All News 9-10 Jan. 2024: The 20th Nordic workshop on scattering from soft matter <p>Welcome to participate in the&nbsp;<strong>20<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Nordic workshop on scattering from soft matter</strong>&nbsp;in Uppsala, 9-10 January, 2024.</p> <p></p> <div></div> Thu, 02 Nov 2023 07:04:00 GMT 2023-11-02T07:04:00Z 19 Oct.: Seminar with Sebastian Jaksch on "Timescales of Cell Membrane Fusion Mediated by SARS- CoV2 Spike Protein and its Receptor ACE2" <p>On Thursday, 19 October at 15:15 hrs, Dr. Sebastian Jaksch will hold a seminar at the &Aring;ngstr&ouml;m Laboratory in room &Aring;90102.</p> <p>Dr. Jaksch is a soft-matter physicist who work at the intersection between physics, chemistry and biology. Among other things he&nbsp;work on instrumentation and neutron scattering, building the small-angle neutron scattering SANS instrument&nbsp;SKADI&nbsp;at the upcoming&nbsp;ESS&nbsp;and a novel high-flux capable high-resolution neutron detector&nbsp;SoNDe.</p> Thu, 14 Sep 2023 12:17:00 GMT 2023-09-14T12:17:00Z 24 May: Seminar by Giovanna Fragneto, Science Director at ESS in Lund, on "Neutrons and Mechanisms at Cell Membranes" <p>On 24 May we will host Giovanna Fragneto, the Science Director at the European Spallation Source (ESS) that is being built in Lund.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 May 2023 08:09:00 GMT 2023-05-17T08:09:00Z 3 April: Kick-off for Uppsala Technical Humanities Network: "The secret of Valsgärde seaxes (short swords) explored" <p>Welcome to a kick-off event and lecture where we introduce the new Uppsala Technical Humanities Network (UTHN).&nbsp;</p> <p></p> Thu, 16 Mar 2023 13:31:00 GMT 2023-03-16T13:31:00Z 9 March: Seminar by Ryuji Maruyama on "Recent progress in the neutron multilayer optics at J-PARC MLF" <p>On 9 March, Ryuji Maruyama,&nbsp;J-PARC Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, will give a talk on &quot;Recent progress in the neutron multilayer optics at J-PARC MLF&quot;.</p> <p></p> Mon, 27 Feb 2023 07:26:00 GMT 2023-02-27T07:26:00Z 21 November: Neutron seminar <p><strong>We welcome you to a Neutron Seminar with talks&nbsp;about studies using neutron scattering. </strong></p> <p><strong>Date: </strong>Monday, 21 November,&nbsp;2022</p> <p></p> <p><strong>Time:</strong>&nbsp;15.00 &ndash; 17.00 hrs&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2022 09:14:00 GMT 2022-11-10T09:14:00Z Nästa generations forskare inom neutronspridning tas emot av Uppsala universitet <p><strong>Tre deltagare fr&aring;n forskarskolan SwedNESS f&aring;r bidrag f&ouml;r fortsatta karri&auml;rer inom neutronspridning med Uppsala universitet som v&auml;rduniversitet. Bidragen delas ut av Stiftelsen f&ouml;r strategisk forskning, SSF.</strong></p> <p><a href=";typ=artikel&amp;lang=sv" target="_blank" title="Nästa generations forskare inom neutronspridning tas emot av Uppsala universitet">F&ouml;r mer information tryck h&auml;r!</a></p> Tue, 05 Jul 2022 07:40:00 GMT 2022-07-05T07:40:00Z 17 June: Neutron Day in Uppsala <p>We will celebrate the end of the summer semester with an afternoon of talks about studies using neutron scattering.&nbsp;We will start with a communal lunch.&nbsp; At the end of the afternoon, there will be a mingle with drinks and snacks.&nbsp;</p> <p></p> Mon, 09 May 2022 15:13:00 GMT 2022-05-09T15:13:00Z 8 June: Workshop on Studies of Heritage Objects <p>On 8th June, starting at 09:15 hrs, there will be a one-day workshop about physical measuring techniques such as neutron scattering, X-ray methods, etc., for studies in archaeology, art history, and related areas.&nbsp;If you are interested in this interdisciplinary area of research, you are welcome to participate.&nbsp;</p> <p></p> Fri, 06 May 2022 09:09:00 GMT 2022-05-06T09:09:00Z Eliminating the bottlenecks for use of lithium-sulfur batteries using small-angle scattering <p>Energy storage in lithium-sulfur batteries is potentially higher than in lithium-ion batteries but they are hampered by a short life. A new paper in Chem, published 22 March, has now identified the main bottlenecks in performance using small-angle scattering.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Mar 2022 15:31:00 GMT 2022-03-24T15:31:00Z Long term strategy for engagement with ESS <p>In December 2021, Uppsala University established a long term strategy for engagement with ESS (and MAX-IV).&nbsp;The Centre for Neutron Scattering aims to help fulfil this strategy.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Mar 2022 09:10:00 GMT 2022-03-03T09:10:00Z Discussion about in-kind contributions to ESS on 4 March in Ångström <p>Are you interested in the potential 'in-kind' contributions to the construction and development of the European Spallation Source (ESS) that will be used for neutron scattering?&nbsp;This activity would be supported by external funds via VR.&nbsp;&nbsp;Uppsala University will assist with planning, co-ordination, and negotiations with ESS and VR.&nbsp; An intitial meeting to provide information and discuss possibile activities will be held at 14:00 hrs on Friday, 4 March, in room 13167 (S&ouml;dra fakultetsrummet) at the &Aring;ngstr&ouml;m Laboratory.</p> Tue, 22 Feb 2022 09:18:00 GMT 2022-02-22T09:18:00Z Instrument can lead to innovation opportunities for industry <p>&quot;Swedish universities, institutes and companies collaborate on planning new instruments for installation at ESS, the world's most powerful research facility for neutron radiation, outside Lund. The Swedish Research Council has now granted funding for two interdisciplinary projects as feasibility studies for future instruments at ESS: SAGA and HIBEAM.&quot;</p> Wed, 24 Nov 2021 12:54:00 GMT 2021-11-24T12:54:00Z Seminar Nov. 8: "Neutron Scattering Studies of Magnetic Nanoparticles: from Spin Waves to Self-Assembly" by Mikhail Feygenson <div> <p style="margin-left:0px">On November 8, 2021, there will be a seminar&nbsp;by Mikhail Feygenson, ESS, on &quot;Neutron Scattering Studies of Magnetic Nanoparticles: from Spin Waves to Self-Assembly&quot;.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:0px"><strong>Time:</strong>&nbsp;Monday, November 8,&nbsp;2021, at 15:15-16:00 hrs<br /> <strong>Location: </strong>H&auml;ggsalen,&nbsp;&Aring;ngstr&ouml;m Laboratory, and on zoom (see link below).</p> <div></div> </div> Fri, 22 Oct 2021 15:57:00 GMT 2021-10-22T15:57:00Z 50 years of neutrons: ILL celebrates the 50th anniversary of the very first start-up of the research reactor <p><img alt="ILL-50yearsanniversary" class="image-right" src="/digitalAssets/967/c_967390-l_1-k_ill-50-years-anniversary-rev.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" />Today, the 31st August 2021, <a href="" target="_blank">the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL)</a> is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first operation of the High Flux Reactor in Grenoble, France.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Centre for Neutron Scattering joins in congratulating the ILL on 50 years of successful science and looks forward to continuing collaborations.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 31 Aug 2021 09:49:00 GMT 2021-08-31T09:49:00Z Printing glassy metals <p>A team led by Martin Sahlberg, Centre for Neutron Scattering, Department of Chemistry - &Aring;ngstr&ouml;m, have been using&nbsp;additive manufacturing (3D-printing) to investigate the conditions of glassy metal. The findings suggest that the metal (AMLOY-ZR01) would be a good candidate for windows etc.&nbsp;</p> <div></div> <p></p> Fri, 13 Aug 2021 07:52:00 GMT 2021-08-13T07:52:00Z The SNSS Seminar Series is starting with "Neutron Imaging" theme on 17 November <p>The Swedish neutron scattering society (SNSS) is starting a seminar series on different topics. The plan is to have two hours of presentations every third month and address areas of research, which are expected to be possible as soon as the ESS starts. The first seminar will be on neutron imaging and take place on 17 November, between the hrs of&nbsp;13:00 and 15:00. The program and abstracts are attached below.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Nov 2020 16:56:00 GMT 2020-11-09T16:56:00Z Uppsala University Neutron Day on 21 October <p>A seminar about diverse applications of neutron scattering with expert outside speakers and reports of research in Uppsala will be held on 21 October, 2020, at 13:00 hrs.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Oct 2020 14:46:00 GMT 2020-10-12T14:46:00Z ESS-ILL Workshop on "Imaging, Materials and Engineering" on 14-15 October <p>On the afternoons of the 14&nbsp;and 15&nbsp;of October, 2020, between 13:00 to 17:00 CEST, there will be an online workshop entitled &quot;Imaging, Materials and Engineering&quot;.&nbsp;</p> <p></p> Tue, 06 Oct 2020 10:45:00 GMT 2020-10-06T10:45:00Z SwedNess research school receives extended funding from SSF <p>The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) has decided to extend their funding of SwedNess research school. SwedNess&nbsp;is a graduate school for neutron scattering operated by six Swedish universities, coordinated by Uppsala University. SwedNess&nbsp;has the goal to educate doctoral students to expand Sweden's expertise in neutron scattering to exploit ESS, the European Spallation Source,&nbsp;now under construction in Lund.&nbsp;The financing consists of&nbsp;100 million SEK until&nbsp;2025.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:56:00 GMT 2020-01-17T15:56:00Z UU research on water purification using Moringa seeds highlighted by ILL <p>The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) has highlighted work from Uppsala University about water purification using sustainable, natural products in a press release about a newly published paper, entitled&nbsp;&quot;Towards a molecular understanding of the water purification properties of&nbsp;Moringa&nbsp;seed proteins&quot;.&nbsp;</p> <p></p> <p></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:32:00 GMT 2019-12-10T09:32:00Z Seminar on Nov. 13: "Neutron Scattering Methods for Energy Materials" <p>On November 13, 2019, there will be a seminar&nbsp;by Prof. Paul Henry, Instrument Scientist at ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, UK, on &quot;Neutron Scattering Methods for Energy Materials&quot;.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Time and location:</strong>&nbsp;Wednesday, November 13, at 10:15 hrs, in Room &Aring;80115 at the &Aring;ngstr&ouml;m Laboratory.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2019 08:43:00 GMT 2019-11-07T08:43:00Z Seminar June 11, 'UppCANs: Bringing neutrons to the users' <p>Welcome to attend a seminar organised by the Centre for Neutron Scattering on <strong>11 June 2019 in &Aring;2002 (13.15 to 14.00)</strong>.&nbsp; Max Wolff will present 'UppCANs: Bringing neutrons to the users'.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 May 2019 07:25:00 GMT 2019-05-20T07:25:00Z Workshop on Neutron Crystallography May 3rd <p>Hydrogen makes up about half the atoms in proteins, but it's almost invisible in X-ray crystallography, the method by which most biological structures are solved. In Lund the world&rsquo;s most powerful neutron source ESS is under construction. Neutron crystallography enables the direct observation of hydrogens and protons, from very large protein crystals.&nbsp;</p> <p></p> Tue, 30 Apr 2019 06:47:00 GMT 2019-04-30T06:47:00Z Seminars of Neutron Scattering on May 20th, 2019 <p>On the 20th of May 2018 at 1515 (in room &Aring;2001) there will be a seminars with visiting researchers from Oak Ridge National Lab and TU Delft. It is a special neutron-themed seminar with presentations with researchers from international neutron facilities. The topics will cover the use of neutron based techniques to investigate energy materials in situ or operando.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 May 2019 07:22:00 GMT 2019-05-13T07:22:00Z 23 Jan. 2019 Seminar about neutron scattering <p>On 23 January 2019 at 15.15 (in Room &Aring;80127) the Centre for Neutron Scattering is holding a seminar about present and planned research with neutrons.&nbsp; Three staff members from &Aring;ngstr&ouml;m Laboratory will present aspects of their work.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2019 10:23:00 GMT 2019-01-03T10:23:00Z The use of neutrons and photons in Earth sciences - A workshop report <p>On May 8 we held a full-day workshop at the Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University, on the application of neutrons and x-rays in Earth sciences. The motivation for the workshop was mainly that the use of these techniques remains underexploited at the department today and, considering current developments at the Swedish National Synchrotron Laboratory (MAX IV) and the upcoming European Spallation Source (ESS) the aim of the workshop was to increase our readiness and illustrate the capabilities of these facilities.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:10:00 GMT 2018-11-14T10:10:00Z Recent work at Uppsala University <p>Uppsala University has developed neutron absorbing components made with boron carbide/plastic composite.&nbsp;These can be 3-D printed to make a range of products.&nbsp; The technology developments, for example, described in the paper Anders Olsson, Maja S. Hellsing, Adrian R. Rennie 'New possibilities using additive manufacturing with materials that are difficult to process and with complex structures'&nbsp;<em>Physica Scripta</em>&nbsp;92, (2017), 053002, are now exploited by a start-up company&nbsp;Additive Composite Uppsala AB&nbsp;established this year.&nbsp; A successful delivery of components has already been made to&nbsp;the European Spallation Source (ESS).&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-size: medium;"><span contenteditable="false" tabindex="-1"><img alt="" data-widget="image" height="167" src="/digitalAssets/739/c_739552-l_1-k_h-insulators.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" width="250" /><span style="background:url(&quot;;) rgba(220, 220, 220, 0.5); left:0px; top:-15px"><img draggable="true" height="15" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAPABAP///wAAACH5BAEKAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAICRAEAOw==" title="Klicka och drag för att flytta" width="15" /></span></span></p> Sun, 07 Oct 2018 12:24:00 GMT 2018-10-07T12:24:00Z Spinach used in neutron studies could unearth secret to stronger plant growth <p>&quot;Marvin Seibert at Uppsala University&nbsp;is using neutrons to study RuBisCO, an abundant enzyme essential to life on earth. His team hopes to determine how plants and other organisms use RuBisCO to catalyze a reaction called carbon fixation that converts carbon dioxide into useful organic compounds.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 May 2018 06:23:00 GMT 2018-05-03T06:23:00Z The Swedish research minister, Helene Hellmark Knutsson visit to RAL <p>The Swedish Minister for Higher Education and Research, Helene Hellmark Knutsson, visited the neutron facility at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory on 19 March 2018. She had the opportunity to learn about some research projects being conducted with Uppsala University and to discuss with graduate students Shirin Nouhi and Emil Gustafsson as well Professor Adrian Rennie.&nbsp; She was particularly interested in the work related to environment and health that involved international collaborations.</p> <p>The picture shows (left to right) Helene Hellmark Knutsson, Emil Gustafsson, Shirin Nouhi and the RAL scientist Max Skoda discussing a neutron reflection experiment.</p> <p></p> <p><img alt="" src="/digitalAssets/703/c_703448-l_1-k_1-05-mb.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /></p> <p></p> <p></p> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:10:00 GMT 2018-03-20T07:10:00Z Workshop in the use of Neutrons and Photons in Earth Sciences <p>The purpose of this&nbsp;workshop is to convey the research potential of neutrons (spallation sources) and photons (synchrotron radiation) to geoscientists at Uppsala University. This potential is largely underexploited at the department today and, considering current developments especially at the Swedish National Synchrotron Laboratory (MAX IV) and the upcoming European Spallation Source (ESS), we would like to increase our readiness, and illustrate the capabilities of these facilities.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:22:00 GMT 2018-03-13T08:22:00Z GISANS at ESS <p>This is a short report about GISANS at ESS that has been prepared following the workshop in Garching that was jointly sponsored by the Centre for Neutron Scattering.&nbsp;</p> <p></p> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:26:00 GMT 2018-02-22T07:26:00Z SNSS support initiative to build instrumentation at ESS <p>Swedish researchers want to develop and build instruments at ESS, including the world-wide GISANS instrument - which can only be achieved thanks to access to the world's most powerful neutron source, ESS.&nbsp;According to the ESS Scientific Council, the design and financing of instruments at ESS is urgent. The Swedish Neutron Scattering Society (SNSS) therefore proposes that Swedish industry merge and finance&nbsp;instrument through foundation, PPP, investment fund or other capitalization in cooperation with&nbsp;government research financiers and foundations.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:21:00 GMT 2017-12-05T11:21:00Z Network Meeting for Young Nordic Neutron Scatterers in Uppsala October 6 <p>The Centre for Neutron Scattering welcomes the Network of Young Nordic Neutron Scatterers to Uppsala on the 6th of October 2017.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:55:00 GMT 2017-08-22T09:55:00Z The SNSS 21st Annual Meeting May 15th-16th <p>Between Monday, May 15th, and Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, the 21st annual Swedish Neutron Scattering Society meeting takes place at the &Aring;ngstr&ouml;m Laboratory.</p> Fri, 12 May 2017 11:33:00 GMT 2017-05-12T11:33:00Z Neutron Scattering and Biology Seminar on May 15th <p>Flora Meilleur from North Carolina State University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory will visit Uppsala next week.&nbsp;The Centre for Neutron Scattering and ICM have organised a seminar to be held on Monday, May 15th.</p> <p></p> Fri, 12 May 2017 11:19:00 GMT 2017-05-12T11:19:00Z Kickoff meeting for SwedNess 2017 <p>On May 16th 2017, there will be a kickoff meeting for the new Neutron Scattering project and Research School,&nbsp;SwedNess.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:29:00 GMT 2017-02-08T08:29:00Z SNSS Annual Meeting 2017 <p>The SNSS annual meeting will be held between May 15th and 16th, 2017.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:27:00 GMT 2017-02-08T08:27:00Z SEMINAR: "Current and Planned Research with Neutrons" on May 24" <p>The Centre for Neutron Scattering will hold a seminar with short presentations about some of the various current studies made with neutrons in Uppsala and plans for future work. This will be an opportunity for people to meet and discuss with colleagues and for new users to learn about what can be done with neutron scattering. Refreshments will be available after the seminar so that participants can continue with informal discussions.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 May 2016 10:09:00 GMT 2016-05-16T10:09:00Z Seminar on Neutron Scattering and Biology by Joe Zaccai on April 21 <p>On April 21 the Centre for Neutron Scattering are hosting a seminar by Dr. Joe Zaccai on the topic "New neutron scattering opportunities to study structural&nbsp;dynamics of biological&nbsp;complexes".&nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 09:52:00 GMT 2016-04-12T09:52:00Z A new paper on easy fabrication of apertures and masks for neutron scattering <p>A new paper in <strong>Journal of Applied Crystallography</strong> points the way to easy fabrication of apertures and masks for neutron scattering without cadmium.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:41:00 GMT 2016-04-11T09:41:00Z