“Beam-based Probes of Condensed Matter Physics, Chemistry and Related Fields in Canada” Conference

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The Centre for Molecular and Materials Science (CMMS) at TRIUMF is organizing a virtual 2-day workshop for Thursday, June 3rd and Friday, June 4th. The motivation for this workshop is that TRIUMF is engaged in developing a 20-year vision for the laboratory and our stakeholders. There have been several areas where the community would benefit from contributions from TRIUMF, both scientifically and on technical elements. This in turn would provide the community enhanced options for studies outside of the existing program in μSR and βNMR, building new capabilities and synergies. All these ideas need to be put in context of national and international developments and competitiveness.  

This workshop is designed to enable researchers, professors and scientists at Canadian institutions and facilities to present and discuss developments, and learn from ideas at other facilities and in other research areas. It will provide opportunities for coordination and identification of new concepts. The workshop will have sessions on the following topics:

Thursday, June 3rd (all times in PDT)
08:00 – 10:00 Session 1: Novel capabilities with μSR
10:30 – 12:30 Session 2: Neutron scattering (with an accelerator-based source)
13:00 – 15:00 Session 3: Polarized radioactive isotopes
15:30 – 17:30 Session 4: Muonic X-ray analysis and μ-SR

Friday, June 4th (all times in PDT)
08:00 – 10:00 Session 5: Positron annihilation spectroscopy
10:30 – 12:30 Session 6: THz spectroscopy in Canada
13:00 – 15:00 Session 7: Synchrotron light sources
15:30 – 17:30 Session 8: μSR idea and concepts

Each session will have three 30-minute talks followed by 30 minutes for discussion. Between each session there will be a 30-minute break, where additional discussions can occur. A link to the Indico site can be found here: https://meetings.triumf.ca/indico/event/231/.  We are currently confirming the last of the invited speakers and contribution titles.

While there is no registration fee, registration is required for attendance to this conference. Please register by 11:59pm PST on Sunday, May 30th via the Indico site above. All registrants will be contacted via email on Monday, May 31st with the Zoom connection information.

Any questions can be directed to the Physical Sciences Division office at sciencediv@triumf.ca

Canadian Institute for Neutron Scattering Planning Workshop

The Canadian Institute for Neutron Scattering will be holding a virtual Planning Workshop March 4th at 2 pm ET.  This workshop will be a discussion among neutron researchers to continue to build alignment on a national roadmap and the next major funding applications. The workshop will build on the success of the CFI 2020 Innovation Fund application, “Building a Future for Canadian Neutron Scattering”, aiming to take the community to the next level.

Tentative Agenda:

  1. Daniel Banks – Neutrons Canada and the national neutron strategy: developing a detailed roadmap for rebuilding Canada’s neutron beam capabilities
  2. Drew Marquardt ­– A prototype CANS as the centrepiece for a national-proposal to the CFI 2023 Innovation Fund
  3. Bruce Gaulin – A proposal to the CFI 2023-2029 Major Science Initiatives Fund
  4. Open discussion about strategy for each of the above.

Registration for the Zoom meeting is open by clicking here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Posted by / February 22, 2021 / Posted in Events

Inaugural Seminar

CINS is thrilled to announce the first set of seminars in our monthly seminar series. The February seminar will take place online Thursday February 25th at 3 pm Eastern Time. Our format will be two seminars 25 min. + 5 min for questions.
 
Speakers:

Dr. Zahra Yamani, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Fun with TAS: From Solid Superconducting Crystals to Liquid Heavy Water!
 
Dr. Dalini Maharaj, University of Windsor & TRIUMF
Conceptual design of a multipurpose CANS for Canada at the University of Windsor
 
Registration for the Zoom meeting is open by clicking here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Posted by / February 13, 2021 / Posted in Events

Highlights from the CINS meeting in Windsor

Science talks showing the range of research applications of neutron beams, from Alzheimer’s disease to rock formation, and intense discussion of the neutron beam community’s future are among the highlights from the CINS meeting at the University of Windsor.
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CINS AGM – Save the date

The 2017 CINS Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at the University of Toronto, from Friday evening Dec 8 through Saturday Dec 9.

More information will be added as soon as it is available on the AGM page.

Special Meeting on the Future of Neutron Scattering – Save the Date!

Please reserve June 28, 1-2:30pm (Eastern Standard Time), for a special meeting of CINS to discuss the future of Canadian neutron scattering, and how you can be involved immediately to help forge that future.

At this meeting, more details on the Canadian Neutron Initiative (CNI) will be presented, including its vision, scope, and progress with government.

The CNI is a working group of research leaders formed to establish a new framework for leadership, management and funding of Canada’s capacity for materials research with neutron beams, building on existing national and international resources, following the shutdown of the NRU reactor and expiry of Canada’s participation in the Spallation Neutron Source – both in 2018.

The meeting will take place as an online meeting using your computer and telephone.

Instructions to participate will be provided in an email from AnyMeeting.com.

Please contact webmaster@cins.ca if you do not receive the instructions.

Posted by / June 16, 2017 / Posted in Events

Summer school success

The 13th Canadian Neutron Scattering Summer School was held at Chalk River Laboratories on May 15-19. The school hosted 23 participants from Canada and the United States, and featured in-depth lectures and hands-on experiments at NRU on a variety of neutron scattering techniques.

View photos from the event