Inside SINE2020

June 2019: e-newsletter #17

Dear colleagues,

The 17th edition of our Inside SINE2020 newsletter will bring you the following news:

News of SINE2020:

  • General Assembly 2019 in Bilbao, Spain. Read all about it!
  • The Road to the ESS: After visiting Germany, we are now in Switzerland
  • Workshop IV for Data Treatment in Lund. Read all about it!
  • Neutrons for Membrane Biophysics School and Matrac 2


  • Neutrons for the Biotech Industry video
  • SYNERGI 2019

From the world of neutrons:

  • The latest neutron news
  • Job vacancies

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SINE2020: Project News

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SINE2020 General Assembly 2019 in Bilbao, Spain

The final General Assembly for SINE2020 took place in Bilbao from 27th-29th May. Over 70 participants attended work package meetings, discussed the results and sustainability of the project and enjoyed plenty of tapas. Thank you to our hostst ESS-Bilbao!

You can read our report on the event here.

The Road to the ESS map of collaborators

Celebrating SINE2020: The Road to the ESS

With only 3 months to go, we only have a few countries left on our journey through Europe on The Road to the ESS. Since our last newsletter we have visited Germany and Switzerland.

Read about BornAgain, high pressure sample environment and deuterated polymers. Stay tuned to The Road to the ESS.

ESS site tour

Data Treatment's Workshop IV in Lund, Sweden

Work package 10: Data Treatment held their final Workshop IV in Lund, Sweden from 21st – 24th May. This workshop was one of the Key Performance Indicators for the SINE2020 project.

40 participants from all the SINE2020 partners involved in the work package enjoyed workshopping their latest improvements, great Swedish food and the opportunity of a site tour of the ESS, still being constructed.

Read our report here.

Matrac 2 Neutron School

Neutron Schools: Neutrons for Membrane Biophysics School and Matrac 2

Matrac 2

SINE2020 supported the Matrac 2 School 2019: Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Materials Science with Special Focus on Fundamental Aspects of Materials during the first week of April.

Read our report, and watch our video on the school here.

Neutrons for Membrane Biophysics School
Garching, Germany
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE: 16-20 September 2019

The event will focus on the use of neutrons and molecular deuteration to enable early career researchers, mainly PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, to provide fresh insight into problems in membrane biophysics.

More information on the content, scope and logistical details can be found on their website.

SINE2020: Industry

Neutrons for the Biotech Industry Video!

SINE2020 held a successful Industry event in Zaragoza, Spain from 28th-29th March 2019. Now we have made a video to summarise it. You can read more about the event and find a link to the video here.


SYNERGI 2019 Report and Video

Our 2019 SYnchrotron and NEutron Research Go Industrial: SYNERGI event was held in Lyon, France on 1st April 2019. 45 participants from industry, synchroton and neutron facilities, academia and various other organisations attended.

You can read our report and watch the video here.

From the world of neutrons:

Neutrons allow analysis of polymer gels’ unusual attributes

Neutrons allow analysis of polymer gels’ unusual attributes

Neutrons are good probes of materials like polymer gels, largely because of their sensitivity to hydrogen and its isotope, deuterium. Using a unique technique known as contrast matching, researchers replaced some of the hydrogen atoms in the gel with deuterium, which allowed specific structural components to be highlighted by the neutrons.

Read more

A single-step approach for complex coatings

Neutron experiments prove that multi-layered functional coatings can be prepared with a simple, single step procedure.

Read more


Bad times for truffle counterfeiters: Neutrons detect trace elements in popular edible mushrooms

Here, the samples are irradiated with cold neutrons. Following the neutron capture, the atomic nuclei of the chemical elements emit characteristic gamma rays.

Read more

Job vacancies

  • Communications Coordinator, USA
  • Postdoctoral Researchers, China
  • Various Postdoctoral Researchers, USA
  • Instrument Scientist, Germany
  • Research Scientist, France
  • Scientist in Neutron Instrumentation, Switzerland
  • Associate Professor, Denmark
  • Instrument Scientists, USA
  • Neutron Methods Development Scientist, USA
  • Scientific Data Analysis Software Developer/Engineer, UK
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Switzerland

Read more



EVENTS in 2019: Meetings, Conferences, Conventions and Exhibitions

The events calendar is regularly updated and can be found here

July 2019

28. July 2019 – 10. August 2019
Travelling Seminar

22. July 2019 – 26. July 2019
CHRNS Summer School on Methods and Applications of Neutron Spectroscopy.

08. July 2019 – 11. July 2019

08. July 2019 – 12. July 2019
Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction and Exotic Spin Structures

01. July 2019 – 05. July 2019
European Conference on Neutron Scattering (ECNS) 2019

August 2019

04. August 2019 – 11. August 2019
RACIRI Summer School 2019

18. August 2019 – 23. August 2019
32nd European Crystallographic Meeting

September 2019

02. September 2019 – 13. September 2019
23rd JCNS Laboratory Course – Neutron Scattering 2019

02. September 2019 – 13. September 2019
16th Oxford School on Neutron Scattering

09. September 2019 – 20. September 2019
3rd Nordic-Baltic School in neutron scattering

16. September 2019 – 19. September 2019
French Neutron Scattering Days

16. September 2019 – 20. September 2019
Neutrons for Membrane Biophysics School

23. September 2019 – 26. September 2019
The 3rd J-PARC Symposium

02. September 2019 – 06. September 2019
SISN Neutrons and Muons for Magnetism School 2019

26. September 2019 – 27. September 2019
Workshop on Perspectives and Applications of Deep Learning for Accelerated Scientific Discovery at next generation X-ray and Neutron Sources

01. September 2019 – 28. September 2019
X-Ray and Neutron Science Summer School

October 2019

24. October 2019 – 26. October 2019
Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference Oct 24-26th 2019 at ORNL

21. October 2019 – 26. October 2019
2019 ILL Annual School on Neutron Diffraction Data Treatment using the FullProf Suite

13. October 2019 – 18. October 2019
International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources (ICANS XXIII)

07. October 2019 – 10. October 2019
JCNS Workshop 2019 – Trends and Perspectives in Neutron Instrumentation

December 2019

01. December 2019 – 06. December 2019
Advanced Materials Exploration with Neutrons

11. December 2019 – 13. December 2019
BILL2019, Bilayers at the ILL workshop

Coming up in 2020 and 2021!

23. March 2020 – 03. April 2020
51st IFF Spring School 2020 – Quantum Technology

04. July 2021 – 08. July 2021
International Conference on Neutron Scattering 2021 in Argentina

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