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News for NCNR Users

Rob Dimeo Appointed NCNR Director 
NIST Director Pat Gallagher announced that Rob Dimeo has been appointed Director of the NIST Center for Neutron Research.

Brown and Broholm win NSSA Prizes
NCNR staff member Craig Brown has won the Science Prize of the Neutron Scattering Society of American (NSSA).

He-3 Shortage: Directors' Statement
Neutron facility directors met in Grenoble on March 5, 2010 to discuss alternative technologies for neutron detectors.

Pat Gallagher to be Nominated as NIST Director
President Obama has announced his intent to nominate former NCNR Director Patrick Gallagher to be the next Director of NIST.

Taner Yildirim wins Tubitak Award
The prestigious Special Award of the Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council goes to NCNR physicist Yildirim.

Extended Shutdown Planned for 2011
The NCNR Expansion project is proceeding on a schedule that will require a 10½ month shutdown of the reactor beginning around March 2011.

Reactor Relicensed by NRC
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved a 20-year license for the continuing operation of the NCNR's neutron source.

Craig Brown Wins PECASE Award
NCNR staff member Craig Brown has won a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Call For Proposals Complete
The last proposal deadline has passed, and the review of submitted proposals is now complete. Successful proposals will be allocated instrument time from September 2009 through April 2010.

The next proposal deadline will occur in early 2010.

We have posted some proposal statistics summarizing the last five calls.

NCNR Expansion Initiative
A significant expansion of the NCR is underway. The project comprises development of a new cold neutron moderator, and a new guide hall with five state-of-the-art instruments.

Nagao Wins Young Scientist Award
Micah Ago, an instrument scientist for the NC's NE spectrometer, has won an award from the Physical Society of Japan.

Major Upgrade to SANS Analysis Software
With a new user interface and calculations up to 10x faster, this new release make fitting of complex models simpler and more accessible.