PSI - SINQ - call for proposals

Next deadline for submission of beam time requests: November 15


The next DEADLINE for the submission of beam time requests for the Swiss spallation neutron source SINQ will be November 15, 2013, midnight.


Paul Scherrer Institute


Herewith we call for proposals for the beam time period I/14 between 01/05/2014 and 31/08/2014.


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 I/14:

  • 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

(*): The new thermal triple-axis spectrometer EIGER is available for user operation and is ready to receive proposals. Interested users are kindly requested to contact the instrument responsible in advance of submitting a proposal to discuss the feasibility of the planned experiments at .

Further detailed information about the SINQ instruments can be obtained here.

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 Programme . Users from eligible countries might be supported by reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs. For further info please have a look here.


Paul Scherrer Institute
User Office
CH-5232 Villigen – PSI

Phone : +41-56-310-4666
Fax : +41-56-310-3294

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