In 2012, the IBR-2 high-flux pulsed reactor resumed routine operation for scientific research and the User Program restarted. Neutron scattering investigations at the IBR-2 reactor cover different fields of condensed matter physics, materials science, chemistry, biophysical, geophysical and engineering sciences. At present, over 200 experiments per year are performed at the IBR-2 instruments by scientists from more than 20 countries in the framework of the User Program.
The aim of the regular Conferences on Condensed Matter Research at the IBR-2 reactor, playing the role of user meetings, is to bring together the users of IBR-2 for discussion of recent experimental results, prospects of future research and development of IBR-2 instruments.
The previous Conferences held in 2014 and 2015 attracted participants from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Ukraine and Vietnam.