SINQ - call for proposals I/14

The next DEADLINE for the submission of beam time requests for the Swiss spallation neutron source 'SINQ' will be:

*********  November 15, 2013, midnight   *********



Herewith we call for proposals for the beam time period I/14 between 01/05/2014 and 31/08/2014.


New users are kindly asked to contact the instrument responsibles before submitting a proposal to discuss instrumental options and reasonable beam time requests. Please make use of the option to link related previous proposals with their experimental reports to the new one. A proper mention of previous results will provide a certain 'bonus' during the evaluation process. This new feature replaces the previous option to submit 'continuation proposals'.

Guidelines for the proposal submission and further useful information can be

found on the SINQ webpages:


The following instruments will be open for new proposals in cycle I/14:


Powder Diffractometers: HRPT, DMC

Single Crystal Diffractometer : TriCS

Strain Scanner  : POLDI

Small Angle Scattering : SANS-I, SANS-II

Reflectometer : AMOR

Triple Axis Spectrometers : TASP, RITA-II, EIGER(*)

Time-of-Flight Spectrometer : FOCUS

Radiography, Imaging : NEUTRA, ICON


(*): The new thermal triple-axis spectrometer EIGER is available for user operation and is ready to receive proposals. Interested users are kindly requested to contact the instrument responsible in advance of submitting a proposal to discuss the feasibility of the planned experiments:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further detailed information about the SINQ instruments can be obtained here:
Please note, the feasibility of complex experiments should always be discussed in advance with the instrument and sample environment responsibles.


Proposals should solely be submitted electronically via the PSI Digital User Office 'DUO':


SINQ is part of the 'NMI3-Access Program' of the European Commission. Users from eligible countries might be supported by reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs. For further info please have a look at:

Paul Scherrer Institute
User Office                               Phone :    +41-56-310-4666
CH-5232 Villigen - PSI             Fax   :    +41-56-310-3294
Switzerland                               e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.