Aims & Scope
The Journal of Neutron Research publishes original research papers of an experimental and theoretical nature in four areas of specialisation in neutron research:
- Research Science with Neutrons
- Neutron Instrumentation and Techniques
- Reactor and Spallation Source Technology
- Neutron Simulation Tools, Data Reduction and Analysis
Short workshop or conference proceedings may also be published and from time to time review articles will be considered. While the editors encourage contributions in the above special fields, research papers and short reports in other areas of neutron science, especially those without an obvious traditional journal home, will also be considered for publication.
Services for Advanced Neutron Environments
71 Avenue des Martyrs, CS 20156
38042 Grenoble Cedex 9
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1 Bethel Valley Road, Oak Ridge
Tennessee 37831, USA
Keywords: Neutron Instrumentation and Optics
The Niels Bohr Institute
University of Copenhagen
Universitetsparken 5, bygn. D
2100 Copenhagen Ø
Keywords: Instrument Simulation
Paul Scherrer Institut,
5232 Villigen PSI, WBBA 118
Keywords: Neutron Science, Neutron Instrumentation, Neutron Imaging, Engineering Diffraction
Hirohiko M. Shimizu
Laboratory for Particle Properties
Department of Physics
Furocho, Chikusa, Nagoya 464-8602
Keywords: Neutron Optics, Neutron & Particle Physics
Centro Atómico, Bariloche
Keywords: Time-of-Flight Techniques
262j JB Delft
Keywords: Neutron Spin Echo, Polarised Neutrons
Keywords: Total Scattering Instruments
Locked Bag 2001
Keywords: Neutron Instrumentation, Operations & Upgrades
National Research Centre "Kurchatov Institute" –
Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute
Orlova Roscha 1
Keywords: Instrumentation, Neutron Optics
Locked Bag 2001
Keywords: Time-of-Flight, Triple Axis
Trombay, Mumbai 400 085
Keywords: Quasieleastic Scattering
2-4 Shirane Shirakata, Tokai-mura
Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1195
Keywords: Target and Moderator Technology
China Spallation Neutron Source
Institute of High Energy Physics, CAS
Dongguan, Guangdong, 523803
Keywords: Polarised Neutrons, Sample Environment, Instrumentation
European Spallation Source ERIC (ESS)
High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)
224 84 Lund
Keywords: Spallation Source Technology and Instrumentation
Joliot-Curie str. 6
Moscow region, Russia
Keywords: Detectors, Electronics, Moderators
ATI, Technical University
Keywords: Neutron Interferometry, Optics
Jülich Centre for Neutron Science at MLZ Forschungszentrum Jülich
Keywords: Neutron Instrumentation, Neutron Optics, Polarised Neutrons
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6457
Keywords: Powder Diffraction
European Spallation Source
Keywords: Small-Angle Scattering
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH
Keywords: Triple-axis spectroscopy, Neutron resonance spin echo spectroscopy, Larmor labelling techniques
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) und Physik Department E21
Science Group coordinator Quantum Phenomena
Technische Universität München
Keywords: Neutron Spectroscopy and Instrumentation
Oak Ridge, TN, 37831-6466
Keywords: Spectroscopy, Spin-echo, Instrument Development
BP 156, 6 rue Jules Horowitz
Keywords: Small-Angle Scattering and Software, Neutron Optics
Laboratoire Léon Brillouin
UMR12 CNRS-CEA, CEA Saclay,
Keywords: Instrument Development
ISIS, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Oxon OX11 0QX
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6473
Keywords: Neutron Crystallography
ISIS, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Oxon OX11 0QX
Keywords: Neutron Spectroscopy
Uppsala University, Sweden, , Gerry Lander, Grenoble
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