Announcement of the J-PARC MLF 2017A General Use Proposal Round Call for Proposals
The Call for Proposals for the 2017A General User Program at the MLF is now CLOSED.
J-PARC Center and CROSS-Tokai are pleased to announce that the 2017A General Use proposal round will be open from Monday 17 October 2016.
Researchers wishing to conduct experiments at any of the MLF neutron or muon beamlines during 2017A （April - November 2017） are invited to submit proposals via the J-PARC Proposal Submission System by the deadline below:
2017A General Use Proposal Submission Deadline: 17:00 (JST) Monday 7 November 2016.
- When submitting the proposal, please use the latest application form.
- BL09 “Special Environment Neutron Powder Diffractometer” for neutron beamline and S1 “General purpose µSR spectrometer” for muon beamline are available from 2017A
- The assessment of proposals might take into account whether Experiment Reports for previous beamtime allocations have been submitted as required.
- Intent to Publish: As a condition of performing nonproprietary research, J-PARC MLF requires users to publish results from their research within 3years after the completion of the experiment. Authorship of publications based on research from the facility should reflect the normal considerations of recognizing collaborations. It is also important to take into account the considerable efforts of the instrument scientists in their role of designing, constructing, and/or operating the instrument and related facilities. Proprietary users are not required to publish.
- Students cannot be the Principal Investigator on a proposal. See here for more information on applicant eligibility.
- Expected beam power in 2017A is 150 kW.
- Demand on the Proposal Submission System is typically very high on the day that applications close. You are strongly recommended to submit your proposal well in advance of the deadline.
- Again in the 2017A proposal round, applicants will be asked to indicate if their research has affinity with the Japanese national priority research areas as identified in the Elements Strategy Initiative. Similarly, applicants will be asked if their proposed research includes, or is likely to include in the future, the complementary use of other major research facilities such as, but not limited to, synchrotron radiation sources (SPring-8, SACLA, PF etc.), the K computer, or other quantum beam facilities.
If either of the above applies to your proposal, please indicate by marking the relevant tick box and adding a brief description as requested.
Instruments available in 2017A at a glance…
|Neutron Diffraction||SANS and Neutron Reflectometry|
|BL03 iBIX -IBARAKI Biological Crystal Diffractometer
BL08 SuperHRPD - Super High Resolution Powder Diffractometer
BL09 SPICA -Special Environment Neutron Powder Diffractometer (now available)
BL11 PLANET - High-Pressure Neutron Diffractometer
BL18 SENJU - Extreme Environment Single Crystal Neutron Diffractometer
BL19 TAKUMI - Engineering Materials Diffractometer
BL20 iMATERIA - IBARAKI Materials Design Diffractometer
BL21 NOVA - High Intensity Total Diffractometer
|BL15 TAIKAN - Small and Wide Angle Neutron Scattering Instrument|
BL16 SOFIA - Soft Interface Analyzer
BL17 SHARAKU - Polarized Neutron Reflectometer
|Other Neutron Instruments|
|BL04 ANNRI - Accurate Neutron-Nucleus Reaction Measurement Instrument|
BL05 NOP - Neutron Optics and Physics Beamline
BL10 NOBORU - NeutrOn Beam-line for Observation and Research Use
BL22 RADEN -Energy Resolved Neutron Imaging System
|Inelastic Neutron Scattering
|BL01 4SEASONS - 4D Space Access Neutron Spectrometer|
BL02 DNA - Biomolecular Dynamics Spectrometer
BL12 HRC -High-resolution chopper spectrometer
BL14 AMATERAS - Cold-Neutron Disk-Chopper Spectrometer
For the Public Beamlines (BL01, BL02, BL11, BL15, BL17, BL18 and BL22), CROSS-Tokai accepts proposals jointly with MLF via the J-PARC Proposal Submission System.
See here for more details of Neutron Instruments and beamline contacts.
|D1 - Muon Spectrometer for Materials and Life Science Experiments|
D2 - Muon Spectrometer for Basic Science Experiments
S1 ARTEMIS - General purpose µSR spectrometer (now available)
J-PARC also welcomes Preliminary (P-type) proposals to use the muon instruments at the MLF. If submitting a P-type proposal, please designate it as such within the online system when prompted.
See here for more details of Muon Instruments and beamline contacts.
Other important information
J-PARC Center Users' Office