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PITSI Publications

D Marais, AM Venter and J Markgraaff, Data processing at The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation SOC Ltd (Necsa) neutron diffraction facility. Proceedings of SAIP2015. (2016) 198-203.

ZP Mudau, ARE Prinsloo, CJ Sheppard, AM Venter and EE Fullerton, The magnetic properties of Cr + 1 at.% Al thin films. Submitted for publication of proceedings of the 58th Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics (2015).

AM Venter, Non-destructive characterization of materials and components with neutron and X-ray diffraction methods, The Journal of The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy 115 (2015) 925-930.

ARE Prinsloo, CJ Sheppard, AM Venter, EE Fullerton, BS Jacobs and KC Rule, Magnetic properties of epitaxial Cr/Cr99.65Ru0.35 Heterostructures, SA Institute of Physics 2013 134-139.

CJ Sheppard, ARE Prinsloo, PR Fernando, ZP Mudau, AM Venter and EE Fullerton, Characterization of epitaxial Cr thin films, SA Institute of Physics 2013 146-151.

CJ Sheppard, ARE Prinsloo, PR Fernando, AM Venter, AM Strydom and VK Peterson, Quantum critical behaviour in the (Cr97.8Si2.2)100-yMoy alloy system, Journal of Applied Physics 113 (2013) 17E146.

PITSI Conference contributions

Keynote lectures creating awareness of, and promoting, the techniques amongst potential users

AM Venter: Non-destructive characterisation of materials and components with neutron and X-ray diffraction Methods, Proceedings of the Nuclear Materials Development Network Conference, 28-30 October 2015.

AM Venter: Complementarity of Neutrons and X-rays, Pan African and South African Conference on Crystallography within the 2014 International Year of Crystallography commemoration program of UNESCO and the IUCr (International Union of crystallography), 14 to 17 October 2014.

Promoting international visibility of the SA capabilities

AM Venter, D Marais, CJ Raaths, PR van Heerden, M Hayes and Z Sentsho, Modernised Neutron diffraction facilities at SAFARI-1, 2nd Asia-Oceania conference on neutron scattering (AOCNS 2015), Manly, Australia, 18 – 23 July 2015.

Non-specialist lectures

AM Venter, Neutron diffraction facilities MPISI and PITSI at SAFARI-1, 58th annual conference of the South African Institute of Physics, 30 June to 03 July 2015. Invited non-specialist lecture.

Specialist lectures

D Marais, PR van Heerden, JC Raaths, AM Venter, M Lesha. Detector bank upgrade of the Necsa neutron powder diffractometer. Abstract and Oral presentation. Design and Engineering of Neutron Instruments Meeting (DENIM VI). 28 November – 1 December 2017.  Sydney, Australia.

JC Raaths, PR van Heerden, D.Marais, AM Venter. Safety systems at the SAFARI-1 neutron diffraction facility. Abstract and Oral presentation. NOBUGS 11 conference. 17-19 October 2016. Copenhagen, Denmark.

D Marais, AM Venter and J Markgraaff, Data reduction at the Necsa neutron diffraction facility, 58th Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics, 30 June to 03 July 2015.

ZN Sentsho, M Hayes, D Marais, JC Raaths, PR van Heerden, AM Venter, The PITSI neutron powder diffractometer at the SAFARI-1 Research Reactor, 58th Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics, 30 June to 03 July 2015.

M Hayes, ZN Sentsho, PR van Heerden, D Marais, JC Raaths, MM Nelwamondo, AM Venter, In-situ neutron powder diffraction temperature capabilities at SAFARI-1, 58th Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics, 30 June to 03 July 2015.

AM Venter, Probing Techniques and Diagnostics, SAIP Winter School of the 57th Annual Conference of the SA Institute of Physics, 9th July, 2012. Specialist lecture.