McMaster celebrated the completion of the beam hall for the small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) instrument on Feb 9, 2018.
Access to neutron beams enables graduate students to conduct experiments in quantum magnetism—and thereby to develop advanced experimental and computational skills that can be readily applied to future careers in science and industry.
The Office of the Minister of Science received a delegation of Canadian researchers in support of the Canadian Neutron Initiative on Thursday last week (Feb 08, 2018). Delegates emphasized how irreplaceable neutron beams are to their fields of research.
Continue reading Office of the Minister of Science meets with researchers who use neutron beams
By studying soft and biological materials with sophisticated tools like neutron beams, graduate students in biophysics are able to develop advanced analytical skills that can be transferred to a wide range of professional careers in all areas of Canada’s economy.
Perhaps the most informative coverage of the Canadian Neutron Initiative to date:
Chalk River reactor closure threatens to scatter research community: With the shut-down scheduled for March, a group of researchers is lobbying the government to fund foreign facilities, or risk losing local expertise. Continue reading University Affairs covers the CNI
In this video tour of the McMaster Nuclear Reactor (MNR), Fiona McNeill leads you through the reactor and discusses neutron imaging. The small-angle neutron beamline under construction is described at about 4:30. Continue reading Spotlight on the McMaster Nuclear Reactor
Tomorrow’s trucks, trains, ships, and airplanes could be powered with clean hydrogen technology that exists today—and discoveries made by Canadian physicists could help make this sustainable technology even safer and more efficient.
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) has recommended the Government of Canada to “implement the Canadian Neutron Initiative, upgrade and fully utilize the McMaster nuclear reactor, and facilitate international nuclear research partnerships,” in its December 8, 2017 report, Continue reading Parliamentary Committee Asks the Government to implement the Canadian Neutron Initiative
Memorial University physicists are using neutron beams to shed light on the molecular behaviours that are fundamental to the inner workings of living cells.
Continue reading Neutron beams provide insights into bio-molecular diffusion
Canadian scientists talk opportunities for cooperation with the European Spallation Source.
“We put together a delegation of scientists that represent a wide range of priority science research areas for Canada, including energy, health, advanced manufacturing, and quantum materials,” says Harroun. Continue reading Canadian scientists visit the European Spallation Source