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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 …


User Information

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 …



The high brilliance accelerator-based neutron source HBS represents a unique infrastructure for neutron analysis serving a multitude of scientifc disciplines. More: HBS …


Quantum Mechanics Illustrated Intuitively By Neutron Scattering

Two short videos for lectures and self-study illustrate fundamental aspects of quantum mechanics intuitively using neutron scattering experiments from research undertaken at JCNS. More: Quantum Mechanics Illustrated Intuitively By Neutron Scattering …

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.


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From Droplet to Crystal – X-Ray Scat­tering Shows Crystal Formation in 3D
Jülich, 8 June 2017 – A suprisingly simple drop casting method makes it possible to produce thin layers with novel properties that are required, for example, in solar cells, computer chips, or in constructing sensors and detectors. An international research team has observed how the iron oxide nanoparticles join together to form an ordered crystal. These types of magnetic nanoparticles are particularly interesting for applications in high-density storage media and new approaches to cancer therapy that are still under development.
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21st JCNS Laboratory Course - Neutron Scattering 2017
Applications now closed for this year's Course If you are a student in the field of physics, chemistry, material science or biosciences with a BSc (or an equivalent qualification), you are welcome to apply for a place on the 21st JCNS Laboratory Course - Neutron Scattering, organized by Forschungszentrum Jülich.
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