LANSCE is accepting proposals for experiments at the Manuel Lujan Neutron Scattering Center for the CY2018 run cycle (June – December 2018).
Deadline: 5 p.m. (MDT) Friday, March 2nd, 2018, PAC Review: Week of March 19, 2018
Proposal Submission and Scope:
The Manuel Lujan Neutron Scattering Center invites proposals addressing science of NNSA and LANL programmatic interest for the June – December 2018 run cycle. The Lujan Center beam production operations are fully covered by NNSA programmatic sponsors. Approximately 10-20% of the beam time at Lujan Center is available for compelling scientific proposals from institutions with no programmatic sponsor. In anticipation of LANL becoming a Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) partner facility in the near future, DOE/NE-related work may request beam time which will be contingent on a successful NSUF funding proposal. Proposals that involve proprietary work or SPP (Strategic Partnership Project) will be considered using a full cost recovery model. The deadline for proposal submission is 5 p.m. (MDT) Friday, March 2nd, 2018. Successful proposals will be scheduled between June 2018 and December 2018. Proposals for Nuclear Science research (on Flight Paths 12 and 14) are covered in the Nuclear Science Proposal call.
Lujan Center capabilities to consider for this call are: SMARTS and HIPPO diffractometers, Flight Path 5 for neutron radiography, as well as theAsterix neutron reflectometer and phase contrast imaging capability. More information about these capabilities can be found athttp://lansce.lanl.gov/
Lujan Center areas of research include the following:
· Microstructural evolution, including texture, phase composition, and dislocations, at ambient and non-ambient conditions (load,temperature, pressure etc.)
· Residual and induced stress, phase transformations
· In-situ phase transformations under P, T, H
· Surface and interfacial structure of materials
· Oxidation and hydriding phenomena at interfaces
· Neutron radiography and tomography, including energy-resolved neutron tomography for isotope mapping and phase contrast imaging
· All materials relevant to NNSA and DOE/NE work can be handled at the Lujan Center, including but not limited to actinides (uranium, Puetc.), high explosives, and radioactive materials
Submitted proposals will be ranked on:
1. Programmatic relevance and impact
2. Quality of the science being proposed
3. Quality of experiment conception, feasibility with stated resources and requested time
4. Existence of the physical foundations for the proposed research.
Proposers are encouraged to contact Lujan scientists. The proposal text should not exceed two pages. Technical and safety risks specific to theproposed experiment must be identified in the proposal. Proposals must provide a description of the ancillary equipment and justification for thebeam time requested. Users are typically responsible for providing samples. All proposals that cover work that is continuing or an extension ofwork being done during FY18 should note this continuation, i.e. if the work is relevant to deliverables or milestones.
Unclassified Proposal Submission:
Proposals may be submitted to: https://www.lanl.gov/orgs/
Note: The Department of Energy (DOE) requires users of any LANSCE Facility to have a User Agreement (UA) in place between Los Alamos National Laboratory and the user’s home institution. The UA description can be found at http://lansce.lanl.gov/users/
Important: Make sure all PIs, Co-PIs, and participants (including citizenship) are listed in the proposal. The US Department of Energy (DOE) requires additional information to grant non-US citizens access to Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Foreign national visitors must have an approved visit, present a valid passport and documentation of US legal status and work authorizations. (http://www.lanl.gov/
Classified Proposals Submission:
Unclassified versions of classified proposals must be submitted using the LANSCE proposal submission: https://www.lanl.gov/orgs/
It is strongly encouraged that users work with the scattering science team when developing their proposals. For technical questions regardingdetails involved in fielding experiments, please contact Don Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the instrument scientists listed in this call. Otherquestions may be directed to the LANSCE User Office (email@example.com).
Program Advisory Committee:
All experiments will be reviewed by the Materials Proposal Advisory Committee (MPAC). The MPAC is an advisory committee to the LANSCEUser Facility Director and not a funding committee. The MPAC ranking may be folded into programmatic sponsor’s decision-making processes.