Ross Erwin ross at
Fri Sep 12 12:56:48 CDT 1997



Dear proposer,

experiment proposals is this coming Monday, September 15, 1997.
This proposal cycle is for experiments to be scheduled from November 1997
through May 1998.

See our WEB page,
for directions on how to submit a proposal,
or call Ross Erwin    at 301-975-6245
or call Linda Clutter at 301-975-6220
or FAX us             at 301-921-9847
or send email         to ross at
or send email         to cnrf at


NEW Monetary Assistance PROGRAM !

University of Maryland Outreach Program

There is a wide range of neutron scattering techniques that are uniquely
suited to solve many problems of current scientific and technological
interest.  One of the goals of the NCNR is to provide scientists from
across the nation with the opportunity to utilize the neutron
instrumentation and capabilities at NIST to solve these problems.  However,
this can represent a significant barrier for scientists who are not already
well-versed in neutron scattering, in that they don't have the experience,
knowledge, or familiarity to successfully use the facilities.  To encourage
new users and provide them with this essential educational opportunity, the
University of Maryland has developed an outreach program to assist
first-time users to come to the neutron facility and carry out an
experiment, in close cooperation with NIST scientific staff.

To qualify for this program, a user 

1)  Must have a neutron proposal that has been approved by the Program
Advisory Committee, or a formal request that has been approved by one of
the instrument scientists (i.e. you must have beam time).
2)  Must be from a US University.  Preference will be given to graduate
students, postdoctoral researchers, and junior faculty, in that order.
3)  Funds of up to $100/day will be paid to the new user to offset travel
and subsistence expenses.  The maximum number of days is one more than the
number of beam days scheduled for the experiment, or five, whichever is the
lesser.  Assistance will be provided to an individual one time only.
4)  There is a maximum of two new scientists per experiment that will be


To apply for this program, send an email message to Professor Robert Briber
at the University of Maryland (neutron_outreach at  An
application form will be sent to you electronically.  This will be
evaluated, and you will be notified of the decision.


Instruments available for PAC reviewed proposals are:

30 meter small angle neutron scattering (SANS) instrument
partially supported by NSF
for studying length scales from 1 micron to 1 nanometer.

30 meter small angle neutron scattering (SANS) instrument
sponsored by NIST/Exxon/Texaco/Univ. Minnesota
for studying length scales from 1 micron to 1 nanometer.

Cold-neutron reflectometer for thin film studies
including full polarized beam option for magnetic structures.

Cold-neutron reflectometer for thin film studies
using vertical scattering plane geometry for liquids.

Cold-neutron triple-axis spectrometer with full polarized beam capability.

High-resolution neutron diffractometer for structure determinations on powders.

Fermi-chopper time-of-flight spectrometer.

Prompt-gamma neutron activation analysis station for stoichiometry and
trace element analysis including hydrogen.

Cold-neutron depth profiling station.

Neutron interferometer.

Fundamental neutron physics station..

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