Superconductors aren’t just for cool levitation demonstrations; a key discovery in this field could disrupt technologies for computing, medical imaging and power transmission lines as we know them today. The CNBC’s unique expertise and scientific tools are enabling Canadian and international researchers to make cutting edge discoveries in this field.
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Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a leading cause of death in babies up to one month old in the developed world because it makes breathing difficult. Researchers from Brock University use neutron beams to study biomolecules in the hope that it will lead to more effective treatments for RDS and other diseases, and to a molecular-level understanding of what vitamin E does in our bodies.
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Researchers from the University of Alberta use neutron beams to discover how thin metal layers enhance store hydrogen effectively, aiming to one day enable hydrogen-powered cars without the safety issues of pressurized tanks.
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Multinational scientific teams use neutron beams to study superconductors, to understand what causes their amazing properties, which if harnessed effectively, could lead to enormous energy-savings.
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The University of Winnipeg was host for the CINS Annual General Meeting on Oct 28-30, 2011. There were over 35 in attendance for the two-days of talks, disscussion and tours of the UW campus. Continue reading 2011 Anunal General Meeting (Report)
What brings dozens of graduate students and research scientists together from across Canada and the world for a week in the woods of the Ottawa Valley? An education on how to use the tools for world-class materials research at the NRC Canadian Neutron Beam Centre (NRC-CNBC) at Chalk River Laboratories, a site owned and operated by Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL). Continue reading 11th Canadian Neutron Scattering Summer School (Report)
The Canadian Institute for Neutron Scattering held the 11th Canadian Neutron Scattering Summer School at Chalk River Laboratories (CRL) on May 8 – 13, 2011. The school was organized by the NRC Canadian Neutron Beam Centre. A report on the summer school is available here. Continue reading 11th Canadian Neutron Scattering Summer School
The Canadian Institute for Neutron Scattering (CINS) is pleased to announce that this year’s Annual General Meeting will be held in Saskatoon, SK and will be co-hosted by the University of Saskatchewan and the Canadian Light Source with the support of the government of Saskatchewan. Continue reading 2010 Annual General Meeting
The CINS Annual Meeting will be held this year at the University of Toronto, 30th and 31st October. Continue reading 2009 Annual General Meeting