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Neutron Scattering

We investigate structure and dynamics of soft matter using neutrons, develop neutron scattering instruments and make them available to external researchers in the JCNS. More: Neutron Scattering …


Scattering Methods

We develop and use scattering techniques to understand the structural and magnetic order, fluctuations and excitations in magnetic systems and in highly correlated electron systems at the atomic level. More: Scattering Methods …


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The Jülich Centre for Neutron Science JCNS offers access to dedicated neutron scattering instruments for users. Users can apply twice a year for beam time at instruments at MLZ, ILL and SNS. More

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JCNS Outstations

JCNS operates neutron instruments at the national and international leading sources MLZ, ILL and SNS under a common scientific objective.
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JCNS at the MLZ

JCNS operates 11 neutron scattering instruments at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) in close cooperation with its partners. More


Technical Services and Administration

Working hand in hand with science: Technical Services and Administration (PGI-JCNS-TA) develops innovative and tailor-made solutions for JCNS and other clients. More

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JCNS - the movie

How does society benefit from neutron research and what are Forschungszentrum Jülich's contributions? These are just some of the issues regarding the key technology of neutron scattering explored in a new ten minute video. Breaking New Ground: JCNS - the movie …


Jülich and the European Spallation Source

Neutron scattering gives us unique insights into matter and is indispensable both for basic and application-oriented research. The world's most powerful neutron source is planned to go into operation in 2019, and Jülich will be part of it. More: Jülich and the European Spallation Source …

Neutronsources_Key_Visual launched

A new portal for the international neutron community went online in July 2013. aims to increase the visibility of neutron research on the internet as well as provide access to reliable and up-to-date information about neutron research.


Perfekter Glasübergang mit ultrasoften Kolloiden
Soft Surface, Hard Core: Perfect Glass from Ultrasoft Colloids
Jülich, 18 September 2015 – The glassy state is still something of a mystery. Recently, Jülich scientists discovered a relation between the motion of individual particles and the flow properties up to the point at which the material vitrifies. This relation is also described by the Stokes-Einstein equation, which, however, generally loses its validity long before the glass transition. Extremely soft colloids ensure that this relation is maintained.
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