[Neutron] BNC call for Science Proposals - deadline extended to 2 April, 2023

László Bottyán bottyan.laszlo at wigner.hu
Sat Mar 18 16:24:24 CET 2023

BNC call for Regular Science Proposals - deadline: extended to 2 April 2023

The Budapest Neutron Centre (BNC), the largest research infrastructure in
Central Europe operates the 10MW Budapest Research Reactor and provides
excellence-based open access to the national and international user
community to the experimental stations. 

The BNC user program currently includes 14 (thermal and cold neutron-based) 
instruments, to carry out research in physics, chemistry, biology, materials, 
medical and cultural heritage sciences.

Experiments of granted proposals may be performed in-person or 
remotely. Please check further details at www.bnc.hu

Do not hesitate to submit your proposal now, and indicate in your 
proposal if you choose the remote experiment option.

We encourage potential users to contact the respective instrument 
responsible (https://bnc.hu/?q=contacts) before application. They will be 
glad to assist you and will help you to submit your proposal in due time. 

Instruments offered in the BNC user program

MTEST: 4-circle Material Test Diffractometer
PSD: Powder Diffractometer with Position Sensitive Detector
TOF-ND: High Resolution General Purpose Time-Of-Flight Diffractometer - 

SANS-YS: Small Angle Neutron Scattering Instrument ("Yellow Submarine")
FSANS: Time of Flight Small Angle Neutron Scattering Instrument 
GINA: Vertical Sample Cold Neutron Beam Reflectometer with Polarization
REF: Cold Neutron Beam Reflectometer for neutron optics testing

TAST/HOLO: Thermal Neutron Triple Axis Spectrometer
ATHOS: Neutron strain scanner

RAD: Static/Dynamic thermal-neutron and X-ray Imaging Station
NORMA: Neutron Optics and Radiography for Material Analysis
NAA: Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis
PGAA: Cold Beam Prompt Gamma Activation Analysis
NIPS: Neutron-Induced Prompt Gamma-ray Spectroscopy
DOME: Low-Level Gamma-Spectrometer

BAGIRA-4: Reactor irradiation loop - NOT AVAILABLE IN THE CURRENT CALL
BIO: Biological irradiation channel - NOT AVAILABLE IN THE CURRENT CALL

The proposal template may be downloaded from the BNC website 
at http://www.bnc.hu/sites/default/files/BNC_reg_prop_form.doc to fill in 
and submit electronically via e-mail to useroffice at bnc.hu.

Proposals will be reviewed by the international User Selection Panel for
technical feasibility, safety and potential for high-impact science.
The principal investigators will be notified about the referees' decision
by November 30, 2022.

To learn more about BNC, please visit https://www.bnc.hu.

Sincerely yours,

BNC User Office

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