Summer meeting of PAC for Condensed Matter Physics

News, 30 June 2020

On 2 July 2020, the 52nd regular meeting of the Programme Advisory Committee for Condensed Matter Physics will be held as a video conference. Chairman of the meeting is D. L. Nagy.

  Programme of PAC for Condensed Matter Physics

The meeting will start with progress reports by V. N. Shvetsov on the development of a new neutron source at FLNP and by N. Kučerka on the construction of the SOLCRYS laboratory in the SOLARIS National Synchrotron Radiation Centre.

Participants of the meeting will get acquainted with reports and proposals on themes and projects approved for completion in 2020, as well as proposals on new themes and projects. D. P. Kozlenko will present the proposal for the closure of the theme “Investigations of Condensed Matter by Modern Neutron Scattering Methods” and for the opening a new theme “Investigations of Functional Materials and Nanosystems by Neutron Scattering Methods”.

D. Chudoba will devote her report to a new project on the development of inverse geometry inelastic neutron scattering spectrometer at the IBR-2 reactor. The proposal for opening one more new project “Study of the radioprotective properties of the Damage Suppressor (Dsup) protein on a model organism D. melanogaster and human cell culture HEK293T” will be made by E. V. Kravchenko.

Proposals for the closure of the theme “Development of Experimental Facilities for Condensed Matter Investigations with Beams of the IBR-2 Facility” and opening a new theme “Scientific and Methodological Research and Developments for Condensed Matter Investigations with IBR-2 Neutron Beams” will be presented by S. A. Kulikov.

The report by V. V. Kruglov will include the proposal for the closure of the project “Development of a wide-aperture backscattering detector (BSD) for the HRFD diffractometer” and opening a new project “Construction of a wide-aperture backscattering detector (BSD) for the HRFD diffractometer”.

Gh. M. Arzumanyan will present to participants of the PAC CMP meeting a proposal for the extension of the theme “Modern Trends and Developments in Raman Microspectroscopy and Photoluminescence for Condensed Matter Studies”. He will also propose to close the project “Ultrasensitive SECARS microspectroscopy and luminescent core-shell nanostructures” and open a new project “Biophotonics”.

The PAC CMP members will consider written reports and proposals for the closure of the projects “A system for neutron operando monitoring and diagnostics of materials and interfaces for electrochemical energy storage devices at the IBR-2 reactor” (M. V. Avdeev) and “Development of PTM sample environment system for the DN-12 diffractometer at the IBR-2 facility” (A. N. Chernikov).

Participants of the event will hear information and consider the proposals for the extension of the projects “Novel Semiconductor Detectors for Fundamental and Applied Research” (G. A. Shelkov) and “Development of experimental techniques and applied research with slow monochromatic positron beams (PAS)” (K. Siemek), as well as “Research on the Biological Effect of Heavy Charged Particles with Different Energies” (A. N. Bugay).

Gh. Adam will present a written progress report for the period 2019 – 2020 on the theme “Methods, Algorithms and Software for Modeling Physical Systems, Mathematical Processing and Analysis of Experimental Data”.

The rich agenda of the PAC CMP includes also the meeting of the PAC members with the JINR Directorate. Adoption of the recommendations of the 52nd PAC CMP meeting and proposals for the agenda of the next PAC meeting will conclude the event.

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