Inside SINE2020

February 2018: e-newsletter #10

Dear colleagues,

The 10th edition of our Inside SINE2020 newsletter will bring you the following news:

News of SINE2020:

  • The SINE2020 project in just one slide
  • How do protein crystals grow?
  • General Assembly in 2018: now open for registration
  • SINE2020 Workshop on Neutron Scattering Data Analysis Software
  • Central European Training School on neutron techniques (CETS)
  • 22nd JCNS Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering

SINE2020 Industry:

  • SYnchrotron and NEurtron Radiation Go Industrial

From the world of neutrons:

  • The latest neutron news
  • Job vacancies

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SINE2020: Project News

SINE2020 project

Science and Innovation with Neutrons in Europe in 2020 (SINE2020)

The project in just one slide:

SINE2020 is a consortium of 18 partner institutions from 12 countries. It is funded by the European Union through the H2020 programme.

crystal growth

How do protein crystals grow?

SINE2020 postdoc: Marialucia Longo

Researchers from MLZ (Forschungszentrum Jülich) investigated the crystallization of the protein lysozyme in an experiment at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL). The paper on lysozyme crystallization shows the successful collaboration of a TUM master student (Raimund Heigl) with a SINE2020 postdoc (Marialucia Longo).

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General Assembly in 2018

Now open for registration

The SINE2020 General Assembly will take place at the University of Parma in Italy, from June 5th – 6th in 2018.

For more details, please check out the programme

SINE2020 Workshop on Neutron Scattering Data Analysis Software

Abstract submission, possible until 15 April 2018

Third annual meeting of SINE2020 workpackage 10. A satellite meeting of the SINE2020 General Assembly, from 6th – 8th of June 2018 in Soragna, Parma province, Italy.

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Central European Training School on neutron techniques (CETS)

Supported by the SINE2020

The 12th Central European Training School on neutron techniques will be held from 6th – 11th of May 2018. Application is open until the 15th of March 2018. CETS is hosted by Budapest Neutron Center (BNC).

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22nd JCNS Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering

Juelich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) is happy to announce that application is open for the 22nd Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering taking place September 3-14, 2018 in Juelich and Garching/Munich, Germany.

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SINE2020: Industry

SYnchrotron and NEurtron Radiation Go Industrial

From 8 to 9 March 2018

SYNERGI 2018 will bring together industrial researchers and scientists from large-scale facilities at the NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam.

These unique facilities offer a deep insight into materials of all types.

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From the world of neutrons:

A computed tomography image details fractures in rock samples from the Eagle Ford Shale Formation in Texas. Credit: University of Texas at Austin (hi-res image)

Fossil 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.

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Neutron research-Eddy

Dr. Eddy Lelièvre-Berna is the new Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Neutron Research

The Journal of Neutron Research and IOS Press are pleased to introduce Dr. Eddy Lelièvre-Berna as the journal's new Editor-in-Chief. Dr. Lelièvre-Berna is Head of Services for Advanced Neutron Environments at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in France.

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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) (Credit Synthelis / Illusciencia)

Neutrons reveal hidden secrets of the hepatitis C virus

Researchers have observed the structure of a functional p7 protein within its native environment for the first time using reflected neutrons. The specific protein insertion mechanism observed will help to outline potential target mechanisms for future drug development.

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Credit: Jill Hemman/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy

Neutrons – Exotic particles

Neutron scattering was used for studying magnetic behavior in a material called alpha-ruthenium trichloride. The results may have implications for quantum computing.

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Job vacancies

  • Instrument Scientist for the magnetic reflectometer MARIA, Physics – (JCNS at MLZ)
  • Research Scientist – NEUTRON REFLECTOMETRY – (ILL)
  • Post-doc for the ESS neutron test beamline – (ESS)
  • Research Fellow Position in Materials and Quantum Beam Science: Thermo-Mechanical Processing – (GTIIT)
  • Research Fellow Position in Materials and Quantum Beam Science: Time Response to Materials Stimulus – (GTIIT)
  • Research Fellow (postdoc level) in Spintronic Materials – (GTIIT)
  • Research Engineer in Microelectronics Characterization – (ILL)
  • PostDoc in Experimental Neutron Physics – (TUWIEN)

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EVENTS in 2018: Meetings, Conferences, Conventions and Exhibitions

February 2018

25. February 2018 – 30. March 2018
HERCULES European School 2018: Neutrons and synchrotron radiation for science

26. February 2018 – 09. March 2018
49th IFF Spring School

26. February 2018 – 28. February 2018
Big Science Business Forum 2018

27. February 2018 – 08. March 2018
ISIS Neutron Training Course

April 2018

02. April 2018 – 06. April 2018
Semiconductor Conferences MRS

09. April 2018 – 10. April 2018
Magnetism 2018

09. April 2018 – 10. April 2018
WAM2018 – Workshop on Additive Manufacturing

09. April 2018 – 10. April 2018
Challenges in additive manufacturing industrial qualification: key solutions at large scale infrastructures

August 2018

22. August 2018 – 27. August 2018
ECM31: 31st European Crystallographic Meeting

25. August 2018 – 01. September 2018
RACIRI Summer School

September 2018

01. September 2018 – 30. September 2018
11th World Conference on Neutron Radiography

01. September 2018 – 30. September 2018

02. September 2018 – 07. September 2018

03. September 2018 – 14. September 2018
22nd JCNS Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering

17. September 2018 – 18. September 2018
3rd International Physics Conferences

17. September 2018 – 19. September 2018
Deutsche Tagung für Forschung mit Synchrotronstrahlung: Neutronen und Ionenstrahlen an Großgeräten

17. September 2018 – 28. September 2018
2018 European School on Magnetism: Magnetism by Light

October 2018

07. October 2018 – 12. October 2018
SAS2018: XVII International Conference on Small-Angle Scattering

16. October 2018 – 19. October 2018
Neutrons and Food

November 2018

23. November 2018 – 24. November 2018
4th Workshop on Energy at Research Infrastructures

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