10-16 June 2018
Dalhousie University
America/Halifax timezone
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MacSANS: a new Small Angle Neutron Scattering facility at McMaster University

10 Jun 2018, 10:15
Dunn 101 (cap.82) (Dalhousie University)

Dunn 101 (cap.82)

Dalhousie University

Oral (Non-Student) / Orale (non-étudiant(e)) Soft Matter Canada 2018 Soft Matter Canada 2018 | Matière molle Canada 2018


Patrick Clancy (McMaster University)


MacSANS is a new small angle neutron scattering (SANS) beamline currently under construction at the McMaster Nuclear Reactor, a 5 MW research reactor based at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. This beamline is designed to study a broad range of nanostructured materials, including biological membranes, polymers, superconductors, and novel magnets. In particular, MacSANS will allow users to probe the structure and magnetism of materials on length scales ranging from ~0.5 to 125 nm. MacSANS will be the only instrument of its kind in Canada, and is scheduled to begin commissioning experiments in the spring of 2019. In this presentation we will provide an overview of the instrument design and technical specifications, and discuss several potential applications in the field of soft matter physics.

Primary authors

Patrick Clancy (McMaster University) Dr Zin Tun (Canadian Neutron Beam Centre) Maikel Rheinstadter (McMaster University) Chris Heysel (McMaster Nuclear Reactor) Bruce Gaulin (McMaster University)

Presentation Materials