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Spallation Neutron Source (SNS)

SNS is an accelerator-based neutron source that provides the most intense pulsed neutron beams in the world for scientific research and industrial development. SNS is a versatile scientific tool that gives researchers more detailed snapshots of the smallest samples of physical and biological materials than ever before possible. With the suite of eventually 25 best-in-class instruments, scientists can count scattered neutrons, measure their energies and angles at which they scatter, and map their final positions. SNS allows measurements of greater sensitivity, higher speed, higher resolution, and in more complex sample environments than ever before. The diverse applications of neutron scattering research are providing opportunities for research on the structure and dynamics of materials in practically every scientific and technical field.


Contact: Laura Edwards
Phone: 865.574.2966
Email: edwardslm@ornl.gov