An international research team led by a Brock University scientist used neutron beams to resolve a scientific controversy over how cholesterol behaves when surrounded by unsaturated fatty acids such as “omega-3’s” and “omega-6’s” within cell membranes. Continue reading Understanding Cholesterol as an Essential Nutrient
The Canadian Neutron Initiative (CNI) went public today with an op-ed article in Post-Media papers. Karen Chad and Rob Baker, VP’s of Research for the University of Saskatchewan and McMaster University, respectively, called for Canada to “plan ahead to retain our Canadian program and capacity for materials research with neutron beams” following the expected closure of the NRU reactor in 2018. The closure of our neutron source is in contrast to what the Canadian Minister of Science and the Governor General saw during their state visit to Sweden last week Continue reading Canadian Neutron Initiative Goes Public
Please register by Feb 28, 2017 to secure your preferred experiments. The availability of each experiment is contingent on sufficient interest. Continue reading Register to secure your summer school experiments
The International Conference on Neutron Scattering will be held on July 9-13, 2017 in Daejeon, South Korea. The abstract deadline is February 17.
Government and academic researchers use neutron beams to test a new repair technology capable of supporting the aerospace industry to adopt more fuel-efficient jet engines. Continue reading Developing Technology for Repairing Advanced Jet Engines
McGill University researchers are developing a method for predicting the magnetic properties of new materials even before they are made. This method could help scientists design new low‑cost magnets for more efficient wind turbines and electric vehicles.
Continue reading Designing New Permanent Magnets for Wind Turbines and Electric Vehicles
Rolls‑Royce has applied for a patent for a new material for use in higher-efficiency jet engines, after collaborating with University of Cambridge scientists to study new alloys using neutron beams.
The prize-winning study demonstrated the power of neutron beams to provide useful insights into the performance of aluminum alloys at high temperatures that vehicle engines and other powertrain components often experience. Continue reading Canadian research team wins award for study of aluminum
Scientists regularly access neutron beams to gain fundamental insights into the inner workings of new materials, including some with potential for clean energy applications.
In partnership with GKN Powder Metallurgy, Dalhousie University researchers are using neutron beams in studies aimed at opening up the automotive market to more products made from aluminum powders—a promising alternative to the heavier steel components used in the industry today.
Continue reading Helping Cars Lose Weight and Go Green