Please check your email for a message from “Neutron Scattering Society of America” with the title “Vote now: Neutron Scattering Society of America – NSSA Executive Committee Election”. That email will contain a link to your ballot for the NSSA Executive Committee election.  The positions being filled are:  President, Communications Secretary, Membership Secretary, and Treasurer.

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UPDATE May 22, 2020: ACNS 2020 will be held online July 12-16 Although we all wish we could meet in person, given the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 this will likely not become possible in the near term.  Yet the NSSA Executive Committee strongly feels that the neutron scattering community would benefit from having a meeting this summer,

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The NSSA is pleased to announce the 2020 NSSA prize winners and new Fellows. NSSA 2020 Prize Winners: Prof. Thomas P. Russell is the recipient of the Clifford G. Shull Prize, Prof. Timothy P. Lodge is the recipient Sustained Research Prize, Prof. Matthew Helgeson is the recipient of the Science Prize and Mr. Johnny Ching-Wei Lee is the recipient

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Recent work at the University of Minnesota, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Argonne National Lab has combined X-ray and neutron scattering to probe elusive operating mechanisms in a new class of devices known as electrolyte transistors. Electrolyte transistors essentially combine electrolytes, such as organic ionic liquids, with novel materials such as inorganic

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A team of researchers at the NCNR and University of Delaware have developed a Dielectric RheoSANS environment to simultaneously measure the electric, mechanical, and microstructural properties of complex fluids.   Their first application of the technique was to study carbon black slurries as they move through an electrochemical flow cell. Carbon based nanocomposites have been proposed

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From Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Neutron scattering has revealed in unprecedented detail new insights into the exotic magnetic behavior of a material that, with a fuller understanding, could pave the way for quantum calculations far beyond the limits of the ones and zeros of a computer’s binary code. A research team led by the Department

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Fashion is changing in the avant-garde world of next-generation computer component materials. Traditional semiconductors like silicon are releasing their last new lines. Exotic materials called topological insulators (TIs) are on their way in. And when it comes to cool, nitrogen is the new helium. This was clearly on display in a novel experiment at the

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For the first time, a team including scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used neutron beams to create holograms of large solid objects, revealing details about their interiors in ways that ordinary laser light-based visual holograms cannot. The research was a multi-institutional collaboration that included scientists from NIST and the

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Plastic manufacturing is an energy-intensive process. Now, research performed in part at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has revealed a way to reduce the energy demand in one key step of plastic manufacturing by using a class of materials that can filter impurities more efficiently than the conventional manufacturing process. The findings,

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