Imaging JRA - latest achievements
It is time for a summary of the achievements of this JRA. New methods now provide information on material and magnetic systems which are not accessible using any other experimental technique.
Neutron imaging is a direct method for non-destructive investigations of objects in science and technology. This Joint Research Activity (JRA) is developing new methods which will allow to probe micro and nano structural properties of composite materials using imaging in real and reciprocal space, as well as new tools that use neutron scattering to complement the existing magnetic imaging techniques.
Thanks to NMI3, new methods now provide information on material and magnetic systems which are not accessible using any other experimental technique. These new techniques have the potential of attracting a large number of people from the large communities of the nanomagnetism, engineering and generally from materials science.
For more information about the different tasks of this JRA please visit this page .
Achievements of each task
Nano- and micro structures resolved dark-field neutron imaging with grating interferometers
- Improved visibility contrast of interferential gratings setup
- Magnet setup for neutron Grating Interferometry (nGI) measurements of magnetic samples
- Homogenous magnetic field up to 0.5 T for nGI investigations
Direct high-resolution imaging
- Improved neutron tomography detector with pixel size of 6.5 μm
Strain and stress mapping
- Double crystal monochromator for energy-selective imaging and Bragg-edge mapping experiments
SANS 3D: vectorial magnetic imaging of nano-particles
- Polarized SANS (PSANS) measurements
- ‘Nmag’ software for micromagnetic simulations
- 3D configuration of large arrays of nanowires
- New polarimeter for SANS
Precessionnal spectroscopy: vectorial magnetic imaging of planar structures
- Magnetic scanning technique for high spatial resolution
- Experimental study of magnetic micro wires
Direct magnetic neutron imaging
- Direct magnetic imaging of magnetic flux penetration in a Niobium superconductor
- New method for the investigation of superconducting phenomena
Detectors JRA – latest achievements
It is time for a summary of the achievements of this JRA, which aims to develop two promising detector technologies to cope with the high cost and near unavailability of 3He. Read more.
New video: NMI3 – The benefits of European Collaboration
Learn about the benefits of this collaboration between the major neutron and muon facilities in Europe as well as the feedback of the European Commission, by the NMI3 Manager and Coordinator, scientists, and school organisers. Read more.
Call for proposals for funding of neutron and muon introductory schools
The deadline for applying for funding for Neutron or Muon Introductory Schools is January 24. The schools will be supported by the SINE2020 project. Read more.