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Canadian Neutron Initiative

The CNI is a pan-Canadian effort in a response to the imminent loss of an irreplaceable tool – neutron beams – essential to Canada’s clean economy, security and health goals, beginning in March 2018. The CNI proposes a pragmatic, cost-effective solution to this urgent public policy challenge, aiming to sustain access for Canadians to an irreplaceable critical scientific tool, today and tomorrow. It proposes to establish a new framework for stewardship of Canada’s capability for research with neutron beams.

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CINS AGM 2021

Save the date: 2021 CINS Annual General Meeting November 29 and 30th

 

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21 Jun
CINS Supports “Building a Future for Canadian Neutron Scattering, Phase 2”

Over the past two years, the University of Windsor has led a pan-Canadian effort to address...

20 May
“Beam-based Probes of Condensed Matter Physics, Chemistry and Related Fields in Canada” Conference

The Centre for Molecular and Materials Science (CMMS) at TRIUMF is or...

4 Mar
CINS applauds the CFI award for the McMaster-led national project, “Building a Future for Canadian Neutron Scattering”

The Canadian Institute for Neutron Scattering (CINS) is thrilled for the neutron beam commu...

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The Future of Neutron Scattering in Canada

The Future of Neutron Scattering in Canada

With the shutdown of the National Research Universal (NRU) reactor in 2018, planning is needed to secure access to neutron beams at foreign facilities and to rebuild our domestic capabilties.

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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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