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20th ACNS/NDF proposal round closed last Friday

Our 20th proposal round closed last Friday, with 258 proposals across 14 cold- and thermal-neutron instruments, and 32 proposals for Chemical- and Bio-Deuteration at the National Deuteration Facility. Excluding existing approved programs and the mail-in system on ECHIDNA, 1534 beam days have been requested.

2018-1 ACNS Demand

Australian Centre for Neutron ScatteringĀ demand on the Neutron Beam Instruments

2018-1 NDF Demand

National Deuteration Facility demand for Chemical and Biological Deuteration

This includes strong demand from Taiwan, 46% of demand was from overseas (Japan, China, New Zealand, USA, United Kingdom and 14 other countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas). 41% of demand was from Australian universities and CSIRO, along with 13% 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 November 2017. Approved experiments will be run starting in January 2018. The next proposal round is now open, with a closing date of 15 March 2018.