Special Issue "New Trends in Neutron Instrumentation"

A special issue of Quantum Beam Science (ISSN 2412-382X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Anna Sokolova
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Lucas Heights, Australia
Tel. +61 2 9717 7288
Interests: small angle neutron scattering instrumentation; data reduction techniques; methods of data analysis; neutron optics trends; management of the instrument constructions

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to announce a Special Issue on new trends in neutron instrumentation covering all fields from new development on optic components to data reduction issues. Currently, the worldwide landscape of neutron scattering diffraction and spectrometry facilities is changing dramatically, followed by new trends in the design and performance of the instruments and their components. New technologies have been developed for neutron detectors. Some new ideas have come up in modelling and calculation of complex neutron optics systems and heavy shielding. Data reduction software life cycles along with programs written to control the hardware are an interesting subject to discuss as well; when it comes to dynamics of appearance, world-wide collaborations have co-existed with small facility-specific developments. The standardization of the hardware, including electrical, electronics, and detectors systems, is always a hot topic, and it would be interesting to know opinions from a polar set-up, where control systems are either provided by facilities or left to be managed by supplies. Some new models of management are coming up catalyzed by the appearance of new facilities. At the same time, facilities which are close to the end of their life are facing dramatic changes, including giving away their instruments, which needs to be reflected on.

Dr. Anna Sokolova
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Small angle neutron scattering
  • Neutron optics of complex specifications
  • Neutron detectors of non-3He technology
  • Standardization of hardware and firmware: wish, reality or an accident
  • Closing down and new facilities management complication/challenges/principles
  • Hot topic science in various areas of neutron spectroscopy and diffraction: correlation with use of routine and advanced sample environment

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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