CMR@IBR-2 2017

News, 06 October 2017

The International Conference “Condensed Matter Research At the IBR-2” will start its work on 9 October 2017. The CMR@IBR-2 Conference will be dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics JINR. Moreover, a special session of the Conference will be dedicated to a powerful experimental method – correlation Fourier diffractometry, which makes it possible to perform very-high-resolution measurements at longpulse neutron sources. The year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the start of operation of the first-in-the-world Fourier diffractometer at the IBR-2 pulsed neutron reactor.

The aim of the regular Conferences on Condensed Matter Research at the IBR-2 reactor, playing the role of user meetings, is to bring together the users of IBR-2 for discussion of recent experimental results, prospects of future research and development of IBR-2 instruments.

The previous Conference was held in October 2015 and attracted about 120 participants from various countries. This year, the CMR@IBR-2 Conference gathered more then 150 specialists from Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Germany, Spain, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Estonia and South Korea.

The Conference topics:

  • Functional and nanostructured materials;
  • Magnetic colloid systems;
  • Layered magnetic nanostructures;
  • Carbon nanostructures;
  • Materials under extreme conditions;
  • Soft condensed matter (biological nanosystems, lipid membranes, polymers);
  • Lattice and molecular dynamics of materials;
  • Texture and properties of rocks and minerals;
  • Residual stresses in materials and products;
  • Neutron imaging;
  • Development of IBR-2 instruments;
  • Development of correlation methods for neutron diffractometry;
  • Development of neutron scattering techniques;
  • Development of neutron detectors.

In 2012, the IBR-2 high-flux pulsed reactor resumed routine operation for scientific research and the User Program restarted. Neutron scattering investigations at the IBR-2 reactor cover various fields of condensed matter physics, materials science, chemistry, biophysical, geophysical and engineering sciences. At present, over 200 experiments per year are performed at the IBR-2 instruments by scientists from more than 20 countries in the framework of the User Program.

Experimental Hall of the IBR-2 pulsed neutron reactor