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  • ESS Campus groundbreaking ceremony has been held
    18.12.2018ESS, SwedenESS Campus groundbreaking ceremony has been held

    The construction of the Campus surrounding the European Spallation Source has started with a groundbreaking ceremony.

  • Happy birthday McStas as Version 2.5 is release!
    13.12.2018McStasHappy birthday McStas as Version 2.5 is release!

    McStas 2.5 is the seventh release in the 2.x series and fixes various issues with McStas 2.4.1, plus many new developments. McStas 2.5 is also the 20th anniversary release of McStas – 1.0 was released in October 1998!

  • Programming neutrons
    30.10.2018MLZ, GermanyProgramming neutrons

    Instead of beach and sun, they preferred working with mathematical functions for neutron scattering data. Two pupils changed Catalonia for Bavaria for four weeks and performed a practical with Dr. Sebastian Busch at the MLZ in …

  • 15.11.2018From: MLZ, GermanyNeutrons explain higher efficiency of solar cells with additives
    Neutrons explain higher efficiency of solar cells with additives

    Scientists at the Chair of Functional Materials at Physics Department of TUM have been researching organic photovoltaic cells since several years.

  • 14.11.2018From: Phys.orgBig jobs: Safety, planning key to increasing production performance at Spallation Neutron Source
    Big jobs: Safety, planning key to increasing production performance at Spallation Neutron Source

    In December 2017, the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) entered into an extended 5 month scheduled outage to perform a number of high-priority jobs needed to ensure safe and reliable operation at higher powers. Most notable were the replacement of the facility’s inner reflector plug (IRP) and the accelerator’s radio frequency quadrupole (RFQ).

  • 05.11.2018From: Phys.orgFeeling the need for speed, neutrons study fluid flow for hypersonic flight
    Feeling the need for speed, neutrons study fluid flow for hypersonic flight

    Searching for solutions to supersonic fluid flow behavior, researchers from the University of Tennessee–Knoxville, and the US Air Force are using neutron radiography at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The team says a better understanding of spray dynamics will lead to improved fuel injector designs for the aeronautic and automotive industries as well as other spray-related applications used in agriculture, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing.

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