The DANSE project has ended

The SANS software developed under this project has been taken up by an international consortium and can be found at

Starting in May 2006, the Department of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK) led a five and a half year, National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored, software development project, hosted at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) and aimed at delivering applications for Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) data analysis. The effort was part of the larger NSF funded DANSE project to develop advanced software tools for neutron scattering analysis.

Thanks to this NSF/UTK/NIST development effort, SansView was developed as the flagship SANS application. This application has gained considerable interest from the community and in October of 2012 completed its transitioned to a new international collaborative stewardship model with the support of five facilities: NIST, SNS,ISIS, ESS and ILL. As part of the transition the software has been renamed SasView in anticipation of engaging the SAXS community as most of the work is relevant to SAXS as well as SANS.

We hope this seed continues to grow and flourish through the stewardship of the facilities and the support and development of the entire community. Thanks to everyone for your feedback and support throughout the project and we hope you will continue your support as the software effort grows into a truly international, community driven project.