A world-class Neutron Spin Echo Spectrometer for the Nation: UD-NIST -UMD Consortium NSF Proposal 1935956

This award from the Midscale Research Instrumentation -1 program supports the acquisition, implementation and commissioning of a world-class neutron spin echo spectrometer for the nation. The University of Delaware’s Center for Neutron Science working together with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Center for Neutron Research and the University of Maryland are creating a world-class neutron spin echo spectrometer to strengthen U.S. research infrastructure with substantial benefit to the soft matter, biological sciences, and engineering research communities. (continue reading…)

2024 Neutron Spectroscopy Tutorial

High-resolution Methods for Soft Matter Dynamic Investigation

June 23, 2024

This tutorial is primarily aimed at graduate students, postdocs, and young faculty working on soft matters who are interested in the unique capabilities offered by backscattering and neutron spin-echo spectrometers to probe the dynamics of their systems at the nanoscale. CLICK HERE for more details and to register.


June 10-14, 2024

Neutrons & Food 7 (NF7) at The Tower, University of Delaware Star campus
NF7 will promote a dialogue between researchers and food research/industry. Attracting international participants, the conference welcomes contributions from the wide community of food science and product development, food packaging, quality control and nutrition, as well as neutron users and researchers. Experts on complementary techniques interested in strengthening their use of neutron research are also welcome. This is an exciting opportunity for you and your organization to join the first time that this biannual conference takes place in the United States. CLICK HERE for more details on how to submit an abstract, sponsor the meeting or register.

SasView Contributor Camp Workshop

January 16-22, 2024

The CNS in collaboration with NIST partners is hosting the XIIth SasView Contributor Camp at the University of Delaware during the Winter term: Jan 16-22, 2024. This international workshop will bring together students to senior SAS practitioners, and researchers to software developers, to work together as a community for 7 days to advance the state of the widely used SasView program for the analysis of small angle scattering data. This event will be held on the 3rd floor of the Fintech building. continue….

2023 NSE Educational Workshop

Fundamentals of Neutron Spin Echo (NSE) Spectroscopy for Biology and Soft Matter Workshop 2023

SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2023

An educational workshop on the fundamentals of NSE spectroscopy applied to soft matter and biology will prepare the scientists to use NSE techniques. The basics of static and quasi-elastic neutron scattering, NSE instrumentation, and NSE experimental design and data analysis will be covered. In addition, students will select from three interest group sessions on polymers, proteins, or lipid membranes. The workshop will ready participants to use the new, upgraded NSE in the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) to benefit their research. For more information, CLICK HERE.


University of Delaware researchers mixed simulated lunar and Martian soils with a high-pH solution to create geopolymer bricks, then crushed the bricks to see how strong they were. The experiments are helping them work on ways for astronauts to create building materials in space.

UD Prof. Norm Wagner and colleagues explore ways to create building materials on the moon, Mars

AUGUST 9, 2022

Sustained space exploration will require infrastructure that doesn’t currently exist: buildings, housing, rocket landing pads. So, where do you turn for construction materials when they are too big to fit in your carry-on and there’s no Home Depot in outer space?

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