Call for Proposals for the PSI-SINQ cycle II/15

The deadline for neutron proposals submissions at PSI is May 18. NMI3 supports researchers for experiments conducted between September 1 and December 23.



The Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI).

The next deadline for the submission of beam time requests for the Swiss spallation neutron source SINQ will be May 15, 2015, midnight (—>> deadline EXTENDED to May 18).

Herewith we call for proposals for the beam time period II/15 between 01/09/2015 and 23/12/2015.

New users are kindly asked to contact the instrument responsibles before submitting a proposal to discuss instrumental options and reasonable beam time requests. Please make use of the option to link related previous proposals with their experimental reports to the new one. A proper mention of previous results will provide a certain 'bonus' during the evaluation process. This new feature replaces the previous option to submit 'continuation proposals'.

Guidelines for the proposal submission and further useful information can be found on the SINQ webpages:

The following instruments will be open for new proposals in cycle II/15:

Powder Diffractometers : HRPT, DMC
Single Crystal Diffractometer : TriCS
Strain Scanner : POLDI
Small Angle Scattering : SANS-I, SANS-II
Reflectometer : AMOR
Triple Axis Spectrometers : TASP, RITA-II, EIGER
Time-of-Flight Spectrometer : FOCUS
Radiography, Imaging : NEUTRA, ICON

Further detailed information about the SINQ instruments can be obtained at

Please note, the feasibility of complex experiments should always be discussed in advance with the instrument and sample environment responsibles.

Proposals should solely be submitted electronically via the PSI Digital User Office “DUO”:


SINQ is part of the NMI3-Access Program of the European Commission. Users from eligible countries might be supported by reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs. For further info please have a look at

Paul Scherrer Institute
User Office Phone : +41-56-310-4666
CH-5232 Villigen – PSI Fax : +41-56-310-3294
Switzerland e-mail:

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