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The 9th AONSA/The 2nd Neutron and Muon School Meet@MLF

Announcement of the J-PARC MLF 2017A General Use Proposal Round

Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals J-PARC Center and CROSS-Tokai are pleased to announce that the 2017A General Use proposal round will be open from Monday 17 October 2016.

Researchers wishing to conduct experiments at any of the MLF neutron or muon beamlines during 2017A (April - November 2017) are invited to submit proposals via the J-PARC Proposal Submission System by the deadline below:

2017A General Use Proposal Submission Deadline: 17:00 (JST) Monday 7 November 2016

Please click MLF User Information for further information on Proposal Submission Procedure and User Program Overview in Meet@MLF.


  • When submitting the proposal, please usePlease submit your proposal using the latest application form.
  • The assessment of proposals will take into account whether Experiment Reports for previous beamtime allocations have been submitted as required.
  • Intent to Publish: As a condition of performing nonproprietary research, J-PARC MLF requires users to publish results from their research within 3years after the completion of the experiment.. Authorship of publications based on research from the facility should reflect the normal considerations of recognizing collaborations. It is also important to take into account the considerable efforts of the instrument scientists in their role of designing, constructing, and/or operating the instrument and related facilities. Proprietary users are not required to publish.
  • Students cannot be the Principal Investigator on a proposal. See here for more information on applicant eligibility.
  • Expected beam power in 2017A is 150 kW.
  • Demand on the Proposal Submission System is typically very high on the day that applications close. You are strongly recommended to submit your proposal well in advance of the deadline.
  • Again in the 2017A proposal round, applicants will be asked to indicate if their research has affinity with the Japanese national priority research areas as identified in the Elements Strategy Initiative. Similarly, applicants will be asked if their proposed research includes, or is likely to include in the future, the complementary use of other major research facilities such as, but not limited to, synchrotron radiation sources (SPring-8,SACLA, PF etc.), the K computer, or other quantum beam facilities. If either of the above applies to your proposal, please indicate by marking the relevant tick box and adding a brief description as requested.

Instruments available in 2017A at a glance...

Neutron Instruments

Neutron Diffraction

  • BL11 PLANET - Structural analysis of materials under high pressure
  • BL18 SENJU - Extreme environment single crystal diffraction

Neutron Spectroscopy

  • BL01 4SEASONS - High flux chopper spectrometer
  • BL02 DNA - Backscattering spectrometer

Nano-structure analysis (Reflectometry and SANS)

  • BL15 TAIKAN - Small and wide angle neutron scattering
  • BL17 SHARAKU - Polarized neutron reflectometer (vertical geometry)

Neutron Imaging

  • BL22 RADEN - Energy resolved neutron imaging system

see here for more details and beamline contacts.

Other important information

Contact us

J-PARC Center Users' Office
 For Non-Proprietary Use: j_proposal*ml.j-parc.jp
 For Proprietary Use: j_proposal_p*ml.j-parc.jp
 For General Questions: jimurisoku*ml.j-parc.jp