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CNBC Activity Report for 2011, 2012, and 2013

2014 March - The Canadian Neutron Beam Centre's activity report to CINS for 2011, 2012, and 2013 is now available online in both official languages. The great versatility of neutron beams as probes of materials for science, government, and industry is highlighted with descriptions of projects with impacts for clients today or with promise for the future.

2014 American Conference on Neutron Scattering

Save the Date! June 1-5, 2014. The 2014 American Conference on Neutron Scattering is hosted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and will be held in Knoxville, TN, USA.

For more information, view the conference flyer or visit the offical ACNS conference website.

Reconstitution of CINS

CINS is preparing to receive and administer grant money in support of research using neutron beams in Canada. To that end, CINS adopted a new corporate structure at its recent AGM. The new structure will also satisfy the new Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act. More information on the new structure is available on the about us page.

Transfer of the operations and governance of the CNBC to AECL

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) will fully fund, govern and operate the Canadian Neutron Beam Centre (CNBC) for a two-year period effective April 1, 2013 according to an agreement recently signed with the National Research Council (NRC). The NRC staff of the CNBC will continue to be NRC employees while working in alignment with AECL’s direction.

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Using neutrons to understand magnetic nano-structures will enable further advancement of computer memory.
Using neutrons to understand magnetic nano-structures will enable further advancement of computer memory.

Using neutrons to analyze polymer nano-coatings on implanted heart valves will minimize the chance of post-operative stroke or death.
Using neutrons to analyze polymer nano-coatings on implanted heart valves will minimize the chance of post-operative stroke or death.

Using neutrons to measure stresses in railroad tracks with neutrons will help to prevent train derailments.
Using neutrons to measure stresses in railroad tracks will help to prevent train derailments.