Announcement of the J-PARC MLF 2016B General Use Proposal Round Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for the 2016B General User Program at the MLF is now CLOSED.

J-PARC Center and CROSS-Tokai are pleased to announce that the 2016B General Use proposal round will be open from Tuesday 17 May 2016.

Researchers wishing to conduct experiments at any of the MLF neutron or muon beamlines during 2016B (February - Mach 2017) are invited to submit proposals via the J-PARC Proposal Submission System by the deadline below:

2016B General Use Proposal Submission Deadline: 17:00 (JST) Tuesday 7 June 2016

Please click MLF User Information for further information on Proposal Submission Procedure and User Program Overview in Meet@MLF.


Instruments available in 2016A at a glance…

Neutron Instruments
Neutron DiffractionNano-structure analysis
(Reflectometry and SANS)
BL03 iBIX - Single crystal structural analysis
BL08 SuperHRPD - High resolution powder diffraction
BL11 PLANET - Structural analysis of materials under high pressure
BL18 SENJU - Extreme environment single crystal diffraction
BL19 TAKUMI - Structural analysis of engineering materials
BL20 iMATERIA - Materials science powder diffraction
BL21 NOVA - High flux total scattering
BL15 TAIKAN - Small and wide angle neutron scattering
BL16 SOFIA - Horizontal geometry Reflectometer
BL17 SHARAKU - Polarized neutron reflectometer (vertical geometry)
Other Neutron Instruments
BL04 ANNRI - Neutron-nucleus reaction measurements
BL05 NOP - Neutron optics and fundamental physics
BL10 NOBORU - Neutron R&D
BL22 RADEN - Energy resolved neutron imaging
Neutron Spectroscopy
BL01 4SEASONS - High flux chopper spectrometer
BL02 DNA - Backscattering 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.

Muon Instruments
Muon Spectroscopy
D1 General purpose mSR spectrometer
D2 Muon spectrometer for fundamental science

Accepted proposals from universities or academic institutions to use any KEK muon instrument (D1 or D2) will be supported by the Inter-University Research Program. Private companies wishing to use any muon instrument are requested to contact the J-PARC Center Users Office before submitting a proposal.

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.

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