[Neutron] GeNF Call for Proposals

Andreas.Schreyer at gkss.de Andreas.Schreyer at gkss.de
Mon Sep 13 18:52:19 CDT 2004

Dear Colleague, 

with this email we would like to inform you of the 

Call for Proposals by the Geesthacht Neutron Facility (GeNF, 

As a specialty of GeNF, proposals can be submitted at any time and are 
reviewed continuously 
to provide fast and flexible access to our neutron facility for external 

Nevertheless, in order to optimise the beamtime allocation in the first 
months of 2005 we would like 
to ask interested users to submit proposals (see http://genf.gkss.de) 

October 15th, 2004 

by email to genf at gkss.de 

GeNF offers travel support through the EU program "ACCESS to research 
to EU users from outside Germany. If you are interested, please tick the 
corresponding box on the proposal form. 
Users, who are not eligible to the EU ACCESS program (e.g. German users) 
can apply for travel support from GeNF 
if they have no alternative funds. 

A list of the available instruments is given below. Further details are 
available at 


For general questions please contact: genf at gkss.de 

We hope to see you at GeNF for some exciting science! 

Best Regards

The Team of GeNF 


ARES (peter.staron at gkss.de) 
Diffractometer to Analyse Residual Stresses in specimens with technical 
sizes (up to 100 kg) using thermal nonpolarised neutrons. 

FSS (priesmeyer at gkss.de) 
Time of flight Fourier Strain Scanner to investigate residual stresses in 
specimens with technical sizes (up to 100 kg) using thermal nonpolarised 

TEX-2 (brokmeier at gkss.de, anke.guenther at gkss.de) 
Four circle neutron TEXture diffractometer to characterise textures in 
metallic, ceramic and geologic materials using thermal nonpolarised 

Small Angle Neutron Scattering             
SANS-1 (vasyl.haramus at gkss.de) 
Used primarily for structure investigations of 'soft matter' such as 
biological macromolecules, colloids, micro emulsions and polymers, 
optional is the use of polarised neutrons. 

SANS-2 (helmut.eckerlebe at gkss.de) 
Mainly used for the characterisation of precipitates, clusters, 
interfaces, grain sizes, magnetic structures etc. in (engineering) 
materials, polarised neutrons are optional. 

DCD (klaus.pranzas at gkss.de) 
Ultra small angle scattering experiment using cold non-polarised neutrons 
to characterise large creep, fatigue and sintering cavities, voids, 
bubbles, etc. in materials. 

PNR (dieter.lott at gkss.de, danica.solina at gkss.de) 
Polarised Neutron Reflectometer to study magnetic and other surfaces, 
layers, thin films and membranes using cold nonpolarised/polarised 
neutrons at high fluxes. 

NeRo (vincent.leiner at gkss.de)
NEutron ReflectOmeter to study surfaces, layers, thin films and membranes 
using cold nonpolarised neutrons at high resolution.
A polarisation option including an analyser for diffuse scattering will be 
added in early 2005

GENRA-3 (vollbrandt at gkss.de) 
GEesthacht Neutron RAdiography facility for non-destructive analysis of 
materials by static and dynamic imaging.

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