[Neutron] Call for proposals for measuring time at the Geesthacht Neutron Facility (GeNF)

klaus.pranzas at gkss.de klaus.pranzas at gkss.de
Thu Mar 6 00:37:53 CET 2008

Dear Colleagues, 

As a specialty of the Geesthacht Neutron Facility (GeNF) at GKSS, 
proposals can be submitted at any time and are reviewed continuously to 
provide fast and flexible access to our neutron facility for external 
users. In order to optimise the beamtime allocation in the upcoming period 
we would like to ask interested users to submit proposals (see 
http://genf.gkss.de, proposal form available as Word or PDF-file) until

March 31st, 2008

by email to genf at gkss.de

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

The GeNF instruments are listed 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-2 (peter.staron at gkss.de) 
Diffractometer to Analyse Residual Stresses in specimens with technical 
sizes (up to 200 kg) using thermal nonpolarised neutrons. 

TEX-2 (brokmeier 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 (melissa.sharp at gkss.de, 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 (melissa.sharp at gkss.de) 
Ultra small angle scattering experiment using cold non-polarised neutrons 
to characterise large structures up to sizes of several micrometers, like 
creep, fatigue and sintering cavities, voids, bubbles, etc. in materials, 
as well as studying colloidal and polymer systems. 


PNR (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 (dieter.lott 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 is also available.


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

Dr. P. Klaus Pranzas
GKSS Research Centre
Member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Institute of Materials Research
Max-Planck-Strasse 1
D-21502 Geesthacht

Tel: +49 (0)4152 87 1326
Fax: +49 (0)4152 87 4 1326
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