Joint Proposals for X-ray (SLS) and neutron (SINQ) powder diffraction
Since 2008 PSI launches regularly annual calls for proposals for a joint use of both X-ray and neutron powder diffraction beamlines. At SLS the (Materials Science Beamline X04SA) and at SINQ usually both powder diffractometers HRPT (thermal neutrons) and DMC (cold neutrons) are involved. In 2021 - because of the ongoing DMC upgrade - HRPT can be chosen in the proposal only. Depending on the progress of the DMC upgrade approved proposals might be shifted later from HRPT to DMC in agreement with the instrument scientists if applicable.
The call is addressed to proposals for powder diffraction experiments in the fields of condensed matter, crystallography, chemistry, magnetism etc, for which the use of both synchrotron X-ray AND neutron diffraction is required and adequately justified.