Spotlight on the McMaster Nuclear Reactor

January 3rd, 2018

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. In a second video below, staff and users of th...

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Canadian scientists visit the European Spallation Source

November 23rd, 2017

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,...

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Brock University physicist on hunt for neutron beams

November 15th, 2017

“You can find a lot of things on Kijiji, but a neutron beam from a nuclear reactor isn’t one of them. That’s why a team of Canadian scientists, headed up by Brock University Associate Professor of Physics Thad Harroun, is travelling to Sweden next week ...

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Consultations with CNI referred to in government report

November 3rd, 2017

Government of Canada response to the House of Commons Natural Resources Committee report on the nuclear sector. Oct 5, 2017. This report outlines a set of options it will examine that is very similar to the CNI’s proposal (more…)

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60 years of neutron-based science

November 3rd, 2017

Today: Celebrating 60 years of neutron-based science and technology at the NRU reactor in Chalk River at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories. Watch the TEDx talk.

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CNI in the National Post

September 28th, 2017

Why Canada must not be shut out of the neutron technology it invented September 28, 2017 “While neutron scattering continues to grow in importance and Canada enjoys international recognition as its ancestral home, its future here in Canada is nonetheless...

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Canadian Neutron Initiative in Research Money

September 11th, 2017

Highlights from “Scientists raise alarm over future of neutron beam research capacity” in the Sept 6, 2017 edition of Research Money: Canadian researchers whose work relies on access to a neutron beam source have issued an urgent appeal to the fede...

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Membership Survey Results

June 19th, 2017

Neutron beams provide unique information about materials, and cannot be replaced by other research techniques. In our membership survey, scientists and engineers who use neutron beam facilities all rated these facilities as important. They describe the barrier...

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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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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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Bill Buyers Contributes to 2016 Nobel-Prize Winning Research

October 31st, 2016

The 2016 laureates for the Nobel Prize in Physics were three American theorists who made surprising predictions about how some materials could behave. After Canadian physicists, led by Bill Buyers, used neutron beams to experimentally confirm one of these pred...

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NSSA Inducts John Root as Fellow

April 4th, 2016

The Neutron Scattering Society of America announced its 2016 NSSA Fellows, including Dr. John H. Root, Director of the Canadian Neutron Beam Centre (more…)

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Long-Range Plan for Neutron Scattering in Canada

April 1st, 2016

The updated long-range plan for neutron scattering in Canada is now available. The centrepiece of the plan is the Canadian Neutron Centre (CNC) which is envisioned to be a world-class neutron source with associated laboratories and infrastructure. (more&helli...

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Investments in Canadian labs win Nobel Prizes

October 16th, 2015

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Arthur McDonald (pictured) and Takaaki Kajita for their discoveries of neutrino oscillations and neutrino mass. Dr. MacDonald performed much of his prize work at Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, and began his work at...

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The NRU Reactor Will Shutdown in 2018

February 9th, 2015

On Friday, the Government of Canada announced that Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) will operate the National Research Universal (NRU) reactor until March 31, 2018, subject to relicensing. “At the conclusion of this period, the reactor will be placed ...

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