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Whether its helping to convert cars to clean fuels, generating knowledge for better health, or leading to tomorrow's discoveries, materials research using neutron beams makes impact.

Getting Neutron Beam Time

The CNBC will help you develop a proposal for time on its world-class beamlines for stress scanning, reflectometry, polarized triple-axis spectroscopy and powder diffraction. You can get as much beam time as is scientifically and technically justified. The CNBC will provide high quality support during your beam time, and can help you interpret results afterwards. You can submit a proposal anytime, and it can be approved within weeks.

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Helping Cars Lose Weight: Improving Light Metals for Greener Vehicles

In partnership with GKN Powder Metallurgy, Dalhousie University researchers are using neutron b...

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Groundbreaking for SANS beamline at McMaster Nuclear Reactor

Construction of a beam hall that will house the McMaster Small-Angle Neutron Scattering (MacSAN...

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Supercapacitors for Clean Energy Technologies

Neutron beams provide insights into the nanoscale workings of supercapacitors, an enabling tech...

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Increasing Bio-Compatibility of Medical Devices

Neutron beams reveal the molecular mechanisms behind a new technology that could reduce the ris...

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Materials researchers who use neutron beam facilities in Canada are spread out throughout Canada and the world, forming a global network for the exchange of ideas.

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The Future of Neutron Scattering in Canada

The Future of Neutron Scattering in Canada

We envision a new world-class neutron source that will surpass the National Research Universal (NRU) reactor, which is planned to be permanently shut down in 2018.

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What makes neutrons irreplaceable?

What makes neutrons irreplaceable?

Researchers use a suite of tools to study materials. The knowledge generated using neutrons is complementary to, and cannot be replaced by, any other tool.

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How Does A Neutron Beam Facility Work?

How Does A Neutron Beam Facility Work?

Neutron beamlines direct neutrons onto a material being studied under controlled conditions and detects how the neutron beams change as a result.

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Impacts today and tomorrow

Impacts today and tomorrow

Materials research using neutron beams makes impact, whether its helping to convert cars to clean fuels, generating knowledge for better health, or leading to tomorrow's discoveries.

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