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e-newsletter 36 - April 2016

  • Schools to receive SINE2020 support announced
  • Have you checked the neutron scattering e-learning platform yet?
  • Watch the NMI3 videos on YouTube!
  • SINE2020 has a new Industrial Liaison Officer
  • REMINDER: NOW open – FREE analysis of your material or device at neutron research facilities
  • PSI is looking for a Director of the neutrons and muons division
  • Helmut Schober to be the next ILL Director

e-newsletter 35 - March 2016

  • Neutron scattering e-learning platform is now online
  • VIDEO: New stopped-flow observation head for simpler and cheaper SANS experiments
  • School dates: JCNS Lab School and FullProf
  • Explaining neutron scattering to children in their mother tongue
  • Mark Johnson to be next ILL UK Associate Director and Head of Science
  • CFP on French neutron scattering instruments: deadline April 1st
  • Communicating collaboration – comms officers met in Lund
  • Neutrons for Industry: SINE2020 aims and open call

e-newsletter 34 - February 2016

  • Big progress in the production of model biological membranes
  • Two new videos: – Step-by-step to a neutron experiment with bio matter – A new pressure cell for SANS experiments up to 500 MPa
  • Andreas Schreyer is the new director for science at ESS
  • Job: Post-Doctoral Fellow in Biochemistry at the ILL / SINE2020
  • ISIS summer student scheme

e-newsletter 33 - January 2016

  • Cholesterol levels affect our body’s capacity to receive medicines
  • Neutrons reveal distribution of flux-tube islands
  • Report on the HZG school 2015
  • REMINDER: Call for proposals for funding of neutron and muon introductory schools
  • is now online
  • Proposal deadlines and Operating times on

e-newsletter 32 - December 2015

  • New video: NMI3 – The benefits of European Collaboration
  • Latest achievements of the WP's on: Integrated User Access, Detectors, Imaging
  • Funding for schools
  • Job at the PSI

e-newsletter 31 - November 2015

  • New video: Mark Johnson on the impact of NMI3
  • Superconductivity can promote magnetization, paving the way to energy-efficient supercomputers
  • 140 scientists met in Copenhagen for the NMI3 and SINE2020 meetings
  • Job vacancies at the ILL and ESS

e-newsletter 30 - October 2015

  • Calls for proposals at BNC, ISIS and PSI – deadline is soon!
  • Changes on the agenda of the General Assembly
  • School: reminder of registration for the Fan du LLB school
  • Job: Post-doc position at Uni. Parma

e-newsletter 29 - September 2015

  • Science, tapas, t-shirts and M&M’s at the ECNS
  • Advanced Neutron Tools for Soft and Bio Materials JRA – latest achievements
  • Open registration for schools: Berlin, Fan du LLB, FullProf
  • Job: the ILL is looking for an Industrial Liaison Officer
  • LLB calls for proposals: the deadline is October 1st 2015
  • Reminders: NMI3 GA and ENSA Brochure

e-newsletter 28 - August 2015

  • Achievements of the Advanced Methods & Techniques JRA
  • Magnets made of non-magnetic metals
  • The European Commission and ILL have both signed the SINE2020 Grant Agreement
  • Win a t-shirt at the NMI3 stand at ECNS!
  • New ENSA Brochure on “Neutrons for science and technology”
  • Helmut Rauch to receive 2015 Walter Hälg Prize
  • European Commission Establishes ESS as a ERIC
  • Job at PSI: Beamline Scientist / Project Leader for the imaging station at ESS

e-newsletter 27 - July 2015

  • The Pristerodon
  • How to probe tiny samples?
  • New type of radiofrequency spin flippers for Neutron Resonance Spin Echo
  • Events: JDN23 and NMI3 General Assembly
  • Jobs at Uni. Parma and PSI
  • List of Open Access Journals on

e-newsletter 26 - June 2015

  • Schools – deadline for registration: PSI and MATRAC
  • Upcoming events with NMI3: NMI3 at the ECNS and programme, and the NMI3 final General Assembly
  • Event report: NMI3 was at the Public Awareness of Research Infrastructures workshop

e-newsletter 25 - May 2015

  • SINE2020 – New neutron project approved by the European Commission
  • Final NMI3-II General Assembly and SINE2020 kick-off meeting
  • BNC: Call for proposals – deadline May 31
  • Dates announced for the MATRAC school
  • New profile on “Women in Science”: Kirrily Rule

e-newsletter 24 - April 2015

  • Scientific highlights on natural gas storage and transportation, detox enzymes and focusing guides
  • Schools – deadline for registration: Oxford School on Neutron Scattering & PSI summer school
  • Call for Proposals for the PSI-SINQ cycle II/15
  • Baton change at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum

e-newsletter 23 - March 2015

  • SANS: a unique technique to look inside plants’ leaves
  • Will we have stronger, enduring teeth? New material for tooth fillings is being investigated
  • Superstructure in Heusler alloys discovered
  • The BER II neutron source is back in operation
  • Call for proposals at the LLB: deadline May 1
  • Integrated User Access – deliverables and minutes
  • Call for nominations for the 7th Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut Prize

e-newsletter 21 - February 2015

  • Egyptian statuettes of Osiris
  • Fostering collaboration between Industry and Research Infrastructures
  • Dates announced for NMI3 Schools: Oxford, JCNS Lab Course, PSI and CETS
  • BornAgain 1.0.0 released
  • The 2015 Walter Hälg Prize

e-newsletter 21 - January 2015

  • How to make train rails as straight as they should be
  • From ash to eco-friendly solution for hazardous metals removal
  • Dates announced for the Italian School “Learning Days”
  • The 2015 European Conference on Neutron Scattering
  • The International Society for Sample Environment
  • Call for nominees for the Guinier Prize

e-newsletter 20 - December 2014

  • Muons help understand mechanism behind hydrogen storage
  • Biosensors will benefit from new method to produce membranes
  • The 18th JCNS Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering
  • Educational Resources – new link!
  • The new Chairman of ENSA
  • Job vacancies at ESS and ISIS

e-newsletter 19 - November 2014

  • The hearing of the Kawingasaurus fossilis
  • First meeting of European User Offices
  • Second Industry Advisory Board meeting
  • School date: FullProf and Fan du LLB
  • Women in Science
  • @NeutronSources

e-newsletter 18 - October 2014

  • A novel technology to produce large-scale neutron converters
  • The official McStas 2.1 release
  • NMI3 GA, Future Muon Sources workshop
  • NaMES schools: Fan du LLB and HERCULES
  • CFP for neutron experiments at PSI
  • The construction of the ESS

e-newsletter 17 - September 2014

  • Neutrons shed light on how to make pregnancy tests more sensitive and cheaper
  • The NMI3 General Assembly
  • Calls for proposals at the BNC and LLB
  • Registration for the Berlin Neutron School on Neutron Scattering

e-newsletter 16 - July 2014

  • New humidity chamber
  • Registration for the NMI3 General Assembly 2014
  • The 2014 ISIS Muon Spectroscopy Training School – conversation with participants
  • New profile on Women in Science: Linda Udby
  • Nature Milestones in Crystallography

e-newsletter 15 - June 2014

  • The Baltic Neutron School – conversations with participants
  • Coming soon: International school “Crystallography and Neutrons”
  • New link on our educational resources
  • European User Office Meeting 2014
  • New profiles on Women in Science

e-newsletter 14 - May 2014

  • A single platform to apply for neutron experiments
  • EC's review report on NMI3
  • PR's meeting at MLZ
  • History pages on
  • Dates for the Fan du LLB school
  • PostDoc Position at LLB
  • New links to Educational Resources

e-newsletter 13 - April 2014

  • A multi-angle light scattering setup
  • New video: Neutrons help visualising materials – Imaging JRA
  • Report on the Berlin School
  • Women in Science
  • Calls for Proposals at MLZ and PSI
  • Job opening at DTU

e-newsletter 12 - March 2014

  • A new pressure cell
  • A Neutron-Muon software Debian repository
  • Open registrations for the PSI, Learning Days, and JCNS Lab Course schools
  • NMI3 Industry – presentations
  • Neutron website and mailing list
  • 40 years of the proton accelerator at PSI

e-newsletter 11 - February 2014

  • The Detectors JRA
  • NMI3 schools: call for registration, new webpage and resources
  • MLZ call for proposals
  • New link on Women in Science

e-newsletter 10 - January 2014

  • The first Industry Advisory Board meeting
  • The advanced neutron tools for soft and bio-materials JRA
  • Special feature: Muons at ISIS
  • Baltic Neutron School – Call for registrations
  • New director at ILL
  • MLZ: Call for Proposals

e-newsletter 9 - December 2013

  • NMI3 WP leaders meet to discuss the project’s future
  • 2 leaflets on high field muon spectroscopy
  • Videos and articles about the HZG, Fan du LLB and FullProf Schools

e-newsletter 8 - November 2013

  • Scientific Highlights: water uptake by plants & biological membranes
  • Industry Events: registration & review article
  • Education: e-learning, NaMES & new educational resources
  • Members: Advisory Committee & ESS

e-newsletter 7 - October 2013

  • NMI3 Joint Research Activities: Detectors
  • Deadlines for submission of proposals at ISIS and PSI
  • NMI3 supported schools: report on the JCNS and Oxford schools and Bombannes dates
  • Next NMI3 meetings
  • Updates on our website

e-newsletter 6 - September 2013

  • LiveDVD for testing/installing software
  • Imaging JRA
  • Proposal submission deadlines
  • School reports and dates
  • The first Industry Advisory Board meeting

e-newsletter 5 July 2013

  • the recently launched website
  • the NMI3-II first General Assembly
  • NMI3 at ICNS
  • the Central European Training School 2013
  • Muons' Experiments in millionths of a second

e-newsletter 4 June 2013

  • NMI3-I Achievements: final brochure
  • NMI3's Joint Research Activities: interviews and articles
  • New material for lithium rechargeable batteries
  • Healthy diet? Using neutrons to quantify selenium in cereal crops
  • HZG Autumn School
  • ICNS2013 – detailed programme now available

e-newsletter 3 - May 2013

  • Neutrons and X-rays help investigate new materials for gas turbines
  • Assessing exposure to pollution in industrial workplaces
  • ICNS early registration deadline
  • Call for Proposals for µSR experiments at the SµS
  • First NMI3-II General Assembly in Berlin

e-newsletter 2 - April 2013

  • HERCULES 2013 – conversations with the participants
  • SINQ call for proposals II/13
  • Job vacancies at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)

e-newsletter 1 - March 2013

  • Bertaut Prize 2013 – call for nominations
  • EU leaders reach agreement on 2014-20 budget
  • MLZ: New center for neutron research in Germany
  • Interview with Giovanna Fragneto
  • NMI3 Industry Workshop at ICNS 2013

Issue 4 - January 2013


Issue 3 - May 2012

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Issue 2 - November 2011

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Issue 1 – July 2011

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