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
Construction of a beam hall that will house the McMaster Small-Angle Neutron Scattering (MacSANS) beamline began on October 14, 2016.
Continue reading Groundbreaking for SANS beamline at McMaster Nuclear Reactor
Neutron beams provide insights into the nanoscale workings of supercapacitors, an enabling technology for clean energy innovations such as wind turbines, solar cells, light-rail trains, and electric vehicles. Continue reading Supercapacitors for Clean Energy Technologies
Neutron beams reveal the molecular mechanisms behind a new technology that could reduce the risk of complications and death from heart bypass surgery and dialysis. The same technology might soon help more women survive ovarian cancer. Continue reading Increasing Bio-Compatibility of Medical Devices
Dalhousie University scientists access the CNBC to identify materials with the magnetic properties required for a major breakthrough in computer memory.
Continue reading Exploring Materials for ‘Racetrack’ Memory
Experiments at the Canadian Neutron Beam Centre (CNBC) confirmed one of the theoretical predictions of this year’s winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics.
Continue reading Canada Contributes to 2016 Nobel Prize-Winning Research
The 13th Canadian Neutron Scattering Summer School will be held at Chalk River Laboratories on May 15-19, 2017.
The school is aimed at graduate students and post-docs with backgrounds in physics, chemistry, or materials science who may have no prior knowledge of how to use neutron beams to study materials.
For more information, refer to the 2017 summer school page.
Using neutron beams at the CNBC, scientists gather direct molecular-level evidence for the role that Vitamin E plays in the human body—a feat that has been unattainable using other experimental techniques.
Continue reading Clarifying the Role of Vitamin E
Australian scientists accessed the CNBC in search of the right materials for the next generation of computer processors. Continue reading Exploring Materials for Faster Computers