Developing the Ultimate Lightweight Alloy for Cleaner Cars

May 3rd, 2017

Engineers from the University of Waterloo applied neutron beams in the developing a promising new magnesium alloy. In addition to being cost-effective, the material’s alloying elements ensure increased ductility and strength—paving the way for lighter, more en...

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2017 Gordon Research Conference on Neutron Scattering

April 19th, 2017

The 2017 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) and Gordon Research Symposium (GRS) on Neutron Scattering will be held August 5-6 (GRS) and August (6-10) at the Hong Kong University for Science and Technology.  The GRC features a single plenary session format, in th...

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Understanding Cholesterol as an Essential Nutrient

March 3rd, 2017

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. (more&h...

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Canadian Neutron Initiative Goes Public

February 27th, 2017

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 ahea...

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ICNS 2017

February 3rd, 2017

The International Conference on Neutron Scattering will be held on July 9-13, 2017 in Daejeon, South Korea. The abstract deadline is February 17.

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Boosting the Fuel Efficiency of Jet Engines

January 10th, 2017

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.  (more…)

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Canadian research team wins award for study of aluminum

December 20th, 2016

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.  (more…)

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Helping Cars Lose Weight and Go Green

December 1st, 2016

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...

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Supercapacitors for Clean Energy Technologies

November 15th, 2016

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. (more…)

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Increasing Bio-Compatibility of Medical Devices

October 26th, 2016

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. (more…)

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New Dates for Neutron Summer School

October 4th, 2016

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 ...

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Clarifying the Role of Vitamin E

September 27th, 2016

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. (more…)

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2016 Annual General Meeting

July 19th, 2016

The Annual General Meeting will be hosted by McMaster University on October 14 – 15, 2016. The meeting will take place in the Skylight Room of the Commons Building. (more…)

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