CERIC-ERIC fellows trip in Croatia and Hungary


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(ph. Evelina Danailova, Nicoletta Carboni)

The CERIC-ERIC fellows undertook their first joint travel to the Ruđer Bosković Institute (RBI) in Zagreb and to the Budapest Neutron Centre (BNC), aiming at networking with the administrative, technical and scientific personnel involved in building a competitive and international research environment in the European Research Area. The whole visit has been very useful for tightening the links between the facilities participating in CERIC, which are highly committed in providing cutting-edge multi-technique research service in the fields of Materials and Biomaterials.

At the RBI in Zagreb the CERIC Board of Directors and the General Assembly held their third meeting. Milko Jakšić, deputy of the RBI’s Director General, welcomed the group. While some of the fellows met the heads of the administrative department from the Institute, to start coordinating the joint activities in this field, Marko Karlušić, research associate at the laboratory for semiconductors, leaded the visit to the Tandem Van de Graaff acceleratorand to the ion beamlines of the facility.

The instruments open to CERIC users are the nuclear microprobe facility, the high-resolution PIXE spectrometer, the TOF ERDA, the irradiation and detector testing and the dual beam irradiation and RBS channelling. The facility also has sample preparation equipment and provides the users all the top-level techniques for research in the fields of Natural sciences and Technology.

At the BNC Tamás Belgya, Deputy Director - General of the Centre for Energy Research, arranged a two days visit in the KFKI Campus, where the centre is located. The scientists from BNC showed to the group the instruments available in the last CERIC call for proposals: the small angle neutron scattering diffractometer (SANS), the neutron diffractometer PSD, the neutron reflectometer with polarization option GINA, the prompt gamma activation analysis PGAA and the high-resolution TOF powder diffractometer. BNC is the only facility offering a neutron source in CERIC, complementing the other techniques and contributing to the multidisciplinary approach of research projects.
The team also visited some companies producing parts and devices for laboratories, neutron beamlines and external firms. 


Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 16:27