Laboratoire Léon Brillouin

UMR12 CEA-CNRS, Bât. 563 CEA Saclay

91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex, France


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img 15/2/2024 : SINQ - Call for Proposals  
Jeudi 15/02/2024


The next DEADLINE for the submission of beam time requests for the Swiss spallation neutron source SINQ will be:

                 *********  15 February 2024, midnight, C.E.T.   *********

This call is open for the following instruments:*

Powder Diffractometer                 : HRPT, DMC
Single Crystal Diffractometer        : ZEBRA
Strain Scanner                           : POLDI
Small Angle Neutron Scattering     : SANS-I
Reflectometer                            : AMOR
Triple-Axis Spectrometers            : TASP, EIGER
Multiplexing Spectrometer            : CAMEA
Time-of-Flight Spectrometer         : FOCUS
Instruments for Neutron Imaging 
  and Optics                               : NEUTRA, ICON, BOA

The reflectometer AMOR has recently undergone a major upgrade. Therefore new proposals must be discussed in advance (before the submission) with the instrument scientists:

The new small angle scattering facility SANS-LLB that is presently being installed in collaboration with our French partners from LLB might take some friendly users later this year. Please contact the instrument team for further information: 

The Neutron Microscope can be chosen as experimental setup option on POLDI, ICON and BOA. 

Herewith we call for proposals for the beam time period I-24 between 03 June - 15 October 2024. We aim to inform the users in April 2024 about the results of the proposal evaluation. 
Another proposal deadline is envisaged for 01 July 2024 to cover the beam time period 16 October - 23 December 2024.

New users are kindly asked to contact the instrument scientists before submitting a proposal to discuss instrumental options and reasonable beam time requests.
Please make use of the option to link related previous proposals with their experimental reports to the new one. A proper mention of previous results will provide a certain 'bonus' during the evaluation process. 

Guidelines for the proposal submission and further useful information can be found on the SINQ webpages:
Further detailed information about the SINQ instruments can be obtained here:
The feasibility of complex experiments should always be discussed in advance with the instrument and sample environment scientists.

Proposals can only be submitted electronically via the PSI Digital User Office 'DUO':

Paul Scherrer Institute
User Office
CH-5232 Villigen - PSI             

Phone :        +41-56-310-4666
e-mail :

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