Our 19th proposal round closed last night, with 218 proposals across 14 cold- and thermal-neutron instruments, and 35 proposals for Chemical- and Bio-Deuteration at the National Deuteration Facility. Excluding existing approved programs and the mail-in system on ECHIDNA, 1214 beam days have been requested.
Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering demand on the Neutron Beam Instruments
National Deuteration Facility demand for Chemical and Biological Deuteration
This includes strong demand from Taiwan, 44% of demand was from overseas (Japan, China, New Zealand, Germany, USA, United Kingdom and 11 other countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas). 41% of demand was from Australian universities and CSIRO & WEHI, along with 15% from ANSTO itself. These proposals will now go out for external review by referees, with the final recommendations on allocation of beam time, by the Program Advisory Committee in May 2016. Approved experiments will be run starting in July 2017. The next proposal round is now open, with a closing date of 15 September 2017.