The 8th Asia Oceania Neutron Scattering Society School (8th AONSA Neutron School-2016) took place in BARC, Mumbai, India, from November 15-19, 2016. This school was organized regularly by the AONSA and the neutron facilities in the region, in order to promote the neutron scattering science and technology to the young researchers, young lecturers and mostly for students, who come from various regional countries. The 8th AONSA School was attended by 40 participants from Japan, Korea, Indonesia, India, Taiwan, China, Malaysia and Bangladesh. Several lectures on neutron scattering and its applications have been delivered by the experts, about the facilities and also the basic theory of neutron scattering. It was followed by the hand-on experiments using instruments at BARC.
Indonesia has sent five participants at the Asian Oceania Neutron Scattering School (AONSA) in Mumbai (4 BATAN and 1 ITS). It is expected that more Indonesian young researchers understand the use of neutrons and will become potential users in the coming years. At closing, all the participants have to present their experience and results on the neutron topics. The participants acknowledged to the AONSA, committee facilities and sponsors for their opportunity to gain so much knowledge and experience on neutron scattering. They now realized how important the nuclear technology for materials science and application in industries.
After officially became a member of AONSA in the beginning of 2016, INSS started its activities in the year by participating in the AONSA Executive Committee (EC) Meeting, on 31 May 2016, in Dongguan City, China, represented by Darminto (ITS, a board member of INSS). In the AONSA second meeting held in Mumbai India, which was coincided with the running of the Neutron School, 15-19 November 2016. Evvy Kartini (BATAN, President of INSS) and Darminto have taken part in facilities director (FD) and EC Meeting. Meanwhile, 5 participants (4 of BATAN, and 1 of ITS) have joined the Neutron School.
Other activities in BATAN involving INSS board members and some external communities cover active learning and training on battery, coaching on inelastic neutron scattering, and coaching on neutron tomography. Intensive development relating to the nucear and neutron facilities have also been conducted, involving some foreign experts, where Prof. F .Mezei, ESS was one of them who visited BATAN in this period. These activities will be described in detail.
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