The ITMNR-8 conference took place in Peking between Sept. 4rd and 8th 2016 with 106 participants from 18 countries. Since China is not very easily accessible (visa, long-distance flights, costs) and the problem of air pollution is not negligible, this impressive participation indicated the high interest in the exchange of knowledge and the growing activities of the neutron imaging community.
In advance to the international ITMNR-8 conference the Peking University (in collaboration with theTsinghua Unversity, China Institute of Atomic Energy and China Academy of Engineering Physics organized two trainings school days, mainly for the Chinese community: a national one (in Chinese language) and an international one (in English language) with some participants from the Asian region and USA. On two days (3rd – 4th September 2016) talks were given about the common practice in neutron imaging, including advanced methodical aspects and facility layout.
Dear ISNR members,
I would like to draw your attention to the neutron imaging publication lists on the RadSci Consultancy website (http://www.radsci.co.uk). I would like to encourage you to visit the site and help updating the database. As one of the ongoing ISNR activities we are thinking of moving the database onto the ISNR website (https://www.isnr.de/). The database is intended to help ISNR members and users of the facilities to keep track of publications on neutron imaging. You may find one or the other paper that were not aware of and hadn’t come up in your literature search. We think that all of us can use the database to direct new academic and industrial users to the relevant publications, method descriptions and case studies.
The 8th International Topical Meeting on Neutron Radiography (ITMNR-8) was held at Peking University (PKU), Beijing, China, on September 4-8, 2016. It followed the traditions of previous ITMNRs and was focused on "Neutron Imaging for Applications in Idustrya and Science".
The successful meeting was attended by 114 registered participants, 70 coming from outside of China from more than 20 different countries. In total 60 oral presentations of consistently very high quality on the topics industrial applications, scientific applications, softeware and simulation, facilities and instrumentation, and (new) methods in Neutron Imaging (NI) were presented. The applicability of NI not only for non-destructuve characterization of materials but also as a valuable, if not even a unique tool to solve top scientific questions was impressively demonstrated by some presentations, e. g. by diffraction imaging of Skyrmion nucleation, and by neutron depolarization imaging of weak ferromagnets, respectively.
Results and recommendations of the Consultancy Meeting on “Neutron Imaging Facilities (New Installations and Upgrade)”
During March 1st-4th 2016 a Consultancy Meeting was held with the aim to support upcoming installation projects for neutron imaging facilities by experts from the neutron imaging community.
The meeting was organized by the IAEA, Physics Section (Dr. D. Ridikas), and was held in the Vienna International Centre after nominative invitation of the 17 experts from 12 countries. Representatives from South Korea, France and Morocco were unable to join the meeting due to the last minute cancellation, but delivered some information about their facilities.