• COVID-19 update #3 - Restart of reactor operation, May 11, 2020

    Wed, 06 May, 2020


    With the partial easing of the national restrictions on COVID-19, it will be possible to restart the Budapest Research Reactor with implementation of strict virus-related health safety regulations and continued social distancing measures. From May 11 2020 on, 2020, the Budapest Research Reactor is planned to be operated according to the previously announced schedule.

  • BNC call for Science Proposals

    Mon, 04 May, 2020

    BNC current beam time proposal


    Next BNC Science Proposal deadline: May 17, 2020
    The present regulations related to the COVID-19 do not allow users to visit the BNC premises. However, after discussions with the instrument responsible remote experiments are possible and are encouraged to conduct. The samples are to be sent in advance to BNC via post and the experiment is performed by the BNC instrument scientist, amid a continuous communication with the user. Please indicate the remote experiment option in your proposal.

  • COVID-19 update #2 - reactor operation suspended

    Thu, 26 Mar, 2020
      In line with the restrictive measures on travel by the Hungarian Government, as well as considering the health of our staff and of the users as a top priority, the user program of BNC has been suspended. Moreover, starting at the end of the 39/16 reactor cycle on 20 March, the operation of the reactor was also suspended.
  • COVID-19 update #1: User operation suspended

    Tue, 17 Mar, 2020
      Due to the corona virus crisis, the BNC reactor schedule will be changed. Starting from 23 March the BNC user operation will be suspended until further notice. The present reactor cycle will end on Friday 14:00 to be followed by a reactor downtime at least until 11 May. The spring beam time proposal submission deadline is postponed. The exact date will be announced in due time.
  • Prof. János Füzi (1960-2020)

    Fri, 31 Jan, 2020
      It is with deepest sadness and sorrow to report that our colleague and friend, Prof. János Füzi, distinguished scientist of BNC, the head of the Neutron Spectroscopy Department, Professor at the University of Pécs  – having lost his few-weeks battle with an invasive illness – passed away on 11 January.
  • CERIC-ERIC Call for proposals

    Wed, 29 Jan, 2020
    Materials & Biomaterials


    CERIC-ERIC offers access  to more than 50 different and complementary state of the art experimental techniques and to support laboratories through a single entry point, distributed in 8 countries, by submission of a single or multi-technique proposal. 
  • BNC Seminar - 30 January, 2020

    Wed, 22 Jan, 2020

    BNC seminar  on  "Mechanical Modelling of Powder Compaction"  (Sine2020 project conducted at BNC)
                  by              Hjalmar Staf  (Sandvik Coromant & Royal Inst. of Techn. Stockholm, Sweden)
                  on              30 January, 2020     14:00 - 14:45   /     KFKI Campus Building 19 lecture hall
                                   More details
     here and here.

  • Closure of research reactors shifts landscape for EU neutron community

    Fri, 20 Dec, 2019

    Three neutron science research reactors in Europe (JEEP II near Oslo, Norway, BER II, Berlin, Germany and LLB at Saclay, France) have ceased operations in 2019. The “neutron gap” may impact scientific research across multiple fields in physics, materials science, chemistry, biology, medical science and engineering - warn LENS and ENSA.

  • BNC Seminar - 12 November 2019

    Tue, 12 Nov, 2019

    BNC seminar  on  "Lyotropic/chromonic liquid crystals based on transition metal complexes"
                  by            Elisabeta I. Szerb (”Coriolan Drăgulescu” Institute of Chemistry, Timişoara, Romania)
                  on            11 December, 2019     14:00 - 14:45   /     KFKI Campus Building 19 lecture hall
                                  More details

  • Invitation to BNC-ISAC lectures

    Tue, 15 Oct, 2019

    Annual meeting of the International Science Advisory Committee of BNC
                                            to be held on
                         Thursday, 17 October, 2019
        KFKI Campus, Bldg. No. 19, Conference Room

  • Imaging in automotive applications

    Tue, 08 Oct, 2019

    Neutron tomography quality test to spot defects in electro-rotors - presented to the Automotive Industry. 
    Mr. Tibor Brányik, division manager of TRIGO Group presented a procedure using neutron tomography, developed in cooperation with the Budapest Neutron Centre which - in contrast to widely used X-ray imaging is capable of identifying material defects of bulky electro-rotors. Conference report.

  • BNC seminar on 'anti-fouling'

    Tue, 24 Sep, 2019

    BNC seminar  on  "Neutron reflectometry studies of strongly hydrophilic polymer coatings"
                  by            Béla Nagy (IFM, Division of Molecular Physics, Linköping Univ., SE-581 83 Linköping, Sweden)
                  on            24 September, 2019     14:00 - 14:45   /     KFKI Campus Building 19 lecture hall
                                  More details

  • Hands-on-training for students at BNC

    Thu, 19 Sep, 2019
      BNC, exhibitor at Automotive Hungary Trade Exhibition Budapest in 2017 and 2018 organized “Tech-together” quiz competitions for university students on a wide range of technical topics, attracting large number of young people. The most active team of the 2018 competition, a team from University of Szeged, Faculty of Engineering, won the prize: a dedicated neutron hands-on-training course at BNC. This mini-course took place on 19 September. The expenses of the students were covered by the Sine2020 project.
  • LENS participates ECNS

    Mon, 15 Jul, 2019
      ST. PETERSBURG – The European Conference on Neutron Scattering (ECNS 2019) was a spree of lectures, poster sessions, and expert talks on the current trends and future possibilities in neutron science. The programme spread over six days and covered a magnitude of topics
  • ECNS 2019 - Registration until 10 June

    Fri, 31 May, 2019
      The European Conference on Neutron Scattering (ECNS 2019) will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 30 - July 5, 2019. The conference is held every four years under the patronage of the European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA). Previous ECNS conferences: Interlaken (1996), Budapest (1999), Montpellier (2003), Lund (2007), Prague (2011) and Zaragoza (2015). Topics that will be covered are directly related with the European Great Challenges.
  • 13th Central European Training School on Neutron Methods - successfully completed

    Fri, 10 May, 2019
      The Central European Training School has been organized bi-annually, then annually by the Budapest Neutron Center (BNC) since 1992. This year’s school was the 13th in the series. Beside short theoretical introduction to neutron scattering and other neutron based methods the school provides actual hands-on practice in studies of structure and composition of matter. The participants expressed lively interest in the theoretical presentations and the hands-on practices alike.
  • Neutrons advance industry - BNC

    Fri, 10 May, 2019
      Conference entitled , One-day conference 'Science, innovation, competitivenessaiming to bring together experts, new-comers, students who have already used, or are potentially interested in utilizing large research infrastructures, in particular neutron techniques available at the Budapest Neutron Centre. The conference is sponsored by the SINE2020 project (of the framework H2020), in which BNC is one of the 12 EU partners.
  • Mini-workshop on membrane complexity

    Fri, 29 Mar, 2019

    Half-day workshop organised by BNC and the Membrane Section of the Hung. Biophys. Society
    Venue:  Research Centre for Natural Sciences, HAS,    Lecture Hall - ground floor.
    Date: 29 March 2019, 09.30 – 13.15.

  • Where neutrons are domesticated - BNC

    Thu, 28 Mar, 2019
      The Budapest Research Reactor has been safely operating on the KFKI campus in Csillebérc for 60 years by now. Its successful launch in March, 1959 was a milestone in research and technology for the domestic scientific and engineering community. Its scientific significance and the sometimes surprising use of the results of the research there were also discussed at a ceremony held at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on 28 March, 2019.
  • Budapest Research Reactor - 60 years of research and innovation

    Wed, 27 Mar, 2019
      BNC scientists have completed a review of notable achievements of the 60 years of research and innovation at the Budapest Research Reactor, which went critical for the first time on 25 March, 1959. The document is organized in six sections: "Reactor facility", "Research infrastructure", "Scientific excellence", "Innovation", "International cooperation" and "Social impact". Download here.