The CAS-Croucher Funding Scheme for Joint Laboratories is the outcome of an agreement between The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Croucher Foundati...
Neutron scattering science and technology
Neutron scattering is a powerful and versatile method to characterise the structure and dynamics of materials. The experimental technique was pioneered in the late 1940s, by Drs. Clifford 0.Shull and Bertram N. Brockhouse, for which they were awarded Nobel Prize in Physics in 1994. Over the years, neutron scattering studies have made enormous impact in many areas of physics, chemistry, biology, materials science, and materials engineering. For example, neutron scattering experiments played a crucial role in elucidating the interplay between spin fluctuations and superconductivity in high-temperature superconductors. Because of their characteristic energy scales, cold neutrons are uniquely positioned to probe dynamic processes in soft matter, whose applications range from consumer products to photovoltaic materials to drug delivery.
This joint laboratory is designed to provide a platform for collaboration on problems related to neutron scattering science and technology between the Hong Kong scientific community and Chinese Academy of Sciences. The long-term goal of the joint laboratory is twofold,
- Establish Hong Kong as an international center of excellence in neutron scattering science and technology
- Provide advice and technical support to CAS to transform The China Spallation Neutron Source (Dongguan, China) from blueprint to the most productive scientific facility of its kind.