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Neutrons are produced at large research infrastructures. Researchers use them to look inside materials. With neutrons one can e.g. look inside a car engine, investigate drug delivery, see how plants uptake water, get insights into the development of superconductors.

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  • Fossil energy - Neutrons run deep
    03.01.2018ORNL, USAFossil energy - Neutrons run deep

    ORNL scientists used neutrons to understand how water flows through fractured rock. Their results help improve models for drilling, hydraulic fracturing and underground storage of carbon dioxide

  • Physicists Calculate Exactly When Atomic Nuclei Become Unstable
    08.12.2018Forschungszentrum Jülich, JCNS, GermanyPhysicists Calculate Exactly When Atomic Nuclei Become Unstable

    An international team of physicists has developed a breakthrough method to calculate the exact point at which atomic nuclei become unstable.

  • “Cloppenburg” analyzed with neutrons
    11.12.2017MLZ, Germany“Cloppenburg” analyzed with neutrons

    Nicholas Leister and his supervisor Dr. Xiaosong Li examined different meteorites in their elemental composition after the samples had previously been irradiated at the FRMII.

  • 28.11.2017From: ORNL, USAThe right mix: Water and neutrons with Eugene Mamontov
    The right mix: Water and neutrons with Eugene Mamontov

    A portrait about Eugene Mamontov who is the lead instrument scientist for BASIS, the backscattering, crystal-analyzer spectrometer at the SNS that is particularly good at deciphering the dynamics of water in various systems.

  • 27.11.2017From: ISIS, UKGetting to grips with corrosion
    Getting to grips with corrosion

    Neutron reflectometry has been used to improve our fundamental understanding of corrosion and corrosion inhibitors.

  • 22.11.2017From: APS physicsPeering into a Molecular Magnet
    Peering into a Molecular Magnet

    Researchers characterize the spin couplings in the prototypical single-molecule magnet Mn12 using an advanced neutron scattering technique.

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