About the X-Ray and Neutron Science group – University of Copenhagen

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About the X-Ray and Neutron Science group

The X-Ray and Neutron Science Section is responsible for education and research on structural physics using X-ray and neutron based methods, on materials physics and magnetism, and on biophysics and health-physics using isotope techniques.

The research projects focuses on structural and dynamic studies on the Ångström to micrometer length-scale. Subjects ranges from quantum phase transitions and superconductivity, to polymer and biophysical sciences. Large efforts are within instrument design and simulation, related to the ESS project. Other major projects relate to the Synthetic Biology program recently initiated as a cross-faculty initiative at  UCPH. The group has well equipped laboratories, including a biophysics laboratory with advanced thermal and characterization instruments, X-ray and light scattering laboratories, and laboratory for magnetic studies.

The X-Ray and Neutron Science Section consists of 8 staff members: a laboratory and a mechanics technician, 3 secretaries, approximately 35 PhD students and post docs, and currently about 20 undergraduate students. The group has major funding from the Danish Council for Independent Research, FNU and FTP; from the UNIK Synthetic Biology project, and from the Lundbeck, Carlsberg and VKR Foundations and from the EU 7th framework program, and from the Danish in-kind contribution to the construction of ESS. Further internal funding is obtained from UCPH-2016 programs.