News Highlight

Neutron Sciences Call for Proposals

Beam time on two of the world’s most advanced neutron scattering research facilities—the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR)—is granted through Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s general user program, which is open to all. The 2017-A proposal call will close on Wednesday October 5, 2016 at 11:59 AM (EDT). More information is available here. This call is for experiments anticipated to run January – July 2017. There are two scheduled proposal calls each year.

Science Highlight

Broadening the Bilayer
Lipid molecules have split personalities—one part loves water, whereas the other avoids it at all costs. Lipids make up cell membranes, the frontline defense in preventing cellular access to bacterial and viral invaders. (2016)

Researcher Highlight

Cristian Batista: Where Theory Meets Experiment
Theory and experiment push each other to expand the frontiers of physics. Now, the Neutron Sciences Directorate at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has both.