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Call for Proposals
Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering

Call for Proposals

Proposals at the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering and National Deuteration Facility

Deadline 15 September 2021, for beam time between January and June 2022.

2021-2 Proposal Round

Outcomes from the 2021-2 Proposal round will be available from mid-June 2021.

The 2022-1 proposal round will open in July 2021 for the following neutron-beam instruments and facilities:

Echidna (high-resolution powder diffractometer)

Wombat (high-intensity powder diffractometer)

Kowari (strain scanner)

Dingo (neutron radiography/tomography/imaging)

Platypus (reflectometer)

Spatz (reflectometer)

Quokka (pinhole small-angle-neutron scattering)

Bilby (TOF small-angle-neutron scattering)

Kookaburra (ultra-small-angle neutron scattering)

Taipan (thermal-neutron 3-axis spectrometer)

Beryllium-filter option on Taipan

Sika (cold-neutron 3-axis spectrometer)

Pelican (cold-neutron time-of-flight spectrometer)

Emu (high-resolution backscattering spectrometer)

Biological and Chemical Deuteration (at the National Deuteration Facility)

Sample environment equipment available for use on the neutron-beam instruments

Physical Properties Measurement System (in conjunction with other neutron-beam instruments and only in a collaborative mode with ANSTO staff)

The following instruments will not be available for the 2022-1 Round

Koala (Laue diffractometer) - due to the Koala 2.0 upgrade installation

Joey (neutron Laue camera) (in conjunction with other neutron-beam instruments) - due to the Koala 2.0 upgrade installation

Small-angle X-ray scattering and X-ray reflectometer (in conjunction with QuokkaBilbyPlatypus or Spatz) - due both X-ray instruments being replaced

Other Important Information: 

Planned user program days: 

  • 2021-2 Round - July-December 2021
    • 126 reactor days - approximately 100 days for user program
  • 2022-1 Round - January-June 2022
    • 149 reactor days - approximately 100 days for user program
  • 2021-2 Round - July-December 2022
    • 153 reactor days - approximately 100 days for user program

Important notes: 

  • Applicants should note that the proposal system will not allow a proposal to be submitted if you have outstanding experimental reports.
  • Applicants should ensure that any publications resulting from beamtime at ANSTO are entered into the proposal system and linked to the related proposal(s). The peer-review panels will take these into consideration when reviewing the proposals.
  • Applicants should ideally discuss their proposal with the appropriate Instrument Scientist before submitting.

Questions? Please contact us