Spallation Neutron Source (SNS)

Metadata Updated: March 8, 2017

The SNS at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a next-generation spallation neutron source for neutron scattering that is currently the most powerful neutron source in the world. The SNS consists of a proton accelerator system that delivers short (microsecond) proton pulses to a target/moderator system where neutrons are produced by a process called spallation. The neutrons are delivered to specially designed, state-of-the-art instruments where they are used for a wide variety of investigations on the properties of materials in fields such as physics, chemistry, materials science, and biology. The SNS allows for measurements of greater sensitivity, higher speed, higher resolution, and in more complex sample environments than have been possible at other neutron facilities. The facility can accommodate 24 instruments. The SNS was designed to be upgraded to 3 MW of power and to accommodate a second target station and additional instruments in the future.

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