Head of Department:

László Szentmiklósi, PhD.

Tel: +(36-1)-392-2222/ ext 3153

E-mail: szentmiklosi.laszlo@energia.mta.hu

The mission of the laboratory is to utilize the neutrons produced at the Budapest Research Reactor, as well as complementary X-ray techniques for nondestructive element analysis, imaging and macroscale structure analysis. These techniques utilize the complex interactions between the neutrons/gamma-rays/X-rays and the matter to characterize the sample’s composition or structure.

Our lab is in the forefront of method developmentand applications of the following methods:

  • prompt-gamma activation analysis and imaging
  • neutron activation analysis,
  • handheld X-ray fluorescence analysis,
  • neutron radiography, -tomography with cold and thermal neutron beams,
  • dynamic neutron- and X-ray radiography and coupled nondestructive techniques,
  • in-situ element analysis and imaging in special sample environments,
  • determination of nuclear reaction cross-sections, nuclear structure data and spectroscopic data to be used in NAA and PGAA,
  • radioactive tracing,
  • Mössbauer spectroscopy.

Five large-scale facilities at the Budapest Neutron Centre are operated by the Laboratory:

Main application fields are material science, geo- and cosmochemistry, cultural heritage science and nuclear physics. These facilities serve in-house research as well as external users. Four of the five facilities (PGAA, NIPS-NORMA, NAA and RAD) are open to the science community via transnational access programs (TNA) of the Budapest Neutron Centre (BNC). We are open to bilateral collaborations as well as industry-driven R&D activities.

The presently running European facility access programs are presented here.

The staff of the department:

László Szentmiklósi – Head of department

Gábor Benyács

Noémi Anna Buczkó

Katalin Gméling

Ildikó Harsányi

László Zoltán Horváth

Zsolt Kasztovszky

Zoltán Kis

Zoltán Klencsár

Zita Kovácsné Tóth

Kitti László

Boglárka Maróti

János Megyeri

Sándor Stichleutner

Veronika Szinger-Szilágyi

Márton Zagyvai