Focus of our work

Neutrons for Users - (C) W. Schürmann,TUM

Neutron for Users

We operate neutron scattering instruments at the best neutron sources in the world and we offer access to them for a large user community.

Neutron for Research

Neutron for Research

We use neutrons as microscopic probes to conduct research on soft and condensed matter, life science and energy materials.

Neutron Techniques

Neutron Techniques

We design, build and install new instruments and neutron sources at neutron facilities. With our research we push the boundaries of available techniques and develop new methods for research with neutrons.

Neutron landscape, source: Serge Claisse, ILL

Neutron Landscape

We are connected to a worldwide network of leading neutron sources and are members of the League of Advanced European Neutron Sources.

Departments

ESS

European Spallation Source (ESS)

The world's most powerful neutron source is currently built in Lund and Jülich will be part of it. JCNS aims to deliver first-class instruments and components and to contribute with its competence and decades of experience in neu- tron science and methodology to make the ESS a success.

HBS

High-Brilliance Neutron Source

The high brilliance accelerator-based neutron source HBS represents a unique infra- structure for neutron analysis (imaging methods and scattering) to be used in a multitude of scientific disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology, geology, materials and engineering science.

Robotik in der Neutronenstreuung

Instrument Technology

The Instrument technology department develops new solutions for the automation of neutron scattering instruments and supports the instrument teams during construction and operation.

Reaktor FRM II

JCNS Outstations

JCNS operates neutron instruments at the sources MLZ, ILL and SNS under the motto the best instrument at the best sources.

Neutronen-SimLab

Neutron SimLab

The Neutron SimLab provides support to the users of the JCNS instruments for neutron scattering data analysis, notably through the development of materials-specific mathematical models and numerical methods.

JCNS Science Office - © Andersen Ross - stock.adobe.com

Science Office

The Science Office supports the directors in their tasks like in the preparation of strategic decisions as well as in networking and public relations work. Together with the administration the Science Office manages the EU third-party projects.

MLZ

User Office

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.

News and Events

Dr. Aurel Radulescu am KWS-2-Instrument in der Neutronenleiterhalle der Forschungs-Neutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) in Garching.

Research with Neutrons for Better mRNA Medicines

mRNA can be used to produce much more than just vaccines. Scientists from the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, with the support of neutron researchers from Forschungszentrum Jülich, have now discovered how the subcutaneous administration of mRNA can be improved. The goal is for chronically ill patients to be able to self-administer the medication on a regular basis.

HBS-2019

6th HBS Workshop 2020 moved to Virtual Workshop

The sixth international workshop on the topic of accelerator-based high brilliance neutron sources will take place as a virtual meeting via a web conference on the 17 - 18 September 2020 between 13:00 and 16:15 CET.