Spallation Neutron Source

The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) is an accelerator-based neutron source facility in the U.S. that provides the most intense pulsed neutron beams in the world for scientific research and industrial development.[1] Each year, this facility hosts hundreds of researchers from universities, national laboratories, and industry, who conduct basic and applied research and technology development using neutrons. SNS is part of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which is managed by UT-Battelle for the United States Department of Energy (DOE). SNS is a DOE Office of Science user facility,[2] and it is open to scientists and researchers from all over the world.

The Spallation Neutron Source delivered its first neutrons in 2006. Since then, 15 one-of-a-kind scientific instruments have been completed for use by researchers from all over the world. The instrument suite will eventually include up to 25 instruments.
A DOE Office of Science User Facility
Location:Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
Scientific Purpose:Provide unique information about the structure and properties of materials across the spectrum of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering.
Organization:SNS is part of the ORNL Neutron Sciences Directorate, which also includes the High Flux Isotope Reactor, a steady-state neutron source.

Share this article:

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Spallation Neutron Source, and is written by contributors. Text is available under a CC BY-SA 4.0 International License; additional terms may apply. Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.