ANSTO Research Portal (ARP)<https://portal.ansto.gov.au/> and you will need to create a new account in the ARP if you do not already have an account in the ARP. Please refer to the ACNS & NDF ARP user guide<https://www.ansto.gov.au/media/4451/download/>.
  *   ANSTO is undertaking an Anonymised Review Trial<https://www.ansto.gov.au/anonymised-review> which requires users to comply with the requirements outlined on the Anonymised Review Trial<https://www.ansto.gov.au/anonymised-review> webpage. We encourage you to participate in one of the information sessions which will be run every Wednesday up to the proposal deadline (see the Anonymised Review Trial<https://www.ansto.gov.au/anonymised-review> webpage for full details).

ACNS is open for proposals for the following neutron-beam instruments and facilities*:

Echidna<http://www.ansto.gov.au/echidna> (high-resolution powder diffractometer)

Wombat<http://www.ansto.gov.au/wombat> (high-intensity powder diffractometer)

Koala<http://www.ansto.gov.au/koala> (Laue diffractometer)

Joey<http://www.ansto.gov.au/joey> (neutron Laue camera)

Kowari<http://www.ansto.gov.au/kowari> (strain scanner)

Dingo<http://www.ansto.gov.au/dingo> (neutron radiography/tomography/imaging)

Platypus<http://www.ansto.gov.au/platypus> (reflectometer)

Spatz<http://www.ansto.gov.au/spatz> (reflectometer)

Quokka<http://www.ansto.gov.au/quokka> (pinhole small-angle-neutron scattering)

Bilby<http://www.ansto.gov.au/bilby> (TOF small-angle-neutron scattering)

Kookaburra<http://www.ansto.gov.au/kookaburra> (ultra-small-angle neutron scattering)

Taipan<http://www.ansto.gov.au/taipan> (thermal-neutron 3-axis spectrometer)

Beryllium-filter option<https://www.ansto.gov.au/user-access/instruments/neutron-scattering-instruments/taipan/technical-information> on Taipan

Sika<http://www.ansto.gov.au/sika> (cold-neutron 3-axis spectrometer)

Pelican<http://www.ansto.gov.au/pelican> (cold-neutron time-of-flight spectrometer)

Emu<http://www.ansto.gov.au/emu> (high-resolution backscattering spectrometer)

Sample environment equipment<https://www.ansto.gov.au/user-access/instruments/other-instruments-and-services/sample-environments> available for use on the neutron-beam instruments (Sample environment equipment handbook<https://www.ansto.gov.au/media/4447/download>)

Physical Properties Measurement System<https://www.ansto.gov.au/physical-properties-measurement-system> (only in collaborative mode with ANSTO staff)

NDF is open for proposals for Biological<https://www.ansto.gov.au/our-facilities/national-deuteration-facility/instruments/biodeuteration> and Chemical<https://www.ansto.gov.au/user-access/instruments/deuteration/chemical-deuteration> Deuteration
Enquiries can be emailed to: ndf-enquiries at ansto.gov.au<mailto:ndf-enquiries at ansto.gov.au>

Proposal Types – “ACNS & NDF 2022-1” Round


  *   For single visit proposals for ACNS neutron instruments, select “Normal”
  *   For 3-year program proposals for ACNS neutron instruments, select “Program Proposal – Neutron”


  *   For proposals for NDF deuteration and/or multiple isotopic labelling capabilities (for non-neutron applications or overseas neutron experiments), select “Deuteration”
  *   For 3-year program proposals for NDF deuteration and/or multiple isotopic labelling capabilities (for non-neutron applications or overseas neutron experiments) select “Program Proposal - Deuteration”

Combined ACNS & NDF

  *   For single visit proposals for ACNS neutron instruments which require synthesis of deuterated molecules by the NDF for the proposed experiments, select “Deuteration / Neutron”
  *   For 3-year program proposals for ACNS neutron instruments and NDF deuteration capabilities, select “Program Proposal – Deuteration / Neutron”

Other Important Information:

  *   It is probable that international travel restrictions<https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions> to visit Australia will remain in place until Mid-2022, which will restrict international users from participating in approved experiments. ANSTO will consider running ACNS experiments in mail-in mode (where feasible) or alternatively Australian collaborators could attend ANSTO and run your experiment for you. Where experiments are undertaken as mail-in, costs including sample mailing and importation fees will be charged back to users.
  *   Applicants should ideally discuss their proposal with the appropriate ACNS Instrument Scientist and/or NDF scientist before submitting.
  *   Mail-in proposals can be submitted continuously for the following ACNS capabilities:
     *   Powder Diffraction on Echidna<https://www.ansto.gov.au/user-access/instruments/neutron-scattering-instruments/echidna/services-echidna>
     *   Small-Angle Neutron Scattering on Quokka<https://www.ansto.gov.au/research/user-office/instruments/neutron-scattering-instruments/quokka/services>
  *   *The following ACNS instruments will not be available for the 2022-1 Round (January-June 2022)
     *   Small-angle X-ray scattering<https://www.ansto.gov.au/user-access/instruments/other-instruments-and-services/small-angle-x-ray-scattering-instruments> due to replacement
     *   X-ray reflectometer<https://www.ansto.gov.au/user-access/instruments/other-instruments-and-services/small-angle-x-ray-scattering-instruments/x> due to replacement

Best Regards,

Dr Jamie Schulz, (he/him)

Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering
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